Layon Gray News

Negro Ensemble Company to Host Staged Reading of SEARCHING FOR WILLIE LYNCHNegro Ensemble Company to Host Staged Reading of SEARCHING FOR WILLIE LYNCH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

 The renowned Negro Ensemble Company, Inc will present a staged-reading at the Signature Theatre of Layon Gray's powerful new play Searching For Willie Lynch. (more...)

BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE Celebrates 6 Years Off-BroadwayBLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE Celebrates 6 Years Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Layon Gray's acclaimed Off - Broadway play about the Tuskegee Airmen will Celebrate 6 years of performing Off-Broadway Thursday February 4th at St Luke Theatre (308 W. 46th St) Black Angels Over Tuskegee goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them. (more...)

BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE Moves to Thursdays Off-BroadwayBLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE Moves to Thursdays Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Layon Gray's acclaimed Off-Broadway play about the Tuskegee Airmen, will move to Thursday nights. (more...)

BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEEGEE Performs for the Buffalo BillsBLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEEGEE Performs for the Buffalo Bills
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2015

Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Layon Gray's acclaimed Off- Broadway play about the Tuskegee Airmen performed a private show for the Buffalo Bills on September 8th. (more...)

BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE to Perform Private Show for the Buffalo BillsBLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE to Perform Private Show for the Buffalo Bills
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Layon Gray's acclaimed play about the Tuskegee Airmen will travel this Labor Day weekend to perform a private show for the Buffalo Bills. Bills head coach Rex Ryan who has seen the play three times is a fan of the show. (more...)

The Legendary 1939 Harlem Rens Basketball Returns To New York On Stage in KINGS OF HARLEMThe Legendary 1939 Harlem Rens Basketball Returns To New York On Stage in KINGS OF HARLEM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

?Layon Gray's Kings Of Harlem will have a special performance at 4PM on Saturday August 1st at the Actors Temple Theatre In Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

KINGS OF HARLEM Plays St. Luke's Theatre TodayKINGS OF HARLEM Plays St. Luke's Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2015

Layon Gray's Kings Of Harlem, will have a special performance today, March 28th at 1pm commemorating the day The Rens won the first World Basketball Championship. The play recently performed for the Legends of the NBA All-Star Weekend 2015. (more...)

KINGS OF HARLEM to Play St. Luke's Theatre, 3/28KINGS OF HARLEM to Play St. Luke's Theatre, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Layon Gray's Kings Of Harlem, will have a special performance March 28th at 1pm commemorating the day The Rens won the first World Basketball Championship. The play recently performed for the Legends of the NBA All-Star Weekend 2015. (more...)

MISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg RepMISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

From October 21 to November 8, August Strindberg Repertory will transport Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' to an antebellum Louisiana plantation in a new interpretation conceived by Artistic Director Robert Greer and adapted by Edgar Chisholm from a translation by Greer. The production will include a ballet sequence, which Strindberg specified in the original manuscript and which has never been performed before. The piece will be directed by Robert Greer and choreographed by Ja' Malik. (more...)

MISS JULIE Runs Now thru 11/8 at August Strindberg RepMISS JULIE Runs Now thru 11/8 at August Strindberg Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

From today, October 21 to November 8, August Strindberg Repertory will transport Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' to an antebellum Louisiana plantation in a new interpretation conceived by Artistic Director Robert Greer and adapted by Edgar Chisholm from a translation by Greer. The production will include a ballet sequence, which Strindberg specified in the original manuscript and which has never been performed before. The piece will be directed by Robert Greer and choreographed by Ja' Malik. (more...)

MISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg RepMISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

From October 21 to November 8, August Strindberg Repertory will transport Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' to an antebellum Louisiana plantation in a new interpretation conceived by Artistic Director Robert Greer and adapted by Edgar Chisholm from a translation by Greer. The production will include a ballet sequence, which Strindberg specified in the original manuscript and which has never been performed before. The piece will be directed by Robert Greer and choreographed by Ja' Malik. (more...)

THE HARLEM RENS Begins Tonight at the Actors Temple TheaterTHE HARLEM RENS Begins Tonight at the Actors Temple Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

From the people that brought you Layon Gray's acclaimed play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, now in its 5th year Off-Broadway, comes THE HARLEM RENS, the true story of the greatest Basketball team you've never heard of: Harlem Renaissance Big Five. Performances will begin tonight, September 18th at the Actors Temple Theater (339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues), with Opening Night set for October 2nd. This is limited Off-Broadway engagement continues thought November 23rd. (more...)

THE HARLEM RENS to Play the Actors Temple Theater This FallTHE HARLEM RENS to Play the Actors Temple Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

From the people that brought you Layon Gray's acclaimed play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, now in its 5th year Off-Broadway, comes THE HARLEM RENS, the true story of the greatest Basketball team you've never heard of: Harlem Renaissance Big Five. Performances will begin September 18th at the Actors Temple Theater (339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues), with Opening Night set for October 2nd. This is limited Off-Broadway engagement continues thought November 23rd. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: The New York Jets Visit BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEEFREEZE FRAME: The New York Jets Visit BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE
by Walter McBride - Aug 28, 2013

Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Layon Gray's acclaimed play is now in its fourth year at the Actors Temple Theater (339 West 47th Street). Based on true events, six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Teh New York Jets just visited the production and you can check out a photo from the special ocassion below! (more...)

BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE Celebrates 3 Years, Announces New ScheduleBLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE Celebrates 3 Years, Announces New Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013

Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Layon Gray's acclaimed play is now in its fourth year at the Actors Temple Theater (339 West 47th Street). Based on true events, six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces (more...)

Patti Murin and Hinton Battle Among Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards Nominees; Ceremony 7/29Patti Murin and Hinton Battle Among Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards Nominees; Ceremony 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2012

The nominations have been announced for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's 2012 Awards Gala, taking place tonight, July 29 at 7:30pm at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (405 W. 55th Street). Among the nominees are three-time Tony Award-winner Hinton Battle (for directing & choreographing What We Do for Love or Other Desperate Measures) and recent Tony Award-nominee Patti Murin (for her performance in La Strega). (more...)

Patti Murin and Hinton Battle Among Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards Nominees; Ceremony 7/29Patti Murin and Hinton Battle Among Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards Nominees; Ceremony 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2012

The nominations have been announced for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's 2012 Awards Gala, taking place on Sunday, July 29 at 7:30pm at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (405 W. 55th Street). Among the nominees are three-time Tony Award-winner Hinton Battle (for directing & choreographing What We Do for Love or Other Desperate Measures) and recent Tony Award-nominee Patti Murin (for her performance in La Strega). (more...)

BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE Celebrates Two Years Off-Broadway, 2/18BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE Celebrates Two Years Off-Broadway, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2012

Layon Gray's BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE will celebrate its two-year anniversary Saturday, February 18th (Special 4pm Performance) at the Actors Temple Theater (339 West 47th Street), where the production transferred after its sold-out engagement at St. Luke's Theatre. (more...)

BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE Celebrates Two Years Off-Broadway, 2/18BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE Celebrates Two Years Off-Broadway, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2012

Layon Gray's BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE will celebrate its two-year anniversary Saturday, February 18th (Special 4pm Performance) at the Actors Temple Theater (339 West 47th Street), where the production transferred after its sold-out engagement at St. Luke's Theatre. (more...)

Black Diamond Pictures To Make MARKED MAN FilmBlack Diamond Pictures To Make MARKED MAN Film
by Movies News Desk - Jan 9, 2012

Black Diamond Pictures, LLC an independent film production company is announcing the making its first feature film, titled MARKED MAN. The film is an action-thriller with the current cast of Hoji Fortuna, Jaiden Kaine, Celestine Rae and Gregory Sherad Martin and is directed by Chris Emmons. Principle photography for MARKED MAN will begin early this year; the film doesn't have a release date. (more...)

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