George Takei's ‘Allegiance' Will Close on Valentine's Day

“Allegiance,” the new musical based on “Star Trek” icon George Takei’s real-life experience in Japanese American imprisonment camps in World War II, will play its final performance at the Longacre Theater on Feb. 14.

At the time of its closing, “Allegiance” will have played 37 previews and 113 regular performances.

“By its last performance, ‘Allegiance’ will have been seen on Broadway by approximately 120,000 people,” producers said in a statement, “a number that eerily echoes the number of Japanese Americans who were directly impacted by the events that inspired our musical.”

In addition to Takei, who made his Broadway debut in the production, “Allegiance” also stars Tony winner Lea Salonga (“Miss Saigon”) and Telly Leung (“Godspell”).

Music and lyrics came from Jay Kuo, with a book by Kuo, Marc Acito and Lorenzo Thione.
Stafford Arima directs.

A national tour and international productions are in the works. An Original Cast Recording will be released on Feb. 5.

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