Nikka Graff Lanzarone Brings KEEP ME POSTED to Joe's Pub Tonight
A lifelong obsession with concert films and rock documentaries has left Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) with this nagging thought: If you had cameras following you while you made a record, what would you say to them?
Using the music she loves the most, from Talking Heads and The Velvet Underground to Fiona Apple, Bob Dylan, and Wilco, Nikka makes her Joe's Pub debut by attempting to figure out which life story to tell when there are six very different versions, all of them (somewhat) true.
"Keep Me Posted (a live rock documentary)" happens at Joe's Pub tonight, August 22 at 9:30pm. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.joespub.com or by calling 212-967-7555.
Nikka Graff Lanzarone first came to the Broadway scene as Marisa (the icy fiancée who really loved gazpacho and naps) in Lincoln Center Theater's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. She has also played Velma Kelly in Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre. Off-Broadway, she appeared as The Whore in the Transport Group's Hello Again and as a Birdgirl in Seussical at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Nikka has also performed in Jerry Mitchell's Peep Show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Favorite regional credits include: The Jungle Book (Goodman/Huntington), A Chorus Line (Paper Mill Playhouse) Into the Woods (Baltimore Centerstage/Westport Country Playhouse), Tommy (Bay Street Theatre). Film: Bandslam. TV: Smash (NBC), Live From Lincoln Center (PBS). Recordings: "Women on the Verge...," "Seussical" cast albums. She has a BFA from The Boston Conservatory. More information about Nikka online at http://nikka-graff-lanzarone.com, on Twitter: @nikkalanz and Facebook: facebook.com/NikkaGraffLanzarone.
Tim Drucker is a New York City based writer/director. He co-wrote the books to the off- Broadway musicals FAT CAMP (also NYMF Best Musical 2009 and Cleveland Playhouse in the Square) and SPIDERMUSICAL as well as the NY Fringe Festival Best Musical Perez Hilton SAVES THE UNIVERSE. He is 1/3 of the Other Baldwins comedy trio. Their most recent work HAUTE MESS received a project residency at Ars Nova. Directing credits include Off Broadway: SPIDERMUSICAL and STINKYKIDS! (Off Broadway Alliance Award-Best Family Musical) as well as the New York Musical Theater Festival, Ars Nova, numerous concerts and events including the Broadway in South Africa Gala. He received a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Jasper Grant almost had his music career cut short when his third grade music teacher, Miss Gladdin, mistakenly identified him as being "tone deaf". Since then Jasper has musically directed over 70 productions from New York to Shanghai. National Tours: The Color Purple, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Altar Boyz, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and Fame. Favorite regional credits include: Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, The Wiz (La Jolla Playhouse) Saved! (Kansas City Rep) A Chorus Line (San Diego Civic Light Opera) The Music Man (Starlight Theatre) The Wizard Of Oz (Theatre Of The Stars). Jasper thanks Mike Norman, his first piano teacher, who really didn't believe Miss Gladdin anyway.