Black Gents of Hollywood Set to Perform Tribute To Tuskegee Airmen
"BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE" SOAR OFF-BROADWAY IN NEW YORK PREMIERE
New York, NY (BlackNews.com) -- Award-winning production, ÂBlack Angels Over TuskegeeÂ premieres off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theater featuring The Black Gents of Hollywood. The historic drama, written and directed by Layon Gray, premieres in an open-ended run January 29th following a successful Los Angeles preview.
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 including famed Screen Actor, Lamman Rucker (Tyler Perry's ÂWhy Did I Get MarriedÂ) delivers a powerful performance that will entertain, inspire and inform as audiences discover the story that provoked a monumental change in American history.
ÂThis story really inspires us to see how dreams and determination work together. I've witnessed audience members laughing hysterically and then sobbing solemnly. It is a perfect vehicle to educate, entertain, inspire and add perspective to a rarely heard chapter in American history and I'm so glad to share it with New York,Â says Playwright Layon Gray.
ÂBlack Angels Over Tuskegee" has been an official selection of the 2007 and 2009 National Black Theater Festival and recently won the 2009 NAACP Award for Best Ensemble, as well as the 2009 Artistic Director Achievement Award for Best Play.
The Black Gents of Hollywood were founded in 2007 by a male ensemble of African American Actors, Writers and Directors who take social responsibility in redefining the images of the black male with relevant and educational entertainment.
Previews: January 29th - February 14th /Show Open: February 15th at St. Luke's Theater - 308 W. 46th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues), NYC. (Monday, Friday, & Saturday-8pm / Sunday-5pm) Tickets are $31.50 and $56.50 and available atwww.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
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