George Takai Takes to Broadway in 'Allegiance'

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Michael K. Lee, George Takei and Lea Salonga in a scene from 'Allegiance' on Broadway. Michael K. Lee, George Takei and Lea Salonga in a scene from 'Allegiance' on Broadway. (Matthew Murphy)

Actor George Takai is best known as Sulu from "Star Trek," as well as for his LGBT activism and funny posts on Facebook. He and Lea Salonga, the original Kim in “Miss Saigon,” are the headliners in the new Broadway musical "Allegiance," which tackles a tough historical subject. Like many thousands of Japanese-Americans, Takai was interned by the U.S. government in camps during World War II after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood offers his review of "Allegiance," which features a score by Jay Kuo and book by Kuo, Marc Acito and Lorenzo Thione, in a production directed by Stafford Arima. It runs through September 2016, at the Longacre Theatre.

Comments [3]

Johanna from Las Vegas

it is creative !

Dec. 08 2015 08:35 AM
Concetta Nardone from Nassau

Very strange subject to be a musical. A drama yes, a musical?

Nov. 25 2015 10:59 AM
Geo. from St. Louis, MO

Quick spelling correction needed on his family name: Takei, not "Takai". That said, Mr. Isherwood's review seems fair, if lukewarm, as if to say that good intentions are nice, but not quite enough here.

Nov. 25 2015 01:31 AM

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