Broadway's 'Hamilton' under fire for controversial casting call

Lin-Manuel Miranda performs in  "Hamilton" on opening night on Broadway on August 6, 2015.

Story highlights

  • Groundbreaking Broadway show under fire for "NON-WHITE" casting call
  • Musical uses hip-hop to tell historical tale, features diverse cast
  • Show creator says cast "looks like what you see when you get on the A train to go to work"

New York (CNN)Broadway blockbuster "Hamilton" has been praised for casting mostly black and Latino performers in place of America's founding fathers.

But the Great White Way's newest hit musical has come under fire for a casting call that sought "NON-WHITE" performers.
The controversial notice was posted this week on Hamilton's website and on the trade site backstage.com. It soon circulated all over social media with tweets, retweets and Facebook posts that elicited mixed reactions.