Thursday, August 3, 2017

Race Hysteria Erupts over a Commonsense Casting Decision on Broadway

Everyone associated with The Great Comet will soon be out of work if the show doesn’t find a way to boost ticket sales. 
            
By Kyle Smith — August 2, 2017

There are times when watching progressives try to grapple with their own conceptual contradictions is like watching a blind man with Crisco on his hands trying to juggle chainsaws. Broadway theater, an aggressively leftist institution, is today presenting the following spectacle: A white actor has been shamed out of playing a white character in a Broadway show because it would have been hurtful to black actors..........Josh Groban........... is widely credited with making the oddball show a success.............Post-Groban, advance ticket sales for late summer and fall were “catastrophically low,”............When Groban left the show on the expiration of his contract on July 2, the boyish baritone was temporarily replaced by an unknown, Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, whom Patinkin would have replaced. Onaodowan is black. Patinkin isn’t............One actor, Rafael Casal, tweeted, “Telling lead actors of color to #makeroom?

Really?........

Patinkin withdrew from the show, groveling. The producers who hired him also scraped and begged forgiveness, as did the composer............ “Ticket sales shouldn’t override a person doing his job?” Soon, everyone associated with The Great Comet will be out of a job..........To Read More....



 

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