No fooling! Not only is former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta (subject of Martin Scorsese’s film Raging Bull) still ALIVE, but, at the age of 90 he’s starring in a new show called Lady and the Champ through July 29. Sharing the stage with Denise Baker (I’m guessing she’s the lady) LaMotta promises “an evening of stories, videos, and song and dance.” Raging Bull, indeed. I wonder if he was inspired by Mike Tyson’s recent Broadway run (see my piece in the NY Times on that show and the boxing and theatre connection here)?
“Lady and the Champ” plays from Thursday July 19 through Sunday July 29, at Richmond Shepard Theatre, 301 East 26th Street (at 2nd Avenue). The Off-Off Broadway opening is set for Sunday July 22. Tickets are $25 for reservations call the theatre’s box office at 212/684-2690.