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Broadway's Allegiance by George Takei Returns to Cinemas This Fall
Lea Salonga and George Takei (Matthew Murphy)
In honor of the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, Fathom Events will be airing Broadway's Allegiance on December 11th, something that has become sort of an annual tradition since the show closed in 2015. The musical starred George Takei- who's past was inspired for the show, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung. In addition to this, a new documentary called Allegiance To Broadway: The Dream. The Story. The Journey of a Musical will also premiere on December 4th and will take audiences through the making of the show to Broadway.
Allegiance” tells the story of one family’s extraordinary journey in a troubling time of a nation at war. A mysterious envelope leads Sam Kimura (Takei) back 60 years to a time when he (played as a young man by Telly Leung -- Godspell, “Glee”) and his sister Kei (Lea Salonga--Miss Saigon, Mulan) strive to save their family from the wrongful imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Sam enlists in the army to prove his family's loyalty, while Kei joins the draft resisters fighting for the rights of their people. Their paths take them from the lush farmlands of California to the wastelands of Wyoming to the battlefields of Europe, and their divided loyalties threaten to tear them apart forever. But as long-lost memories are re-lived and a new perspective is gained, Sam finds that it is never too late to forgive and experience the redemptive power of love.
"At a time when the ugly echoes of fear and racial prejudice once again grow louder, remembering our history becomes critical,” George Takei said. “Pearl Harbor and WWII put our country to the test, and while the nation rose up to the challenge and fought our enemies abroad, sadly we also turned against our own at home and inflicted an injustice that should never be forgotten. It fills me with great pride that audiences will be able to both experience this important story through ‘Allegiance’, as well as to get a behind-the-scenes look at the labor of love and the journey that took Allegiance from concept to the Broadway stage in this new, fascinating documentary.”
Tickets for Allegiance and Allegiance to Broadway can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.