George Takei's musical Allegiance to screen in theaters
Theater fans are getting the chance to see George Takei‘s Broadway musical Allegiance in movie theaters for one night only come December.
The musical — starring Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung — follows a Japanese-American family as their lives change following the events of Pearl Harbor.
George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen will feature an introduction by Takei as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.
“Allegiance has been a passion project from the beginning,” Takei said in a statement. “This deeply moving story based on my family’s experiences could not be more timely, or poignant, considering the current political climate. So many people around the globe have never heard about this dark part of our nation’s history, and it is an honor and privilege for me to help tell this story so that we can avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. I am deeply grateful that almost 120,000 people experienced the Broadway production during its run, an eerie reflection of the number of Japanese-Americans who were directly impacted by the events depicted in Allegiance. This event — with Allegiance coming to cinema screens all around the country — will give to so many more the opportunity to experience and see this musical, which I consider my legacy.”
The screenings will begin at 7:30 p.m. local time on Dec. 13. Tickets are on sale Nov. 11 from Fathom Events and local theaters.