George Takei, 78, who will be making his Broadway debut in “Allegiance,” a new musical inspired by his life story, announced on NBC’s” Today Show” that Oct. 31 will be “Star Trek” night and everyone should come in costume.
So this mean Romulans, Vulcans, Andorians, Klingons and humans could all be sitting together? Hmmm. Better book extra security.
Takei, who is most widely known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the original Star Trek television series, told Natalie Morales and Tamron Hall (who said she might come as Uhura) the musical evolved from social media. His Facebook page has more than 9 million likes since he joined in 2011. He frequently shares photos with humorous commentary.
“Allegiance” is based on Takei’s childhood in Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. He spent about three years in camps with his family after they were forced from their Los Angeles-area home and were among more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans — many U.S. citizens — whom the government feared were spies or saboteurs.
The musical is scheduled to open Nov. 8 and begins previews tomorrow (Oct. 6) at the Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St.
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