'Hamilton' Casting Call Causes More Legal Questions Than Outrage
The musical's diversity has been widely praised, but a casting call for "nonwhite" performers is being called into question.By Eugene Daniels | March 30, 2016
The producers of "Hamilton" are currently getting a crash course in "mo' money, mo' problems" after a casting call asked for nonwhite performers. Specifically, the poster said the production was "seeking nonwhite men and women, ages 20s to 30s, for Broadway and upcoming tours."
If you've seen the show or — like most of us — have only been able to catch glimpses of it online, you know the request sort of fits the show's history. It prides itself on its extremely diverse cast, taking on the story of one of our Founding Fathers.
"This is the story of America, told by America now. It looks like America now," the creator and star of the phenomenon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, told CBS.