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9. 'The Nightingale' at La Jolla Playhouse

Duncan Sheik
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... Craig Schwartz