And yet, Mr. Hwang wasn't incensed that Miss Umeki played her character - funny that. And you can't have it all ways from Tuesday. If you're incensed about her casting then it follows you must be incensed about Ms. Salonga, Mr. Chakiris, Ms. Wood, Mr. Brynner... Mr. Hwang was asked to rewrite it, and he took a different road, which was what he felt like doing. The original took its road - to be a - now, wait for it - popular musical comedy of its era. And it was. And it ran FAR longer than Mr. Hwang's more serious version, although there were many criticisms that HE was making it stereotypical, too, just in a different way. But clearly you have your sense of what's what and I, and others, have ours and are able to understand the context of when the show was written and when it takes place and the novel it's based upon. As Mr. Hammerstein said so very well in another show: We've gone about as fer as we can go.