BWW REVIEW: ALLEGIANCE Is an Earnest Celebration of Resilience and RedemptionBWW REVIEW: ALLEGIANCE Is an Earnest Celebration of Resilience and Redemption
by Jan Nargi - May 25, 2018

FDR called the attack on Pearl Harbor "a day that will live in infamy." Equally ignominious, though, was his knee-jerk response: the decision to authorize the incarceration of 110,000 Japanese Americans in internment camps - without cause, trials, or hearings - for close to the duration of WWII. The Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE, championed by actor/activist George Takei and based on his true life experiences, attempts to shed light on that particularly ugly chapter in American history precisely at a time when a new generation of immigrants is being persecuted, detained and deported. In its New England regional premiere at SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston, that mission is only partially achieved. (more...)

Ferocious Lotus Premieres TWO MILE HOLLOW This SummerFerocious Lotus Premieres TWO MILE HOLLOW This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company, with the support of Intersection for the Arts, presents the world premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler's TWO MILE HOLLOW directed by Lily Tung Crystal. Ferocious Lotus is proud to produce Winkler's work since she was announced as the 2018 winner of the coveted Yale Drama Series Prize for her new play, GOD SAID THIS, and the 2018-2019 Jerome Fellow at The Lark. TWO MILE HOLLOW is part of a simultaneous world premiere with Artists at Play in Los Angeles, First Floor Theatre in Chicago, and Theatre Mu/Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Presents ALLEGIANCESpeakEasy Stage Presents ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

From May 4 through June 2, 2018, SpeakEasy Stage will proudly present the East Coast Premiere of a new version of the acclaimed Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE TO BROADWAY, Documenting George Takei's Broadway Debut to Premiere at the American Documentary Film FestivalALLEGIANCE TO BROADWAY, Documenting George Takei's Broadway Debut to Premiere at the American Documentary Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Sing Out Louise! Productions are pleased to announce that the new documentary, Allegiance to Broadway, will be the Opening Night Film of the American Documentary Film Festival. Allegiance to Broadway, by Greg Vander Veer, details the challenges of bringing George Takei and his life experience in WWII Japanese American internment camps to Broadway in the musicalAllegiance. The showing and opening night ceremonies will take place in Palm Springs, CA on Friday, April 6, 2018 with Mr. Takei in attendance. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/20/2018
by BWW - Mar 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/20/2018 for Los Angeles (more...)

What to See in Los Angeles Theater: Week of March 19, 2018 to March 26, 2018What to See in Los Angeles Theater: Week of March 19, 2018 to March 26, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Read below for BroadwayWorld's listings of shows in Los Angeles from Monday, March 19, 2018 to Monday, March 26, 2018 including local shows, regional productions and tours. Looking for a fun, inspiring or moving night at the theatre? Click on a show below for tickets, show information, articles, videos, photos & more... Want to browse all shows in Los Angeles? (more...)

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...)

BWW Review: THE HOT LIST! What's Hot on Stage NowBWW Review: THE HOT LIST! What's Hot on Stage Now
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 6, 2018

What made the Hot List? A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Theatre @ Boston Court, ALLEGIANCE by East West Players at the Aratani Theatre downtown, A WALK IN THE WOODS at Actors Co-op, and JACKIE UNVEILED at The Wallis. Check out the latest buzz below and go see a show! Reviews by BWW Sr. Editor Ellen Dostal (LADCC). (more...)

BWW Review: ALLEGIANCE Makes Its Los Angeles Premiere at JACCBWW Review: ALLEGIANCE Makes Its Los Angeles Premiere at JACC
by Don Grigware - Mar 1, 2018

Focusing on one of the most devastatingly controversial periods in history after Pearl Harbor in the early 1940s, Allegiance portrays Japanese Americans, loyal to the US, who were forced out of their homes and relocated to centers akin to concentration camps. Treated like animals with little food, water or medications, somehow through the grace of strong will many of them toughed it out. Currently on stage at JACCC in its Los Angeles premiere, Allegiance has a fairly sturdy book and some fine uplifting music, but is not without its flaws. (more...)

Exclusive: See Highlights of George Takei in ALLEGIANCE in Los AngelesExclusive: See Highlights of George Takei in ALLEGIANCE in Los Angeles
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at East West Players (EWP) and the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) production of ALLEGIANCE in Los Angeles, starring George Takei. Check out the video below! (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...)

BWW Interview: George Takei Talks Bringing ALLEGIANCE To Los AngelesBWW Interview: George Takei Talks Bringing ALLEGIANCE To Los Angeles
by Gil Kaan - Feb 23, 2018

ALLEGIANCE, George Takei's chronicles of his unimaginable family imprisonment in internment camps, makes its L.A. premiere February 28 at the JACCC's Aratani Theatre. During previews, we managed to grab a chance to talk with George on ALLEGIANCE's too-long, incredible journey from his all-too-vivid childhood memories to its decades-later try-out at San Diego's Old Globe, through its Broadway engagement, to its Los Angeles premiere with the East West Players. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/20/2018
by BWW - Feb 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/20/2018 for Los Angeles (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...)

Christmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals AnnouncedChristmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

On Today, July 1, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm, Brookfield Theatre presents Christmas in July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals. This festive event treats audiences to 45-minute previews of 3 brand new holiday-themed musicals. At the end of the evening, audiences vote for their favorite and the winning show will be performed as a full-length staged reading in December. Come meet the writers, enjoy the shows, and vote for your favorite musical! (more...)

George Takei to Return to ALLEGIANCE for Los Angeles PremiereGeorge Takei to Return to ALLEGIANCE for Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

East West Players (EWP) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) have announced that stage, television, and film star George Takei will lead the cast in the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance, which will be co-produced by EWP and JACCC by special arrangement with Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA, with performances at JACCC's Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles from February 21-April 1, 2018. Previews will run from February 21-25, with the Opening Night performance and reception on February 28. (more...)

Christmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals AnnouncedChristmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm, Brookfield Theatre presents Christmas in July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals. This festive event treats audiences to 45-minute previews of 3 brand new holiday-themed musicals. At the end of the evening, audiences vote for their favorite and the winning show will be performed as a full-length staged reading in December. Come meet the writers, enjoy the shows, and vote for your favorite musical! (more...)

BWW Feature: Douglas Anderson's SPRING MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE at the DuBow TheatreBWW Feature: Douglas Anderson's SPRING MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE at the DuBow Theatre
by Heather Vollman - May 22, 2017

With tear stained cheeks, the 2017 graduating Musical Theatre class at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts took their final bows in the DuBow Theatre last Thursday night at the Spring Musical Theatre Showcase, directed by David Loudermilk. In his first year at Douglas Anderson, Loudermilk directed a phenomenal performance of PARADE in the fall, which was met with high acclaim and appreciation, and set the tone for a diverse and compassionate season. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Announces 2017-18 SeasonSpeakEasy Stage Company Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

A new version of the acclaimed American musical ALLEGIANCE; the Tony Award-winning drama THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME; the gender-flipping phenomenon MEN ON BOATS; the life-affirming charmer EVERY BRILLIANT THING; and the sparkling British comedy SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE will make up SpeakEasy Stage Company's 2017-2018 Season, the company's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault announced today. (more...)

Announcing East West Players' 52nd Anniversary SeasonAnnouncing East West Players' 52nd Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce its 52nd Anniversary Season, The Company We Keep, which takes place from Fall 2017 through Summer 2018 and features co-productions with Rogue Artists Ensemble, The Robey Theatre Company, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC), and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, including two world premieres, an acclaimed revival, and the Los Angeles premiere of an award-winning Broadway musical.  (more...)

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