Hear It Before Broadway! Download Mini-Allegiance Cast Album With Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung

News   Hear It Before Broadway! Download Mini-Allegiance Cast Album With Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung
A mini-cast album of the Broadway-aimed musical Allegiance, starring Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung, is available for digital download.

Lea Salonga and Telly Leung
Lea Salonga and Telly Leung Photo by Henry DiRocco

Allegiance features music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Mark Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione. The production is scheduled to begin previews Oct. 6 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) prior to an official opening Nov. 8.

The album was released in 2013, based on early readings of the show.

"It is truly exciting to share the incredible talent of our cast and creative team through this preview of Allegiance's moving and sweeping score," co-author and producer Thione told Playbill.com. "It's a taste of what, very soon, Broadway audiences will be able to hear in person and see on stage. In the meanwhile, we hope this music will touch many around the world, joining our over 450,000 Facebook fans in clamoring for our Broadway opening."

The album track listing follows:

"Higher" Performed by Lea Salonga (featuring George Takei)
"With You" Performed by Telly Leung and Allie Trimm (featuring Aaron Serotsky)
"Paradise" Performed by Michael K. Lee
"Gaman" Performed by Salonga
"Allegiance" Performed by the Allegiance Orchestra (featuring Takei)
"Allegiance" (Instrumental)

Click here to download the album.

According to the creators, "Inspired by the true life story of original cast member George Takei, Allegiance tells a powerful and moving tale of family, love, and heroism, set during the sweeping events of World War II.Allegiance follows the struggles and resilience of one family, who, like Takeis, were among the 120,000 Americans of Japanese decent imprisoned behind barbed wire in U.S. concentration camps. Through the power of music and the magic of the stage, Allegiance brings to life a story you've never heard, about a family you will never forget."

Allegiance was developed in a 2012 workshop at the Old Globe in San Diego, CA.

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