The musical "Hamilton" has been making noise in the scene, but this new bit of news on the production may smudge the good reputation of the musical.
The hugely popular Broadway play has caused a minor uproar over its casting notice which explicitly seeks "non-white" performers. One attorney claims the language violates New York City Human Rights Law.
CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, the controversy was sparked by a casting notice posted by the producers of “Hamilton,” which specifically seeks “non-white” performers.
“What if they put an ad out that said, ‘Whites only need apply?’” said McLaughlin, of the Newman Ferrara Law Firm. “Why, African-Americans, Latinos, Asians would be outraged.”
“You cannot advertise showing that you have a preference for one racial group over another,” McLaughlin said. “As an artistic question – sure, he can cast whomever he wants to cast, but he has to give every actor eligible for the role an opportunity to try.”
The wording of this casting call demand is causing a huge uproar in the community.