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Controversial ‘Miss Saigon’ has Broadway Revival, Raises the Question: What’s Changed on Broadway for Asian Americans?

posted by Takuma Okada

Miss SaigonBy Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

“Miss Saigon” is the latest hit musical to receive the revival treatment, perhaps taking its cue from the success of The King and I in 2015. But while we can celebrate the diverse cast, Miss Saigon has been a source of controversy in the U.S. since it first came to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Allegiance Breaks Records. Encore Performance Coming

posted by Randall
(from left) Lea Salonga as Kei Kimura, Telly Leung as Sammy Kimura, George Takei as Ojii-san and Paul Nakauchi as Tatsuo Kimura in the World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical, with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, directed by Stafford Arima, Sept. 7 - Oct. 21, 2012 at The Old Globe. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

From left:  Lea Salonga as Kei Kimura, Telly Leung as Sammy Kimura, George Takei as Ojii-san and Paul Nakauchi as Tatsuo Kimura in the World Premiere of Allegiance – A New American Musical, with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, directed by Stafford Arima, Sept. 7

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Lea Salonga won’t miss a performance in Allegiance after father’s death

posted by Randall

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By Ed Diokno

Lea Salonga told Playbill that despite the recent death of her father in the Philippines, she won’t miss any Allegiance performance in which she is scheduled.

Rear Admiral Feliciano Salonga, died on Friday, January 29. He was 86 years old. Salonga was also a former Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman, … Read more

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George Takei Sees Allegiance Going on Tour after Broadway

posted by Louis Chan

Allegiance Photo by Matthew Murphy

Photo by Matthew Murphy


 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Back in 2012, George Takei made a promise which he eventually delivered.

His play Allegiance was setting box office records at the Globe Theater in San Diego and Takei vowed the show would go to Broadway.

Three years later, that promise was fulfilled … Read more

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Allegiance to Close February 14th

posted by Randall
Allegiance Photo by Matthew Murphy

Photo by Matthew Murphy

By Ed Diokno

The musical Allegiance, which opened just two months ago on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, has set a closing date for its Broadway run – Feb. 14, 2016.

The silver lining, however, is that the producers are making plans for a national tour.
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Asian Americans

Telly Leung of ‘Allegiance’ Reaches New Heights with Role and New CD ‘Songs For You’

posted by Lia Chang
Telly Leung. Photo by Lia Chang

Telly Leung. Photo by Lia Chang

By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts & Entertainment Reporter

It’s been quite a year for Telly Leung, who is currently starring opposite Star Trek’s George Takei,  Tony winner Lea Salonga and Michael K. Lee in the new Broadway musical Allegiance, inspired by Takei’s real-life experience as a Japanese … Read more

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An Allegiance Musical Treat Direct from Broadway

posted by Randall

Allegiance Photo by Matthew Murphy

George Takei and Lea Salonga in Allegiance. Photo by Matthew Murphy


 
Allegiance this month opened to enthusiastic audiences on Broadway. Starring George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, the musical drama brings to life the conflict Japanese Americans faced during World War II balancing their allegiance to the country they loved, the United States, … Read more

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