Already closed | 2h 5m | Midtown W

Black Angels Over Tuskegee

From 133 member  reviews
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. More…

'Black Angels Over Tuskegee' is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen: six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood. The play 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.

2h 5m | Already closed | Actors Temple Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (133)


Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining
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Delightful, Great acting

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Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you like great entertainment and knowldge

Don't see it if you don't like great entertainment

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want great moment at the theatre. An emotional rollercoater ride to say the least!

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Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You like shows about American history.

Don't see it if You want to be comically entertained.


See it if You love history

Don't see it if You don't like off bway

Absorbing, Dizzying, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you appreciate great theatre and have a taste for history.

Don't see it if You just want some mindless entertainment.

Profound, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see what incredible ensemble acting is.

Don't see it if if you are not into deep storytelling that will bring you too tears


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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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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 dialo...
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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 hel...
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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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