9. 'The Nightingale' at La Jolla Playhouse

A new Duncan Sheik musical turned into a major headache for La Jolla Playhouse this summer. The casting of non-Asians in Asian roles in a workshop production of "The Nightingale" provoked criticism from theater professionals around the country. After much heated rhetoric, La Jolla Playhouse ended up publicly apologizing.<br><a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/23/entertainment/la-et-cm-heated-exchanges-at-la-jolla-playhouse-over-nightingale-casting-20120722" target="blank"><b>MORE:</b> Heated exchanges at La Jolla Playhouse over multicultural casting</a>

( Craig Schwartz )

A new Duncan Sheik musical turned into a major headache for La Jolla Playhouse this summer. The casting of non-Asians in Asian roles in a workshop production of "The Nightingale" provoked criticism from theater professionals around the country. After much heated rhetoric, La Jolla Playhouse ended up publicly apologizing.
MORE: Heated exchanges at La Jolla Playhouse over multicultural casting

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