Already closed | 1h 35m | Midtown W

Fly

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing, Riveting, Great acting

About the show

New Victory presents 'Fly,' a drama about the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black military pilots who fought for the U.S. military during World War II. More…

The year is 1944: Allied forces liberate Rome; British and U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy. On an airfield in Alabama, four brave young men join the first black military aviators in United States history. 'Fly,' a theatrical action-adventure, beautifully employs dance and video projection to illuminate the tremendous courage and resilience of the Tuskegee Airmen. From training to combat, experience the anguish, fears and triumphs of a brotherhood who fought for freedom abroad—and at home.

1h 35m | Already closed | The New Victory Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (8)

MEMBERS SAY:

Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing, Riveting, Great acting
87
Avg Score

85
Absorbing, Profound, Resonant

See it if you want to see a great cast, a good show & a glimpse of history. Bring the kids...pass the history to them.

Don't see it if Your kids are younger than 8 or if history is not your thing. But it would be a shame...

90
Riveting, Resonant, Relevant, Intense

See it if you think that our past history is important to remember and you want to witness a very inspiring story.

Don't see it if want to be entertained in a funny way, but not touched emotionally by a profoundly sad, yet inspiring story.

92
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you like historical plays about our recent WWII race discrimination. Great for adults and teenagers. A great into to theater for kids.

Don't see it if See it!

95
Riveting, Relevant, Original, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in history and want a good theater experience

Don't see it if You're under 12 years of age

87
Riveting, Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you care about dramatic history that makes you care. Well-staged. You need to get past the first 15 minutes and then it soars.

Don't see it if 95 minutes is too long to learn something while being entertained.

70
Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You're interested in African history and World War 2.

Don't see it if You don't like a slow start in theatre.

90
Absorbing, Educational, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you and your kids want to learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen & the racism blacks faced under Jim Crow. Entertaining and educational!

Don't see it if you're not a fan of theater for young audiences. As engaging as it is, it's geared toward tweens and teens and is a bit simplistic at times.

89
Profound, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if THE TRUTH.COM

Don't see it if CANT BE INSPIRED


March 14th, 2016
"Intended for both children and adults, the script relies on historical shorthand and overly explicit approaches to character, but the whole is moving and powerful...By the time the men are up in the air over Italy and Germany, we’ve come to care for them absolutely, thanks in part to the excelle...
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March 15th, 2016
"An original, high-energy dramatization...The show uses some eye-popping special effects to simulate the experience of flying…The performances here are top-notch…But 'Fly' really stands out as ingenious theater because of Omar Edwards, the Tap Griot...His expressive tapping reveals the men's inne...
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March 18th, 2016
"The hoofing in this piece is superb. If the Tap Griot anchors the piece, the cadets are the dynamos that make it spin...The all-male acting ensemble is strong...'Fly' is more than entertaining. It's a real slice of history that anybody over 10 can enjoy. It's deeply affecting, often witty, and h...
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March 15th, 2016
"I noted numerous audience members without kids, as this show truly has universal appeal, presenting an important historical piece with emotion, sensitivity and depth…The production uses striking video projection and the high-energy hoofing of Tap Griot—a modern Greek chorus-like figure who uses ...
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