George Takei News

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...)

Steve Aoki To Receive Music Vanguard Award at Unforgettable GalaSteve Aoki To Receive Music Vanguard Award at Unforgettable Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Kore Asian Media announced today that the 15th Annual Unforgettable Gala, a celebration of Asian American trailblazers in the entertainment industry, will honor American electro-house musician/record producer, Steve Aoki, with the prestigious Music Vanguard Award. (more...)

Jeanne Sakata's HOLD THESE TRUTHS Makes Alaska DebutJeanne Sakata's HOLD THESE TRUTHS Makes Alaska Debut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

During World War II, nearly 120,000 Japanese-Americans, including over 200 Alaskans, were ordered to internment camps in the name of "national security." Gordon Hirabayashi was one of only three people who attempted to defy the order on legal grounds. Hold These Truths is his story. It's a play about one man who stood up to power and discrimination in the middle of a worldwide conflict. Gordon persevered, bringing his fight to the U.S. Supreme Court twice, and in 2012 was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Perseverance Theatre is honored to be collaborating with a team that includes a Japanese scenic designer, and Japanese-American actor, director, and playwright to produce this story in Alaska. (more...)

Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Set for WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT This MonthTony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Set for WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Maberry Theatricals has announced that two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will take the stage for one-night-only in WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour, on Monday, November 28, 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Inner City Cultural Center to Honor George Takei and Robert Kennard TonightInner City Cultural Center to Honor George Takei and Robert Kennard Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center 50th Anniversary Gala honors the legacy of ICCC's founder, C. Bernard Johnson (also known as Jack). ICCC provided a platform for many residents and those who came to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams and aspirations. (more...)

BWW Review: DOCTOR STRANGE Defies the OddsBWW Review: DOCTOR STRANGE Defies the Odds
by Katricia Lang - Nov 4, 2016

Despite all of its efforts to fail, DOCTOR STRANGE succeeds. The new offering from Marvel Studios has been dogged by controversy over its casting and criticism for its early publicity stills and trailer. The casting is as bad as you thought it would be. The film as a whole may surprise you. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Receives Los Angeles Inner City Essence Award TonightALLEGIANCE's George Takei Receives Los Angeles Inner City Essence Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The alumni of the Inner City Cultural Center (ICCC) 50th Anniversary Planning Committee will present to renowned actor George Takei  (more...)

BWW Previews: GEORGE TAKEI Brings Unique Wit And Wisdom To The McCallum TheatreBWW Previews: GEORGE TAKEI Brings Unique Wit And Wisdom To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Nov 3, 2016

The McCallum Theatre presents An Evening with George Takei on Saturday, November 19, at 8:00pm. With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series "Star Trek," in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But George Takei's story goes where few stories have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp during WWII, to becoming one of the country's leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality, George Takei remains a powerful voice on issues from politics to pop culture. (more...)

Production Begins on Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED from Focus FeaturesProduction Begins on Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED from Focus Features
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Production has begun in Louisiana on writer/director Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED, which reteams the filmmaker with Focus Features. (more...)

The 2016 Emery Awards Honors ALLEGIANCE's George Takei and Retail Visionary Rob SmithThe 2016 Emery Awards Honors ALLEGIANCE's George Takei and Retail Visionary Rob Smith
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Hollywood legend George Takei and visionary retail expert Rob Smith will be honored on December 7th 2016 at Cipriani's Wall Street, during The 30th Annual Emery Awards. (more...)

Company of Fools presents WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT by Nassim SoleimanpourCompany of Fools presents WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT by Nassim Soleimanpour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Company of Fools continues its 21st season with White Rabbit, Red Rabbit- a wild, utterly original play from Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour that distills the experience of an entire generation. From October 27 to 29, 2016, the play will be performed six times over three nights at two different locations-the Liberty Theater in Hailey and The Center in Ketchum-and each performance of the play will feature a different actor. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Broadway Production of ALLEGIANCE, Starring George Takei, in Cinemas Nationwide This DecemberTickets Now on Sale for Broadway Production of ALLEGIANCE, Starring George Takei, in Cinemas Nationwide This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

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...)

Philadelphia's Favorite Holiday Show is Back: A PHILLY POPS CHRISTMAS Opens December 2ndPhiladelphia's Favorite Holiday Show is Back: A PHILLY POPS CHRISTMAS Opens December 2nd
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

After a nearly sold out run in 2015 that brought the best of holiday music to more than 20,500 fans, A Philly POPS Christmas: Spectacular Sounds of the Season is back with ten performances this December. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lea Salonga and Eric Kunze Reunite to Sing 'A Little Fall of Rain'STAGE TUBE: Lea Salonga and Eric Kunze Reunite to Sing 'A Little Fall of Rain'
by Nora Dominick - Oct 24, 2016

Want a daily dose of crying today? This morning Lea Salonga posted a video of her and Eric Kunze reuniting  to sing 'A Little Fall of Rain.' Check out the video below! (more...)

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