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Take Over the Town! Broadway’s “Allegiance” Teams with Omaze

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“ A L L E G I A N C E ”






New York, NY – Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA have announced that the new American musical Allegiance has partnered with Omaze, the fundraising platform that gives you the opportunity to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences while donating to great causes.  For a chance to win, fans can donate $10 or more to Takei Over The Town with George Takei and raise money for students to attend performances of Allegiance through Inspire Change.  The winner will fly to New York City and kick off the evening by having dinner with George, receive VIP tickets to Allegiance and meet the cast.  Rounding out the experience is a customized meme created with Takei and shared to his 10 million social followers. 


Click here for a video invitation to enter from George Takei


Enter at Omaze.com/NYC; winners are selected at random.  Every entry makes a difference and larger donations come with exclusive rewards that can be viewed at Omaze.com/NYC


“The story of Allegiance is incredibly relevant for all audiences. Though set in the past, this missing chapter of American history has become part of the national conversation once again,” said producers.  “We are thrilled to partner with Omaze to benefit Inspire Change: Broadway.  Through this incredible fundraising platform hundreds of students will have the opportunity to see Allegiance on Broadway before we play our final performance on February 14.”


It was also recently announced that Allegiance has been preserved with a Broadway cast recording produced by Lynne Shankel & Joel Moss for Sing Out, Louise! Productions.  The album is available January 22 on BroadwayRecords.com and at the Longacre Theatre; iTunes, Amazon, and additional retailers will have the Allegiance cast album available January 29.


Allegiance stars Tony® and Olivier® Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) in her long-awaited return to Broadway joined by “Star Trek” icon George Takei in his Broadway debut at age 78, and Broadway and “Glee” star Telly Leung.  Allegiance is the vibrant and unforgettable story of one family’s resilience in the face of seemingly-insurmountable odds, inspired by Takei’s real-life experience as a Japanese American during World War II. 


Allegiance features a book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo.  Olivier® Award nominee Stafford Arima directs, in his Broadway debut. Andrew Palermo serves as choreographer.


The cast is as follows:  George Takei as Sam Kimura/Ojii Chan; Lea Salonga as Kei Kimura; Telly Leung as Sammy Kimura; Katie Rose Clarke as Hannah Campbell; Michael K. Leeas Frankie Suzuki; Christópheren Nomura as Tatsuo Kimura; and Greg Watanabe as Mike Masaoka.  The ensemble features Aaron J. AlbanoBelinda Allyn, Marcus Choi, Janelle Toyomi Dote, Dan Horn, Owen Johnston, Darren Lee, Kevin Munhall, Manna Nichols, Rumi Oyama, Shea Renee, Momoko Sugai, Sam Tanabe, Elena Wang,Scott Watanabe and Tony® winner Scott Wise


Allegiance illuminates one of American history’s lesser known chapters as it tells the story of  Sam Kimura (Takei), transported back nearly six decades to when his younger self (Leung) and his sister Kei (Salonga) fought to stay connected to their heritage, their family, and themselves after Japanese Americans were wrongfully imprisoned during World War II.  An epic story told with great intimacy, Allegiance explores the ties that bind us, the struggle to persevere, and the overwhelming power of forgiveness and, most especially, love. 


Tickets for Allegiance are $45-$149 and can be purchased at Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, or visiting the box office of the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street).


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Production b-roll for Allegiance can be accessed at:


Username: Allegiance

Password: Press


Photos can be accessed at:


Username: press

Password: openingnight


Allegiance teamed with Facebook to exclusively roll out the new docuseries ALLEGIANCE: Trek to Broadway, which chronicles the musical’s journey to Broadway.  To view episodes of the docuseries, visit: http://allegiancemusical.com/trektobroadway/.


Lynne Shankel is musical supervisor and also provided arrangements and orchestrations.  Laura Bergquist serves as musical director.  Scenic design is 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 GLaPointe. Projection design is by Darrel Maloney.  Casting by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, C.S.A.


Allegiance will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, February 14, 2016.  Performances began at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on October 6, 2015 and the production officially opened on November 8, 2015.  At the time of its closing it will have played 37 previews and 113 regular performances.  Producers also announced a national tour and international productions are in the works.  Allegiance had its world premiere in a record-breaking engagement at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in 2012.  For more information, visitwww.AllegianceMusical.com.


Allegiance is produced on Broadway by Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA with Mark Mugiishi/Hawaii HUI, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, Elliot Masie, Barbara Freitag/Eric & Marsi Gardiner, Valiant Ventures, Wendy Gillespie, David Hiatt Kraft, Norm & Diane Blumenthal, M. Bradley Calobrace, Karen Tanz, Gregory Rae/Mike Karns in association with Jas Grewal, Peter Landin and Rob Polson.



Founded by writer/filmmakers and friends from college, Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins, Omaze is an online fundraising platform that offers everyone the chance to live their dream experience and make a difference at the same time. The world’s top celebrities, influencers and brands work with Omaze to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for their fans, all in support of the causes they are most passionate about.  Since launching in 2012, Omaze has impacted more than 125 charities and received donations from over 175 countries.



Initially launched in 2009 with the Broadway musical Memphis, INSPIRE CHANGE is an innovative arts program that partners with commercial theater productions to provide schools and communities across the tri-state area with subsidized tickets and high-impact educational experiences. INSPIRE CHANGE’s programming is developed in tandem with productions, drawing on and contributing to their research and artistry, in order to create the most effective tools to educate communities, foster dialogue, and inspire change.


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