The Gloves are Off! Legendary Boxer Mike Tyson Returns to the Stage with "Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth - Round 2" at The Theater at MGM National Harbor
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (January 17, 2018) – The Gloves are off! Legendary boxer Mike Tyson will take the stage at MGM National Harbor. Following the knockout premiere of UNDISPUTED TRUTH, Tyson’s stage debut, in 2012 and subsequent, sold-out runs on Broadway and again at MGM Grand, the champ will return to the stage with Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2. Picking up where UNDISPUTED TRUTH left off, Round 2 will be a captivating and unapologetic look at the ups and downs of Tyson’s tumultuous post-boxing life and career. Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 will debut Thursday, June 21, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Co-created and co-produced by Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment, and Kiki Tyson, Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 is a no-holds-barred, one-man show featuring the world’s most illustrious heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. The sports icon returns to the stage with real life, untold stories, focusing on the ups and downs of his tumultuous and ultimately triumphant, post-boxing life and career.
“It’s been an amazing ride to perform UNDISPUTED TRUTH and share my journey to audiences around the world,” said Mike Tyson, the former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the world. “It only felt right to bring my story full circle and address the many ups and downs of my post-boxing life and career. It’s been a wild ride and I can’t wait to step back on stage.”
A follow up to the critically-acclaimed UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Live on Stage, the first show in the extensive history of Las Vegas entertainment to be created and produced in Las Vegas and result in a subsequent Broadway run, Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 was crafted to give the public a compelling, honest, humorous, one-of-a-kind, live autobiography of one of today’s most complex and well-known figures. Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 will once again deliver captivating vignettes from Tyson’s life in an up-close-and-personal setting featuring images and videos.
“It’s an honor and a thrill to once again partner with Mike and Kiki on the continuation of what was truly a special and powerful production,” said Adam Steck, Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 co-creator & co-producer and Founder & CEO of SPI Entertainment. “Mike is a living legend of the ring and stage, with a journey as captivating and tumultuous as anybody in the world. Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 will have audiences laughing, crying and, once again, rooting for the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet.’”
Tickets for Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 start at $55.00, excluding applicable service charges, and go on sale Friday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. EST. Tickets can be purchased online at mgmnationalharbor.com or ticketmaster.com. For more show and ticket information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com, call (844) 346-4664 or follow on Facebook, Twitter @MGMNatlHarbor.
ABOUT MIKE TYSON
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is a larger-than-life legend – both in and out of the boxing ring. Tenacious, talented and thrilling to watch, he embodies the grit and electrifying excitement of the sport. 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, in 2013, he was inaugurated into the Las Vegas Hall of Fame. Tyson’s enduring mass appeal is not only due to his incomparable athleticism, but to his huge personality and unrivaled showmanship. His career in entertainment spans everything from blockbuster movies (“The Hangover” and “The Hangover 2”) to documentaries, having worked with director Bert Marcus on the 2015 documentary, “Champs” which examined the lives of boxing greats in and out of the ring. Tyson has also made a name for himself in television. He not only starred in his own 2013 docu-series, “Being Mike Tyson,” but his animated series “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” will be back for a third season next month. Over the past four years, Tyson has been touring nationally and internationally with his critically acclaimed one-man show, “Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH,” which also aired as a premium cable special. After a successful run at the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theater in Las Vegas, the show debuted on Broadway under famed director Spike Lee in 2012. Last September, Tyson returned to the MGM Grand for more performances. His memoir "Undisputed Truth" was an instant NYT best seller in the fall of 2013. This spring he launched his Tyson Emoji app along with his YouTube channel with Shots and has many more projects in the works. This summer Tyson released his second book, Iron Ambition, starred on FOX’s Superhuman and launched his podcast, Bite the Mic with Hot 97 personality, Peter Rosenberg. Next up, Tyson will bring his show Undisputed Truth back to the stage at the MGM Grand for round two starting September 7. A devoted husband and loving father, Tyson resides in Las Vegas with his wife, Kiki, and their children.
ABOUT MGM NATIONAL HARBOR
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) portfolio, MGM National Harbor has an unrivaled setting offering stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort, which opened December 8, 2016, sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. For more information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.
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