Review: ALLEGIANCE Musically Celebrates the Power of the Human SpiritReview: ALLEGIANCE Musically Celebrates the Power of the Human Spirit
by Shari Barrett - Mar 7, 2018

George Takei is known for his founding role as Mr. Sulu in the acclaimed television series Star Trek and as an influential social media icon. But long before that fame, Takei was born in Boyle Heights and spent his childhood in the Rohwer Incarceration Camp in Arkansas and later at Tule Lake in Northern California during World War II. His story of resilience and hope is the inspiration for ALLEGIANCE, a new Broadway musical making its Los Angeles premiere, co-produced by East West Players (EWP) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) at JACCC's 900-seat Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles through April 1, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: George Takei Returns to ALLEGIANCE for Los Angeles Premiere at East West PlayersPhoto Flash: George Takei Returns to ALLEGIANCE for Los Angeles Premiere at East West Players
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

East West Players (EWP) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) present stage, television, and film star George Takei in the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance. (more...)

Third Annual Asian World Film Festival Announces Award Winners at Closing NightThird Annual Asian World Film Festival Announces Award Winners at Closing Night
by Movies News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

The 3rd ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF) came to a close on Thursday, November 2, culminating the screening of 37 films from 25 participating countries (more...)

BWW Morning Brief October 19th, 2017: TORCH SONG Opens, Broadway Unites for Puerto Rico, and More!BWW Morning Brief October 19th, 2017: TORCH SONG Opens, Broadway Unites for Puerto Rico, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: TORCH SONG opens, Broadway unites for Puerto Rico, and more! (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Members to Join George Takei in ALLEGIANCE's Los Angeles PremiereOriginal Broadway Cast Members to Join George Takei in ALLEGIANCE's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

East West Players (EWP) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) are pleased to announce that for the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance, stage and screen star George Takei will be joined by Broadway cast members Elena Wang as Kei Kimura, Greg Watanabe as Mike Masaoka, Scott Watanabe as Tatsuo Kimura, and Janelle Dote as Hanako. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 13-19
by Nora Dominick - Feb 19, 2016

Still not over Hamilton's performance at the Grammys? Gearing up for Waitress to hit Broadway in March? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung and More Celebrate at ALLEGIANCE Closing Night Party
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The new American musical ALLEGIANCE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Lea Salonga (MISS SAIGON, LES MISERABLES) in her long-awaited return to Broadway, 'Star Trek' icon George Takei in his Broadway debut at age 78, and Broadway and 'Glee' star Telly Leung, played its final performance on Broadway on February 14, 2016. Scroll down for photos from the closing night party at Southern Hospitality! (more...)

VIDEO: ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Honored With 'Ride of Fame' Double Decker Bus
by Michael Dale - Dec 15, 2015

The popular actor and activist enjoys having his name on a vehicle that helps people take in the splendor of New York. (more...)

VIDEO: 2nd Graders Sing ALLEGIANCE's 'Gaman' For Stars George Takei, Lea Salonga and Dance Captain Owen Johnston II
by Michael Dale - Dec 11, 2015

Midtown West Elementary School students learn of enduring what seems unbearable with patience and dignity. (more...)

Photo Flash: BD Wong Attends Broadway's ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Actor B.D. WONG was in the audience at ALLEGIANCE leading the standing ovation and went backstage to congratulate the show's stars, including GEORGE TAKEI, LEA SALONGA, TELLY LEUNG and MICHAEL K. LEE. Check out photos from his visit below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Christine Ebersole, Nichelle Nichols and Uzo Aduba Stop by ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

ALLEGIANCE welcomed several stars this weekend to Broadway's Longacre Theatre, including Christine Ebersole, STAR TREK's Nichelle Nichols and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and THE WIZ LIVE!'s Uzo Aduba. Scroll down for photos of them backstage with George Takei and company! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALLEGIANCE Opens in Final Episode of TREK TO BROADWAY
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2015

On the final episode of Trek to Broadway, join the company of Allegiance for all the excitement of Opening Night on Broadway. Go backstage as the cast tries to stay calm and prepare for their official debut while the fervor of celebrities and special guests arriving on the red carpet outside the Longacre Theatre. For many of those involved, opening night is a huge milestone. As their seven-year journey to the Broadway stage culminates in this night, tune in to see what happens when their dreams become a reality.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALLEGIANCE's Previews Begin in Episode 7 of TREK TO BROADWAY
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2015

Below, go behind-the-scenes of Broadway's ALLEGIANCE with Episode 7 of the musical's 'TREK TO BROADWAY', titled 'Put on a Happy Face,' which takes a closer look at the preview period! (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei's Inspiring Election Day Message
by Michael Dale - Nov 3, 2015

As a child he and his family were imprisoned by the United States government. As an activist today, he fights for America's principles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lindsay Mendez Visits Broadway's ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Lindsay Mendez took in the new Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE at the Longacre Theater, where she stopped backstage to congratulate her friends Telly Leung and Katie Rose Clarke, as well as the one and only George Takei. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lea Salonga, George Takei & More in ALLEGIANCE on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Performances of the new American musical Allegiance began at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with an official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015. Allegiance stars Tony and Olivier Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) in her long-awaited return to Broadway joined by 'Star Trek' icon George Takei in his Broadway debut at age 78, and Broadway and 'Glee' starTelly Leung. Allegiance is the vibrant and unforgettable story of one family's resilience in the face of seemingly-insurmountable odds, inspired by Takei's real-life experience as a Japanese American during World War II. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Telly Leung's 'Dream Come True': Being With ALLEGIANCE From First Reading To Broadway Opening
by Michael Dale - Oct 24, 2015

A veteran of four previous Broadway musicals, this is his first time originating a role on Broadway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside ALLEGIANCE's Tech Rehearsals in Episode 6 of TREK TO BROADWAY
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2015

Below, go behind-the-scenes of Broadway's ALLEGIANCE with Episode 6 of the musical's 'TREK TO BROADWAY', titled 'You Could Drive A Person Crazy,' which takes a closer look at the team behind the show's lights, sound, set and more as the company speeds toward tech rehearsals! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALLEGIANCE Stars George Takei and Telly Leung Chat New Musical and More
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2015

ALLEGIANCE stars George Takei and Telly Leung stopped by GOOD DAY NEW YORK today to discuss the new musical and its long journey to Broadway. Check out the interview below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sydney Lucas, Jake Lucas & Oscar Williams Visit Broadway's ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

The cast of the new musical  ALLEGIANCE were visited by a trio of young Broadway stars at the Sunday matinee performance at the Longacre Theatre.  Tony nominee Sydney Lucas who was one of the stars of 'Fun Home' joined her brother, Jake Lucas who is in 'The King & I' along with current 'Fun Home' co-star Oscar Wiliams for the performance. Check out photos from their visit below! (more...)

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