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Layon Gray Reaches His 3000th Performance In The Off-Broadway Hit Play BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE


Black Angels Over TuskegeeWriter, director, actor Layon Gray will reach a milestone in theatre with his 3000th performance on Saturday March 17, 2018 in his World War II drama Black Angels Over Tuskegee.

" When I wrote the play in 2008 while living in Los Angeles it was not my intention to act it. But I just loved the character so much and the rest is history." says Gray.

The play is celebrating its 9th year Off - Broadway. Black Angels Over Tuskegee, the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, is an award-winning, historical docudrama about six men embarking upon a journey to become the first aviators in the United States Army Air Forces during a tumultuous era of racial segregation and Jim Crow idealism in twentieth century American history. Black Angels Over Tuskegee, which is inspired by true events, is currently showcased Saturday Nights at 8pm at the Actors Temple Theatre at 339 W. 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in New York City.

"Im really humbled and excited that we are considered one of the best plays to see in New York City, " says. Gray. " I never get tired of performing this powerful play. I've acted in it since 2008 and I always find new moments in the text to explore. 3000 performances. Wow! Im blessed."

In addition to performing at the Smithsonian Institute twice, Black Angels Over Tuskegee won a NAACP Award for Best Ensemble, A New York Audelco Award for Special Achievement and an Artistic Director Achievement Award for Best Play. It has been listed as a New York Times Readers Choice twice and is the longest running all African -American male play in New York City theatre history. The cast also performed a private show for New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills. The play was also presented at the National Tuskegee Airmen Convention in Las Vegas for over 30 chapters. The United States Army at Fort Knox commissioned the play for its soldiers this past winter as well as Westpoint Academy.

Black Angels Over Tuskegee is produced Off-Broadway by Edmund Gaynes and The Layon Gray Experience. The playing schedule for Black Angels Over Tuskegee is Saturdays at 8pm. Tickets from $39.50 are available at or by calling 212-239-6200.

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