George Takei will make his London stage debut next year with his musical, “Allegiance.” The musical is based on Takei’s childhood experience, The Stage reports.
Takei and his family were placed in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II. According to Broadway World, the musical follows Sam Kimura (Takei) as he travels back in time six decades to when he and his sister fought to stay connected to their heritage while in camp.
Telly Leung, who starred in Broadway’s “Aladdin” and appeared on the television show “Glee,” will play the younger version of Sam. When the show debuted on Broadway on November 8, 2015, Lea Salong was a part of the main cast. It is unclear if she will reprise her role.
The London iteration of the musical will be directed and choreographed by Tara Overfield Wilkinson, Playbill reports. It will premiere on January 7, 2023, at the Charing Cross Theater. Performances will run through April 8, 2023.
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