Under the direction of Inspire Change Director of Education Matt Freeman and Allegiance Director of Education Matthew Schneider, the partnership, according to press notes, will "offer fully sponsored educational workshops paired with tickets to attend a performance of Allegiance and round trip transportation, all supported by generous donations." Producer Thione said in a statement: “George Takei has always wanted this story to reach as many students in as many classrooms as possible and we have decided to commit to making that a reality. We are so thrilled to collaborate with Inspire Change to bring this initiative back to Broadway with Allegiance, a musical inspired by George's true-life experience. Through this incredible partnership, we have the opportunity to make his dream a reality as we share this untold American story with new audiences."
The program was established for the Broadway production of Memphis and allowed more than 10,000 students to experience a Broadway show while learning about an important part of American history. For more info visit InspireChangeBroadway.org.
Allegiance, a new American musical starring Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung, will open on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) Nov. 8 following previews that begin Oct. 6. Tickets are now on sale on Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.