NEW YORK — Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga will join the cast of George Takei’s musical “Allegiance” on Broadway.
The Broadway veteran played the lead female role, Kei Kimura, when the musical made its premiere in 2012 at the Old Globe in San Diego. She will reprise her role at the Longacre Theatre starting this fall.
Takei’s “Allegiance” is a multigenerational tale with two love stories that is framed by a Japanese American war veteran looking back on his family’s time at Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II.
“Allegiance” features music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and a book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione. It is being directed by Stafford Arima, whose own father was interned in Canada during the war.
Previews begin Oct. 6 with an opening set for Nov. 8.