Special Insider Offer for George Takei’s Allegiance on Broadway

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.

Look for tickets at TelechargeOffers.com, or call 212-947-8844 and use the code ALBWFAN109.


Thank you AALDEF for sharing this announcement with us. Take advantage of this insider discount – the show closes on February 14th!

Novelist Kermit Roosevelt on the Internment of Japanese Americans

The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development and the American Constitution Society invite you to join us for a conversation with novelist and University of Pennsylvania Law Professor Kermit Roosevelt.

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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

5:30 p.m.

St. John’s School of Law
Belson Moot Court Room | Second Floor

We’re proud to foster an ongoing dialogue on civil rights at St. John’s Law and we hope you’ll join us and add your perspective to this vital community conversation.

More Information
You don’t need to RSVP to attend this event. If you have any question, please contact Professor Elaine Chiu at [email protected].

AABANY Goes to Allegiance!

AABANY Goes to Allegiance!

AALDEF Theatre Party – Allegiance, Oct. 29

Letter from Executive Director of AALDEF Margaret Fung:

Dear Friend:

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!


Margaret Fung
Executive Director

Met Museum Celebrates APA Heritage Month

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.

Read here for more details