The musical, available to rent for a hour period on Broadway On Demand , was initially scheduled to be on the new service until June 7. Watch an exclusive pre-show, featuring Tony Award winner Salonga, Takei, Leung, and other members of the original Broadway company, below. Inspired by true events, Allegiance follows the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and , other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. Olivier nominee Stafford Arima directed the production in his Broadway debut. The musical officially opened on Broadway November 8, , at the Longacre Theatre. Lee, Christopheren Nomura, and Greg Watanabe. Read the Playbill. Michael K. Paolo Montalban Henry DiRocco. George Takei Henry DiRocco.
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Reviews of Allegiance on Broadway. See what all the critics had to say and see all the ratings for Allegiance including the New York Times and More But darned if it won't get a grip on your heartstrings. The flawed but defiantly moving show, which marks the Broadway debut of beloved Star Trek actor and social media darling George Takei, tackles an underexplored dark chapter in our history: the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. The knowledge that the story was inspired by Takei's childhood hardships in the Japanese-American "relocation centers" of World War II adds significantly to the emotional impact. But the powerful sentiments involved are too often flattened by the pedestrian lyrics and unmemorable melodies of Jay Kuo's score, making an unconvincing case for this material's suitability to be a musical
I was stunned by the cold. And so it was a magical place. All 18 of us auditioned.