Lea Salonga & Telly Leung Will Join George Takei for Allegiance

first_img Salonga and Leung take on the roles of Kei and Young Sam, respectively, reprising their performances from the 2012 world premiere production in San Diego. They join the previously announced George Takei, whose personal experience as a child in a Japanese-American internment camp inspired the musical. View Comments Allegiance Salonga earned a Tony Award for Miss Saigon, her Broadway debut. Her additional Great White Way credits include Les Miserables (playing both Eponine and Fantine), Flower Drum Song and Something Good. On screen, her singing voice can be heard as two Disney princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan. She recently appeared as Mother in the 2013 Avery Fisher Hall concert production of Ragtime and served as a judge on The Voice of the Philippines. Related Shows Allegiance features music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and a book by Marc Acito. A story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese-American internment of World War II and beyond, the show follows WWII veteran Sam Otsuka and his sister Kei as they find themselves torn between loyalty to their family and allegiance to their country. Tony winner Lea Salonga, who last appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables, and Telly Leung, a former Broadway.com vlogger for Godspell, will return to the Great White Way this fall in Allegiance. Performances will begin on October 6; opening night is set for November 8 at the Longacre Theatre. Additional cast for the Stafford Arima-helmed production will be announced shortly. In addition to Glee and Godspell, Leung has appeared in Wicked, Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song and Rent. He currently stars in Manhattan Theatre Club’s The World of Extreme Happiness. Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 14, 2016last_img read more