Hamilton Tour Not Casting Women as Burr or Washington After All
We still have to wait for it
Hamilton fans got some sad news overnight. Remember that shining moment when the national tour of Hamilton announced that the show would be auditioning men and women for the roles of Aaron Burr and George Washington? Yeah…that’s not actually happening.
It seems that Backstage.com, where the casting notice was posted, made an error in those postings, and they were taken down late yesterday. Buzzfeed confirmed with Telsey & Company (the company casting the tour) that they are not looking for women for those roles at this time. Says casting director, Bethany Knox:
We are so excited to find unique and outstanding people for all roles in HAMILTON all around America but unfortunately, this is NOT our casting breakdown and does not reflect our current casting criteria.
As of this writing, the postings for Hamilton on Backstage seem to have been taken down completely except for this general call for singer/rappers 18+. There’s no word as to why or how this mistake happened.
Until the world is wide enough to include women in some of the male roles (and hell – I’d love to see a kick-ass dude play Angelica!), we’ll have to be satisfied with sing-a-long karaoke events. Luckily, we can watch this video of the amazing women of Hamilton performing feminist quotes in honor of National Women’s History Month over at Glamour:
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