Hit play that tells story of Alexander Hamilton using all black actors only now being called racist

Hit play that tells story of Alexander Hamilton using all black actors only now being called racist
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“Hamilton,” the hottest ticket in town, is biting the bullet about a cold reality.

It may be racist.

More pointedly, the Broadway blockbuster’s audition practices may be.

An open casting call on the show’s website notes that “Hamilton” is “seeking NON-WHITE men and women, ages 20s to 30s, for Broadway and upcoming Tours.”

Ironically, a show that celebrates the diversity of America’s roots, could also be discriminatory.

“The language on the ‘Hamilton’ audition call, located on the show’s website, is inconsistent with Equity’s policy,” spokeswoman Maria Somma.

“We did not review it before it was posted on the ‘Hamilton’ website. In fact,” she added, “if you look at our website, the casting calls all contain following language: Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.”

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

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