George Takei joins special guests Gedde Watanabe, Melody Butiu, Amy Hill, Dana Lee, Krista Marie Yu, Aaron Takahashi, Asian AF, Araceli Prasarttongosoth, Michayla Brown, Kristina Wong, Beau Sia, Forrest Wheeler, Hudson Yang, and Hālau Nā Mamo O Pana’ewa hula troupe at EWP NIGHT MARKET today!
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With a career spanning six decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series “Star Trek”, in which he played Hikaru Sulu. He made his Broadway debut in the musical “Allegiance” with Lea Salonga and Telly Leung. And recently starred in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Pacific Overtures”. East West Players produced the Tony Award-winning play "Equus" in 2005 with Takei, who told The Associated Press that his onstage role as psychologist “Martin Dysart,” helped inspire him to publicly discuss his sexuality.
Takei will lead the cast of the Los Angeles premiere of “Allegiance," a story set during the Japanese American Internment during WWII based on his personal experiences. It will be co-produced by East West Players and the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and will open on February 21, 2018.
(Photos 2 & 3 by Michael Lamont)
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