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George Takei's own history inspires new musical

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some people may be skeptical about the idea of internment camps being musical fodder.

Well, Fiddler On The Roof wasn't exactly pastels and swinging parties, and that's done alright.

I really hope this does well - good for George T. for making his dream a reality on such a scale.

there are people saying Asians don't sell ... Asian-American activists were indignant that the cast [of "The Nightingale"] featured mostly non-Asian actors

Just ridiculous isn't it. What's the matter with people?

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This is one musical I think I'd like to see.

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Love George and I really loved his roasting of William Shatner.

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Good luck to them. I hope they make it Broadway. It sounds like a really interesting story and i would like to see it.

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I am not Ito musicals, but I have the collectors edition of star trek from tv. I like them. Not done seeing all yet though.

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I'm really hoping to see this someday. I do adore George...and his "Happy Dance" too!

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Looking forward to it.

George is a great guy who don't take himself and his sexual orientation too serious. Met him once at a convention.

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A hopefully light-hearted way to give the U.S. a gentle kick in the pants and reminder about "Liberty and Justice" for ALL, in the wake of three decades of the some of the most horrific human rights abuses in America's recent history.

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Just ridiculous isn't it. What's the matter with people?

stop lumping non-Americans with Americans please.

Asian entertainers don't sell in America? WHOA NEWSFLASH! I wish all of East Asia would just boycott legal American media as a reprisal.

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there are currently two major shows on TV with Asian American leads. Hawaii Five-0, Nikita.

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Dum BF Word:

there are currently two major shows on TV with Asian American leads. Hawaii Five-0, Nikita

I'd hardly call Alex O'Loughlin Asian.

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Love George and I really loved his roasting of William Shatner.

Why did he roast Shatner? Cap'n Kirk was great and shatner is a multi-talented altogether good guy whoo appreciates both his strengths and his weaknesses. Sulu was a good character, but would have been NOTHING with Kirk and Spock.

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Wait. I was wrong. hawaii Five-0 has THREE Asian leads. Daniel Dae Kim,Grace Park, and Masi Oka

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Dumb B F Word said "there are currently two major shows on TV with Asian American leads. Hawaii Five-0, Nikita."

Yeah, but any focused on an all Asian family, or other group, like this? We have had all White and all Black families as the center of shows, but not all Asian. And Maggie Q is half White and half Asian.

Funny thing is, if you need a reason, George Takei and Jay Kuo said it themselves!: “Asian-Americans don’t really speak an emotional language." and "...a culture that prides steadfastness and stoicism." Even the Asian-Americans are likely to change the channel!

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Does anyone know if, at any point in the musical, he goes, "Oh Myyy." I would love to see that in person.

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I've been following the pre-production of George Takei's "Allegiance - A New American Musical," via its Facebook page for a few years. I really hope I get a chance to see it soon when I'm stateside. It's got an amazingly talented cast. If you are in the San Diego/SoCal area, you should make every effort to see it. Takei-san, Omedetou gozaimasu!

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