OUTSpoken Talks with Jay Kuo Writer of George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen
Interview with Jay Kuo:
JAY KUO (writer)
Allegiance is Jay’s fourth full length musical. At Stanford University, he wrote and produced Upwardly Mobile, a story of five friends coming of age. Jay’s second musical, Insignificant Others, played from 2006-08 in San Francisco and earned a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Original Script. His third work, Worlds Apart, performed in concert at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre and in NYC at New World Stages. Allegiance held its World Premiere at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater where it played to sold out audiences and broke that theater’s 77-year ticket sales record. Allegiance won Best New Musical from the San Diego Theater Critics Circle and will open on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre in November of 2015. In addition to composing, Jay has produced several shows on Broadway. Jay is also a graduate of the U.C. Berkeley’s School of Law and is an appellate litigator admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. He has co-authored a best selling memoir and currently is Chief Creative Officer at The Social Edge, a digital publishing and social media company that generates one of the largest sources of traffic on the Internet.
Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away, but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family’s triumphant story of hope, love, and forgiveness in the new Broadway musical: Allegiance.
Inspired by true events, Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but his sister, Kei, fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. Legendary performer George Takei — (Star Trek, “Heroes”), who was himself an internee as a child, stars alongside Tony® winner Lea Salonga – (Miss Saigon, Mulan) in this enthralling and epic new musical.
But as long-lost memories are unlocked, Sam finds that it is never too late to forgive and to recognize the redemptive power of love.
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