The insider discount from the producers of Allegiance has been extended until February 7th. This Broadway musical, inspired by the childhood experiences of star and AALDEF friend George Takei, closes on February 14th. Allegiance, also starring Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, tells the story of a Japanese American family incarcerated in camps during World War II as they struggle to define patriotism in the face of hatred. Their story is very relevant today, as our nation’s policies on immigration and refugees have become a heated topic of debate.
Professor Roosevelt will discuss his acclaimed new novel, Allegiance, which explores the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII, arguably one of the most shameful civil rights violations committed by the U.S. government.
Did you know that George Takei (yes – Capt. Sulu, civil rights and gay rights activist, and Facebook phenomenon) was interned with his family during World War II? From that personal and life-changing experience he has developed a musical called “Allegiance” to tell a story from the American experience that most Americans don’t know about or would prefer to forget.
For more information about George Takei’s new musical Allegiance, visit: http://allegiancemusical.com/ Let us know if you’d like to join AABANY for a theatre outing between Oct. 6 and Nov. 8 by filling out the questions in the survey!
Letter from Executive Director of AALDEF Margaret Fung:
Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 29 for a special benefit preview of George Takei’s new musical on Broadway, Allegiance. George will join us for a Q&A after the performance, so you don’t want to miss this wonderful AALDEF event!
Allegiance is a multi-generational tale about family, freedom, love, and loss as Japanese Americans were incarcerated in camps during World War II. It is inspired by the true-life experience of its star, George Takei, the recipient of AALDEF’s 1992 Justice in Action award and a beloved actor (Star Trek), social justice activist, and social media icon. The musical also features Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) and Telly Leung (Rent, Glee). Allegiance had its premiere in 2012 at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. It will be the first time in thirteen years that an Asian-led cast has been on Broadway since the revival of Flower Drum Song.
Join us to catch a sneak peek of this new Broadway show before it opens on November 8. We have a limited number of orchestra and front mezzanine seats at a specially discounted price of $125 per ticket (box office price $142). Rear mezzanine and balcony tickets can also be purchased for $75 and $65.
Buy your tickets today by calling 212.966.5932 x212 or emailing [email protected]. There is a maximum of 4 tickets per person. Reservations are final only after payment has been received, and we cannot provide ticket refunds or exchanges. We have a limited number of tickets, so be sure to purchase your tickets before our event is sold out!
Thanks so much for your continued support of AALDEF, and I look forward to seeing you at our Allegiance theater party on Oct. 29!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month this Friday, May 22 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Enjoy performances by Telly Leung, veteran Broadway performer and star of the upcoming production
of Allegiance; traditional ancient hula and Tahitian dances by Lei Pasifika of Lotus Music & Dance; koto player Yumi Kurosawa; and taiko drumming by Soh Daiko.
The first act will begin promptly at 6:00 pm in the Great Hall, followed
by performances in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at 6:30 pm. Doors to the Auditorium will open at 6:00 pm. This event is free with Museum admission. No RSVP required. Seating for
this event is first come, first served.