Representation Matters: Neil Diamond Musical Provides Voice for Long-Overlooked Single White Uncles
by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio.
NEW YORK, NY - A bio-musical based on the life of music icon Neil Diamond was announced as Broadway bound this morning, proving that Broadway heavyweights are finally listening to the public's call for stronger representation for diverse backgrounds, starting with America's long-overlooked single white uncle community, proud sources confirmed.
"This is a huge step in the right direction," noted producer Greg Gray, a white uncle who has longed to see himself represented on stage in what he calls a "troubled history of ignoring white men who have siblings who have children". "If I saw men like me on stage when I was a kid, who knows where I'd be right now. I mean, I'd probably be grabbing a drink at Buffalo Wild Wings, which is what Im doing anyway, but I'd feel much more confident doing it. Actually, I still feel pretty confident doing it. Still, I, uh.... I needed this musical?"
At press time, rumors were beginning to swirl of a forthcoming Wynonna Judd bio-musical, intended to appease the forever downtrodden White Aunts Who Love That You Live in the City But Please If It's After 4pm Take an Uber and Put It On My Card community.