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The Gardens of Anuncia

The Gardens of Anuncia


Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

Globe-commissioned world premiere musical

Book, music, and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa
Directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele

A Globe-commissioned world premiere musical by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa. The Gardens of Anuncia is inspired by the life story of an icon of the American stage who directs and choreographs the show at the Globe: Broadway legend Graciela Daniele. Anuncia tends the garden of her country house as she reflects on her life, looking back on her girlhood in Juan Perón’s Argentina and paying homage to the family of women whose sacrifices allowed her to become an artist. This funny, poignant, and beautiful musical features a beguilingly romantic and tango-infused score filled with the exuberant sounds of women reveling in the joys of being alive.

The Gardens of Anuncia is supported by principal underwriters Paula and Brian Powers; lead underwriters Diane and John Berol, The Conrad Prebys Foundation, and The Ted and Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund; underwriters Terry Atkinson and Kathy Taylor, Hal and Pam Fuson, and Pamela Farr and Buford Alexander; with additional support from Peter Cooper and Erik Matwijkow and Sue and Edward “Duff” Sanderson. Production sponsors for The Gardens of Anuncia include HM Electronics, Inc. and Univision. Graciela Daniele is sponsored by Jeanette Stevens, and Michael John LaChiusa is sponsored by Jordine Von Wantoch in memoriam.