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New Documentary ALLEGIANCE TO BROADWAY to Precede ALLEGIANCE in CinemasNew Documentary ALLEGIANCE TO BROADWAY to Precede ALLEGIANCE in Cinemas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

"Allegiance" returns to cinemas nationwide for an encore event on December 11. In addition to the film of the original Broadway production, Fathom Events is premiering a new documentary, "Allegiance to Broadway: The Dream. The Story. The Journey of A Musical," by director/filmmaker Greg Vander Veer on December 4, which gives audiences an in-depth look into the making of "Allegiance". (more...)

George Takei's ALLEGIANCE to Return to Cinemas This FallGeorge Takei's ALLEGIANCE to Return to Cinemas This Fall
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

In its annual return to screens around the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, Fathom Events is bringing George Takei's ("Star Trek," "Heroes") moving Broadway musical "Allegiance," also starring Tony Award® winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Mulan) and Telly Leung (Godspell, "Glee"), back to cinemas nationwide for an encore event on December 11. In addition to the film of the original Broadway production, Fathom Events is premiering a new documentary, "Allegiance to Broadway: The Dream. The Story. The Journey of A Musical," by director/filmmaker Greg Vander Veer on December 4, which gives audiences an in-depth look into the making of "Allegiance". (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Contra Costa Civic Theatre's ALLEGIANCEPhoto Flash: First Look at Contra Costa Civic Theatre's ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents Allegiance, directed by Lily Tung Crystal, with music direction by Kenji Higashihama and choreography by Allison Paraiso. This musical about the World War II experiences of Japanese-Americans in the US, with book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione, and music by Jay Kuo, makes its Bay Area premiere September 21 through October 21 at CCCT. For tickets and information visit the theatre's website at www.ccct.org or call 510.524.9012. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Opens 59th Season With Bay Area Premiere Of ALLEGIANCEContra Costa Civic Theatre Opens 59th Season With Bay Area Premiere Of ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced the cast for its season-opening production, Allegiance, directed by Lily Tung Crystal, with music direction by Kenji Higashihama and choreography by Allison Paraiso. (more...)

Manoa Valley Theatre Celebrates 50th AnniversaryManoa Valley Theatre Celebrates 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2018

Manoa Valley Theatre is celebrating its momentous 50th Anniversary with a play season filled with star-studded audience favorites, Broadway blockbusters and compelling dramas that herald the next half-century for the noted Off-Broadway playhouse. During its anniversary season, MVT will present a spectrum of multi- disciplinary experiences including musical comedies, historical dramas and audience participation events. New collaborations and partnerships are just two of the many features of the season. In what will be a world premiere, MVT has commissioned an original script, Shipment Day, about well-known leprosy activist Olivia Robello Breitha and Hawaii's leprosy history. It will also produce the Hawaii premiere of Allegiance, a Broadway musical about the Japanese American internment during WWII and one family's extraordinarily divisive experience. (more...)

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...)

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