Join George Takei (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”), Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Mulan), and Telly Leung (Godspell, “Glee”) for a behind-the-scenes conversation and an exclusive musical performance from their new musical "Allegiance" opening on Broadway this fall. Hosted by WQXR's Elliott Forrest.
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Inspired by Takei’s true-life experience, Allegiance follows one family’s experience amid 120,000 Japanese Americans sent to U.S. internment camps during World War II. A mysterious envelope leads Sam Kimura (played by Takei) back 60 years to a time when he (played as a young man by Leung) and his sister Kei (Tony Award-winner Salonga) strive to save their family from the wrongful imprisonment. Sam enlists in the army to prove the Kimuras’ loyalty, but Kei joins draft resisters fighting for the rights of their people. Their paths take them from the lush farmlands of California to the wastelands of Wyoming to the battlefields of Europe, and their divided loyalties threaten to tear them apart forever. But as long-lost memories are unlocked, Sam finds that it is never too late to forgive and to recognize the redemptive power of love.