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Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!

The new American musical Allegiance officially opened last night, November 8, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street, starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) in her long-awaited return to Broadway, "Star Trek" icon George Takei in his Broadway debut at age 78, and Broadway and "Glee" star Telly Leung. Allegiance is the vibrant and unforgettable story of one family's resilience in the face of seemingly-insurmountable odds, inspired by Takei's real-life experience as a Japanese American during World War II.

BroadwayWorld was on the star-studded red carpet before the curtain went up, and you can check out photos from the celebrity arrivals below!

Allegiance features a book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo. Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima directs, in his Broadway debut. Andrew Palermo serves as choreographer.

Allegiance illuminates one of American history's lesser known chapters as it tells the story of Sam Kimura (Takei), transported back nearly six decades to when his younger self (Leung) and his sister Kei (Salonga) fought to stay connected to their heritage, their family, and themselves after Japanese Americans were wrongfully imprisoned during World War II. An epic story told with great intimacy,Allegiance explores the ties that bind us, the struggle to persevere, and the overwhelming power of forgiveness and, most especially, love.

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Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Director Stafford Arima

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Stafford Arima

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Rita Moreno

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Rita Moreno

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Max von Essen

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Max von Essen

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Adam Shankman

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Lance Bass

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Lance Bass and Michael Turchin

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Jackie Hoffman

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Kate McKinnon

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Kate McKinnon

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Kate McKinnon

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Stephen Flannery

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Rob Shuter

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Rob Shuter

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Lorenzo Thione, Jay Kuo and Marc Acito

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Gary Dell'Abate

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Gary Dell'Abate and Robin Quivers

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Ronin Quivers

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Robin Quivers

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Robin Quivers

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Ronin Quivers

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Ronin Quivers

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Lorenzo Thione, Jay Kuo and Marc Acito

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Malan Breton

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Malan Breton

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Perez Hilton

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Perez Hilton

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Jay Kuo

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Marc Acito

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Laura Dreyfuss

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Laura Dreyfuss

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Lorenzo Thione

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Lorenzo Thione

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Marc Acito, Jay Kuo and Lynne Shankel

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Molly Ranson

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Nana Visitor

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Nana Visitor

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Nana Visitor

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Vanessa Ray

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Vanessa Ray

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Conrad Ricamora

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Conrad Ricamora and guest

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Lydia Wilson

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Lydia Wilson and guest

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Michelle Clunie

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Michelle Clunie

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Ben Platt

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Ben Platt

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Ben Platt and guest

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Sarah Stiles

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Sarah Stiles

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Sarah Stiles

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Sarah Stiles

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Sarah Stiles

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Victoria Clark

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Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Victoria Clark

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Victoria Clark and Tom Reidy

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Victoria Clark and Tom Reidy

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Leanne Cope

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Leanne Cope

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Leanne Cope

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Leanne Cope and Max von Essen

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Howard Stern

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Howard Stern

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Howard Stern

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Howard Stern

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Howard Stern

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Howard Stern

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Howard Stern

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Wayne Brady

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Wayne Brady

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Rita Moreno

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Taye Diggs

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Taye Diggs

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Taye Diggs

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Taye Diggs

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!
Taye Diggs

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