Woody Allen's new play 'Bullets Over Broadway' panned over nearly all-white cast

Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 9:48am IST | Agency: ANI

Woody Allen's new play 'Bullets Over Broadway' has garnered some negative reviews for featuring a nearly all-white cast despite it telling the story about a famed Harlem hotspot.

The play centering on the Cotton Club - a nightclub famous for featuring top African-American performers during the Prohibition era - has only one non-white cast member, the New York Daily News reported.

Allen's rep insisted that it has always been the acclaimed director's priority to cast the appropriate person for a role regardless of race.

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