COWBOY, the powerful story of Bass Reeves, the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal- NOW at Actors Temple Theatre

From the author of Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Layon Gray, Cowboy is the first full on western to hit a Broadway or off-Broadway stage in over 80 years.

Cowboy is set in 1888 Oklahoma Indian territory. The story follows Bass Reeves and his Indian companion as they search for two criminals fleeing to the Mexican border, one of whom Reeves has a death warrant for. They all find themselves stuck in an old saloon as a deadly tornado slowly approaches.

He is the greatest U.S. Deputy Marshal you’ve never heard of. Many scholars believe that Bass Reeve’s life inspired the Lone Ranger character.

“Playwright Layon Gray has a gift for turning a wide range of stories from Black history into engaging, thought-provoking 21st century drama. The title refers to yet another illustration of slavery’s legacy, a story that’s key to the play. After experiencing Cowboy, you may never hear the word the same way again.” – Miami Herald

Cowboy is everything audiences expect of a rousing western! Gray is a fine writer—as in Tennessee Williams, there’s a regional poetry in the characters’ communication, but he’s an even better director. – ” Florida Theatre Onstage

Cowboy is a theatrical wonder! Gives reason to go back to theatre.”- Miami Artzine

“The multitasking Gray is a memorable Bass Reeves, observant and clever and two steps ahead of everyone else. His speeches are key to the play’s richness and to the way it emotionally connects past and present.” – Artburst

MEET THE CAST: Layon Gray, Thaddeus Daniels,

Melvin Huffnagle, Lamar Cheston, Anthony Goss,

David Roberts, Clinton FaulknerCowboy Creative Team

Author: Layon Gray
Director: Layon Gray
Producer: Layon Gray
American Theatre Company
Choreographer: Diego Villada
Light Design: Mitch Ost
Set Design: Josh Iacovelli


Performances Wednesdays at 7 pm/ Saturdays at 4:30 pm
Special performances

Thursdays- Dec 22/ 29 at 7 pm

Special Information: Gunshots and strobe lights are used in this production.

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Actors Temple Theatre

339 West 47th Street
Between 8th and 9th Avenue
New York NY 10036


PimComedy Fashion show now playing at Actors Temple Theatre

PimComedy Fashion Show is a musical journey into an artist’s mind.
opened Jan 17, 2022

PimComedy Fashion Show. Story of darkness and finding faith and love . Finding joy. Overcoming demons and obstacles and overcoming adversity. Loving the community. Supporting others. Loving the theater community. Story of darkness and overcoming drug abuse and drug addiction. An avant garde musical & art experience. An evening of weirdness and abstract art. Theater & love , performance art, located in Hells Kitchen. Story of overcoming a murderous ex girlfriend.

Fashion designer, painter and musician PimComedy hosts a 90 minute journey deep into the mind of the creator.


Exploring the visual and musical themes of heaven and hell, light and dark, colors, laughter and the hilarity of death, he offers a partnership into the process of beautification. Set in an east village artist’s studio among mixed media portraits, PimComedy performs his songs as if to a group of fellow painters. He mixes in amongst them and tells the story of his work, and in doing so, reveals a secret that will take your breath away.

PimComedy Fashion Show Creative Team

Book / Music / Director: PimComedy
Producer: The Set NYC

PimComedy Fashion Show Quick Facts

Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes, with no intermission

Tickets Starting At: $39.50 (Ticket prices include a $2.50 Facility Fee.)

Contact Telecharge for tix :

Box Office Hours: Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office one hour prior to the performance.Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Actors Temple Theatre is located at
339 West 47th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenue)