Broadway stars to visit Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum

COMPTON, Calif. —  Director Layon Gray and the cast of his hit Broadway play “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” will tour Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum (TAM) and its Tuskegee Airmen Learning Center June 4 at 4 p.m. Several area Tuskegee Airmen, who serve as mentors at TAM, are expected to attend.

TAM is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that was originally established in dedication to the Tuskegee Airmen using the power of aeronautics to empower youths’ dreams with afterschool educational, career development, and mentoring resources

TAM has been able to give youth in Compton and the greater Los Angeles area the academic and motivational support they need to graduate high school, go to college, give back to their communities, and become future leaders and innovators in science, technology, engineering and math.

TAM provides education outreach through its fixed-wing flight school, community-wide events, Positive Vibrations helicopter demonstrations, and its Tuskegee Airmen Museum, which also serves as a field trip destination.

Black Angels Over Tuskegee is a story told in a narrative of 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, challenging their intelligence, patriotism, brotherhood and dreams of an inclusive and fair society.

Winner of the 2009 NAACP Award for best ensemble and 2009 Hollywood Artistic Director Achievement Ward for Best Play, the production has received rave reviews from top critics including The New York Times who describe the performance as “Uplifting and inspirational” and “Tough to resist!”

The play makes its return to Los Angeles for one night only, Saturday, June 8 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.

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