From Wikipedia: In 2012, the La Jolla Playhouse generated nationwide controversy for the casting of a musical adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen story “The Nightingale,” set in ancient China. The play was part of the La Jolla Playhouse’s “Page to Stage” program, a workshop series in which unfinished new works are tested and altered during the show’s run. Only two Asian American actors were cast, and more than half the cast were Caucasian actors. The Asian American Theatre Community expressed their indignity on this issue.
- The LA Times
- Tim Dang, of East West Players
- Erin Quill, Fairyprincessdiaries.com
- Madam Miaow‘s take on The Nightingale