Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

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Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

Postby deHavilland » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:31 pm

Oh, thanks for the head's up!

I have a Broadway program from - I think - 2003 that uses the same cover. I wish they'd posted pics from the inside.
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Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:11 pm

Yeah that cover was used from 1998 to 2003/4-ish for London, Broadway and the US tours. And most sellers do not care to attach pictures of the publish dates. But 98 and Colm fit for his Toronto stint back then. I spent a good amount of time on ebay finding the correct London 1997 brochure with Hartwig Rudolz as Javert.
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Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

Postby deHavilland » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:28 am

Actually, now that i think about it, I'm pretty sure it's (mine, that is) from the 3NT. And that 2003 Broadway program has a special "goodbye Broadway!" sort of cover. But all of my playbills etc. are still at my parents' house.

I trust you as the merch expert, though!
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Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:33 pm

Thanks. I'm currently expanding my collection with Japanese brochures.

Les Mis was performed in Iran last year: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1429656/art-culture

Now that must have been a different experience.
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Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

Postby deHavilland » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:37 am

"There is, for instance, always at least one other voice accompanying an actress when she sings — since female solos are taboo — although spotting the second voice can be tricky."


What a trip. I bet that was a super interesting production.
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Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

Postby singleton » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:51 pm

Yumiko Ishitomi, who played Fantine in the original Japanese cast, died of cancer. Here she is with Kenji Sawada in 1991.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2fYXEy9DPE

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Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:50 pm

Wasn't she married to John Caird?
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Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

Postby singleton » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:21 pm

He's married to Maoko Imai, who played Fantine circa 2008, and apparently reserved as Fantine in the late 90s, when Caird met her. Hiromi Itoh was another OJC Fantine whom Caird took with him to play in Children of Eden; she's in the blue cast album. Hiromi Iwasaki, who visited Yumiko in hospital last year, was the front line OJC Fantine who Caird praised in the Les Mis book. There are multiple casts in each Japanese production, ostensibly a group of equals, although some names are bigger than others.

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Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:21 pm

Ah interesting. Meanwhile one of my new Japanese brochures arrived, the 2003 edition (although I expected the 2005 one). Really lovely item. Sadly my 1997 Japan 10th anniversary brochure is stuck in customs-for more than a month now!

Oh, and I couldn't resist and bought the 1998 Toronto brochure. Colm freakin Wilkinson's return! He provided a touching foreword himself and the photographs are top notch. Now I need to find a 1999 Dublin brochure dearly to complement it.
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Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

Postby singleton » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:08 pm

Auf die Barrikaden wrote:Ah interesting. Meanwhile one of my new Japanese brochures arrived, the 2003 edition (although I expected the 2005 one). Really lovely item. Sadly my 1997 Japan 10th anniversary brochure is stuck in customs-for more than a month now!

Oh, and I couldn't resist and bought the 1998 Toronto brochure. Colm freakin Wilkinson's return! He provided a touching foreword himself and the photographs are top notch. Now I need to find a 1999 Dublin brochure dearly to complement it.


Can you scan your 1997 Japanese brochure and upload pics when you get it?


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