Dear Suds Buds,
There is so much to share with you this week, I just don't know where to begin. So, I'll just start right here...
ABC's Super Soap Goes West for 3 Weekends in April!
All you ABC soap fans who clamor that stars from the East Coast soaps rarely do public appearances here on the West Coast listen up! ABC Daytime and the Disneyland Resort will present star-filled 'ABC Super Soap Weekends' at Disney's California Adventure this spring! For three consecutive weekends in April, you can enjoy exciting daylong celebrations devoted exclusively to your favorite ABC Daytime shows and stars.
At a press event on February 13, 2002 in the ABC Soap Opera Bistro, the park's popular soap-themed restaurant, Linda Dano (Rae, OLTL), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH) Brian Presley (Jack, PC), and Walt Willey (Jackson, AMC) joined executives from ABC Daytime and the Disneyland Resort in making the announcement.
Super Soap Weekends west kicks off on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, and will be dedicated to "All My Children."Featured will be: Julia Barr (Brooke), Rebecca Budig (Greenlee), John Callahan (Edmund), Amelia Heinle (Mia), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Maggie), Finola Hughes (Anna), Vincent Irizarry (David), Terri Ivens (Simone), Jill Larson (Opal), Alicia Minshew (Kendall), J. Eddie Peck (Jake), Eden Riegel (Bianca), Marcy Walker (Liza), Jack Scalia (Chris) and others.
"One Life to Live" Weekend will take place April 13 and 14. Stars expected include: Melissa Archer (Natalie), Phil Carey (Asa), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio), Catherine Hickland (Lindsay), Laurence Lau (Sam), Nathaniel Marston (Al), Jessica Morris (Jennifer), Nathan Purdee (Hank), Brandon Routh (Seth), Sheri Saum (Keri), Hillary B. Smith (Nora), Robert S. Woods (Bo) and others.
From"GeneralHospital," on April 20 and 21, the stars will be: Chad Brannon (Zander), Stuart Damon (Alan), Rebecca Herbst (Liz), John Ingle (Edward), Wally Kurth (Ned), Sarah Laine (Sarah), Jaime Ray Newman (Kristina), Marisa Ramirez (Gia), Coltin Scott (Nikolas), Billy Warlock (A J), Alicia Lee Willis (Courtney), Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie) and others. The names of the cast from "Port Charles" over this same weekend will be announced at a later date, due to a confidential breaking storyline.
Each weekend guests can meet their favorite stars throughout DISNEY'S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE while enjoying autograph sessions, game shows and celebrity interviews hosted by Linda Dano, and a casting call full of exciting opportunities for lucky fans, hosted by Walt Willey. The elaborate celebrations will also offer one-of-a-kind memorabilia and surprise guest appearances at the ABC Soap Opera Bistro.
For guests who want to make these exclusive events a mini-vacation experience, "ABC Super Soap Weekends" packages are available. The package includes a one-night hotel stay, a Two-Day Passport for DISNEY'S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE, a special breakfast with the stars at ABC Soap Opera Bistro and an ABC Soap Opera commemorative gift. DISNEYLAND Resort hotels include the new Disney's Grand Californian Hotel(r), the Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. For event information or reservations, call (800) 450-4002.
And speaking of fan gatherings....
The 3rd Annual Passions Fan Club Event to be Held Saturday, July 20, 2002
As previously reported, the 3rd Annual Passions fan club event will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2002. But now we know where. This year's event will be held at the Globe Theater at Universal Studios, Hollywood® from 8 am to Noon, and your ticket gains you admission to the theme park all day long! After last year's event, which was held at the same venue, Passions received emails, letters and phone calls with your suggestions, and they hope to make this year's event even better for all of you!
Each of the Passions actors is expected to be in attendance. In addition to a beautiful breakfast and an all-day ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood®, you'll be able to personally meet your Passions favorites, obtain their autographs, take pictures with them, have a Q&A session, see a great clip reel (definitely the hightlight of last year's event for us here at Turtle-Run) and receive a very special and unique thank you gift from Passions!
But here's the rub. There is only room for 400 FANS. Passions will sell tickets on a first come, first serve basis, and will seat fans at tables according to the order in which payment is received. If you want a table close to the stage, get your ticket orders in NOW! ;o)
Tickets for Fan Club members are $75.00, non-Fan Club members $95.00
Please note: if you are a fan club member, but your guest is not, they will need to pay the 'non-Fan Club' member rate...or, join the Fan Club! Please send a check or money order only (no cash) in U.S. dollar amounts to:
3rd Annual Passions Fan Club Breakfast
4024 Radford Avenue, Admin. 220
Studio City, CA 91604
On a separate piece of paper, please include your full name, address and DAYTIME telephone number. Also indicate whether or not you are a fan club member.
If you are joining the fan club and buying a ticket to the fan event, please send two separate checks or money orders (remember, US dollars only)! (The cost to join the fan club is $24.00.) You will receive written confirmation that your order has been placed. We look forward to a fun filled and PASSIONATE day! Hope to see you there! Questions? Call the Passions Fan Club at (818) 655-5135.
DOOL's Alison Sweeney to Appear on NBC's Fear Factor
It's payback time for Days of our Lives' resident bad girl Alison Sweeney, who will appear on the 2nd edition of Celebrity Fear Factor, scheduled to air on Monday March 11th at 8:00 PM on NBC. Before taping began for the hit show, the producers of Fear Factor asked Ali what she fears the most. After careful thought, Sweeney answered, "I'm not really afraid of anything, so I would say my biggest fear is not winning."
OLTL Signs Teddy Sears to Contract Role
Teddy Sears, who plays the role of Chad, has been put on contract status effective immediately. Sears first aired on February 14, 2001 when Chad was hired to work as a bartender at the Break Bar. Chad will continue to interact with such characters as Jessica, Seth, Jen, Al, Natalie, and Cristian. Congratulations to Sears for landing a contract role!
And in more OLTL news...
Timothy D. Stickney Goes Shakespeare in NYC
Timothy D. Stickney (RJ, OLTL), takes center stage as Othello, one of the greatest characters in the Shakespeare canon beginning March 1, 2002 at the Pantheon Theatre at 303 W. 42nd Street in NYC. Directed by Mark Edward Lang and presented by Africa Arts Theatre, a multi-ethnic company of fifteen brings to life the Shakespeare tale by examining Othello's role as an outcast. Sexual jealousy, racial politics and betrayal figure prominently in the story of a great general, a foreigner of color in a culture which does not fully accept him, who is brought down by the jealous rage of his ensign, Lago. Performed with an original score by Chris Hajian, the music incorporates African rhythms with a modern sensibility.
Stickney will be joined by a talented company of actors including Owen Thompson ("The Importance of Being Earnest") as Lago, Pauline Tully as Desdemona, and Brian Voeicker ("Richard III") as Cassio. Also in the cast are Sharron Bower, Carl Bradford, Javier Cobo, Caroline Ficksmen, Richard Kohn, John Marino, Mark Peters, Christopher G. Roberts, Charles J. Roby, Trey Teufal, and David Tornabene.
A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Stickney's stage work includes roles at the Public Theater ("The Taming of the Shrew" and "The Two Parts of Henry IV"), and the National Shakespeare Company ("Romeo and Juliet"). His film credits include "Green Card," "Presumed Innocent" (a film that I assisted Location Managed!), "Where the Heart Is," and "Three of Hearts," as well as a number of cable and television movies. He is best known to all of us as Randall James (RJ) Gannon on OLTL, earning him a 1996 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Villain, and two Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series.
"Othello" runs from March 1-16, 2002. Show times are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 PM, plus a Saturday matinee. Call 212 281-4880 for ticket info and matinee times. For a fresh look at Shakespeare's most poignant and timeless psychological drama, with a surprising amount of dark humor, check out Africa Arts Theater's production of "Othello," where betrayal, revenge, racial hatred, and madness lurk just below the surface and get to see Timothy D. Stickney like you've never seen him before!
GL's Carmen Sings
Saundra Santiago's (Carmen) CD, "Saundra Santiago Live," is now available at her official website: www.saundrasantiago.com
Chicago's Andrea Evans, Star of Passions, Performs in The Vagina Monologues at The Apollo Theater in Chicago
The Chicago production of The Vagina Monologues will continue its open run at the Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave. with veteran television actress and Chicago native Andrea Evans April 16 - 28. Produced locally by Rob Kolson, the production has broken all box office records at the Apollo.
In addition to open runs in Chicago and New York, The Vagina Monologues is touring in more than 20 U.S. cities and recently opened to rave reviews in London. The Vagina Monologues has been called "a bona fide phenomenon" by The New York Times; "simply spectacular - alternately funny, poetic and provocative" by Entertainment Weekly; "marvelous - one of the best shows in town" by the New York Daily News and "a work of art and a piece of cultural history" by Variety. The show also received critical acclaim in Chicago, resulting in sold-out houses during its extended run.
Andrea Evans is an Emmy Award-nominated actress who portrays Rebecca Hotchkiss in NBC's "Passions." A Chicago native, she began her acting career in Brian DePalma's "The Fury." Her role in the television mini-series "The Awakening Land" caught the attention of ABC casting executives, resulting in her long-term contract with the daytime hit "One Life to Live." She has also appeared in two CBS daytime series, "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless." She is active in many charities including Amnesty International, Global Relief, the Special Olympics and a variety of AIDS fundraising and research organizations. In her capacity as the City of Hope's Celebrity Ambassador for their Walks For Hope Against Breast Cancer, Evans has led the Chicago-area Walk for the past two years.
Playwright Eve Ensler created The Vagina Monologues by interviewing a diverse group of women about their vaginas, from an antique dealer in Long Island to a Bosnian refugee. The play that resulted is as hilarious as it is poignant, brazenly exploring the humor, power, pain, wisdom, outrage, mystery and excitement hidden in vaginas.
In Chicago the production has attracted world-class actresses including Loretta Swit of "M*A*S*H," Kim Fields of "The Facts of Life," Mayim Bialik of "Blossom," Leila Kenzle from "Mad About You" and Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble members Amy Morton and Rondi Reed.
Kolson Creative Productions has also shown its commitment to the V-Day Fund, an umbrella organization that supports groups working to end violence against women. In Chicago, $10 of each full-price or group sale ticket sold to The Vagina Monologues is contributed to the V-Day Fund, raising more than $700,000 to date. A significant proportion of the V-Day funds has been donated to local organizations including the Chicago Foundation for Women, a non-for-profit foundation committed to promoting positive social change for women and girls.
The performance schedule for The Vagina Monologues is as follows: Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 6 and 9 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 and 7 p.m.
Tickets, priced from $24.75 through $55, are available at the Apollo Theater box office, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., by calling the Apollo at 773.935.6100 or through Ticketmaster, 312.902.1500 and ticketmaster.com. Half-priced student rush tickets are available one hour prior to showtime, with valid student ID. For groups of 15 or more, call 312.472.6878. For more information call 773.935.6100 or visit apollochicago.com.
And in more Passions news....
Get Down with Passions' Donn Swaby!
LA area Passions fans listen up! Donn Swaby's (Chad) band, DYNASTY, in which he plays bass, will be appearing on the following dates and times. Please be advised that you must be at least 21 years of age in order to obtain admittance:
Tuesday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. at The Cat Club
Tuesday, February 26 at 10:40 p.m. at the Roxy
Friday, March 1 at Midnight at The Cat Club
Monday, March 11 at 10:00 p.m. at The Garage
For ticket prices call: The Cat Club, 8911 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood (310) 657-0888, The Roxy, 9009 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood (310) 278-9457, The Garage, 4519 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles (323) 662-6802
But that's not all. Donn will also be performing in a presentation of scenes and music celebrating Black History Month. Donn's scene will be from William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and additionally he will be singing the song "Oh My Soul," written by King's X bassist/vocalist Dough Pinnick. The performance dates are Sunday, February 17 and Sunday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Stage 52, 5299 West Washington Blvd. (west of La Brea and east of Fairfax - cross street is Burnside). This event is FREE to the public.
DOOL's Matt Ashford to Sing Broadway Showstoppers
On Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd and 3rd, Matthew Ashford will be headlining a concert of Broadway Showstoppers to benefit the Interact Theatre Company, in which Matt is a founding member. Joining Ashford on stage for the gala performance will be Broadway veterans John Rubinstein, Jane Lanier, and Tony Award Winners Jason Alexander and Joanna Gleason. Tickets range from $75.00 to $100.00 (the $100.00 ticket includes dinner at the Eclectic Café in North Hollywood.) Your ticket donation is tax deductible and can be reserved by calling 818/773-7862. Show times are 8:00 PM on Saturday, March 2nd, and 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM on Sunday, March 3rd. The Interact Theatre is located at 5215 Bakman Avenue in North Hollywood.
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa to Make a Special Guest Appearance in Starr Manning's Animated Fantasy on OLTL
Starr Manning's (Kristen Alderson) imagination gets very lively on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, when "Live with Regis and Kelly's" very own Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa make a special guest appearance in her animated fantasy on the ABC Daytime drama "One Life to Live." Starr is the daughter of Llanview's resident bad boy, Todd Manning (Roger Howarth), and troublemaker Blair Cramer Manning (Kassie DePaiva). With parents like these, it's no wonder her imagination works overtime.
Starr's first animated fantasy aired on November 15, 2001, when she feared that she would literally be torn in two as her parents fought over her. But now that the Manning household has achieved its own special brand of happiness and that new baby Jack has arrived, Starr must fight to get back the attention that was once bestowed on her. She dreams that she makes an appearance on the popular morning show, "Live With Regis and Kelly," and Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa actually lend their voices to accompany the animated dream. This will mark Starr's seventh animated dream sequence to air on "One Life to Live."
The concept for the animated sequences was conceived by executive producer Gary Tomlin, along with head writers Lorraine Broderick and Chris Whitesell. Animator Holly Klein has worked closely with the "One Life to Live" production staff to create each of the fantasies. Among Ms. Klein's animation credits are Oxygen Television's animated show, "X Chromosome", Disney International and Nickelodeon's "Little Bill" and "Blues Clues."
Speaking of Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin...
'LIVE with Regis and Kelly' From Atlantis, Paradise Island!
What happens when the hottest vacation destination in The Bahamas teams up with the hottest daytime talk show on television? Tune in the week of February 25 and find out, as "LIVE with Regis and Kelly" broadcasts live from Atlantis, Paradise Island. Among the celebrities and other guests joining co-hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa (Hayley, AMC) at Atlantis will be David James Elliot star of the hit television series JAG, Ethan Zah who emerged victorious from Survivor 3 in Africa, actress/singer Carmen Electra, Jill Hennessey from Crossing Jordan, comedian Howie Mandel and popular performer Jennifer Love Hewit.
Since the opening of the Royal Towers at Atlantis, Paradise Island in 1998, the $850 million resort has been a magnet for celebrities, sports figures and top entertainers as well as families, singles, honeymooners, sports and recreation enthusiasts and vacationers from across the United States and around the world. The most successful resort in the Caribbean region, Atlantis, Paradise Island has played a major role in boosting tourism in The Bahamas.
"LIVE with Regis and Kelly" is the perfect match for The Bahamas' most popular resort. It is the only talk show to post year-to-year gains in audience across the entire demographic spectrum, including a tremendous leap of 75% among women 18 to 34. In the recent November sweeps, LIVE topped the Today Show, The View, Rosie O'Donnell and all the others among all women viewers. Be sure to tune in next week!
Kevin Eubanks To Make Beautiful Music on DOOL
In yet another demonstration of network synergy, NBC's daytime drama Days of our Lives welcomes "Tonight Show" band leader Kevin Eubanks to the set for three days of guest appearances that will air in April.
Eubanks' appearance on Days of our Lives marks his daytime television debut. In addition to his already famous musical talents, Eubanks will be showcasing his acting skills as "Eubie Banks," front-man for a Las Vegas lounge act, who winds up aiding Jack Devereaux (played by Matthew Ashford) in his latest scheme.
Eubanks, one of the most prolific jazz guitarists in the country, has been a key member of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" band since the program premiered in May 1992, and he wrote the show's closing theme song, "Kevin's Country." He was officially named Music Director in April 1995.
In addition to his nightly appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," his additional television credits include "The Chris Isaak Show," "V.I.P." and "Muppets Tonight."
Eubanks has toured extensively and recorded with many top jazz artists, including Branford Marsalis. With his own group, Eubanks recorded "Opening Nights," featuring Marsalis and Buster Williams, and "Face to Face," featuring Dave Grusin and Ron Carter. His 1988 album, "Shadow Prophets," received more radio airplay than any other jazz recording that year. His most recent album, "Spiritalk 2, Revelations," a follow-up to last year's "Spirit Talk," is a collection of adventurous jazz pieces representing a significant surge of the music's evolution and the momentum of Eubank's career.
Eubanks also scored the HBO Pictures presentation, "Rebound," directed by "ER's" Eriq LaSalle and composed the score for the five-part PBS documentary series, "Black Westerners," which traces the story for African-American leaders, heroes and others who lived in the old West.
Kevin Eubank's first air-date is scheduled for April 15th.
ABC's "Shop The Soaps" Celebrates Valentine's Day
"Shop the Soaps" premiered new, romantic keepsake jewelry that was showcased on "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital" on Valentine's Day on ABC Daytime and Home Shopping Network (HSN). As integral parts of featured storylines, each piece of jewelry played a significant role in the romantic lives of key couples on each of the popular Daytime dramas.
On "All My Children," Mateo (Mark Consuelos) and Hayley's (Kelly Ripa) lives continue to be ripped apart by Proteus' deadly threat. While living in fear, Mateo showed his constant love and support by giving Hayley a necklace with their son Lorenzo's birthstone. Edmund Grey (John Callahan) also had something up his romantic sleeve for Valentine's Day: By enlisting the help of Phoebe (Ruth Warrick) and the children, he strove to give Brooke (Julia Barr) a most wonderful surprise, an engagement ring.
On "One Life to Live," new and true love were marked this Valentine's Day. Seth (Brandon Routh) surprised Jessica (Erin Torpey) with an expensive necklace, determined to make sure that she will always have the finer things in life. Meanwhile Ben (Mark Derwin) celebrated his love for Viki (Erika Slezak) when he gave her a beautiful double heart necklace that symbolized their own two hearts fitting perfectly together.
On "General Hospital," in a fantasy sequence, Sonny (Maurice Benard) finally gave Carly (Tamara Braun) what she so desperately wanted, and presented her with a pendant that is a symbol of her deepest desire. More dazzling than the passionate and romantic duet that Kristina (Jaime Ray Newman) and Ned (Wally Kurth) shared is an exquisite dangling heart necklace to complement her slinky velvet gown.
You will be able to purchase the featured jewelry through ABC.com and through a toll-free telephone number (800.769.ABC1). The items were also available on HSN throughout Valentine's Day. The merchandise was likewise supported through on-air promotional spots during the programs, as well as through targeted commerce programs on ABC.com. Select pieces will continue to be available all month long.
SoapNet Tribute to Ryan's Hope, a Special Presentation Honoring the Classic Series
SoapNet invites you to celebrate the luck of the Irish with the Ryan family during the network's third annual Ryan's Hope St. Patrick's Day Marathon. This year's event, airing Friday, March 15 from 9AM-4PM ET/PT, features eleven of the series St. Patrick's Day episodes spanning from 1976 through 1988 as well as the premiere of A Tribute to Ryan's Hope, a special 30-minute presentation honoring the classic series and its stars.
Join Maeve & Johnny Ryan and the rest of their family and friends as they drink green beer and listen to Maeve sing the classic Irish song, "Danny Boy," at their family-owned bar. Jerry Orbach (Law and Order), Scott Holmes (As The World Turns), Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law), Walt Willey (All My Children) and Regis Philbin are among many of the famous faces that make appearances in the featured episodes. It's the perfect--and appropriate--opportunity for fans of the classic, that ran on ABC from 1975 to 1989, to reacquaint themselves with the show that won an unprecedented six Emmys for writing.
A Tribute to Ryan's Hope uses exclusive interviews and classic clips to trace the soap's history from its inception in the early 1970s to its cancellation in 1989 to its rebirth on SoapNet in 2000. Former Ryan's Hope stars, including Kate Mulgrew (Mary), Ilene Kristen (Delia), Ron Hale (Roger) and Helen Gallagher (Maeve), fondly recall the critically acclaimed soap, and co-creators Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer add their own special memories. From Frank's fall down the stairs on the show's first episode to Maeve's final rendition of "Danny Boy" on the last show, A Tribute to Ryan's Hope recalls the laughter, tears, romance and intrigue that kept fans tuning in for almost 15 years. Don't miss it!
Now on SoapCenter, as of Friday, February 15, 2002
Getting Personal: A New York Firefighter's Dream Come True
New York Firefighter Bill Riccardulli has always dreamed of appearing on a soap -- and As the World Turns made his dream came true. Watch this real-life hero tape his big break withTerri Colombino (Katie).
Storyline Spotlight: Rafe and Alison Make Love on Port Charles
For months, Port Charles' Alison (Erin Hershey) has been fighting feelings for Rafe, (Brian Gaskill), an angel -- despite the fact that she's involved with Jamal. Well, Rafe and Alison are finally ready to make love. What will be the consequences of this celestial pairing? The actors and head writer James Harmon Brown offer their thoughts.
General Hospital and The Colbys Emma Samms
Emma Samms relives some of her favorite '80s moments as Holly on General Hospital playing opposite Tony Geary (Luke). She'll also reveal how Tori Spelling helped land her the part of Fallon on Dynasty and The Colbys,which currently airs on SoapNet. Plus: Her life experiences as a mother and her new role in the PAX-TV movie, Pretend You Don't See Her.
Premiering Friday, February 22, 2002
Spotlight: Guiding Light's "Boudreaux" Family
They are the first black core family on Guiding Light in almost a decade. Find out how the show and the actors have set out to make this family become a vital part of Springfield. Included are interviews with Shari Headley (Felicia), Richard Biggs (Clayton), Yvonna Kopacz (Mel) and Corey Parker Robinson (Remy).
Style: Anne Sayre of As the World Turns
Anne Sayre plays colorful character Mitzi Matters on As the World Turns. But most viewers don't know that the actress herself is responsible for many of Mitzi's vibrant outfits! Take a trip into the closet of her New Jersey apartment, as she reveals how she helps Mitzi look marvelous.
Feature Report: Casting the Role
How does a casting director audition 400 actors and then pick that one performer for the part? Casting Directors Judy Wilson (All My Children),Mark Teschner (Port Charles and General Hospital), and Robert Decina (Guiding Light) give us the inside story. Also included: actors Vincent Irizarry (David, All My Children) and Lindsey McKeon (Marah, Guiding Light) on the challenges of auditioning.
**TRO Disclaimer: The above SoapCenter segments are scheduled in advance and may be bumped without notice for airing at a later date. The above segments may then be replaced with other segments. Check your local listings.**
All My Children: Ruben Santiago Hudson will play the recurring role of Zeke Torres and Ali Farahnakian will play the recurring role of Dr. Stannart. They both begin airing Friday, March 4. James Harder will play Earl Tuttle and June Squidd will play his wife on Friday, March 8. Harry Danner plays Mayor Tutwiller, first airing Friday, March 22, 2002.
As the World Turns: Annie Parisse reprises her role as Julia Lindsey Snyder on Wednesday, February 20th. Peter Giles begins playing Ian, Bonnie's ex-fiance, on Thursday, February 21. Tara Westwood plays a lawyer named Jill, beginning Friday, February 22.
Days of our Lives: On Thursday, February 21st, Ian Patrick Williams returns as Dr. Adam's, Lucas' rehab doctor. On Thursday and Friday, February 21st and 22nd, Julie Cobb returns as Ms. Burns, the social worker on JT's custody case. Rolonda Watts continues as Cameron Reese throughout the week.
Guiding Light:Christopher Cass plays Judge Jay on Tuesday, February 19. Robert Ian Mackenzie plays a Bishop and Mike Ryan plays an assistant priest on Tuesday, February 19. Ryan Marsini and JeffreyScaperrotta play Jason and Kevin Marler on Friday, February 22.
One Life to Live: Rosa Evangelina Arredondo will play the assistant manager and bartender at RJ's new club beginning on Wednesday, February 27, 2002.
Passions: On Wednesday, February 27, look for Hitler (played by Benton Jennings), Mussolini (played by Dennis Garber), Kruschev (played by Alex Rodine) and John Wilkes Booth (played by MarkSt. Amant) in the depths of hell with Julian Crane (Ben Masters) and Theresa Lopez Fitzgerald (Lindsay Korman)! Tonia Kalouria, mother of Senior VP of Daytime at NBC Sheraton Kalouria, will be a special guest-star on PASSIONS on April 23 (tapes on March 20). Tonia plays "Tonia", a psychiatrist who picks up a hitch hiking Timmy, who is on the run!
The week of March 4, 2002: Nationally syndicated disc jockey Sean Valentine appears as "Fred the Florist" in a scene with Luis (Galen Gering) on Tuesday, March 5. Radio personality and entertainerRick Dees makes his soap opera debut, as himself, on Tuesday, March 5, when he presents a 'WHAMMY' to Whitney Russell (Brook Kerr). Chad (Donn Swaby) is also in scenes with Rick Dees! What do Rick Dees and Sean Valentine have in common? In addition to guest starring on Passions, and both having nationally syndicated radio shows, they are also both hosts of their own radio program on Los Angeles and Orange County local radio station KIIS-FM! On March 5, 6 and 7 , Patricia Harty and Candice Azzara play the principal roles of two retiree's who, unfortunately, are waited on by Diana (McKenzie Westmore) at Liz's Café. Two other diners at the café who interact with Diana (McKenzie), Brian (Christopher Douglas) and Liz (Amelia Marshall) are Tim Bullock on Monday, March 4 and Kristi Miller on Thursday, March 7.
Young & the Restless: Kelly Kruger begins in the role of Mac on February 19. Marc Senter appears as Jake, Stacie Riggs appears as Terri, and David A. Williams appears as Lois all on Wednesday, February 20. Chad Gordon appears as Troy on both Wednesday and Thursday, February 20 and 21, 2002. Sam Behrens appears as Maxwell Hollister on Wednesday, March 6. Soap fans will remember Behrens from his roles on General Hospital and Sunset Beach. Bill Birch appears as Ted Boyarsky on Friday, March 8. Sally Champion appears as Pat Stewart on Wednesday, March 13, 2002.
ATWT's Martha Byrne and SOD's Carolyn Hinsey Host Celebrity Bartending Event, Feb 28th, Blondie's, West 79th Street, New York, New York from 7PM-11PM. See stars from ATWT, AMC, GL, and OLTL. Tickets are $25.00 and will benefit the families of police offers who died in the 9/11 tragedy. Make checks out to ESU/BOMB SQUAD. Call SOD at 212 716-2400 for further info.
All My Children: At 10 PM ET/PT on Wednesday, February 27, 2002, Jennifer Bassey (Marian) will guest star on Law & Order on the NBC network. See Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) and Josh Duhamel (Leo), February 16, Marketplace Mall, Rochester, NY Noon-1 PM. Info 716-424-6220, and later that same day see Budig and Duhamel at the Eastview Mall, Victor, NY from 2:30-3:30 PM. Info 716-223-4420. See