Allegiance (one of the first Asian musicals in over a decade) was awarded Best Musical at the San Diego Theatre Critics Awards. Starring George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, the musical is set during the Japanese American internment of World War II. The Kimura family members struggle between patriotism and resistance to their internment and treatment by the government.
George Takai posted on his facebook:
“Friends, I am THRILLED to announce that ALLEGIANCE won BEST MUSICAL at the San Diego Theatre Critics Awards last night. Also winning from our show was Michael K. Lee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Lynne Shankel for Best Orchestration. What a night for our show. Now, it’s on to Broadway. I can’t wait.”
Learn more about this powerful musical here.