Watch First Episode of Docuseries "Trek to Broadway," with Allegiance Stars George Takei and Lea Salonga (Video)

News   Watch First Episode of Docuseries "Trek to Broadway," with Allegiance Stars George Takei and Lea Salonga (Video)
 
The forthcoming new Broadway musical Allegiance, which will star Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, "Star Trek" veteran George Takei and "Glee" star Telly Leung, will chronicle its own creation in a new docuseries, "Allegiance: Trek to Broadway," that will be available only on Takei's Facebook page.

The first of this ten-part docuseries debuts Aug. 3 with new bimonthly installments planned through through December. The show starts previews Oct. 6 and opens Nov. 8.

In a statement, producer Lorenzo Thione said: “Since we began the journey to bring Allegiance to Broadway, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the millions of online fans of George Takei and our show. To further engage with them, we are thrilled to debut this series on Facebook, giving fans of George, of the show, and of Broadway in general, an exciting behind-the-scenes look at building a Broadway musical — think 'Survivor' meets 'The Bachelor' meets 'Shark Tank'— while also being an intimate portrait of George’s lifelong dream to bring this personal story to the stage.”

Here is a link to the first episode:

Andrew Palermo is serving as choreographer for the new musical, with Lynne Shankel handling music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations. Laura Bergquist serves as musical director. The production will also have scenic design by Tony Award winner Donyale Werle, costume design by Tony Award nominee Alejo Vietti, lighting design by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, sound design by Tony Award nominee Kai Harada and hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe. Projection design is by Darrel Maloney. Casting is by Telsey & Co., Craig Burns C.S.A.

As previously announced, the show will star Takei as Sam Kimura/Ojii San; Salonga as Kei Kimura; and Leung as Sammy Kimura in the musical about American internment camps for Japanese-Americans on the West Coast during World War II. All three of the lead actors were part of the musical's world-premiere engagement at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.

The three stars will be joined by Katie Rose Clarke as Hannah Campbell, Michael K. Lee as Frankie Suzuki, Christopheren Nomura as Tatsuo Kimura and Greg Watanabe as Mike Masaoka.

The ensemble will feature Aaron J. Albano, Belinda Allyn, Marcus Choi, Janelle Dote, Dan Horn, Owen Johnston, Darren Lee, Kevin Munhall, Manna Nichols, Autumn Ogawa, Rumi Oyama, Momoko Sugai, Elena Wang, Scott Watanabe and Scott Wise.

Tickets are available via Telecharge.com.

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