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Allegiance

George Takei blasts Trump surrogate's internment camp comments as 'morally bankrupt'

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Actor and activist George Takei has fiercely condemned a prominent Donald Trump supporter’s invocation of Japanese-American interment camps as “precedent” for a proposed national registry for immigrants from Muslim countries.

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George Takei's musical Allegiance to screen in theaters

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Theater fans are getting the chance to see George Takei’s Broadway musical Allegiance in movie theaters for one night only come December.

The musical — starring Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung — follows a Japanese-American family as their lives change following the events of Pearl Harbor. 

George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen will feature an introduction by Takei as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

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Allegiance: EW stage review

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Allegiance, which opens Sunday at the Longacre Theatre, illuminates a dark spot in American history that school curricula (mine, at least) tend to gloss over, bringing to life the tragedy of the World War II internment camps for Japanese-American citizens. Watching the events play out on stage is painful: young, California-born Japanese-Americans racing to enlist after Pearl Harbor, only to be turned away; a neighbor of 20 years entreating Tatsuo Kimura (Christòpheren Nomura) to sell his farm, worth $20,000, for $2,000; the helplessness of men to protect their families.

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