The book — based on Moran's Obie-winning Off-Broadway play, The Tricky Party — is scheduled for a June 15 release by Beacon Press. The May panel discussion will feature Moran as well as writers Michael Cunningham ("The Hours"), Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife) and Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues). New York Times culture reporter Anita Gates will moderate the 7:30 PM discussion at Makor. The Tricky Part delved into the personal life of Martin Moran and his 30-year struggle with the consequences of child sexual abuse. Moran, who wrote and starred in the Off-Broadway production, has appeared on Broadway in the revivals of Bells Are Ringing, Cabaret, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Oliver! He also played Harold Bride in the Tony-winning musical Titanic.
Makor, a program of the 92nd Street Y, is located at 35 West 67th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Tickets, priced $15 (in advance) and $18 (at the door), are available by calling (212) 601-1000. Visit www.makor.org for more information.