George Takei News

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on BroadwayThe Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Lea SalongaThe Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Lea Salonga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Tony Award-winning Lea Salonga brings her powerful voice to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. (more...)

IN TRANSIT's Telly Leung to Bring Personal Stories, Intimate Tunes to YotelIN TRANSIT's Telly Leung to Bring Personal Stories, Intimate Tunes to Yotel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Telly Leung - the Broadway and television star of 'Glee,' Godspell and Rent, currently starring on Broadway in In Transit - will debut at the new concert space The Green Room 42 at Yotel (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street) for one show only on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Stafford Arima Named Artistic Director of Theatre CalgaryStafford Arima Named Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Theatre Calgary's Board of Directors have announced Stafford Arima as the new Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary. Mr. Arima becomes the 12th Artistic Director in the theatre's 49-year history. (more...)

Matt Zarley Celebrates International Women's Day with 'The Estrogen Sessions' Featuring Billy PorterMatt Zarley Celebrates International Women's Day with 'The Estrogen Sessions' Featuring Billy Porter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Broadway veteran, Billboard dance sensation and People Magazine's first-ever gay "Hottest Bachelor" Matt Zarley has received critical acclaim as an LGBT artist for over a decade since his debut on the music scene. His latest release, The Estrogen Sessions, a tribute to some of his favorite female singers is Zarley's first entirely self-produced project and, will be released onWednesday, March 8, 2017, to coincide with International Women's Day. (more...)

Ann Harada, Kelvin Moon Loh and More Join George Takei in CSC's PACIFIC OVERTURES; Cast Complete!Ann Harada, Kelvin Moon Loh and More Join George Takei in CSC's PACIFIC OVERTURES; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Classic Stage Company has announced complete casting for their upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Pacific Overtures, directed and designed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, beginning performances Thursday, April 6 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Saturday, May 27. (more...)

Garden State Film Festival to Host Premiere of FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCKGarden State Film Festival to Host Premiere of FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK
by Movies News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Calling all Trekkies - Set your transponders to Atlantic City for the East Coast Premier FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK, produced by David Zappone and directed by Leonard Nimoy's son, Adam Nimoy. (more...)

Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

Audra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 SeasonAudra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell have announced the details of the Pops' 2017-18 season, the first back in the Orchestra's home at Music Hall following an extensive renovation and transition season at the Taft Theatre. (more...)

THEATER TALK's 2015-16 Wrap-Up Nominated for 2017 NY Emmy AwardTHEATER TALK's 2015-16 Wrap-Up Nominated for 2017 NY Emmy Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

THEATER TALK has been nominated for a 2017 NY EMMY Award as the Best Interview/ Discussion Program for its episode, 'Talk to Remember.' (more...)

Tony DeSare to Make Cleveland Debut with Cleveland Pops OrchestraTony DeSare to Make Cleveland Debut with Cleveland Pops Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????The Cleveland POPS Orchestra's Severance Hall concert on Saturday, March 25th is titled "I Love a Piano," appropriately features Tony DeSare, one of today's hottest new pianists. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 22nd, 2017 - KID VICTORY, IF I FORGET and More!BWW Morning Brief February 22nd, 2017 - KID VICTORY, IF I FORGET and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Kander & Pierce's KID VICTORY officially bows tonight Off-Broadway, while IF I FORGET, starring Kate Walsh, Jeremy Shamos and more, opens tonight at Roundabout! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 10th, 2017 - IN THE HEIGHTS Film, 'SUNDAY' on Broadway and More!BWW Morning Brief February 10th, 2017 - IN THE HEIGHTS Film, 'SUNDAY' on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, starts previews on Broadway this Saturday! (more...)

Broadway's Lea Salonga to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This AprilBroadway's Lea Salonga to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement in 2015, Tony and Olivier Award-winning star and recording artist Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko. Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 31st, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!BWW Morning Brief January 31st, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 31, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton reunite in FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse! (more...)

More Than 233,000 Sign George Takei's Petition Opposing Muslim TargetingMore Than 233,000 Sign George Takei's Petition Opposing Muslim Targeting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Since Trump announced his executive order banning refugees and creating a de-facto religious test for immigrants on Friday, signatures on George Takei's petition have skyrocketed. As of this afternoon, more than 233,000 people have signed the petition. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Encore Screening of ALLEGIANCETickets Now on Sale for Encore Screening of ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Back by popular demand, straight from the bright lights of Broadway to the big screen, and inspired by the true-life experiences of George Takei ("Star Trek," "Heroes"), Allegiance tells the moving story of one family, inspired by Takei's, whose life is upended by the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE, Starring George Takei, Gets Encore Screening Across CanadaALLEGIANCE, Starring George Takei, Gets Encore Screening Across Canada
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

After a hugely successful North-American premiere, Cineplex Events brings George Takei's ("Star Trek," "Heroes") Broadway musical Allegiance back to Canadian theatres for an encore on Sunday, February 19 at 6:30p.m. local time. This date is the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, known as the Day of Remembrance, which marked the beginning of the forced relocation and internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Starts Care2 Petition Opposing Muslim Targeting in the U.S.ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Starts Care2 Petition Opposing Muslim Targeting in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Actor and activist George Takei has started a Care2 petition to gather support for the Muslim community and allow signers to speak out against Trump policies that would target them. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017
by - Jan 10, 2017

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