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Allegiance Returns to Cinemas Nationwide

The musical about Japanese internment receives an encore screening on the Day of Remembrance.

The cast of Allegiance at Broadway's Longacre Theatre.
The cast of Allegiance at Broadway's Longacre Theatre.
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Allegiance returns to cinemas today in an encore presentation of the Broadway musical, inspired by George Takei's childhood experiences in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. The original one-night-only screening on December 13, 2016 resulted in the highest-grossing one-night Broadway musical event to date for Fathom Events.

The musical appropriately returns to the screen on 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, known as the Day of Remembrance, which marked the beginning of the forced relocation and internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII.

Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung head the cast of the show, which ran at Broadway's Longacre Theatre from October 6, 2015-February 14, 2016. The company also includes Katie Rose Clarke, Michael K. Lee, Christopheren Nomura, Greg Watanabe, 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, Sam Tanabe, Elena Wang, Scott Watanabe, and Scott Wise. The productions features a book by Marc Acito and music and lyrics by Jay Kuo, with direction by Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima.

George Takei's Allegiance: the Broadway Musical on the Big Screen will begin with an exclusive introduction from Takei immediately followed by the musical's presentation. After the feature, audiences will be treated to behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creators.

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