ADVISORY, March 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
The cast of the Off-Broadway hit "Black Angels Over Tuskegee" will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.
To kick-off their second year, the cast of "Black Angels Over Tuskegee" will ring the Opening Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Thursday, March 24th, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
David Gersten & Associates
The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C22, 87 degrees West, downlink frequency 4140 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Honeysett at (646) 441-5211.
An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.
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About "Black Angels Over Tuskegee":
BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE, Layon Gray's acclaimed play, recently began its second year at the Actors Temple Theater (339 West 47th Street), where the production transferred after its sold-out engagement at St. Luke's Theatre. Based on true events, six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces. BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE 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.
In addition to being an official selection of the 2009 National Black Theater Festival, BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE recently won a 2009 NAACP Award for Best Ensemble and a 2009 Artistic Director Achievement Award for Best Play. It was also presented at the 2009 National Tuskegee Airmen Convention in Las Vegas for over 30 chapters. Original Tuskegee Airmen Ted Lumpkin, President of the Los Angeles Chapter, said, "I love this play. It's real and it reminded me of my times at Tuskegee. [It's] a great show."
BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE recently did a special performance for the entire NY Jets team.
Here's what the critics have said:
"Uplifting! Inspirational! This show is also tough to resist. By the end, when the pilots overcame their obstacles and finally got up into the air to the swelling of music, tears welled up in my eyes." – The New York Times
"Dynamite performances!" – Time Out
"The characters are so realistic that the audience can't help but be thoroughly moved!" – Associated Press
"Excellent ensemble acting keeps Black Angels Over Tuskegee soaring. 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." – Back Stage
"Stunning!" – Curtain Up
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