According to MyFoxNY, a news conference has been called for this Monday, June 18 in which Mike Tyson and Spike Lee will make a "special announcement." The duo will be joined by Broadway producer and theater owner James L. Nederlander. The announcement is expected to involve the Lee-directed Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH, which is rumored to be heading to Broadway.
UNDISPUTED TRUTH, which recently ended a week-long run in Vegas, stars the legendary boxer Mike Tyson. In the show, Tyson "reveals untold stories, peeling back layers of tragedy and public turmoil while unfolding his tale of triumph and survival. In an up-close-and-personal setting featuring images, music and video, Tyson, in an intimate and theatrical setting, will share the stories of his life and experiences as a professional athlete and controversies in and out of the ring."
The show had been created and produced by Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment, and was directed by Randy Johnson and written by Kiki Tyson and Randy Johnson.
BWW previously reported that Lee was in final talks to join the production as it gets ready to debut on Broadway. Lee and Tyson have been discussing changes which need to be made as they transition to the stage.
Emmy Award winning director, producer, writer and actor Spike Lee has been nominated for two Academy Awards. His films include Do The Right Thing and the documentary 4 Little Girls.
Tyson was the undisputed heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He won the WBC title when he was 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old, after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round. He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously. Tyson is considered to have been one of the better heavyweight boxers of all time. The boxer has starred as himself in such films as The Hangover, Taking on Tyson, Entourage, Brothers, and more.
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