A chance meeting with two gay theater scribes made George Takei an online sensation and a Broadway star, and inspired Allegiance, a musical based on his childhood.
The project began as a fundraising effort but is now an off-Broadway show that has been reviewed in The New York Times.
Tony-winning writer Robert L. Freedman brought Judy Garland to television life, but it was a long road to Broadway for his drag-friendly musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.
The musical started off strong, but recent performances with Taye Diggs failed to impress critics.
A pre-Broadway celebration of the musical theatre legend opens at San Francisco's A.C.T.