Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends
Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends

Community Bulletin Board

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Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo
Book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione

 

FEBRUARY 21 – APRIL 1, 2018

 

Inspired by true events, the Broadway musical Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves.

 

About East West Players
East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, was founded in 1965, at a time when Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) faced limited or no opportunities to see their experiences reflected outside of stereotypical and demeaning caricatures in the American landscape. EWP not only ensures that API stories are told, but works to increase access, inclusion, and representation in the economy.

 

About Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
Founded in 1971, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center is one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States. A hub for Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture and a community gathering place for the diverse voices it inspires – JACCC connects traditional and contemporary; community participants and creative professionals; Southern California and the world beyond. JACCC also provides office space in its five-story complex to a wide variety of nonprofit cultural, educational, and community-based organizations in Los Angeles.

 

About Allegiance
The original Broadway production of Allegiance opened on November 8, 2015 at the Longacre Theater in New York City and was produced by Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA with Mark Mugiishi/Hawaii HUI, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, Elliott Masie, Sandi Moran, Mabuhay Productions, Barbara Freitag/Eric & Marsi Gardiner, Valiant Ventures, Wendy Gillespie, David Hiatt Kraft, Norm & Diane Blumenthal, M. Bradley Calobrace, Karen Tanz, Gregory Rae/Mike Karns, in association with Jas Grewal, Peter Landin, and Ron Polson.

Ticketing information and casting will be announced soon.

 

Venue: JACCC’s Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

GEORGE TAKEI WILL LEAD THE CAST
IN THE L.A. PREMIERE OF ALLEGIANCE IN 2018!

 

 

East West Players (EWP) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) are pleased to announce that stage, television, and film star George Takei will lead the cast in the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance, which will be co-produced by EWP and JACCC by special arrangement with Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA, with performances at JACCC’s Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles from February 21-April 1, 2018. Previews will run from February 21-25, with the Opening Night performance and reception on February 28.  

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

GEORGE TAKEI
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, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But Takei's story goes where few stories have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II to becoming one of the country's leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality—Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture. 

Gay Days Anaheim 2017
October 6 - 8 

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September

Wednesday, September 27th - Rainbow Skate Night at 8 PM in Glendale  (Information Only)

 

Saturday, September 30th - Movie/Potluck Night at 6:30 PM featuring Night Flight

 

NOTE:  No Bowling in September - will resume in October

October

Sunday, October 15th - AIDS WALK Los Angeles  (Information Only)

 

Monday, October 16th - Bowling at Pickwick in Burbank starting at 7 PM - RSVP Required

 

Tuesday, October 17th at 3:45 PM - TV Show Taping of Superior Donuts - Tickets Required

 

Saturday, October 21st - Movie/Potluck Night at 6:30 PM

 

Wednesday, October 25th - Rainbow Skate Night at 8 PM in Glendale  (Information Only)

 

Thursday, October 26th - Theatre Night featuring Yohen at the East West Players at 8 PM