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Photo Flash: Thom Sesma & Kim Huber in MTWichita's THE KING AND I, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: Thom Sesma & Kim Huber in MTWichita's THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Music Theatre of Wichita continues its 42nd summer season with a new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic The King and I, starring Broadway veterans Kim Huber as Anna, Thom Sesma as The King, and Alan Ariano as The Kralahome. Directed by Mark Madama (25th season at MTWichita) and choreographed by Peggy Hickey (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), the production plays July 10 - 14 at the Century II Performing Arts Center in Wichita, Kansas. XuZheng He is set designer, David Neville is lighting designer, and Thomas W. Douglas is musical director. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung Lead ALLEGIANCE NYC ReadingLea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung Lead ALLEGIANCE NYC Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

The Broadway-bound show is in the midst of a New York City developmental lab through May 17, and a production source tells BroadwayWorld.com that ALLEGIANCE is aiming for Broadway, possibly in the spring of 2014. The source cautions that there's numerous variables including star schedules and theatre availability that need to line up, so there is yet no official plan. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: George Takei Talks ALLEGIANCE on CBS New YorkSTAGE TUBE: George Takei Talks ALLEGIANCE on CBS New York
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2012

The World Premiere of the Broadway-bound Allegiance - A New American Musical ended its extended run at San Diego's Old Globe on October 28, 2012. The musical starred television and film icon George Takei, Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga and Broadway favorite Telly Leung. Takei just appeared on CBS New York to talk about his role in Allegiance. Click below to watch the interview! (more...)

Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE Ends Extended Run at the Old Globe Today, 10/28Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE Ends Extended Run at the Old Globe Today, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2012

The Old Globe's World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical ends its extended run today, October 28. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE Extends Run at the Old Globe Through 10/28Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE Extends Run at the Old Globe Through 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

The Old Globe today announced that the World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical will receive an additional week of performances and will now run through October 28. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung and More in the Old Globe's Broadway Bound ALLEGIANCE - Performance HighlightsBWW TV: First Look at George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung and More in the Old Globe's Broadway Bound ALLEGIANCE - Performance Highlights
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2012

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Allegiance -- A New American Musical, an epic story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese American internment of World War II. Allegiance -- A New American Musical will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Sept. 7 -- Oct. 21, 2012. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show. Check out the videos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung in ALLEGIANCE- Production Shots!Photo Flash: First Look at George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung in ALLEGIANCE- Production Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2012

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical, an epic story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese American internment of World War II. As previously announced, television and film icon George Takei, Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga and Broadway favorite Telly Leung head up the cast. BroadwayWord brings you a first look at the Broadway-bound show with just-released production shots below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of ALLEGIANCE - Lea Salonga, George Takei & More!STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of ALLEGIANCE - Lea Salonga, George Takei & More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 5, 2012

The Old Globe announced on Friday, August 3, the complete cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical, an epic story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese American internment of World War II. As previously announced, television and film icon George Takei, Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga and Broadway favorite Telly Leung head up the cast. Meet Takei, Salonga, Leung, and the rest of the cast and creative team in the video below! (more...)

Photos: George Takei, Lea Salonga and More to Lead The Old Globe's ALLEGIANCE; Full Cast and Creative Team Announced!Photos: George Takei, Lea Salonga and More to Lead The Old Globe's ALLEGIANCE; Full Cast and Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical, an epic story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese American internment of World War II. Directed by Stafford Arima, with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, the production features choreography by Andrew Palermo and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Lynne Shankel. (more...)

Deedee Magno Hall Joins Salonga, Carpio, et al. in Sondheim Concert, 11/7Deedee Magno Hall Joins Salonga, Carpio, et al. in Sondheim Concert, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2011

Philippine Development Foundation ('PhilDev') announces that Filipino American actor, Deedee Magno Hall, best known for her role as Kim in Miss Saigon on Broadway and Nessarose in Wicked's first national tour, has been added to the impressive list of Filipino American Broadway stars led by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga for its upcoming gala concert, PhilDev Celebrates Broadway: Suites by Sondheim, on Monday, November 7th at 7:30PM at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Lea Salonga in Rehearsal for SUITES BY SONDHEIM; Talks Sondheim, PhilDev & Performs 'Move On'!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Lea Salonga in Rehearsal for SUITES BY SONDHEIM; Talks Sondheim, PhilDev & Performs 'Move On'!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 4, 2011

Philippine Development Foundation ('PhilDev') will present it's upcoming gala event, PhilDev Celebrates Broadway: Suites by Sondheim,on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 7:30pm at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. Headlining the event are Tony Award winners Robert Lopez, who will be honored with an Award of Excellence, and international star Lea Salonga. Yesterday, BroadwayWorld caught up with Salonga in rehearsal for the event and was given a sneak peak of her rendition of Sondheim's 'Move On'! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2011

Philippine Development Foundation ('PhilDev') announces that Filipino-American Robert Lopez-Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist and co-creator of Broadway smash hit musicals Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon-will be honored with an Award of Excellence at its upcoming gala event, PhilDev Celebrates Broadway: Suites by Sondheim, on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 7:30pm at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. (more...)

Deedee Magno Hall Joins Salonga, Carpio, et al. in Sondheim Concert, 11/7Deedee Magno Hall Joins Salonga, Carpio, et al. in Sondheim Concert, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2011

Philippine Development Foundation ('PhilDev') announces that Filipino American actor, Deedee Magno Hall, best known for her role as Kim in Miss Saigon on Broadway and Nessarose in Wicked's first national tour, has been added to the impressive list of Filipino American Broadway stars led by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga for its upcoming gala concert, PhilDev Celebrates Broadway: Suites by Sondheim, on Monday, November 7th at 7:30PM at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Salonga, Takei, Leung Lead ALLEGIANCE Workshop PresentationPhoto Exclusive: Salonga, Takei, Leung Lead ALLEGIANCE Workshop Presentation
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 30, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com has been following the progress of Broadway-bound musical, ALLEGIANCE, since its first reading in Los Angeles two years ago up to its final workshop presentation held at the Baryshnikov Arts Center yesterday. What we just saw certainly bore little likeness to its initial working draft while some aspects of the production have remained the same, like its central story on the Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment; and its composer and lyricist Jay Kuo's uplifting and emotionally charged music and lyrics. (more...)

Photo Coverage:  Broadway Bound ALLEGIANCE Staged Reading, 10/25Photo Coverage: Broadway Bound ALLEGIANCE Staged Reading, 10/25
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 29, 2010

Broadway and US television stars Lea Salonga (Gloria Suzuki), George Takei (old Sam Omura), Telly Leung (young Sam Omura), Allie Trim (Hannah Campbell), Michael K. Lee (James Omura), Paolo Montalban (Ben Chin/Mike Masaoka), Christine Toy Johnson (Kimiko Omura), Alan Ariano (Tatsuo Omura) and Jason Tam (Frankie Suzuki) led two public staged readings of 'American Idiot' associate producers Lorenzo Thione and Jay Kuo's Broadway bound musical 'Allegiance' on Monday, October 25, 2010 at the Julia Miles Theatre, 424 W55th St. New York, NY. BroadwayWorld.com has been covering the new Asian American play's different stages of development since its private staged reading in Los Angeles, CA last year. (more...)

Salonga & Takei to Star in Broadway Bound ALLEGIANCE ReadingSalonga & Takei to Star in Broadway Bound ALLEGIANCE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Tony-award winning actress Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) and television and film icon George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes) will return to portray the roles of Gloria Suzuki and Old Sam Omura in a developmental reading of the new Broadway-bound musical, Allegiance, on October 25th at the Julia Miles Theatre in New York City. Telly Leung (Flower Drum Song, Pacific Overture, Wicked, Rent) and Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie) also star. Allegiance is produced by Lorenzo Thione and Sing Out, Louise! Productions. (more...)


by Linda Lenzi - Oct 2, 2010

The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd, Book, Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley runs October 1-3, 2010 (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2010

The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd Book, Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley October 1-3, 2010 (more...)

Blickenstaff, Darrington, Mackey, et al. Set for Mufti ConcertsBlickenstaff, Darrington, Mackey, et al. Set for Mufti Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2010

The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) has announced further casting in its ongoing Fall 2010 Musicals in Mufti concert series -- including the full cast of The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd (playing October 1-3) and preliminary casting for I Remember Mama (October 8-10, 2010) and I Love My Wife (October 22-24). (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Broadway' Celebrates Canada Day 2009Photo Coverage: 'Broadway' Celebrates Canada Day 2009
by Linda Lenzi - Jul 14, 2009

On Saturday, July 11th, Broadway performers from The Little Mermaid, Billy Eilliot, Mamma Mia!, and Bye Bye Birdie Celebrated Canada Day, which is on July 1st. They joined Robert Creighton and Friends for the 5th Annual Canadian Day Party at THE IRISH ROGUE (356 W 44th Street). (more...)

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