UPDATE, 2:14 PM: Pete Sanders, a spokesman for Allegiance, tells Deadline that a prior statement saying the show is fully capitalized was wrong. “The producers are still putting together the financing,” he said, adding that the show has booked a specific Shubert theater, but which one has not been announced, in deference to the current tenant.
PREVIOUSLY, February 5: Mr. Sulu is planning to make his Broadway-musical debut in the fall with a show drawn from his family’s experience as Japanese-Americans sent to an internment camp during World War II. The $13 million show, with a book by Marc Acito and music & lyrics by Jay Kuo, had its world premiere in fall 2012 at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, with Takei and Telly Leung (Glee) and Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon). More casting will be announced. Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima (London’s Ragtime, off-Broadway’s Bare, Carrie, Altar Boyz) will direct the show, which plans to begin performances October 6 at an as-yet undesignated Shubert theater, with opening night on November 8. Lorenzo Thione and Andrew Treagus are producing and say it’s fully capitalized.