Mike Tyson Riffs Still Entertaining On Broadway Show, Pigeon Training, Sings Sammy Davis Jr. With WFAN’s Boomer & Cardboard – CBS New York
NEW YORK (WFAN) – For a while, there was no boxer more feared than Mike Tyson.
The guy who used to knock out his opponents is ready to knock them out on Broadway. The response to his recently announced solo show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” was so impressive that six shows were added to the limited series.
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New York native Tyson and director Spike Lee have teamed up to host the engagement at the Longacre Theater from July 31 to August 12. The show, a confessional on Tyson’s exploits in and out of the ring, will have a slightly different feel than his previous incarnation in Las Vegas.
“In Vegas, it was me, a singer, a pianist and a rock band,” Tyson told WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on Friday. “I don’t think it’s going to be like that on Broadway, so we’re going to have to find something. … It was a success in Las Vegas and I hope it will be a success (on) Broadway.
LISTEN: Tyson with Boomer & Carton
Tyson admitted he gets nervous before performances, but entertaining the masses is what he’s “supposed to do.”
“It’s the same as fighting,” he said. “The only thing is, you don’t have to go to the hospital every night. “
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The always entertaining former boxer gained attention on Twitter when asked about his famous trained pigeons.
“Well, it’s instinctual,” Tyson said. “It’s a relationship that men and pigeons had before Christ. And I don’t understand it either, but it does happen.
The 45-year-old didn’t stop there. He said he would love to work on a musical someday, but was reluctant to sing Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror”.
“Certainly not!” Tyson told Boomer & Carton. “Let’s just do Sammy (Davis Jr.) and do (Frank) Sinatra and do Dean (Martin), the three of us. I’ll be Sammy.
As the co-hosts of the morning show argued over who should sing Sinatra, Tyson broke out in “Mr. Bojangles. Caught off guard, the trio settled on “The Candy Man”.
OK, maybe all three should just keep their day jobs – which for Tyson means box office success. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $ 75, with limited VIP seating for $ 300, which includes a meet and greet with Tyson.
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