freedomlover wrote:Happy late Birthday to Acaila and deHavvy! and Happy Birthday to Javert!
deHavilland wrote:Everybody's parents got real busy sometime in October, I guess.
Auf die Barrikaden wrote:deHavilland wrote:Everybody's parents got real busy sometime in October, I guess.
"T'was a long, dark, cold October night...."
Prisoner 24653 wrote:Happy belated birthday to Havvy and MmeJavert! I haven't been on in a while -- had some computer issues, and it somehow lost all my passwords, so I'm slowly getting those remembered or reset.
TheRandomPhangirl wrote:Thanks for the congrats guys, I'm really enjoying my job. And, unsurprisingly, my first paycheck has gone on tickets for Hamlet and Les Mis
Prisoner 24653 wrote:As far as actors who've played both Valjean and Javert, the Japanese production apparently cast actors to switch places regularly for those roles when they started in 1987. Edward Behr's book on the history of the show said that there was a big conflict with the original stars since both wanted to be Valjean for the premiere (though the book also completely misinterpreted the Japanese lyrics for IDAD, so I'm not sure how much credence to give to its understanding of the production). I don't know if Japan has kept up the trend; but since pretty much all the Japanese Valjeans I've heard have been baritones (except possibly Kazutaka Ishii, who played Marius in 1994 and then went on to Valjean in 2003 and who might be a tenor), that might well be the case.
And for the women, Judy Kuhn comes to mind as one who played Cosette in the original Broadway cast and then took over as Fantine for the 2006-08 revival. And of course, Lea Salonga was an Éponine who went on to play Fantine. Has anyone gone from playing Cosette, Éponine, or Fantine to playing the Thénardiess, I wonder?
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