A Chat with George Takei on Bringing "Allegiance" to the Big Screen

A Chat with George Takei on Bringing "Allegiance" to the Big Screen

On Dec. 4, 2018, a documentary about George Takei’s 2015 musical Allegiance played in theatres through Fathom Events, followed by a showing of the filmed musical on Dec. 11. Leading up to the release of the documentary and the encore of the filmed show, Takei spoke with OnStage Blog about the path Allegiance has taken.

“We hadn’t the faintest idea when we embarked on this journey ten years ago what the road would be like,” said Takei. “But at every point along its path, from development, to the World Premiere in San Diego, to the Broadway run, and now to the post-Broadway productions and movie, it has been a joy, and so profoundly humbling and fulfilling.”

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Building the Social Media Success of "Be More Chill"

Building the Social Media Success of "Be More Chill"

Be More Chill, with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz, has 67.6 thousand followers on Instagram, 9,209 followers on Twitter, and 7,813 likes and 8,049 followers on Facebook. Even more likes and followers have been racked up on unofficial pages and the pages of the cast and crew. In the past day, 370 Twitter posts have featured the title of the show.

The current production, which opened last night, sold out a week before opening, and has gained much of its widespread fame from social media and an excited, involved fandom.

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