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GEORGE TAKEI is best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in the acclaimed television and film series Star Trek. He’s an actor, social justice activist, social media mega-power, star of the upcoming Broadway musical Allegiance, and subject of “To Be Takei,” a documentary on his life and career. Takei’s acting career has spanned five decades, with more than 40 feature films and hundreds of television guest-starring roles to his credit. Inspired by his family’s experience in United States internment camps, Takei developed Allegiance which made its record-breaking world premiere, at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in 2012, winning multiple awards. Takei shared a Grammy nomination with Leonard Nimoy in 1987 in the Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording category. Takei also received a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame in 1986. And in 1991 he left his signature and hand print, in cement, in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. has named Takei the most-influential person on Facebook, where he currently has nearly 8.5 million “likes.” In 2013, Takei won the Shorty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Internet Culture. He has 1.6 million followers on Twitter, and posts on various social media platforms. Later in 2015, Takei will relaunch his personal site,

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Los Angeles Premiere, 2018
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Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2017
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New York Premiere Production, 2016
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Original Broadway Production, 2015
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Full AAPI Cast to Perform 54 SINGS ALLEGIANCE at 54 Below

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present a entirely AAPI cast in 54 Sings Allegiance on November 27 at 7pm.

CHARTOR Entertainment, African Grove Institute for the Arts, and Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center to Present World Premiere Readings

CHARTOR Entertainment, African Grove Institute for the Arts, and Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center will present world premiere readings from The Longwood Writers Workshop at LAICCC's Fall Celebration.

Telly Leung & More to Star in HAS ANYONE SEEN MY MIND? Industry Readings

Private industry readings of 'Has Anyone Seen My Mind?' by Bill Russell, are scheduled for October 26 & 27.

East West Players to Present Screening of EAST WEST PLAYERS: A HOME ON STAGE Documentary

Discover the nation's longest-running Asian American theater, East West Players, as they screen the documentary 'A Home on Stage.' Don't miss the opportunity to attend a free screening at East West Players Theater.

George Takei to Release Debut Picture Book 'My Lost Freedom'

MY LOST FREEDOM is George Takei’s story about his years growing up in those camps. It is about how his parents kept the family safe in their new “homes”—the Santa Anita racetrack, swampy Camp Rohwer, and desolate Tule Lake. Takei entered the camps at the age of five and would remain there until the conclusion of the war three years later, in 1945.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Pops Launch 2023-24 Live From Music Hall Digital Concert Series

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Pops have announced the 2023-24 Live from Music Hall Digital Concert Series. Learn more about the full upcoming performance lineup here!

Interview: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG's Katie Rose Clarke Talks Audition Story, Reuniting With the Cast & More

Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along is coming to Broadway this fall. Read BroadwayWorld's exclusive interview with Katie Rose Clarke, and learn behind the scenes stories about the production.

FOREVER AFTER Cast Revealed at The Siggy at The Flea Theater

Along with Doric Wilson's play Forever After  Playwright Danielle Frimer's play A Marriage Is A Story We Tell And Keep Telling will hit the stage at The Siggy at The Flea Theater this August. In this production a queer couple hides in the supply closet moments before what they hope will be their perfect wedding. Their jitters rocket them into a metaphysical meta theatrical manic meditation on the heteronormative nature of the marriage industry complex.  

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and New Earth Theatre Reveal Associateship 

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (Central) and New Earth Theatre have announced a new associateship, which will bring higher education arts training and the industry closer together.    

Interview: Theatre Life with Lea Salonga

The term Broadway royalty can only be given to a handful of performers. Today’s subject Leas Salonga is one of those people. You probably know her best as the singing voices of Princess Jasmine and Mulan in Disney’s Aladdin and Mulan, but she is also an accomplished Broadway and concert performer who wows audiences all over the world with her dynamic voice and excellent acting.

Diversionary Theatre Announces 2023/2024 Season

Diversionary Theatre has announced its 2023/2024 season: the San Diego premiere of Dragon Mama (September/October 2023) by Sara Porkalob and directed by Andrew Russell; the legacy revival of The Glass Menagerie (November/December 2023) by Tennessee Williams and directed by Lisa Berger with Shana Wride taking on the iconic role of Amanda Wingfield; the West Coast premiere of Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Board Members (May/June, 2024) a co-production with Moxie Theatre by Mara Vélez Meléndez and a director to be announced; the world-premiere musical TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix (May/June, 2024) by EllaRose Chary and Brandon Gwinn, directed by Sherri Eden Barber.

Photos: George Takei, Georgia Stitt & More Honored At Prospect Theater Company Spring Gala

Prospect Theater Company's annual Spring Gala honored four extraordinary members of the theatre community with the second annual Muse Awards. See photos from inside the evening!

Hannah Elless, Julia Murney, Allie Trimm And More Join Prospect Theater Company's Spring 2023 Gala

Prospect Theater Company has announced the performers for their annual Spring Gala, being held Monday, May 1st at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street): Hannah Elless (Bright Star), Julia Murney (Baby, The Wild Party), Allie Trimm (Wicked), Genesis Adelia Collado (Prospect's Notes From Now), Darron Hayes (Prospect's Notes From Now), Matthew McGloin (Prospect's The Hello Girls), and Miyuki Miyagi (Allegiance, West Coast Premiere).

Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis, and Jessica Vosk To Perform At The White House State Dinner For South Korean President, Yoon Suk Yeol

Next week, a trio of Broadway stars will take the stage at The White House as part of a state dinner for Yoon Suk Yeol, the president of South Korea.

Leslie Odom, Jr., Amber Iman & More to Perform at Prospect Theater Company Spring Gala

Prospect Theater Company has announced the performers for their annual Spring Gala. See who is taking part, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Snehal Desai Named Center Theatre Group Artistic Director

Snehal Desai will become the next artistic director of Los Angeles’ Center Theatre Group, joining Managing Director / CEO Meghan Pressman to lead one of the nation’s largest theatre organizations.


The all-star voice cast includes Ming-Na Wen, James Hong, BD Wong, Matthew Rhys, Izaac Wang, AJ LoCascio, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green. The series will also feature notable guest stars including Zach Galligan who starred as the hero “Billy Peltzer” in Amblin’s original “Gremlins” films. Watch a video teaser now!

Julia Murney And More Join LITTLE WOMEN - A NEW MUSICAL At 54 Below

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Louisa May Alcott's Little Women on April 24, 2023.

Kristi Yamaguchi to be Grand Marshal at 2nd Annual JAPAN PARADE

Building on the great success of last year’s inaugural Japan Parade, the 2nd annual Japan Parade in New York City will be held on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 1PM.

Ali Ewoldt, Jelani Remy & More to Take Part in Prospect Theater's 2023 Spring Gala

Prospect Theater Company's annual Spring Gala will be co-hosted by Ali Ewoldt and Jelani Remy, and will feature presenters including Renée Elise Goldsberry, Telly Leung and more. Learn how to purchase tickets!


George Takei has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

George Takei has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

George Takei has been nominated for the Best Featured Actor in a Musical award at the BroadwayWorld Awards for his role in the show Allegiance.

George Takei has won the Best Featured Actor in a Musical award at the BroadwayWorld Awards for his performance in Allegiance.

George Takei's next show will be George Takei's Allegiance which opens on 1/17/2023 on West End.

George Takei's first West End show was George Takei's Allegiance which opened in 2023

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