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News Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Mo Brady Release New "Ensemblist" Podcast Episode, "Double Duty" Mo Brady (The Addams Family, "Smash") and Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) have released the fifth episode of "The Ensemblist" — a new podcast featuring Broadway backstage stories — entitled "Double Duty."

Nikka Graff Lanzarone
Nikka Graff Lanzarone

"The Ensemblist," according to press notes, "is an inside look at the experience of being a Broadway performer — from the first rehearsal through performing eight shows a week and beyond. Whether you're an experienced theatre professional or just a passionate fan, 'The Ensemblist' gives listeners the opportunity to get to know new performers and the great work they do onstage, while also shedding light on some of the hidden innerworkings of Broadway."

The "Double Duty" episode of "The Ensemblist" features interviews with three actors who spent a few weeks living the dream twice over, Robert Hartwell (Memphis, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Cinderella), Matthew Steffens (Promises, Promises; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) and Charlie Sutton (Kinky Boots, Catch Me If You Can, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Wicked).

Here's how the episode is described: "Joining the company of a Broadway show is every musical theatre actor’s dream. The only thing better than getting cast in one Broadway show is getting cast in two Broadway shows. Some very lucky individuals have the stressful but rewarding task of tackling this two-show challenge at the same time. In the theatre community, this is known as double duty."

New episodes of "The Ensemblist" can be downloaded every two weeks through the iTunes store by searching for "The Ensemblist." Episodes can be also be downloaded directly from Podbean at

Upcoming episodes will feature Broadway performers sharing their experiences about doing the same show on Broadway and on tour as well as what it really means to use those special skills.

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