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George Takei is set to make his Broadway debut.
The Star Trek alum will headline the new musical Allegiance, producers Lorenzo Thione and Andrew Treagus announced Thursday.
Previews will begin Oct. 6 ahead of its official opening on Nov. 8 at a Shubert Theatre to be announced at a later date.
Allegiance is a musical based on Takei’s real-life childhood, telling the story of a family’s love, loss and heroism during the period of the Japanese-American internment in World War II.
With a book by Marc Acito and music and lyrics by Jay Kuo, Allegiance jumps to Broadway after making its world premiere in a record-breaking 2012 engagement at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. The production is directed by Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima.
“Allegiance takes audiences on an uplifting and emotional journey into a too-often overlooked moment in American history, and does so with both dignity and humor,” said Thione in a statement. “The result is life-affirming and extraordinary. After seeing how audiences reacted to this story in San Diego, we knew we had to get it to Broadway.”
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