Woody Allen’s new play criticised over all-white cast?

Woody Allen's new play 'Bullets Over Broadway' has been panned by critics over an all-white cast.

By: Press Trust of India | New York | Published:April 13, 2014 12:50 pm
Woody Allen's new play 'Bullets Over Broadway' has been panned by critics over an all-white cast. Woody Allen’s new play ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ has been panned by critics over an all-white cast.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Woody Allen’s new play ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ has reportedly been panned by critics over an all-white cast.

The ‘Scoop’ actor’s production, which opened on April 10, apparently garnered some negative reviews for featuring a nearly all-white cast despite it telling the story about a famed Harlem hot spot, reported New York Daily News.

Insiders insist that Woody, 78, specifically requested for no black gangsters in his musical.

“Casting was considering a big-name African-American actor for the play, but Woody passed because he just got the idea that a black gangster wouldn’t be good. One man wasn’t asked back and then was told it was Woody who didn’t want any black gangsters,” a source said.

The only nonwhite actor in the entire production is Kelcy Griffin, who is in the dance ensemble.

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