Tony Winner Melba Moore Heads to Joe’s Pub for July Concerts

News   Tony Winner Melba Moore Heads to Joe’s Pub for July Concerts Melba Moore will make her Joe’s Pub cabaret debut this summer.

The Tony Award-winning actress will offer two shows nightly (at 7 and 9:30 PM) on Sundays July 13, 20 and 27. Moore will perform songs from her lengthy Broadway and pop career as well as tunes from her recently released gospel CD “I’m Still Here.” Moore was last on Broadway in Les Misérables portraying the ill-fated Fantine in the musical that just ended its record-breaking run. A singer with a multi-octave range, Moore began her career as a back-up singer for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick and Liza Minnelli. Her work in the original company of Hair led to her Tony-winning role in Purlie, and since then Moore has performed in concert arenas throughout the world. Her R&B hits include “I Am His Lady,” “Falling” and “Read My Lips,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Moore will be seen this fall in the new Paramount film “The Fighting Temptations.” That film co-stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce Knowles.

Tickets for Moore’s concerts are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by logging on to www.telecharge.com. Those wishing to dine before the show, should call (212) 539-8778. Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street, between East 4th Street and Astor Place.