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Lamman Rucker Returns To The Stage In "Black Angels Over Tuskegee"

 


 
 
 New York, NY- Screen Actor, Lamman Rucker is set to star in the historic drama, “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” premiering at New York’s St. Luke’s Theater.  After nearly two years of repeated filming on television and in feature films, he returns to the stage in a stirring performance depicting the life of an ex-boxer turned Tuskegee Airman. The production, written and directed by Layon Gray begins an open-ended run January 29th following a successful Los Angeles preview. 
 
While preparing for the release of the highly anticipated film sequel, “Why Did I Get Married, Too?”, the launch of his new natural beauty skin care line forplai, and a 2010 NAACP Image Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for "Meet The Browns", Rucker is joined by a stellar company of performers, two of which (along with Rucker) co-founded The Black Gents of Hollywood, an all-male ensemble driven to resurrect, redefine, and restore positive images of African-American men. “It is our duty to highlight a legacy that I believe contributes to restoring the identity of the Black male”, says Rucker.  “I’m especially honored that The Black Gents will debut Off-Broadway and pay tribute to The Tuskegee Airmen and other ancestors of that time who have embodied excellence, self-determination and self-discipline.”
 
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" 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
 
 
Preview Shows Begin January 29th
Show Open Begins February 15th
 
Tickets On Sale Now!
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 at www.telecharge.comor by calling (212) 239-6200.
 


Living Hope Productions
646-812-1557
 
 
 
 
Living Hope Productions is an entertainment firm with  a quality menu of services including TV/ Stage/Event Production, Publicity and Talent Placement
 
 
Who Are The Black Gents of Hollywood?
  
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. Founding members include:  Layon Gray, Lamman Rucker, Jay Jones, Thom Scott, Jason Mcgee, Justin Biko, and Eddie Lewis. For more information on The Black Gents, visit
 www.theblackgents.com 

    
 

 
 
 
Who is Playwright, Layon Gray?
 
 Layon Gray  has quickly risen as one of Los Angeles' premiere playwrights with multiple awards including several Artistic Director Achievement Awards, Maddy Awards and NAACP Award nominations.  He is the founder of LAYON ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, which is the umbrella company for DOROTHY SPELLMAN FILMS, PRETTY BOY PICTURES, and the  new LOS ANGELES   AFRICAN AMERICAN    REPERTORY COMPANY     
 
  
 
 
 


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