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re: Melba Moore as 'Fantine' in Les Mis

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jimmirae
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Melba Moore as "Fantine" in Les Mis
Posted: 11/20/05 at 12:20am
Does anyone know her exact run dates she did in the Broadway run as "Fantine"?? I cannot find the timeline. Thanks all!
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re: Melba Moore as 'Fantine' in Les Mis
Posted: 11/20/05 at 12:38am
I know i saw her during my senior year; 1996 if that helps
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re: Melba Moore as 'Fantine' in Les Mis
Posted: 11/20/05 at 12:44am
According to Ibdb.com, she played the role Jan 9 - Mar 1995.
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I just stumbled on this ad, and was wondering about how she was. Is anyone who saw her willing to share their memories?

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I was only like, 13, but I remember her looking a little zonked, but she was otherwise good.
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She was an enjoyable mess as Mama on the "Chicago" tour
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Wasn't she also in the Brooklyn tour with Diana DeGarmo? Yeesh.
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I saw Moore. That's when the show was tired and in less than great shape. She was fine, but entirely unmemorable. Nothing stood out, and I think we expected her to find something new in the role. Or take the roof off.
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Was she in the cast when Mackintosh came in and fired everyone?

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No. That cast was Ivan Rutherford, Florence Lacey, Tamra Hayden, Michelle Riggs, and Tom Donoghue. Only Chris Innvarr (who was playing Javert) was spared.

That happened in late 96/early 97.
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no Christina Michelle Riggs was also spared... she was Eponine then was changed to Cosette if I remember correctly...
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You're kidding...that's the cast I saw! Les Mis was my first broadway show. I was maybe six.
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You're kidding...that's the cast I saw! Les Mis was my first broadway show. I was maybe six.
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Ivan also stayed, but was the Valjean alternate once Robert Marien came in.
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Rutherford was magnificent in the recent Chicago production of Les Miz this spring. (with Quentin Earl Darrington from the Ragtime revival as his Javert)
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Right. I forgot that Rutherford was essentially demoted rather than being fired.
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