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Black Angels Over Tuskegee Reviews

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Saw it twice, was hoping to see it again. Phenominal.

The story, the acting, the emotion. I loved everything about it.

Written on November, 16th 2018


A heartfelt thank-you goes out to Layon Gray for bringing this incredible African-American story of courage and perseverance, bravery and brotherhood to the stage. These phenomenal men should never be forgotten and with your 7 year run, and counting, they never will be. Each actor was brilliant and commanded the stage during the entire performance. I HIGHLY recommend this playwright and this fabulous play. BRAVO!

Written on January, 19th 2017

Inspirational Story

This Off-Broadway production, written by Layon Gray, tells the story of six volunteers who make their way to Texas to take the test to become Army fighter pilots in 1942 during World War II. The narrator reads from his great-grandfather’s journal as the six performers reenact the story, the conflicts among them, their strategy in flight after graduation from training at Tuskegee, Alabama, and their ultimate bonding as a band of brothers. The acting and choreography directed by award-winning Layon Gray is very effectively staged. The play suffers from overlong-detail and false endings. I kept looking at my watch during the last 45 minutes because it badly needed editing. Nevertheless, this was a worthwhile evening at the theatre because of its inspirational story.

Written on November, 4th 2016

A Must See

This play was excellent! I was so proud not only of the original Tuskegee men but also these men that played the part. The acting was fantastic! The story was awesome! I strongly recommend seeing it. Great learning experience. (You may need to bring your tissues).

Written on September, 18th 2016

Don't Miss Black Angels Over Tuskeegee!

This play is an extremely interesting, totally engrossing story about a group of men who persist in their desire to serve our country as pilots during WW II, despite the fact that they are blocked at every turn because of the color of their skin. The acting is superb, and we learned a great deal of new information about the heroism of these soldiers. The story of their personal battles to get there adds another layer to their story. The meaning of the title "Black Angels Over Tuskegee" is explained at the very end, and left me with goosebumps. After the show, every actor was at the door shaking hands, thanking us for being there. Highly recommended.

Written on September, 16th 2014


Black Angels Over Tuskegee is one of the finest, most poignant plays I've ever seen. Everything about it is first-rate. The writing is superb, and the actors were magnificent. The story depicts a chapter of American history that everyone should be aware of. Kudos to everyone involved in this excellent production!

Written on April, 16th 2014


I saw this play and was blown away by it. I thank the playwrite and the actors for bring the famous Tuskegee Airman, their lives and the roles that they played in WWII to life. The Tuskegee Airman gave their lives for us and they should not be forgotten!

Written on March, 31st 2014


What an excellent story and well-acted play. A very humbling experience I won't soon forget. Thinking of this strong play still brings tears to my eyes.
Saw the play on Nov. 19 and would go back to NYC this week to experience it again. I will tell all of my theater going friends to make sure to see this show.
Cngratulations to all on a fine show and performances. I hope you are Broadway bound or on to the big screen!

Written on November, 21st 2011

Fly over to see this play

Excellent play. I've seen a lot of plays. This is one of the best, if not the best play I've seen. The range of emotions, the dialogue, the story line were all very powerful. I would recommend this play for anyone. This play is a historic portrayal of triumph over adversity that will enlighten the soul and lift your spirit.

Written on September, 19th 2011

Touching and fabulous!

The best play I have seen so far in my life! It made me laugh so hard in the beginning and cry in the end. Very touching and VERY well done. Excellent actors, outstanding performance. Please, find the time to watch this show, it will touch you no matter who you are; not only will you enjoy the great writing and actors' performance, but also you will become a better person after watching it...

Written on July, 30th 2011

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