Scottish Opera, Scotland’s national opera company, officially withdrew its nomination for a South Bank Sky Arts Award after being criticized for using “yellowface” in its 2020 production of John Adam’s “Nixon in China.”
The criticism: Several advocacy groups and social media users called out Scottish Opera for its portrayal of some of the play’s East Asian characters, South China Morning Post reported.
A theater in Montreal, Canada has caused quite a panic after a member of staff played the horror movie “The Curse of La Llorona” instead of the movie they intended to play, “Detective Pikachu,” leaving dozens of kids crying and upsetting parents.
Filipino American singer and actress Lea Salonga received her first Grammy nomination for her work on a Broadway musical album, “Once on This Island.”
The show which also won Best Musical Revival at this year’s Tony Awards, is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album.