Destination: On Broadway

“Allegiance,” a new musical about the plight of Japanese-Americans interned during World War II

I PLEDGE….

George Takei is best known as Helmsman Sulu on the “Star Trek” television series and movies and more recently as a social media maven whose humorous posts have attracted followers in the hundreds of thousands. And now, add Broadway star to his resume.

“Allegiance,” a new musical about the plight of Japanese-Americans interned during World War II, opened on Broadway last fall. For nearly a decade Takei has tirelessly championed the show based on his childhood experiences. Tony winner Lea Salonga (“Miss Saigon”) and Telly Leung (“Glee”) co-star. Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., AllegianceMusical.com

ALSO SHOWING

“Fun Home”

The 2015 Best Musical, based on Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic novel of the same name, explores the artist’s real life relationship with her gay father and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. Adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, the show is among the first with an all female creative team. Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St., FunHomeBroadway.com

“Misery”

This stage adaptation of Stephen King’s novel and feature film stars Bruce Willis (“Diehard”) and Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”). There’s already plenty of Tony buzz around Shubert Alley about Metcalf’s chilling performance as a disturbed fan who is seriously obsessed with a novelist and holds him captive in her home. Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., MiseryBroadway.com

“Dada Woof Papa Hot”

OK, Lincoln Center is technically Off-Broadway, but Peter Parnell’s new play is the first in the post-Supreme Court marriage equality decision and asks, “What next?” In this case, what can happen when a child takes over a harmonious gay household. Turns out we’re not so different from the straights after all. Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center, LCT.org

TOURIST TRAPS

“The Ride”

This tricked out bus with singing tour guides not only shows you the sights, but treats riders to some surprise performances along the way as street sweepers and shoppers burst into song and dance along the route. At $74 per person, you could practically swing a ticket to a real Broadway show, but sometimes it’s fun to just play tourist. TheRideNYC.com

“Star Wars and the Power of Costume”

Featuring 70 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars films, this multimedia exhibition reveals the creative process and uncovers the connection between character and costume. It’s worth it just to see the original menacing Darth Vader costume and C-3PO’s gilded frame. Timed tickets are $20 - $27.50. Discovery Times Square, 226 W. 44th St. DiscoveryTSX.com

Sardi’s

The menu and ambiance at Sardi’s restaurant may be a throwback to a bygone era of white glove dining on the Great White Way, but the prices are definitely rooted in 2016. Still, it’s worth shelling out $25 for a saucy cannelloni au gratin to take an up close look at the thousands of caricatures of theater legends past and present. The $35 prix fixe dinner is actually a better deal, especially if you’re taking in a show afterwards. 234 W. 44th St. Sardis.com


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