Man in the Ring
About Man in the Ring
"Man in the Ring" is the colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith and the fight that would haunt him forever. Imbued with the warmth of Griffith’s character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles his life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life. Tony Award winner Michael Cristofer’s epic new play, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Dear Evan Hanson), packs a powerful punch with its message of love and redemption.