showgirl godzilla

blog of Nikka Graff Lanzarone: dancer/singer/actor/stylist. Lover of fashion. Wannabe anomaly. Fervent New Yorker. I chronicle outfits and life over here. Also photos, always questions.

This used to be just a style blog, now it's a little of everything.

I also cohost a podcast called The Ensemblist.
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Sparkling Sidewalks That Reduce The Need For Street Lighting

There’s little need to be wary of a nighttime stroll though a park in Cambridge, England. During the day, particles in the surface of the path absorb UV light. In the evening, they release that energy again. The result is a beautiful effect that its creators call “Starpath.”

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The Ensemblist: On The Scene

Here’s a regram of Mo and Nikka at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition! What a handsome duo (handsome is ok to use for women, right?)

I love this person so very much.

Regram from my sweet @mo_brady. We make all kinds of hats, and I love him so.

Closest thing I got to a bunny

Drum lessons. His sticks were flying so fast I couldn’t catch them. They were working on paradiddles.

bravery is a practice.
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The Ensemblist Podcast: Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone


The Ensemblist #21:
Spotlight On: Stage Management

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You know us for our peek behind the curtain into what-and who- makes a Broadway show. You’ve listened as we’ve interviewed ensemblists from every walk of life about every aspect of being onstage and living that Broadway dream night after night. But who keeps those ensemblists in line? Who is responsible for making sure that everyone, onstage and off, gets to their spots on time and does their jobs the same way every show?


Today on The Ensemblist, we’re going to peel that curtain back even farther- and talk to the real center of each Broadway engine- the Stage Manager. Our three guests have a wealth of experience keeping these shows up and running- from keeping their casts and crews organized to filling out tons of paperwork to teaching new cast members where to go and what to do- it is no easy task, and that’s just the beginning. 

Our Guests:

Zac Chandler

Mary Macleod
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Cody Renard Richard
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And don’t forget to be a part of the conversation by using the hashtag #ensemblist!