In Theaters Dec 7, Dec 9
Lea Salonga and George Takei
George Takei's Allegiance on Broadway 2017
The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen
Inspired by the true life of its star George Takei (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”), Allegiance returns to cinemas telling the story of one family’s extraordinary journey in a troubling time for the nation. 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 (Tony Award-winner 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 relived and a new perspective is gained, Sam finds that it is never too late to forgive and experience the redemptive power of love.
Run Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Categories: Arts & Entertainment
Special Fathom Features
GEORGE TAKEI is best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in the acclaimed television and film series Star Trek. He’s an actor, social justice activist, social media mega-power, star of the upcoming Broadway musical Allegiance, and subject of “To Be Takei,” a documentary on his life and career.
Known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga is a singer and actress who is best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon.In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, in the field of musical theatre.
TELLY LEUNG was born and raised in New York City. He grew up in a traditional Chinese home in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Telly was admitted to Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama (CMU), where he received most of his formal training in acting, singing, and dance.