George Takei’s Allegiance Musical Will Return to Cinemas

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After a record-breaking premiere, Allegiance will have an encore movie theatre presentation in February.
George Takei and Lea Salonga in <i>Allegiance</i>
George Takei and Lea Salonga in Allegiance Matthew Murphy

In accordance with the trend of screening musicals as one-night cinematic events, the 2015 Broadway musical Allegiance hit movie theatres December 13, 2016. The viewing event was the highest-grossing one-night Broadway musical to date for presenter Fathom Events. Now, an encore presentation of George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen will take place February 19.

The date coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Day of Remembrance, which commemorates the forced relocation and internment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

Tickets to the event go on sale January 25 and can be purchased via or at participating cinema box offices nationwide.

“At a time when echoes of the interment ring once again far too loud in our political discourse, there’s never been a better moment for the story of Allegiance to find new audiences,” said Takei in a press release. “It is a true testament to the power and the relevance of this story that so many people attended its premiere in December, and it is only appropriate that even more people will be able to witness it on such an important day as February 19, 2017.”

The story of Sam Kimura, Allegiance chronicles how the young man struggled to stay in touch with his Japanese heritage and his connection to his home in the U.S. after Japanese Americans were wrongly imprisoned during the war. Lea Salonga and Telly Leung were featured in the cast, along with Takei.

“While its Broadway run may have been cut short, the story of Allegiance truly speaks to audiences everywhere,” said producer Lorenzo Thione.

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