George Takei invites ‘Star Trek’ fans to spend Halloween on Broadway

Actors George Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung acknowledge the audience's cheers at the end of the final performance of "Allegiance, a New American Musical" at the Old Globe Theatre, the theater's most successful production. PHOTO: Charlie Neuman / UT San Diego
George Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung during the curtain call at the final performance of “Allegiance, a New American Musical” at the Old Globe Theatre, the San Diego theater’s most successful production, before it moves to Broadway. PHOTO: Charlie Neuman / UT San Diego

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.

George Takei as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, from the TV series "Star Trek" (1966). PHOTO: Wikipedia
George Takei as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, from the TV series
“Star Trek” (1966). PHOTO: Wikipedia

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.

Click here to watch the Today show interview.

Click here to learn more about “Allegiance” and to buy tickets.

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