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Near the end of the tunnel

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NEW YORK—Ah indeed, I’ve been in a perpetual state of rehearsal these past few weeks in the city, but since each of these shows that I’ve been practicing for have been so very different from one another, it’s been more fun than anything else.   “Allegiance” is all done (for now anyway … until the […]

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Why I pledge ‘Allegiance’

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THE AUTHOR with (from left): Telly Leung, George Takei and Paul Nakauchi in “Allegiance”      photo: ALLEGIANCEMUSICAL.COM

I sincerely hope you haven’t grown tired of my stories about the Broadway-bound musical “Allegiance.” We have just begun our third week of rehearsal, and we are all mentally, emotionally and physically exhausted. All that said, our hearts are full, knowing only too well the importance of telling this rarely told chapter of American history.

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In an Empire state of mind

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MICHAEL K. Lee and the author in “Allegiance”

Yes Sir, I am back in New York, my absolute most favorite city in the world. Despite the extreme winter weather that’s been visiting the place, its beauty still remains. Perhaps it’s more than just the novelty of watching the falling snow, but of being a part of the city’s heartbeat and its song.   […]

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We are family

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Sitting in my apartment with CNN giving us updates on Superstorm “Sandy,” I’m still in a haze over how incredible this “Allegiance” experience has been. Our company wasn’t just cast and crew, but a family, and I shall take all those memories wherever I go. A cast doesn’t always get along so nicely that a […]

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Time to say goodbye

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It’s hard to believe that nearly three months have passed since our arrival in San Diego and the start of the “Allegiance” rehearsal. It was the middle of summer, with the sun shining every single day in beautiful Balboa Park. We spent the daylight hours indoors, working on what has become quite the show, which […]

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