Howard Stern, Wayne Brady, and More Welcome George Takei to Broadway in Allegiance
The new Broadway musical Allegiance, featuring George Takei in his Broadway debut and Lea Salonga and Telly Leung in their returns to the stage, celebrated its opening night at the Longacre Theatre on November 8.
Inspired by Takei's childhood experiences, Allegiance is set during the period of Japanese-American internment in World War II. The musical features a book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione, with music and lyrics by Kuo. Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima directs the production.
The cast also includes Katie Rose Clarke, Michael K. Lee, Christopheren Nomura, Greg Watanabe, Aaron J. Albano, Belinda Allyn, Marcus Choi, Janelle Dote, Dan Horn, Owen Johnston, Darren Lee, Kevin Munhall, Manna Nichols, Autumn Ogawa, Rumi Oyama, Momoko Sugai, Sam Tanabe, Elena Wang, Scott Watanabe, and Scott Wise.
Guests at the opening-night party at Bryant Park Grill included radio personality Howard Stern, incoming Kinky Boots star Wayne Brady, Taye Diggs (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), and many more. Check out TheaterMania's photos in the gallery below: