Tag: Hamilton (Play)

As Broadway Returns, Shows Rethink and Restage Depictions of Race

“The Lehman Trilogy,” about the rise and fall of a financial family, added new references to the businessmen’s relationship to slavery after earlier versions of the play were criticized for playing down that connection. “Everything that was built here was built on a crime,” a character now warns. Broadway is addressing concerns about race in […]

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Live Performance Is Back, With New Rituals Joining the Old Ones

The long-awaited return of Broadway has brought back many familiar preshow rituals — and also spurred a few that are new. One takes place a few hours before curtain time in middle of Times Square, under a canopy with a sandwich board sign proclaiming: “Broadway Show Testing Site.” It is there that some of the […]

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Former ‘Hamilton’ Cast Member Files Discrimination Complaint Against Show

A former “Hamilton” cast member filed a federal workplace complaint against the show on Wednesday, alleging that the show had retaliated and refused to renew a contract after the actor had requested a gender-neutral dressing room. In the complaint, filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, lawyers for the former cast member, Suni Reid […]

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