GRACIELA DANIELE has directed on Broadway, at Lincoln Center and the Public Theater and at regional theatres and has earned ten Tony Award nominations and six Drama Desk nominations. Her Broadway director/choreographic credits include Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, Annie Get Your Gun, Marie Christine, Once on This Island, Chronicle of a Death Foretold and Dangerous Game. She musical staged/choreographed Ragtime (Astaire, L.A. Ovation, NAACP and Callaway Awards), The Goodbye Girl, Zorba with Anthony Quinn, The Rink starring Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She choreographed the NYSF production of The Pirates of Penzance on Broadway, Los Angeles, and London; the motion picture of Pirates; and three Woody Allen films, including Mighty Aphrodite (winner 1996 Fosse Award) and Everyone Says I Love You(winner 1997 Fosse Award). Ms. Daniele directed and choreographed A New Brain, which enjoyed an extended run in the summer of 1998 at Lincoln Center Theater. She is the recipient of the 1998 "Mr. Abbott" Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Director/Choreographer. Most recently, Ms. Daniele directed and choreographed the Second Stage production of Michael John LaChiusa?s Little Fish and the Lincoln Center Theater production of William Finn?s Elegies: A Song Cycle.
Bio as of September, 2006.
A 90-minute Caribbean fairy tale told in rousing song and dance, this show is a joyous marriage of the slick and the folkloric, of the hard-nosed sophistication of Broadway musical theater and the indigenous culture of a tropical isle. No doubt the evening will nettle purists who insist that all American musicals be urbane or that all foreign entertainments exhibited in New York be home grown. Most everyone else is likely to emerge from the theater ready to dance down the street.—Frank Rich, New York Times |Read Full Article