“Becoming Kareem,” a live on-stage performance with Abdul-Jabbar and Emmy-winning sports commentator Roy Firestone, will take place at the Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Tickets go on sale at noon May 18 at the Marcus Center box office and can be purchased in person (929 North Water Street) or at MarcusCenter.org.The show is based on Abdul-Jabbar’s best-selling book of the same name, implementing elements of multimedia into a conversation before a live audience.
“For 40 years, I’ve had the privilege of covering the evolving career of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — from elite basketball player to eloquent author and engaged social justice warrior,” Firestone said in a release. “I realized in knowing and watching him, he needs a unique way of telling his remarkable story in a format that is both in-depth and intimate. It is a great honor to host Kareem in this brand new multimedia interview format.”
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