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Songs from Allegiance the Musical ( @allegiancebway

“The first Broadway show created, casted, and directed by Asian Americans.” x

Some of Our Fave BroadwayCon Cosplays

This dress made out of Playbills! GAG!!

This amazing Wicked moment! 

Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812….see what they did there?? 😉

This girl knows “you’ve gotta be LOUD!”

We may be biased, but we’re LOVING this Princess Jasmine moment! Yes, girl!!!

We’re so glad we got to see so many fierce costumes and excited faces on our social media this weekend! Hope you guys had a BLAST celebrating Broadway! 💕🎭🎼😍 

Star Trek star and beloved LGBT advocate George Takei brought his grace and humor to 92Y September 20. The 78-year-old social media titan sat down with Jujamcyn Theaters president Jordan Roth to discuss his very personal new Broadway musical, allegiancebway, as well as his inspiring life. Here are five things we learned:

1. Takei thought speaking out about social issues would kill his career. When Arnold Schwarzenegger denounced gay marriage rights during his tenure as California governor, Takei felt he needed to take a public stance, although doing so would probably mean the end of his career. Nearly 9 million Facebook fans later, we know that Takei’s decision had the opposite effect.

2. He uses humor to get people to listen. “If you get too finger-wagging, you turn people off,” Takei said about speaking publicly about important issues. “What you want them to do is stop, listen, and consider your point of view. You disarm them with humor.”

3. He tried to get Gene Roddenberry to tackle gay issues on Star Trek. A close friend of the sci-fi series’ creator, Takei (while still closeted) talked with Roddenberry about writing a gay plot line into the progressive show. At the time, Roddenberry was dealing with blowback from a controversial episode in which Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) shared an interracial kiss. Takei said that while Roddenberry was open to the idea, he felt it was more important to keep Star Trek on the air, which would mean avoiding the issue.

4. Allegiance is an apology to his father. The new Broadway musical borrows heavily from Takei’s childhood, in which he and his parents were forced to move from their Los Angeles home to a Japanese-American internment camp in Arkansas. Years later, Takei said he arrogantly criticized his father one night, telling him that he led their family to the camp “like sheep to slaughter.” When his father calmly retreated to his bedroom, Takei promised himself that he would apologize the next day, but never mustered the courage. He never did apologize to his father, and he tearfully explained to the audience that he feels he can do that now with this theatrical piece.

5. Leonard Nimoy’s spirit will be with him at the theater. The late actor who portrayed Spock in the classic sci-fi series was a dear friend of Takei’s and came to see the out-of-town run of Allegiance in San Diego in 2012. Nimoy promised him he would be there to support him on Broadway, but passed away last February. Takei regards Nimoy’s death as a significant source of “hurt and disappointment” in his life, but said that when he opens on Broadway, “he’ll be there, together with my parents.”

WATCH FULL VIDEO: George Takei with Jordan Roth

Let’s Celebrate!

February Birthday Girl: Abby!!

In honor of National Women’s Month, we want to celebrate our February Baby, ABBY!! Here are a few of our FAVE things about her!

Her LOVE of all things sweet! (But especially doughnuts!)

Her obsession with PINK!

Her love of Disney and Belle! 

The fact that she was a literal birthday princess!

We love you, Abby and we’re so thankful that you’re part of the #GGG!!

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This post includes all characters played by Daniel Radcliffe in movies, TV and stage shows. It does not include some TV characters because he either played as himself or a cartoon. The Dogwalker, however, was an exception :)

Some of the characters (which are from the movies that aren’t out yet) I had to draw by looking at stills that were available.

I had to edit the post to include Arthur Kipps.

Let’s Celebrate!

March Birthday Girl: LJ!!

In honor of National Women’s Month, we want to celebrate our March Baby, LJ!! Here are a few of our FAVE things about her!

Her amazing, ever-changing HAIR!!

The fact that she’s a literal model, you guys, LOOK AT HER!!

That time she was the fiercest woodland creature EVER!!

And, of course, the way she is an ACTUAL birthday UNICORN!!

We love you SO much, LJ, and we’re so lucky to have you in our #GGG!!