Broadway Musical ‘Allegiance’ Starring George Takei to Screen in Cinemas

Allegiance,” the Broadway musical that starred George Takei in a four-month run last season, will come to movie theaters around the country in a one-night-only December screening presented by Fathom Events, the distributor of alternative cinema content.

Allegiance” tackles the serious historical subject of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, in a story loosely inspired by Takei’s childhood. Also starring Lea Salonga (“Miss Saigon”) and Telly Leung, the musical has songs by Jay Kuo with a book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione. Stafford Arima directed the production.

The dissemination of Broadway content on screens big and small is a market that theater producers have begun to explore with increasing frequency. For instance, “Of Mice and Men,” the 2014 revival starring James Franco, got a bigscreen showcase as part of the National Theater’s NT Live series of screenings, and before that, the “Legally Blonde” musical aimed to drum up awareness with a 2007 broadcast on MTV.

George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen” will play theaters around the country Dec. 13. In addition to the full musical, the screening will also incorporate behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the show’s creators and cast members.

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