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Hit Broadway Show Hamilton Under Fire For 'Nonwhite' Casting Call — Details Here!

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It's no secret that Hamilton is one of Broadway's biggest breakout hits as everyone and their mom can't get enough of those catchy beats!

The cast of the show even performed at the Grammys and for President Barack Obama at the White House!

Well now it seems the love affair might be slowing up as the musical — which has been praised for its use of a diverse cast to detail American history — has received some backlash for posting a casting call looking for "nonwhite men and women."

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Despite the fact that audition descriptions for characters in Hamilton quite often specifying age range, race, and gender, as it's fairly standard in the theater industry, Actors' Equity has said the auditions should be open to everyone.

Maria Somma, a spokesperson for Actors' Equity, said the casting call was "absolutely inconsistent with Equity's policy," and continued by stating:

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Officials Investigate The Safety Of Special Effects In Spider-Man Musical!

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Smart move!

The New York State Department of Labor will be examining the safety of various special effects in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, after two castmembers suffered broken bones from a 'flying mechanism' being employed in the new Broadway production!

However, according to department spokesman Leo Rosales, this is standard procedure, as all stage productions with special effects must be approved by state inspectors.

He explains:

“The flying in this musical is unprecedented for Broadway, and we’re going to urge the producers to make sure everything is as safe as possible.”

However, Actors Equity has also gotten involved, and reportedly forced the production to shift rehearsal schedules when they realized that various cast members were practicing the flying stunts in close proximity of one another!

Spokesperson Maria Somma explains:

"When a show is preparing to debut a lot of technology, especially flying over stage and audiences, we keep a close eye.”

Good! We're happy to hear that this is being taken so seriously!

Accidents happen, and thankfully no one was too seriously injured, but we want the production to go safely AND smoothly, so it's important that these officials are present to oversee that the proper regulations are in place!


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