Congrats to George Takei & Lea Salonga as Allegiance Officially Opens


first_img Allegiance View Comments About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 14, 2016center_img George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung and more will pledge their Allegiance as they officially open in the new tuner on November 8. Directed by Stafford Arima, the production, which is based on Takei’s childhood experience in a Japanese-American interment camp, is playing at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre.To celebrate the Great White Way premiere of this tale of family, love and patriotism set during World War II and beyond, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait. In addition to the leading trio, the sketch features Katie Rose Clarke, Michael K. Lee, Christopheren Nomura and Greg Watanabe, along with a few “wishes on the wind.”Oh my! Broadway.com wishes the cast a happy opening! Related Showslast_img read more

Jeremy Benton Will Return to Cagney Off-Broadway


first_img View Comments After taking a temporary leave of absence, Jeremy Benton will return to the off-Broadway musical Cagney. He steps back into the role of Bob Hope, taking over for Jeffry Denman beginning January 11 at the Westside Theatre.Benton recently concluded his stint in the national tour of White Christmas. His additional credits include 42nd Street on Broadway and Anything Goes on tour.Cagney follows the life of James Cagney (played by Robert Creighton, who also contributed original music with Christopher McGovern) from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood. The score features the classic George M. Cohan favorites “Give My Regards To Broadway,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”In addition to Creighton, the current cast includes Danette Holden, Josh Walden, Ellen Zolezzi and Bruce Sabath. Robert Creighton and Jeremy Benton in ‘Cagney'(Photo: Carol Rosegg) Cagneycenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 28, 2017last_img read more