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.