OFFBEAT: Rodman coming to Griffith, Tyson with Broadway in Chicago

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column
2012-11-30T00:00:00Z OFFBEAT: Rodman coming to Griffith, Tyson with Broadway in ChicagoPhilip Potempa, (219) 852-4327

Bridges Scoreboard in Griffith has netted Dennis "The Worm" Rodman, the always entertaining former Chicago Bulls basketball star.

He'll be holding court at the bar Sunday for autographs and to meet and greet fans.

Here's what the sports bar's owner Jeff Bridges described the event as:

"NBA Hall of Famer and former Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman will be appearing at Bridges Scoreboard from 7-10 p.m. Sunday and will do a one-hour autograph and photo session. At 10 p.m., we will have Channel Z, a 'retro 1980s theme' DJ playing until 3 a.m."

He said Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer will also attend and sign autographs and take photos with fans.

I'm told tickets are "extremely limited." There are two options still available. A few "VIP" ticket remain, priced at $100, which includes early admission, one autograph and one photo with Rodman. There is also the "general admission" option for $40, which includes the 9 p.m. admission to the event and the general line for any remaining meet and greet ops. Tickets are available at the door, as long as any remain. Door open at 5 p.m. for the VIP guests and corporate table sponsors. I'm told there will also be photos, jerseys and limited edition Hall of Fame basketballs for sale. Tickets can be purchased at the bar, which is located at 121 North Griffith Blvd., or call (219) 924-2206.

There's also an advance promotion to purchase a $10 "chance" drawing ticket at the bar to win a chance to be in the limo that will leave the bar for the arrival trip to pick up Rodman and bring him to the region. Visit for details.

Rodman, 51, has been married three times. He married Annie Bakes, with whom he has a daughter, Alexis, in September 1992 and they divorced December 1993. Next, he married model Carmen Electra in November 1998 at the Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas and divorced in April 1999. In 2003, Rodman married Michelle Moyer and they had a son, D.J. (born in 2000) and a daughter, Trinity, before they later divorced in 2004.

Most recently, in 2009, Rodman appeared on Donald Trump's NBC series "Celebrity Apprentice." In 2005, he published his second autobiography "I Should Be Dead By Now," and promoted it by sitting in a coffin at the press conference.

Not fighting it

Broadway In Chicago announced this week "after a highly successful bout on Broadway," fighter Mike Tyson is bringing his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" to Chicago as part of a 10-week national tour. Iron Mike is doing three performances only, Feb. 15-17, 2013, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 West Randolph St..

The idea of Spike Lee and producer James L. Nederlander, I'm told tickets for the Chicago engagement go on sale Friday, Dec. 7.

"After a successful run at the MGM Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, I'm excited to take my show on tour and share it with my fans across the country," Tyson said this week.

I'm told this show is "a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown and goes beyond the headlines, behind the scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout."

Tickets are $50-$95, with a select number of premium seats available for a meet and greet with Tyson. FYI: (800) 775-2000 or

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