Melba Moore Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut April 26 with Forever Moore

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Tony Award winner Melba Moore, who was most recently on Broadway as the ill-fated Fantine in the original production of Les Misérables, makes her Cafe Carlyle debut April 26.

Melba Moore
Melba Moore

The acclaimed singing actress will play the intimate nightspot through May 7. Her new show is titled Forever Moore; the musical director is Levi Barcourt.

In the premiere of Forever Moore, press note state, the four-time Grammy-nominated Moore "traces a remarkable musical journey reaching into the past and leading to the present... Moore reaches into the American Songbook for some early influences, passes through her hit-making '70s (she was a Best New Artist Grammy nominee in 1971) and opens it up with a treasure trove of seminal R&B touchstones, culminating with her current hit 'Love Is.' In the course of the evening Moore pays tribute to Ella, Lena and Aretha, the sophisticated ladies whose profound influences on her art and career she both acknowledges and celebrates."

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 was also seen in the Paramount film "The Fighting Temptations."

Show times are Tuesday-Friday at 8:45 PM and Saturday at 8:45 PM and 10:45 PM.

There is a $65 music charge. The Café Carlyle is located at 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue. For reservations call (212) 744-1600 or visit

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