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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2017

Venue Contact: Sarah Weiss // Kings Theatre

GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE PRESENTS

MIKE TYSON

IN CONVERSATION WITH PAUL HOLDENGRÄBER (NYPL)

STORIES FROM THE NEW MEMOIR IRON AMBITION, MY LIFE WITH CUS D’AMATO

Greenlight Bookstore in association with Brooklyn’s newly-restored Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY) is pleased to announce a one night only presentation of Mike Tyson in conversation with Paul Holdengräber, the founder & director of Live from the New York Public Library.    

Paul Holdengräber recounts that one of his most thrilling conversations of the last decade took place at the NYPL on November 12, 2013 with none other than Mike Tyson to discuss his previous memoir, Undisputed Truth. They are back in the “ring” together, this time at Brooklyn’s most exciting event space, Kings Theatre.

Tickets are on sale Friday March 31 at 10am in three options:

$99.50 VIP tickets (includes premium seating, copy of Iron Ambition and meet & greet)

$50 (event ticket & signed copy of Iron Ambition)

$25 (event ticket only)

All tickets subject to applicable fees & service charges                                                                            

About Paul Holdengräber

Over the past decade Paul Holdengräber, the founder and director of Live from the NYPL has spoken with everyone from Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Ricky-Jay to Jay-Z, Errol Morris to Jan Morris, from Pete Townshend to Brian Eno, from Shaquille O’Neil to Helen Mirren, Elvis Costello to RuPaul, Harry Belafonte to David Blaine, Rick Rubin to Werner Herzog and many more…

Decorated by the French government in 2014 (Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) and the Austrian government in 2010 (Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art), Holdengräber lives with his family in Brooklyn.

About the Kings Theatre

The historic Kings Theatre reopened its doors in 2015 as one of New York’s premiere performing arts venues.  Providing a destination for large-scale popular entertainment and serving as a resource for local arts groups and community organizations, the City-owned Theatre is a cultural and economic cornerstone of the Flatbush community and a major fixture to Brooklyn’s vibrant cultural landscape. The Kings Theatre was originally designed by Rapp & Rapp in 1929 and was one of the five Loew’s ‘Wonder Theatres’ built in New York and New Jersey during that period. Featuring high curved ceilings, ornate plaster walls, wood paneling, and a glazed terra-cotta ornamental façade, the classic 20th-century movie palace was inspired by the French Renaissance Revival style of the Palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House. Spearheaded by ACE Theatrical Group and designed by Martinez+Johnson Architecture, with Gilbane Building Company serving as construction manager, the redevelopment project both revives the historic structure’s original splendor and transforms the Theatre into a state-of-the-art facility with over 3,000 seats—the largest of its kind in Brooklyn. The Theatre was recently selected as a recipient of the 2014 New York State Historic Preservation Award for excellence in preservation and revitalization, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

Ticket Information

Tickets for upcoming events at Kings Theatre are available at the Kings Theatre Box Office (Monday – Saturday 12:00PM to 5:30PM), Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800.745.3000.   All tickets are subject to applicable service charges and fees.   For more information, please visit: KingsTheatre.com.

Directions and Parking

The Kings Theatre is easily accessible via the MTA, LIRR and offers free parking. For information on parking and directions, click the link below:

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