SPIKE LEE, “MIKE TYSON” ANNOUNCE SIX ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES ON BROADWAY
New York (June, 27 2012) – Mike Tyson and Spike Lee have the hottest ticket on Broadway.
After announcing last week Lee will direct Tyson in his upcoming one-man show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” fan response was immediate. To accommodate the demand for tickets, lead producer James L. Nederlander has announced that the show will extend its run with six additional shows.
Originally slated to run for a limited six-night engagement from July 31 to August 5, the show will now play through Sunday, August 12. A limited number of tickets are still available at www.telecharge.com.
Spike is sharing the news with fans via a video released today. Link to view and download the video: http://tysononbroadway.com/assets/promo.mov
Tickets are on sale now with pricing from $75 – $199. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a meet and greet and photo with Tyson after the show, are available for $300. Tickets can be purchased online at www.telecharge.com or over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250. Please note that tickets purchased online or over the phone may be subject to additional service fees or processing charges.
Tickets are available for the following performances July 31 – August 12:
Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8PM
Sundays at 7PM (Opening Night – Sunday 8/2 at 6:30PM)
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 and Randy Johnson, executive produced by Mike Tyson, Kiki Tyson, and Adam Steck and originally directed by Randy Johnson.
For more information on MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH, please visit www.tysononbroadway.com.
ABOUT “MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH”
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.
ABOUT MIKE TYSON
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 a 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 WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously. In 2011 Tyson was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame, and earlier this year was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Tyson’s enduring mass appeal owes not only to his incomparable athleticism, but to his huge personality and unrivaled showmanship. 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 (the Animal Planet’s “Taking on Tyson”), his own clothing company, and iPhone ap called “Mike Tyson: Main Event.” He is the CEO of his production company, Tyrannic Productions.
ABOUT SPIKE LEE
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 Storm ravaged Gulf Coast region as residents attempt to rebuild in 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.
ABOUT JAMES L. NEDERLANDER
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, theatrical producing and concert presentation, concessions 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 by Evita starring Ricky Martin, Priscilla Queen of the Desert 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.