George Takei News

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

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE Returns to U.S. Cinemas For One More Day!ALLEGIANCE Returns to U.S. Cinemas For One More Day!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

After an unprecedented cinematic premiere resulting in the highest-grossing one-night Broadway musical event to date for Fathom Events, George Takei's ("Star Trek," "Heroes") Broadway musical Allegiance returns to cinemas nationwide for an encore on Sunday, February 19 at 12:55 p.m. local time. (more...)

Lynne Shankel to Release Double Album BARE NAKED Featuring Original Songs Including Music from BARE: THE MUSICALLynne Shankel to Release Double Album BARE NAKED Featuring Original Songs Including Music from BARE: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

On January 24, 2017 composer and orchestrator, Lynne Shankel will release her debut album as a songwriter, BARE NAKED which will feature 21 of her original songs including songs she wrote with lyricist Jon Hartmere for bare: The Musical, which played at New World Stages in 2012. (more...)

Broadway Orchestrator Lynne Shankel's Debut Album 'Bare Naked' to Be Released 1/24Broadway Orchestrator Lynne Shankel's Debut Album 'Bare Naked' to Be Released 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Award-winning orchestrator and arranger Lynne Shankel has announced that her debut album, 'Bare Naked' will be released on the Yellow Sound Label on Tuesday January 24th. (more...)

Hollywood & Theater Stars React to Passing of Carrie FisherHollywood & Theater Stars React to Passing of Carrie Fisher
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

As BWW reported this morning, Carrie Fisher, best known as Star Wars' Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack on Friday. She was 60. Stars of stage and screen turned to social media to share their grief over the loss of a legend (more...)

Photo Flash: A BRONX TALE's Chazz Palminteri Tells 'Bus' Tales as 50th Inductee into the Ride of FamePhoto Flash: A BRONX TALE's Chazz Palminteri Tells 'Bus' Tales as 50th Inductee into the Ride of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Actor Chazz Palminteri joined the ranks of George Takei, Rachel Ray and Sir Patrick Stewart when he was inducted into the prestigious Ride of Fame this afternoon as its 50th inductee. (more...)

Holiday Family Programs at Museum of the Moving ImageHoliday Family Programs at Museum of the Moving Image
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Daily matinees of 'kubo and the two strings' accompanied by family workshops, and special screenings of martin scorsese's 'hugo' OFFERED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON (more...)

BWW Review: REQUIEM FOR TESLA at The Off CenterBWW Review: REQUIEM FOR TESLA at The Off Center
by Joni Lorraine - Dec 15, 2016

The Rudes. They're like the cast of Star Wars or Star Trek, iconic and revered in that way that Trekkers love Leonard Nimoy or George Takei, but for Austin and its avid theatre going Rude fans, well, that, and their collaborative works with others from Helsinki to Cedar Rapids. And their current production, REQUIEM FOR TESLA, is, in its third incarnation, like a Star Trek reboot. While other theatres around town dust off the usual December holiday fare, The Rude Mechanicals, never to be usual, have resurrected REQUIEM FOR TESLA in celebration of their 20th anniversary season. It's obvious they've been around and drummed up an enthusiastic fan base. (Full disclosure: I'm one of them). On opening night for this particular production, one ebullient fan behind us waxed poetic to total strangers about each and every Rude production he'd seen (many of which I've seen myself) including the 2001 and 2003 iterations of REQUIEM FOR TESLA. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2016
by - Dec 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/10/2016
by - Dec 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/10/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 10, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 10, 2016
by - Dec 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to Play Final Performance 12/19WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to Play Final Performance 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Maberry Theatricals (Devlin Elliott and Tom Kirdahy) are thrilled to announce that Emmy Award winning actor Richard Thomas ("The Waltons," You Can't Take It With You) will perform the final show of the critically-acclaimed engagement of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, by Nassim Soleimanpour, on Monday, December 19, 2016. The limited engagement, New York Premiere of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT began performances on March 7.  (more...)

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to Close This Month with Mystery StarWHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to Close This Month with Mystery Star
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Maberry Theatricals has announced that the critically-acclaimed solo play White Rabbit Red Rabbit, by Nassim Soleimanpour, will play the final performance of its limited New York Premiere engagement on Monday, December 19, 2016. (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-O on CBS - Friday, December 16, 2016Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-O on CBS - Friday, December 16, 2016
by - Nov 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-O, airing on CBS on Friday, December 16, 2016! (more...)

Marti Gould Cummings to Appear at Therapy, Feinstein's/54 Below, and More This Holiday SeasonMarti Gould Cummings to Appear at Therapy, Feinstein's/54 Below, and More This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Showman Marti Gould Cummings, known for his inventive blend of drag, comedy and vocal performance, will be making numerous appearances throughout Manhattan for the remainder of the year. Off the heels of his London debut, Marti will resume his weekly Monday evening appearances at midtown's Therapy, welcoming to the stage Broadway star Peter Gallagher and his Broadway songstress daughter on November 28. On December 7, Marti will help to honor George Takei as host to the Emery Award after party on December 7, and attend the 18th Annual Glam Awardson December 11, as a nominee in six categories. Lastly, the year will close with Have Yourself a Very Marti Christmas, Cummings's encore performance at 54 Below, featuring guest artists Lesli Margherita and Matt DeAngelis. (more...)

Broadway's ALLEGIANCE, Starring George Takei, to Hit the Big Screen in CanadaBroadway's ALLEGIANCE, Starring George Takei, to Hit the Big Screen in Canada
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Cineplex Events presents George Takei's Allegiance: The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen, in select theatres across the Canada for one night only on December 13, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: HMI's Rising Stars Slam Their Backs in Thriving Vogue CultureBWW Interview: HMI's Rising Stars Slam Their Backs in Thriving Vogue Culture
by Olga El - Nov 21, 2016

The Hetrick-Martin Institute is the oldest and largest LGBTQ youth-focused organization, serving over 2000 youth annually by providing daily meals, health services, academic support, career preparation, artistic enrichment, support for homeless youth and more. It is also the birthplace of the Harvey Milk High School. One of the most popular programs at HMI is the Kiki Lounge where Vogue dancers, from all backgrounds and experience levels, get to 'slam their backs' as part of a thriving dance scene. (more...)

George Takei Invites Elected Officials to ALLEGIANCE Screenings in Response to Trump Surrogate's Japanese-American Internment CommentsGeorge Takei Invites Elected Officials to ALLEGIANCE Screenings in Response to Trump Surrogate's Japanese-American Internment Comments
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

In reaction to remarks on national television by Trump-campaign surrogate Carl Higbie citing the Japanese-American internment as a precedent for the Trump Administration's proposed registry of Muslims in America, actor and activist George Takei is responding by denouncing the comments as dangerous and by inviting elected officials across America to attend a film screening ofAllegiance, the Broadway musical inspired by Takei's true life experience.  Allegiance exposes the harrowing and oft-overlooked chapter of American history concerning the unjust incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, mostly US citizens, who were placed in internment camps by the United States government in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  (more...)

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