Boxer Mike Tyson is set to premiere a six-night, one-man show to run next month at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
"Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth -- Live on Stage," was co-written and co-directed by Tyson's wife Kiki. Randy Johnson of Los Angeles served as playwright.
Tyson's often-troubled life was also captured in the critically well-received 2009 documentary, "Tyson."
"It's a theater piece, not a lecture, but a real one-man show," Johnson said of Tyson's Vegas act. The show has also been described along the lines of stage monologue evenings such as Carrie Fisher's "Wishful Drinking" and William Shatner's "Shatner's World: We All Just Live In It."
After the Las Vegas run, Johnson said, "we'll review what happened, look at the next steps, and move forward. The hopes for this are to tour the world -- the fan base is staggering."
Johnson added there will be no shadow boxing in the show, as that would be too cheesy. "We're keeping it real," said Johnson.