Layon Gray News

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with ONE NATION, ONE MISSION, ONE PROMISEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with ONE NATION, ONE MISSION, ONE PROMISE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

ONE NATION, ONE MISSION, ONE PROMISE, a play about the heroes who gave their lives so we may have the privileges we take for granted today, is in rehearsals for a performance this Thursday! A talkback will be offered immediately following the performance.  (more...)

Amazon Warrior Play BLACK SPARTA to Run Limited EngagementAmazon Warrior Play BLACK SPARTA to Run Limited Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Layon Gray's new play Black Sparta will play a limited engagement July 29th and July 30th at the Actors Temple Theatre In New York City. Written, directed, produced by Layon Gray, Black Sparta is inspired by the Dahomey Amazons or Mino, an all-female military regiment of the Fon people of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin. (more...)

THE GIRLS OF SUMMER to Highlights Females in BaseballTHE GIRLS OF SUMMER to Highlights Females in Baseball
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

From the writer and director Kings Of Harlem and the long-running Off-Broadway hit Black Angels Over Tuskegee, playwright Layon Gray continues to expand African-American theatre with his latest work The Girls Of Summer, winner of the NAACP award for Best Play. ' (more...)

2017 TRU Combined Audition Event Slated for April2017 TRU Combined Audition Event Slated for April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) with generous sponsorshipfrom Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, Actors Connection, BackStage, Reproductions.com, Actors Access and CastingAbout.com presents the 2017 TRU Combined Audition Event - on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The DeSotelle Theater, 300 W 43rd St #301, NYC 10036. (more...)

The M Ensemble Brings The Legendary 1939 Harlem Rens Basketball Team to MiamiThe M Ensemble Brings The Legendary 1939 Harlem Rens Basketball Team to Miami
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Layon Gray's Off-Broadway hit stage play Kings Of Harlem will play a limited engagement January 5th through January 29 2017 at the Sandrell Rivers Theater. Opening night is set for October 5TH, which will include a cast reception and party. (more...)

The Legendary 1939 Harlem Rens Basketball Returns To New York On StageThe Legendary 1939 Harlem Rens Basketball Returns To New York On Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Layon Gray's Kings Of Harlem will have three special performances September 14th, 22nd and 29th  at St. Luke's Theatre In Midtown Manhattan. The play was recently selected to perform as a mainstage production at the National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina and also performed for the Legends of the NBA for All-Star Weekend 2015.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Layon Gray's KINGS OF HARLEMSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Layon Gray's KINGS OF HARLEM
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2016

Layon Gray's Kings Of Harlem will have three special performances September 14th, 22nd and 29th at St. Luke's Theatre In Midtown Manhattan. The play was recently selected to perform as a mainstage production at the National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina and also performed for the Legends of the NBA for All-Star Weekend 2015. (more...)

The Legendary 1939 Harlem Rens Basketball Returns To New York On StageThe Legendary 1939 Harlem Rens Basketball Returns To New York On Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Layon Gray's Kings Of Harlem will have three special performances September 14th, 22nd and 29th  at St. Luke's Theatre In Midtown Manhattan. The play was recently selected to perform as a mainstage production at the National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina and also performed for the Legends of the NBA for All-Star Weekend 2015.  (more...)

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...)

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