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New York, NY

Cowboy Tickets

Saddle up for a dramatic journey with Bass Reeves.
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Production shot of Cowboy in New York, with  Layon Gray as Bass Reeves.
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Production shot of Cowboy in New York, showing ensemble in a drinking session.
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About Cowboy

A western drama about the life of the man who inspired The Lone Ranger.

From Layon Gray, the writer of Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Cowboy is the first full on western to come to a New York stage in nearly 80 years. Now until October 31st!

Once regarded as the greatest of U.S. Deputy Marshals, many scholars believe that Bass Reeve's life served as inspiration for the character of the Lone Ranger.

Set in 1888 Oklahoma Indian territory, this show follows Bass Reeves and his Native American companion as they seek out two criminals fleeing to the Mexican border, one of whom Reeves has a death warrant for. But soon, they find themselves stuck in an old saloon as a deadly tornado slowly approaches.

Winner of 5 Broadway World Awards which included Best Play, Best Overall Production, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director.

"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

Run time

1hr 30min. No intermission.

Start date

May 25th, 2024

End date

July 27th, 2024


Plays, Off Broadway


Ages 13+.

Production note
Strobe lights, haze, and gunfire are used in this show.
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61 Reviews



766 Reviews | 424 Followers
Riveting, Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This small budget play set in 1888, with African-American historical significance has tremendous potential. The plot was very interesting.

Don’t see it if If you prefer a larger budget play or learning about the plight of African-Americans during post-reconstruction, then skip this one.

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Elisa 9119

605 Reviews | 286 Followers
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Well-written,well-acted,&well-staged w grt lighting&sound designs. The play, abt the 1st Afr-Am lawman,born into slavery,is set in 1888 OK.

Don’t see it if To make the story more appealing,1or 2 women should b added 2 the cast. Major concern:took 80yrs x a Black cowboy to hit B'way or Off B'way.



301 Reviews | 105 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if an interesting, pretty intense, plot about a historical figure that isn't well known

Don’t see it if gun shots and some dialogue that's a bit hard to understand



171 Reviews | 56 Followers
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Well acted, interesting play, tho less a bio of Bass, than a story abt repercussions of slavery, betrayal, & the West. Great use of sound.

Don’t see it if Got slightly preachy at the end. Still, this is a must-see in my book.

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339 West 47th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10036


Day of weekAfternoon
Saturday4:00 PM

Frequently asked questions

How long is Cowboy?

1hr 30min. No intermission.

Where is Cowboy located?

Actors Temple Theatre. The address is New York, NY, United States, 10036.

How much do tickets cost for Cowboy?

Tickets for Cowboy start at $46.

What's the age requirement for Cowboy?

The recommended age for Cowboy is Ages 13+..

How do you book tickets for Cowboy?

Book tickets for Cowboy on New York Theatre Guide.

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