Category Archives: New York

No, The 'Hamilton' Casting Call For 'Non-White' Actors Is Not Reverse Racism

No, The 'Hamilton' Casting Call For 'Non-White' Actors Is Not Reverse Racism
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: Actor Leslie Odom, Jr. (L) and actor, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (R) perform on stage during “Hamilton” GRAMMY performance for The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Richard Rodgers Theater on February 15, 2016 in New …
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'Hamilton' casting call for nonwhite actors gives diversity a shot

'Hamilton' casting call for nonwhite actors gives diversity a shot
… 80 percent filled with a multiracial cast — that is until I came across “Hamilton.” Yet, there has been controversy regarding the open casting call notice for “Hamilton,” which called for “nonwhite” actors in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New …
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Black Entrepreneurs In NYC: Private Shark Tank Casting Call In New York Underway

Black Entrepreneurs In NYC: Private Shark Tank Casting Call In New York Underway
This event is different from the Shark Tank Open Casting Call taking place April 21st during Tech Day at Pier 94, in that it will be smaller, more curated event for traditionally underrepresented entrepreneurs. Brandon Andrews, a senior consultant …
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'Hairspray Live!' Open Casting Call for Tracy Turnblad Role

'Hairspray Live!' Open Casting Call for Tracy Turnblad Role
Open call auditions for the lead role will be held in New York City at Telsey & Co. on April 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with check-in beginning at 9 a.m. Tracy hopefuls must be at least 18 years old and are asked to have a headshot/resume and prepare a …
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'Hamilton' Producers Will Change Job Posting, but Not Commitment to Diverse

'Hamilton' Producers Will Change Job Posting, but Not Commitment to Diverse
But a casting call seeking “nonwhite men and women” to audition for the show drew criticism from the union representing theater actors, prompting “Hamilton” to say Wednesday that it will amend its language to make clear that anyone is welcome to try …
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Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. protests being cut out of royalty windfall

Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. protests being cut out of royalty windfall
Michael Cassara, a casting director, said in an interview that the first developmental lab he was aware of was in 2010 for a musical called Fat Camp, previously presented at the New York Musical Festival. The producers included Carl Levin, the business …
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