Thursday, March 24, 2016
What if The Roles Were Reversed?
From the LVRJ: All roads lead to Vegas — including “Hamilton’s.”
The hip-hop Broadway musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton, which has been everywhere from the Grammy Awards to the White House, will play The Smith Center for the Performing Arts during the 2017-18 season.
Smith Center officials and “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller were expected to announce the Las Vegas booking today.
“We can’t talk about the dates yet,” cautioned Smith Center President Myron Martin, adding that “Ham
All roads lead to Vegas — including “Hamilton’s.”
The ilton’s” run “will definitely be longer than our typical one-week engagement.”
After all, “audiences have been clamoring for this title from coast to coast,” Martin said. “It’s coming to Las Vegas — how exciting is that? I’m giddy.”
Martin and Smith Center colleagues have been working to bring “Hamilton” to Las Vegas “since the day I saw it,” he added. (For the record, that was on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015; Martin has the ticket stub to remind him.)
“It really is one of the most extraordinary things I’ve ever seen,” he said. “It’s serious material, it’s important material, told in an extraordinary way.”
So, instead of a play named "Hamilton" with the white Hamilton being played by Black hip hop singers/dancers, what if it were a play named "Obama" with the actor playing Obama was a white guy in Black face?
You know there would outrage by blacks and liberals if this happened.
But because it's Blacks who are doing show, it's perfectly acceptable.