Black Angels Over Tuskegee
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Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Black Angels Over Tuskegee NYC Reviews and Tickets

(134 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining

About the Show

A docudrama about six heroes who became the first African-American aviators in the U.S. Air Force during an era of racial segregation.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (134)

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58 Reviews | 12 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if You want to relate to the characters telling their personal stories.You can clearly picture what they are describing.

Don't see it if you don't want to see realistic drama set on a mostly bare stage.

62 Reviews | 8 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if Want to be entertained and educated about a very important event in history

Don't see it if Are closed minded to the truth

63 Reviews | 12 Followers
Great acting, Intense, Profound, Riveting, Relevant

See it if You like seeing historical dramas with really good acting. Everyone in it is as good as Denzel Washington (when he was doing theatre).

Don't see it if You do not really care about the real-live African-American history of who really saved this country from it's enemies who came from abroad.

71 Reviews | 30 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Original, Relevant, Intense

See it if This telling of the Tuskegee Airman is great the actors are wonderful and the play is intense at time. I enjoyed every minute.

Don't see it if dont like to cry

165 Reviews | 22 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you really want to know about the Black experience in WW11.with these awesome pilots who protected white piloted planes .They're awesome.

Don't see it if If you are narrow-minded and don't want to give credit to other non-white groups who contributed to the war effort.

95 Reviews | 11 Followers
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Must see

See it if If you enjoy an intimate theater experience

Don't see it if Do not like history

273 Reviews | 200 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense

See it if Inspiring and heartbreaking true story about black US army pilots during WWII. Unsung heroes, little know story. Should be heard.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you cannot look at our country, admit its faults, and hope we learn to do better in the future.

159 Reviews | 20 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like an intimate theater and acting that makes you consider misconceptions you might have had.

Don't see it if history is not your "cup of tea."

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
February 17th, 2010

"“Black Angels Over Tuskegee,” Layon Gray’s sturdy drama about trailblazing African-American fighter pilots entering the European theater in World War II, gets by on the charm of the cast and a commitment to the rules of the uplifting inspirational melodrama."
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Time Out New York
February 15th, 2010

"The chronicles of the pioneering Tuskegee Airmen—the first African-American fighter pilots—are definitely a tale worth telling. Unfortunately, writer-director-performer Layton Gray isn't the one to tell it. His tediously sentimental production strings together maudlin monologues and clunky dialogue in a style so presentational it verges on story theater."
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Talkin' Broadway
February 15th, 2010

"The men, who overcame the prevailing prejudices to become a respected and valuable arm of the Allies, are as inspiring a military drama as could be found. But Layon Gray’s well-meaning play about them is - at best - moving in spite of itself...fewer facts - and more imagination - might have helped this lopsided evening fly as high, fast, and well as did the heroes it chronicles."
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February 16th, 2010

"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."
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