Place: Second Stage Theatre
305 W. 43rd Street
New York, NY
The partnership between Hue Man Bookstore and Walk Tall Girl Productions continues with another extraordinary Page to Stage event! Hue Man Bookstore and Walk Tall Girl Productions present TELLING OUR STORIES, A Performance, Discussion and Booksigning With bestselling author TERRANCE DEAN. The evening's moderator is DR. MARC LAMONT HILL, Host of Our World with Black Enterprise
The performance: BY THE WAY MEET, VERA STARK, The hit comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage starring Sanaa Lathan.
The discussion: VERA STARK covers a seventy year journey. Terrance Dean's new novel MOGUL takes place in the present day. Both chronicle the lives of African Americans striving for success in the entertainment industry while trying to maintain their personal integrity. Dean will compare and connect the worlds of VERA STARK (the past) and MOGUL (the present) to reveal how much (or how little) has changed. He will also explore the importance of telling our stories, authentic stories, both on the page and on the stage. Dr. Marc Lamont Hill of Our World with Black Enterprise will moderate.
The booksigning: Terrance Dean will sign copies of MOGUL, which will be available for sale. Ten (10) lucky people will receive a copy of the book -- Free!
Tickets: BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, $52.50 when you use code MPVS, (reg $75)
Under 30? Tickets $30 with valid ID
Three easy ways to purchase tickets:
By Phone: 212.246.4422
In Person: Second Stage Theatre
Box Office, 305 W. 43rd Street.
Box Office hours: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm | Sun 10am-3pm
MOGUL by Terrance Dean, Special discount price, $15 (Tickets and books must be purchased separately)
This event is sponsored in part by HelloBeautiful.com and Atria Books/Simon & Schuster
Mogul: A Novel by Terrance Dean
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Atria; Original edition (June 14, 2011)
Amazon: Mogul: A Novel
From the Essence bestselling author of Hiding in Hip Hop and an entertainment insider—a juicy debut novel about the “down-low” life of one of New York’s most beloved Hip Hop producers.
After the sudden death of his father, a renowned jazz musician, Aaron “Big A.T.” Tremble clings to music as an escape. Making hip hop beats becomes his life. His love for music lands him at the estate of Larry “Pop” Singleton, a retired and respected Hip Hop music mogul who sees something special in Big A.T., and he also knows the truth about his sexuality. With Pop’s blessings and nurturing, Big A.T. is on the path to becoming the next great Hip Hop producer in New York.
With the help of Pop and “the family,” a network of secretly gay men in the Hip Hop world, Big A.T. finds success and starts his own music label. He’s signed and worked with some of the biggest Hip Hop artists in the country. One of them is Brooklyn native lyricist, “Tickman.” Together they are making sweet music together. Tickman and Big A.T.’s relationship goes beyond producer and rapper – they become secret lovers.
Nothing can stop Big A.T. All of the radio stations play his music. He has money, fame, and Jasmine, his girlfriend who doesn’t know about his secret love for men. However, at the pinnacle of his career, compromising photos of Big A.T. land on the desk of a national news program—and in the hands of his girlfriend. Big A.T., for the first time is at a crossroad in his career: come out publicly with his secret or watch his music empire crumble.