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

ANI| Updated: Apr 13, 2014, 10:31 AM IST

New York: 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, a leading daily 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