MIKE TYSON’S ONE-MAN SHOW MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

April 16, 2013

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County has partnered with renowned producer/promoter Larry Magid to present MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH, a one-man theatrical show performed by legendary boxer MIKE TYSON, directed by Spike Lee and produced by James Nederlander. Following a successful run on Broadway and in Las Vegas, MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH embarks on a national tour that includes a one-night only engagement at the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall on April 16, 2013.

Tickets to MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH range from $35 – $75*. VIP ticket offers consist of a $300 VIP package option that includes premium seating, a meet-and-greet and photo with Mike Tyson; and a $500 Super VIP package option that includes premium seating, a meet-and-greet and photo with Mike Tyson and an autographed boxing glove. Tickets are available to Arsht Center Members beginning January 21 and to the general public on January 28. Tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.


MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is part of the Center’s inaugural 2012-2013 Live at Knight series.


“After a successful run at the MGM in Las Vegas and on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre with Spike Lee, I’m excited to take ‘MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH’ on tour and share it with my fans across the country,” said Tyson.  “’Undisputed Truth’ is my story – I’m giving my all.  I’m proud to take the show nationwide, and it’s a privilege to continue working with The Nederlander Organization.”


“The story of Mike Tyson’s trajectory from the tough streets of Brooklyn to world-wide recognition as the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history adds a new dimension to the Center’s Live at Knight series, offering unique insight into a well-publicized life in a live performance format,” said John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center.


Combining live storytelling by “Iron” Mike himself with photos and footage, MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Spike Lee, this riveting one-man show goes beyond the headlines, behind the scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout.


Created by Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment, MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is presented by James L. Nederlander; directed by Spike Lee; written by Kiki Tyson; executive produced by Mike Tyson, Kiki Tyson, and Adam Steck and originally directed by Randy Johnson.


Previously announced 2012-2013 Live at Knight performances include: Calypso Rose (February 9, 2013), Kodo (March 9, 2013); Diana Krall (April 2, 2013); and Esperanza Spalding (April 19, 2013).


Mike Tyson is a larger-than-life legend both in and out of the ring. Tenacious, talented, and thrilling to watch, Tyson embodies the grit and electrifying excitement of the sport. With nicknames such as “Iron” Mike, Kid Dynamite, and The Baddest Man on the Planet, it’s no surprise that Tyson’s legacy is the stuff of legend. Tyson was one of the most feared boxers in the ring — and one look at his resume proves he is one of boxing’s greats. Aside from having been the undisputed heavyweight champion, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation world heavyweight titles. He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously. In 2011, Tyson was also inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. Tyson’s enduring mass appeal owes not only to his incomparable athleticism, but to his huge personality and unrivaled showmanship. And his ability to work a crowd extends far beyond the ring — Tyson’s career in entertainment spans blockbuster movies (“The Hangover”and “The Hangover 2”), television (Animal Planet’s “Taking on Tyson”), and his own clothing company (shirts are available on his website). Tyson is also the CEO of his own production company, Tyrannic Productions, and currently has several film projects in development.


SPIKE LEE is a writer, director, actor, producer, author and educator who has helped revolutionize modern independent cinema. Lee is a forerunner in the ‘do it yourself’ school of independent film. Spike’s latest endeavor is the Peabody Award-winning documentary “If God is Willing” and “Da Creek Don’t Rise”, which revisits the recently ravaged Gulf Coast region as residents attempt to rebuild their cities while also demanding assistance and accountability from their political leaders. Recent critical and box office successes have included such films as “Inside Man”, “25th Hour”, “The Original Kings of Comedy”, “Bamboozled” and “Summer of Sam”.  Lee’s films “Girl 6”, “Get on the Bus”, “Do the Right Thing”and “Clockers” display his ability to showcase a series of outspoken and provocative socio-political critiques that challenge cultural assumptions on race, class and gender identity. Spike’s commercial work began in 1988 with his Nike Air Jordan campaign. Collaborating with basketball great Michael Jordan on several commercials, Lee resurrected his popular character, Mars Blackmon from “She’s Gotta Have It”. His other commercial ventures include TV spots for Philips, ESPN, American Express, Snapple, Taco Bell and the Lean Forward campaign for MSNBC.  Lee began teaching a course about filmmaking and Black cinema at Harvard in 1991 and since 2002, Lee has been Artistic Director of the Graduate Film Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he received his Master of Fine Arts in Film Production.  Spike Lee has combined his extensive creative experience into yet another venture — partnering with DDB Needham he created SpikeDDB, a full-service advertising agency. SpikeDDB Clients include Chevy, Pepsi and Comcast.


JAMES L. NEDERLANDER, president of The Nederlander Organization, leads a family business that began in 1912 and now encompasses every aspect of the live entertainment industry from venue ownership and management to theatrical producing and concert presentation, and patron services. With venues in New York, Chicago, Durham, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and London, Jimmy is a prolific producer who is currently represented on Broadway in shows such as Evita starring Ricky Martin, and Spider-Man: Turn off The Dark. With a keen eye for popular entertainment for audiences of all ages, he has also produced dozens of distinguished, award-winning musicals and plays including Movin’ Out; Fiddler on the Roof; Grease; La Cage aux Folles; Million Dollar Quartet; Next To Normal; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; West Side Story; and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Jimmy is also one of the country’s most astute presenters of headline talent such as Adele, Billy Joel, Harry Connick Jr., Neil Diamond, U2, Paul McCartney, Florence and the Machine, Pink Floyd, Sting, U2, and the Rolling Stones to mention a few. In addition to being a business innovator, Jimmy is also a committed leader and philanthropist who sits on the Board of Trustees of many leading organizations.

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