Tuskegee Airmen Fly Onto The New York City Stage!
Black Angels Over Tuskegee enlightens and educates Off-Broadway audiences in its 9th year! The narrative depicts the lives of six men who struggle through the Jim Crow era and emerge with distinction as the first African-American pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces.
With courageous brotherhood, their intelligence, patriotism and strength propel a dream into flight while fighting both military and social wars. The captivating all-male cast delivers a powerful performance that will entertain, inspire and inform as audiences discover the story that provoked a monumental change in American history. Black Angels Over Tuskegee, which is inspired by true events, is currently showcased Saturday Nights at 8pm, June 23rd - August 18th at the Actors Temple Theatre at 339 W. 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in New York City.
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 play has become a motivational and inspirational tool for many professional teams. The cast has performed private shows for the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills team and staff. The show was also presented at the National Tuskegee Airmen Convention in Las Vegas for over 30 chapters. Original Tuskegee Airmen Ted Lumpkin, President of the Los Angeles Chapter, said, "I love this play. It's real and it reminded me of my times at Tuskegee. It's a great show."
The United States Army at Fort Knox commissioned the play for its soldiers as well as West Point Academy. Critics are raving about this powerful production.
Written and directed by Layon Gray. 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. June 23rd -August 18th. Tickets from $39.50 are available at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.
For more information go to www.blackangelsovertuskegee.com.