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Sep 10, 2015 - Feb 14, 2016
Running time: 2:30
Longacre Theatre
220 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036
By Subway: 1, C, E to 50th Street
Show Description:
Listed at TKTS:
See TKTS Live
$55.00 - $149.00
prices subject to change
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A limited number of $39 rush tickets for patrons 35 years old and under for each performance beginning at the opening of the box office each day. There will be a limit of two tickets per customer. Cash or credit cards will be accepted for all rush tickets, and seat locations will vary depending on availability.
Audience Advisory
NO performances: 10/12,13,20 & 25
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Two (2) ADA compliant viewing locations with companion seating. Transfer optional.
Accessible seating is located on the ground floor. Mezzanine, balcony and lower level reached only by stairs.
There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.
Valet parking garage: Across street at Holiday Inn Hotel (on Broadway between 48th & 49th Sts.) No vans.
Curb Ramps
SE corner of 48th St. & 8th Ave.; (0.5" lip) SW corner of 48th St. & Broadway.
Double doors in series: 1st set has one automatic door (35") from 48th Street to Ticket Lobby with push-button control and ramp; 2nd set (each 26", each attended by ushers) to Orchestra.
Box Office
Ticket Lobby. Counter 46". Accessible pass-through with writing shelf at 32". Assistance available.
Unisex: Third floor above balcony, accessible by elevator only. ADA compliant. Door 33". Stall 108" x 99". Commode 17". Grab bars.
Water Fountain
Ticket lobby. Spout 36".
Ticket lobby. Coin slot 54". Cord 30". Volume control. With TTY and electric outlet.
Assisted Listening System
Occasional sign language interpreted performances.
Folding Armrests
Eleven row-end seats with folding armrests.



A concentration camp seems like the last place one would want to set a musical, but that is exactly what has been done by the writers of Allegiance, now making its Broadway debut at the Longacre Theatre. Shockingly, it works: Not only is Allegiance a grandiose epic reminiscent of Miss Saigon, it also serves as a compelling family drama. The fact that this story of Japanese internment during World War II features an original book and score is also refreshing in a market saturated with jukebox musicals and stage adaptations of popular films. In that respect, Allegiance is delightfully old-school: a big schmaltzy musical of dubious historical accuracy delivered with ample humor and heart.

The heart of Allegiance, though, is its talented supporting cast: Not only do their voices add layers and harmonies to songs that otherwise sound largely the same, but playing the Japanese-Americans in the camps and briefly, the citizens of Hiroshima, they represent the sheer number of people affected. They are especially effective when standing still, frozen in disbelief, grief, shock. It can be easier, sometimes, to write off the tragedy of one family, but the chorus reminds us that this didn’t just happen to a few, but 120,000 people.

-----Entertainment Weekly
“Allegiance” is likely to spur questions about whether the actions of the U.S. government are overstated … or sugarcoated. American soldiers are generally played as villainous. There is a relevance to the current political climate concerning immigrants that rings loud and clear.“Allegiance” will have you asking why Japanese-Americans were interned as a class, when Germans and Italians were done so only intermittently. It’s meant to be funny when one of Sammy’s buddies says: “We’re at war with Italy, but nobody put Joe DiMaggio in a camp.” The line indeed gets a laugh, but it’s gallows humor

-----NBC NewYork


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