Tyson bringing one-man show to Tucson

Prices not yet set for Feb. 22 gig at Centennial Hall
2012-11-28T00:00:00Z Tyson bringing one-man show to TucsonCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
November 28, 2012 12:00 am  • 

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is bringing his one-man show to Centennial Hall on Feb. 22.

Tyson will perform "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" with Broadway In Tucson. Ticket prices and on-sale dates have not been set.

The show is part of Tyson's 10-week tour, which opens with two shows in Indianapolis on Feb. 12-13. In all he will hit 36 cities, including Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.

"Undisputed Truth," co-written by Tyson's third wife, Kiki, and directed by Spike Lee, retraces the boxer's life, from his ringside highs to his personal-life lows, including a conviction for rape, high-profile divorces, money woes and charges of physically abusing women.

After performing the show in Las Vegas in April, Tyson took it to Broadway in August for a six-night run, where it received decidedly mixed reviews.

The Associated Press called it an "odd and pathetic show" while The New Yorker took fault with Tyson's narrative blasting ex-wife actress Robin Givens. The Hollywood Reporter opined that the "self-serving if weirdly fascinating one-man theatrical tell-all" had "more missed punches than knockout blows." Long Island Newsday countered that Tyson is "still capable of delivering a knockout. Only now, he doesn't need to throw a punch."

Ticket information will be released at www.broadwayintucson.com

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at cburch@azstarnet.com or 573-4642.

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