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George Takei to Executive Produce Jamie Ford’s Story about Incarceration Camps

posted by Randall
George Takei signs autographs at the Longacre Theatre stage door in New York after the first preview of ALLEGIANCE on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

George Takei signs autographs at the Longacre Theatre stage door in New York after the first preview of ALLEGIANCE on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Actor and activist George Takei will executive produce a movie based on the Jamie Ford best seller, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, reports DeadlineRead more

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May 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Lea Salonga talks about Miss Saigon and the role she originated

Lea Salonga talks about Miss Saigon and the role she originated

posted by Takuma Okada
Lea Salonga. Photo by Lia Chang

Lea Salonga. Photo by Lia Chang

The smash-hit musical Miss Saigon has returned to Broadway. The revival is nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Revival and Best Actress in a Musical for young Eva Noblezada in the role of Kim. Noblezada, a Mexican and Filipino American, was only 17 years old when she was … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Controversial ‘Miss Saigon’ has Broadway Revival, Raises the Question: What’s Changed on Broadway for Asian Americans?

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

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Jan 8, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Allegiance Breaks Records. Encore Performance Coming

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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Jan 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

posted by Randall

2016

By Ed Diokno
 
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
 
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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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Jan 23, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on George Takei Sees Allegiance Going on Tour after Broadway

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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Jan 6, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Allegiance to Close February 14th

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

Dec 11, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang and George Takei talk about Incarceration, Democracy and Broadway’s ‘Allegiance’

Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang and George Takei talk about Incarceration, Democracy and Broadway’s ‘Allegiance’

posted by Lia Chang
David Henry Hwang, George Takei and his husband Brad Takei at The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University in New York on December 7, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

David Henry Hwang, George Takei and his husband Brad Takei at The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University in New York on December 7, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang



By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts & Entertainment Reporter

 

The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 1, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung, Michael K. Lee and the Cast of ‘Allegiance’ to Record Cast Album

Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung, Michael K. Lee and the Cast of ‘Allegiance’ to Record Cast Album

posted by Lia Chang
The cast of 'Allegiance'.

The cast of ‘Allegiance’.

By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Lea Salonga and Telly Leung in 'Allegiance'. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Lea Salonga and Telly Leung in ‘Allegiance’. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA have announced that the cast of the new musical Allegiance is headed into the MSR Studios on Monday, December 7th to record the cast album.

Scheduled … Read more

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