Mother And Daughter Broadway Divas Ilene Graff And Nikka Graff Lanzarone Are Together Again For The First Time
VITELLO'S SUPPER CLUB presents Ilene Graff and Nikka Graff Lanzarone in "Together Again for the First Time" on Friday, January 11, 2019 and Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:30 P.M. Grammy-nominated TV mom ("Mr. Belvedere") and Broadway vet, Ilene Graff (Grease, I Love My Wife) and her daughter, Broadway and off-Broadway performer Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge, Chicago, Sweet Charity), are getting together for their first full-length concert at Vitello's Supper Club. From L.A. to New York, from baby ballet to Broadway premieres, this family will highlight songs and stories that show how those experiences have made their relationship stronger, more fun, more interesting, and generationally challenging.
Making the concert a true family affair, Nikka's dad and Ilene's husband, ASCAP Award-winning composer, Ben Lanzarone is their Musical Director. Joining Ben on piano are all-star musicians DOMINIC GENOVA on bass, and STEVE SCHAEFFER on drums. The evening is directed by Robbie Rozelle.
Ilene Graff and Nikka Graff Lanzarone in "Together Again for the First Time" plays Vitello's Supper Club on January 11th and 12th at 7:30. Doors open for a full dinner menu at 6:30. Tickets are $30-$50 with a 2 item minimum purchase per person. There is a $10 ticket increase on day of show. Information and tickets: www.vitellosrestaurant.com/supperclub, or 818-769-0905.
Ilene is a Grammy-nominated recording artist (for her CD BABY'S BROADWAY LULLABIES) who is best known as one of America's favorite TV-moms for her role on the family comedy, MR. BELVEDERE. Her career started on Broadway where her work includes runs in PROMISES, PROMISES (pit singer; Fran Kubelik), the original production of GREASE (Sandy) and creating the role of Cleo in the Cy Coleman-Michael Stewart musical, I LOVE MY WIFE. Her extensive TV resumé, includes co-starring with Glenn Close in the Disney film of "South Pacific," and recurring on the CW show "Hart of Dixie." Ilene has performed for Crystal Cruises, has sold out concerts at New York's legendary Birdland, Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club, the Metropolitan Room and at New York's Feinstein's/54 Below. Ilene's husband, ASCAP Award-winning composer Ben Lanzarone, is her musical director, arranger, co-producer and accompanist.
Nikka is a NYC-based performer who really likes telling stories. She has been lucky enough to do that on Broadway (Chicago, Women on the Verge...), Off-Broadway (Sweet Charity, Hello Again, Seussical), on stages all over the country (Peep Show, My Paris, The Jungle Book, A Chorus Line, Into the Woods to name a few), a few screens here and there ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Divorce," "Unforgettable," "Smash," "Live from Lincoln Center."), and on the occasional recording. She is also a labor leader, wife, crazy cat lady, and great lover of assembling IKEA furniture. She thinks Bill and Ted got it right: Be excellent to each other. nikka-graff-lanzarone.com/ @nikkalanz