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Whitewashing and color-blind casting on Broadway

By Nishad More, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2015

Filed under Arts, Theater

Colorblind casting in Broadway gives old shows new dimensions, as evidenced in the diverse cast of "Hamilton" and "Cloud Nine." Looking past skin color when casting does not take away from the show's logic, and instead creates shows based on pure talent.

‘Otello’ production still struggles with race

By Joseph Myers, Theater Books Editor

October 19, 2015

Filed under Arts, Theater

The met's new Otello production doesn't have blackface, but still struggles with race issues.