This has already soared about the internet and blogosphere more than a few times now, but I don't think it can hurt mentioning it again. Controversy has erupted about the La Jolla Playhouse's upcoming production of The Nightingale, a Chinese-set tale based on a story written by Hans Christian Anderson.
Like many folks, I was first alerted to this by the blog post by Asian American actress Erin Quill.
This has since been reposted on various sites, including www.angryasianman.com. I recently caught the response of the show's creators here: https://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jul/11/behind-a-playhouse-casting-controversy/?page=1#article. Frankly, I don't find the explanations at all acceptable, just a lot of lazy, intellectually dishonest justification for orientalism and cultural appropriation.
Sheesh, it's the 21st century. Gilbert and Sullivan I forgive, but not the makers of this thing.