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Jun 11, 2013
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Takei talks ‘Allegiance’ in NYC

U-T chats with actor and activist about Old Globe-developed musical as he's honored alongside Sondheim, Stritch

The Tony Awards dominated the cultural news in New York this week, but it turned out they weren’t the only red-carpet game in town.

On Monday night, Manhattan’s landmark Stella Adler Studio of Acting hosted its annual Stella By Starlight Gala, attended by such famous names as Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini and Harold Prince.

May 21, 2013
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Broadway in Sight

Allegiance Gets NYC Industry Reading With Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung

Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung were part of a May 20 New York City industry presentation of Allegiance, the award-winning new musical by Jay Kuo, Marc Acito and Lorenzo Thione.

Allegiance is planning to arrive on Broadway in spring 2014, representatives for the musical confirmed to Playbill.com. The May 20 readings were the latest step toward that goal.

Feb 6, 2013
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ALLEGIANCE wins the Outstanding New Musical 2012 Craig Noel Award

Allegiance takes home the top honor from the San Diego Theater Critic Circle Association. Also recognized for Outstanding Featured Male Performer (Michael Lee) and Best Orchestrations (Lynne Shankel)

On February 4th, 2013, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle hosted the 11th Annual Craig Noel Awards last night to a crowd of nearly 500 of San Diego’s most dedicated theatre lovers, producers and participants. Among those were some of the larger theatre companies in the city including The Old Globe, Moxie and La Jolla Playhouse.

Dec 25, 2012
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‘Allegiance’ tops year’s theater stories

Old Globe musical is biggest surprise in fertile season for local stages

Biggest surprise of 2012: “Allegiance — A New American Musical,” Old Globe Theatre

A sobering subject, untested writing talents, serious financial risks and seemingly naive Broadway ambitions.

And finally — startlingly — unbridled success.

The intriguing — and in many ways heartening — story behind the creation of “Allegiance” makes the show easily the biggest surprise in San Diego theater this year.

Dec 21, 2012
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San Diego Critics Nominate Allegiance, Hands on a Hardbody and More

Allegiance tops the list of nominees with mention in six categories, the most for any new musical

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has announced the nominees for the 2012 Craig Noel Awards. New musicals including The Scottsboro Boys, Allegiance, Hands on a Hardbody and Nobody Loves You are among the nominated productions.

The Old Globe’s world-premiere musical Allegiance received six nominations, the most for any new musical, while its productions of The Scottsboro Boys earned five nominations and Nobody Loves You was honored with four nominations. The awards ceremony will be held Feb. 4, 2013, at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Oct 29, 2012
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‘Allegiance’ breaks Globe box office records

Musical about Japanese-American internment sets all-time mark at box office

The final performance of the Old Globe’s “Allegiance — A New American Musical” on Sunday night left George Takei close to speechless — and not just from the emotion of the occasion.

“The timing (of closing night) is good because I’m about to lose my voice,” the “Star Trek” icon and driving force behind this world-premiere show rasped with a smile at the closing-night cast party.

But if the production’s seven-week run — not to mention Takei’s marathon post-performance meet-and-greets — tattered the actor’s vocal cords, it also did a number on the Globe’s record books.

Sep 13, 2012
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‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei unveils a musical inspired by time in Japanese internment camp

George Takei has plenty of practice exploring strange new worlds on TV and film, but delving into a painful time in his family’s life onstage is something even he never imagined.

George Takei has plenty of practice exploring strange new worlds on TV and film, but delving into a painful time in his family’s life onstage is something even he never imagined.
Takei and his family were among thousands of Japanese-Americans put in internment camps during World War II. The 75-year-old “Star Trek” actor’s memories inspired composer/lyricist Jay Kuo to write “Allegiance – A New American Musical,” which has high hopes of making it to Broadway.