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BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE Celebrates Second Anniversary Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway’s Smash Hit
BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE
Celebrates Its Two-Year Anniversary
Saturday, February 18th At the Actors Temple Theater

New Block of Tickets Now on Sale!

BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE, Layon Gray’s acclaimed play, 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.  

{module ad_left_body}“Uplifting! Inspirational! This show is also tough to resist. By the end, when the pilots overcame their obstacles and finally got up into the air to the swelling of music, tears welled up in my eyes.” – The New York Times 

“Dynamite performances!” – Time Out 

"The characters are so realistic that the audience can't help but be thoroughly moved!" – Associated Press 

"Excellent ensemble acting keeps Black Angels Over Tuskegee soaring. Some plays teach, others celebrate, and a few simply entertain. Black Angels Over Tuskegee manages to do all three and one thing more: It inspires." – Back Stage 

"Stunning!" – Curtain Up 


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.  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.

In addition to being an official selection of the 2009 National Black Theater Festival, BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE recently won a 2009 NAACP Award for Best Ensemble and a 2009 Artistic Director Achievement Award for Best Play.  It was also presented at the 2009 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." BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE recently did a special performance for the entire NY Jets team.

BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEEis produced Off-Broadway by The Black Gents, Edmund Gaynes, and The Layon Gray Experience.

The playing schedule for BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE is  Saturday at  8pm, and Sunday at 7pm beginning March 4th (Sunday at 5pm February 19th and 26th).  Tickets from $36.50 are available at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.