Andréa Burns, Eden Espinosa, More to Star in NY Premiere of THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at Lincoln Center Theater


Andréa Burns and Eden Espinosa | Photo of Eden Espinosa: Jason T. Haberman

Jordanna Brody
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July 18, 2023 12:38 PM

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the New York premiere of The Gardens of Anuncia, directed and co-choreographed by Graciela Daniele, with book, music, and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. The Gardens of Anuncia will begin previews Thursday, October 19 and open on Monday, November 20 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

The Gardens of Anuncia is inspired by the early life story of an icon of the American stage: Broadway legend Graciela Daniele. Anuncia, played by Priscilla Lopez, 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 love and 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 marks the fifth collaboration between Graciela Daniele and Michael John LaChiusa at Lincoln Center Theater following Hello Again, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Marie Christine, and Bernarda Alba.

The Gardens of Anuncia will feature Enrique Acevedo, Andréa Burns, Eden Espinosa, Priscilla Lopez, Tally Sessions, Mary Testa, and Kalyn West.

The Gardens of Anuncia will feature co-choreography by Alex Sanchez, orchestrations by Michael Starobin, music direction by Deborah Abramson, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting, Xavier Rubiano, CSA. The production will have sets by Mark Wendland, costumes by Toni-Leslie James, lighting by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, and sound by Drew Levy.  Thomas J. Gates will be the Stage Manager.

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Jordanna Brody

Originally from South Florida, Jordanna Brody graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance in 2019. Her experience teaching, performing, directing, and working behind the scenes informs her perspective on theatre in every way. She is passionate about uplifting marginalized voices and innovative theatrical experiences.