Black Angels Over Tuskegee
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Black Angels Over Tuskegee
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Black Angels Over Tuskegee NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(133 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
6%
Negative
2%
Members say
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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Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like stories about true events and like to see things from a different perspective.

Don't see it if You need a lot of bells and whistles. These guys make the most out of very little.

79
Resonant, Profound, Masterful, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if If you like shows based on a true story. Moving pieces about people. WW11 story that is moving to watch

Don't see it if If you need a big production. If you like a easier show with no thought or emotion involved

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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Backstage
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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