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  • Royal Shakespeare Co. criticized over casting of Chinese play

    Royal Shakespeare Co. criticized over casting of Chinese play
    One of the most prominent theater companies in England has found itself under fire for its casting of a classic Chinese play. The Royal Shakespeare Co. in Stratford-upon-Avon is being criticized for casting just three actors of Asian descent in the ensemble cast of "The Orphan of Zhao," one of the most famous plays in Chinese history.
  • La Jolla Playhouse gets heat from Asian Americans over casting

    La Jolla Playhouse gets heat from Asian Americans over casting
    The La Jolla Playhouse has been receiving a barrage of negative criticism from members of the Asian American community over its casting choices for the new musical "The Nightingale," featuring songs by the "Spring Awakening" team of Duncan Sheik and...

    Christopher Ashley discusses Asian American backlash at La Jolla

    Christopher Ashley discusses Asian American backlash at La Jolla
    Christopher Ashley, the artistic director the La Jolla Playhouse, said Wednesday that he had not anticipated the level of negative feedback the company has received from members of the Asian American community regarding its multicultural casting of "The...

    Asian American theater leaders react to 'Nightingale' controversy

    Asian American theater leaders react to 'Nightingale' controversy
    "The Nightingale," a new musical being presented at the La Jolla Playhouse, has drawn sharp criticism in recent days for the relative lack of Asian American actors in a work set in ancient China.  The creative team behind the musical, based on the Hans...

    Heated exchanges at La Jolla Playhouse over multicultural casting [Updated]

    Heated exchanges at La Jolla Playhouse over multicultural casting [Updated]
    LA JOLLA — The controversy over the casting of a new musical set in China with mostly non-Asians provoked a series of heated exchanges at a public forum arranged by the La Jolla Playhouse. The casting of “The Nightingale,” written by...