The stage musical Allegiance, which has starred Star Trek legend George Takei in its previous incarnations, is at long last headed to Broadway, with Takei once again on board for the production. Allegiance tells the tale of Japanese-Americans in American internment camps during World War II and is partially inspired by Takei's own experiences. It will open in October at a Shubert theater to be determined.
“I consider this my legacy project,” Takei told The New York Times. "This is the first time that this dark chapter of American history will be done on the Broadway stage.” He added, “The show’s backdrop is the imprisonment of innocent Americans simply because we looked like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor, but the story is universal – people falling in love, getting married, having a family. The musical will find an audience because whether you are white, black, Latino, young or old, people can identify with the idea of family and the stresses put on a family, which in this case were enormous.”
Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional news about Allegiance as it approaches opening night.