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Fan Q&A, Nader update, Fan generosity, FANtastic, & Still alive

Dear Suds Buds:

Time to once again tap into the Turtle-Run mail bag and publish some of your letters to the editor. So, without further ado....

"I live in Turkey and they used to show Passions but not anymore. I would like you to tell me where can I find past episodes but detailed. (In Turkey we are way too far back from now. We last watched the one where Whitney and Theresa went to the Crane's mountain lodge and Ethan and Chad came along. Chad pulled Whitney's towel and (then) they stop showing it! Thank you very much!!" yasemin

Wow, yasemin.  You are visiting with Turtle-Run all the way from Turkey!  Welcome. And you are right. Those scenes you described were some time ago.  But fear not. For daily show recaps of Passions, visit Turtle-Run's "Past Episode Guides."  I'd say you'd need to go back about 6 months from today to get to where you last saw the show.  Maybe even more than that. To find the "Past Episode Guides," just scroll down the Navigation on the left of this page.

"I was just on Angelfire -under Michael Nader.  On the site they say that the long wait is over, Michael Nader has been re-signed and is coming back to AMC. Is this true and if so when will he be back on?  Until recently I was a long time viewer of AMC but I was so angry that they killed off Gillian and they did not bring Michael back that I stopped watching. But of course, if Michael Nader returns then so will I."  Anne

Ah yes, Anne. You are not alone. Turtle-Run.com continues to receive email from disgruntled Michael Nader fans on a daily basis.  Unfortunately, the rumor regarding headwriter Richard Culliton's comments about a return to the glory days of Wildwind with Dimitri were just that --comments about the glory days of Wildwind.  In a very candid interview with Soap Opera Digest, Nader revealed that the network did indeed call him in for discussions, but only to say that they had no intentions of bringing the Count back to the show.  Ever!  Yet, Nader fans continue to write the network and the soap publications, including Turtle-Run.com, petitioning for a rethinking of this strategy, and the persistent hope that Nader will indeed return to AMC one day.  Such as:

"What a big mistake you are making not bringing back such a talented and loved actor as Michael Nader.  Not only is he loved as an actor, but his character is adored by loyal AMC fans.  I count myself as one of those loyal fans. I am 37 years old and have been watching AMC since the beginning.  That's right, I was watching as a child with Mom.  I missed a lot  of AMC during school years, but kept up to date by my Mom and older sister.  Even when I moved out of the country, I kept up to date by reading Soap Opera Digest.  When I returned 3 years later, it was one of the first TV shows I couldn't wait to watch. Bringing back the character of Dimitri would boost your ratings dramatically.  I also believe bringing back the character of Maria, and involving her in this "Proteus" storyline would be very interesting.  The Laura storyline is getting very old, let's wrap it up guys and gals.  Send her to Oak Haven. Please. Thanks for listening."

Tan, A loyal fan

However, after the Soap Opera Digest article was published, Turtle-Run received this letter from a group of Nader fans called the Loyalists:

"Dear Nader Supporters:

Let's have a little peace and closure here. Soap Opera Digest quoted Michael Nader  (http://www.angelfire.com/celeb2/nader/page10.html) in its October 30th, 2001 article about ABC slamming the door on Dimitri, Michael Nader, and his fans.

And so with Michael's caring words for fans that fought valiantly for the return of a character they loved...Dimitri is gone from the pages of AMC.

Perhaps his leaving is symbolic that some basic essence we fans cherish has also vanished...and will not return.  His character represented flawed heroism...the driving force one feels to protect one's family, one's loved ones, one's honor, despite one's own inability to measure up to one's own ideals...  But continuing the struggle means everything.

Nader's gift...?  He made us believe in that character and in that struggle.  And so we, like "our" Dimitri, cared and hoped, perhaps wishing that somehow that caring remained alive somewhere in a world that seems to move at the speed of light, if often not in its presence.

We are stunned that ABC would again dash our hearts and our hopes...coldly stating they had no storyline, and never would, for the fascinating character so many loved and missed and fought for.  And their disclosing their steely premeditation that they had no real interest in the character, despite re-signing Nader AND making the "if he gets the help..." statement, only brings more sadness...for him, for us, and further disdain for the suits at ABC.

We are so proud of the effort we fans undertook together...all of you who came to call yourselves Loyalists...and how bravely we all fought the battle to bring back "our" Count.  We were always inspired by the words of affection and encouragement you sent to us on his behalf.  Thanks to you, he knows that his work deeply touched his audience.

But sadly it seems we must now bid farewell to our beloved Count. Somehow we trust he knows we fought just as hard for him as Dimitri would have fought for those he loved. And we hope he knows that, for many of us, the lights have forever gone out at Wildwind.  Farewell, Edmund!  The two of you were wonderful together.  We won't forget.  Nor will we ever forget Dimitri with Erica...a pairing that brought us their wonderfully impossible romance...and had us scurrying to our TV sets every day.

To Michael...we remain grateful for your investing so much of yourself in this character so that, for a few minutes a day, we could dream that people and places like this still exist.  They certainly will, in the hearts of those you touched.  Thanks for the memories.  We will always continue to watch for you, wherever you go, and wish you well.  We will always miss you!   Xoxoxoxo  The Loyalists  P.S. Thanks so much to all of you for making this campaign possible. You were wonderful.

Eloquently put.  And who knows what the future will bring?  Nader, now available, could turn up on some other daytime or primetime show. It is unfortunate that the powers that be at All My Children have chosen to go in a different direction with their storytelling, but they must feel that they are doing what is right for the future of the show.  For them, yes, Wildwind may have had its glory days, but they may feel that remembering those glory days fondly as they strive to create popular new characters and stories is now what is in the best interest of the show.  Be that as it may, Turtle-Run also wishes Michael Nader all the best in his continued recovery and prospects for future acting endeavors. 

"My question relates to one of the directors for Passions, Phideaux Xavier.  Is the director male or female?  The reason that I ask is because I enjoy the show so much more when this director directs. I think that it is a combination of passion and gentleness, (if that makes sense) which seems to be present." Willie Mae

Willie Mae you may be surprised to learn that Phideaux Xavier is a gentleman!  Yet, he directs the show with such a refined sensibility and as you stated, passion and gentleness.  He is a credit to their roster of directors, and I am sure would be delighted to hear your comments. I have forwarded them on to our contacts at Passions to pass them on to Mr. Xavier! 

Guiding Light's David Andrew MacDonald Makes Baby Announcement

Guiding Light's David Andrew MacDonald (Edmund) may be an unscrupulous character on the soap, but in real life he couldn't be a more proud papa.   MacDonald was delighted to announce the name of his new baby boy: Ian Andrew Nicola Macdonald. Congratulations David and Ian!

NBC Daytime's Benefit Auction "NBC Soap Fanhelp" At ShopNBC, A Flag-Waving Success

Between November 2-5, 2001, fans of NBC Daytime illustrated their generosity and patriotism by donating $33,022 to The September 11th Fund through "NBC Soap FanHelp," an NBC Daytime online auction hosted by ShopNBC in cooperation with NBC.com.

"NBC Soap FanHelp" (http://www.shopnbc.com/fanhelp) opened for bidding on Friday, November 2 at 9:00 a.m. EDT and sustained constant bidding throughout the four days on the over 70 items donated by "Days of our Lives," "Passions" and the actors themselves. Items included personal effects of the actors such as a tank top worn and autographed by "Days" star Kyle Lowder which sold for $990.00, as well as wardrobe from each show such as Timmy's magical gloves from "Passions" that sold for$780.00 and Princess Gina's ball gown worn by Kristian Alfonso on "Days of our Lives" that sold for $1,505.00. The item that commanded the largest donation was a Salem High School letterman jacket signed by several of the teen cast members of "Days of our Lives" which was purchased by Gale Kvesic from Eugene, Oregon for $6,010.00.

"I am so proud of everyone involved for doing this," exclaimed Ms. Kvesic. "I just love the show, especially the teen parts. This was a fabulous opportunity for me to buy the jacket in honor of my mother, June, who passed away in 1984, and as a gift for my daughter, Kim, 18, who is a freshman in college. Watching 'Days' is a tradition in our family and helps keep us young at heart."

"'NBC Soap FanHelp' proves once again that soap fans are the most passionate and generous in all of television," stated Sheraton Kalouria, Sr. Vice President, Daytime Programs, NBC.  "Our collaboration with ShopNBC and the great contributions from Days of our Lives, Passions and the stars made this event a rousing success."

"We are delighted to have partnered with NBC Daytime on this charitable fundraising effort," said Lyn Mueller, ShopNBC's VP of Auctions. "Together, in a united way across multiple broadcast and Internet venues, we marketed this event quite comprehensively and provided NBC Daytime fans an opportunity to own a piece of their passion from the comfort of home."

Proceeds from the auction will be donated to The September 11th Fund, which is administered by The United Way and the New York Community Trust.  The September 11th Fund makes grants to established non-profit agencies that work at the frontlines, providing support and services to victims, their families, and others affected by the September 11th tragedy.  Some of the agencies that have received grants from The September 11th Fund include Safe Horizons, New York Firefighters Fund and New York Police Department Fund.  More information on The United Way or The September 11th Fund, can be found at www.unitedway.com.

Turtle-Run congratulates NBC Daytime, ShopNBC and the amazing NBC daytime fans who helped make this auction a "flag-waving success!"

Jack Krizmanich Signed To Contract Role on Passions

On November 6, 2001 it was announced in Los Angeles, CA that newcomer Jack Krizmanich signed on for the contract role of "John" on NBC's hit daytime drama PASSIONS. "John arrives in Harmony in late December," said Passions' creator and head writer, James E. Reilly.  "He's young, he's handsome and someone in Harmony is going to be very surprised when he arrives on the scene!"

A native of Hoboken, New Jersey, Jack's hobbies are basketball, football, tennis, hockey and martial arts. His birthday is December 16.

The Passions New Year's Eve day show on December 31, 2001 will mark Jack's television debut.

Meet DOOL's nuColin, Justin Melvey

Australian actor Justin Melvey portrays Dr. Colin Murphy, a passionately dedicated doctor harboring dark secrets and a past, forbidden love on NBC's number one daytime drama, Days of our Lives.

Justin was born the youngest of five children in Sydney.  A former pro skier, Justin excelled in sports all throughout school, mainly playing basketball and rugby.  It was while competing in several professional sporting events, and working with the event producers, that Justin became interested in pursuing a career as an actor.

Justin's first role was in the student film, The Promise Land, which led to featured appearances in the films Cloud 2000, The Burning Boys and The Mametville Murders. Justin exuded charm and sex appeal in his role as Harry on Australia's premier night- time soap, Home and Away. This breakout role earned Justin the prestigious "Logie" (equivalent to the American Emmys) for "Best New Talent on Australian Television."

In addition to breaking hearts on Home and Away, Justin proved himself to be a very funny comedian during his improvisational comedy stints on Australian Television's Good News Week, The Great Debate and The Fox Comedy Store.

After two years on Home and Away, Justin decided to leave the popular series to break new ground as a Shakespearean thespian in one of the lead roles in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare which premiered at the Sydney Opera House. In the acclaimed production that sold out during the entire run, Justin played Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Titus and 33 of Shakespeare's other leading men. After finishing the national tour, it was only a matter of days before Justin packed up his belongings and moved to Los Angeles to start Jennifer Horton's pulse tracing as Dr. Colin Murphy on Days of our Lives.

When he isn't acting, Justin hits the slopes as often as he can.  Skiing has been an integral part of Justin's life since the age of three. At seventeen, he was selected for the Australian Freestyle Ski Team, and at age eighteen, Justin was among the top five in the Australian National Championships. Justin was also a lifeguard for 12 years, holding Active Reserve Status, and has a qualifying certificate, a Bronze medallion and an Advanced Resuscitation Diploma.  He also holds a second-degree blackbelt in the Japanese style Shotokan Karate and competed on the New South Wales State Fighting Team for 3 years, earning his level-1 coach credentials with the National Australian Institute of Sport.

Justin stands 5' 11" and has brown hair and brown eyes.  He celebrates his birthday on May 7th.

Salem Days Fest Rescheduled For April 26 -28 (Farah Fath Added toAll-Star Roster)

Days fans rejoice. The 7th annual Days Fest in Salem, IL has been rescheduled for April 26-28, 2002.  Days Fest includes a Free Outdoor Festival located at Salem's Courthouse Square on Saturday, April 27, 2001 with Bill & Susan Seaforth Hayes with Farah Fath (Mimi).  On Sunday, April 28, 2001 with Jay K. Johnson, Kyle Lowder and Peter Reckell. Special appearances Saturday and Sunday by Lorraine Zenka, Author. Also, there are special ticketed events, but only a imited number of tickets are available.  (Times, Prices, and Location of events to be announced)

And don't miss an evening reception with Bill & Susan Hayes (Doug & Julie) on Friday, April 26, 2001 and an evening reception/dance with Jay (Philip) and Kyle (Brady) and Farah (Mimi) on Saturday, April 27, 2001.  On Sunday, April 28, 2001 have Breakfast with Peter Reckell (Bo). For further details and ticket information visit the Salem Days Fest website at http://www.geocities.com/salemdaysfest/index.html

Act now because tickets are really going fast!

Passions Donn Swaby Offers Free FanClub Membership

Passions' Donn Swaby (Chad) is offering a free one year membership to his fan club to anyone who signs up between now and January 1, 2002.  All you need to do is mail in your application or download an application from www.donnswaby.com. If you are snail mailing, send to Donn Swaby Fan Club at 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd., #684, Studio City, CA  91604.  So, all you Chad fans, get your applications in now!

Days Stars Set To Appear In Holiday Parades

Kirsten Storms (Belle) and Jason Cook (Shawn) will appear on one of the amazing floats during Macy's 75th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast from New York City on November 22nd.  The parade will air nationwide on NBC from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (check local listings.)  

On Sunday, November 25th, Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) and Kyle Lowder (Brady) will appear in the 70th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, which is broadcast all over the world from Hollywood. The parade, which is scheduled to air on most UPN stations, will also be seen by our Armed Forces overseas.  (Check local listings for date and time.)

SoapNet's FANtastic Countdown Rings in 2002 with the Best of 2001!

2001 was quite a year in the world of soaps. So, what better way to ring in a brand new year than to air some of the best ABC soap episodes of the past year? And who to better choose what those episodes should be than the people who know best. The fans!

SoapNet and SoapNet.com join forces to celebrate the arrival of 2002 with the first ever SoapNet FANtastic Countdown featuring a full day of viewers' choice programming. Beginning Friday, November 23, 2001, viewers will have until Sunday, December 2, 2001 to log on to SoapNet.com to vote for their favorite episode of ABC soaps from 2001 from a select list of 40 episodes, ten each from Port Charles, All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live.  The results will be announced on air January 1, 2002, when the winners will be featured during the 10-hour SoapNet FANtastic Countdown beginning at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT.

Now on SoapCenter as of Friday, November 9, 2001

Spotlight: The Bold Life of Hunter Tylo

Hunter Tylo (Taylor) has made her mark as an international model, author, spokesperson and, of course, as an actress on the world's most popular daytime drama, The Bold and the Beautiful. She'll reveal how she's adding her own makeup line to her long list of accomplishments.

Character Profile: Beth's Look-Alike on Guiding Light

Beth Chamberlin played feisty Beth Raines from 1989 until the character's death last summer in a flash flood. But, in true soap fashion, Beth Raines' death doesn't mean Beth Chamberlin is leaving the soap. Since September, she's played trashy Lorelei Hills, a woman who bears more than a slight resemblance to the late Beth. In this package, Chamberlin talks about the challenges of playing a new role on her old show and gives viewers insight into Lorelei's character.

Spotlight: Feast With Famous Faces

One Life to Live's James and Kassie DePaiva (Blair and Max), some of their famous soap friends and the best chefs in New York teamed up at a recent benefit for the League for the Hard of Hearing. The result? Good food for a good cause.

Character Profile: General Hospital's Kristina

She's Alexis's sister, but that's just about all we know about this mysterious General Hospitalnewcomer Kristina -- until now. Actress Jamie RayNewman reveals new details about her rookie character, including hints about Kristina's new love interest.

Premiering on SoapCenter Friday, November 16, 2001

Special Coverage of ABC Super Soap Weekend

It's a star-studded extravaganza as you go front and center -- and behind the scenes --of the sixth annual ABC Super Soap Weekend at the Disney-MGM Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. Join hosts Tanika Ray and Peggy Bunker as they guide you on a three-day action packed roller coaster ride with popular actors from All My Children, General Hospital, One Life to Liveand Port Charles. Among the events we'll cover:

Susan Lucci Chat Club Breakfast

Soap icon Susan Lucci (Erica, AMC) breaks bread with fans from her Internet chat club.

ABC SuperSoap Weekend Talk Show

Move over, Oprah! ABC Daytime's Linda Dano(Rae) interviews the hottest ABC Soap stars in front of hundreds of their biggest fans.

ABC SuperSoap Street Jam

Special coverage of the Street Jam Concert, featuring performances by Lucci, Kassie DePaiva and Catherine Hickland (Blair and Lindsay, One Life to Live), Wally Kurthand Coltin Scott (Ned and Nikolas, General Hospital).

**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.**

Casting

All My Children: The recurring role of JR (Adam Chandler, Jr.) has been recast. The role will now be played by Jonathan Bennett. Bennett's first airdate has not yet been set. Meredith Vieira stars as June Bellwether, the wedding planner, on Monday, November 12, 2001.

As the World Turns:  For the week of November 12-16, 2001, Christine Toy Johnson begins playing Prue, a BRO employee, on Wednesday, November 14. Virginia Williams plays Brandy, beginning Wednesday, November 14.  Lisa Jolly plays a stage manager at the BRO fashion show, beginning Thursday, November 15. Jack Brewer plays fashion designer Rodney Alexander on Thursday, November 15. Donna Barnes plays Willow, a reporter covering the BRO fashion show on Friday, November 16.

Days of our Lives: For the week of Novembe 12-16, 2001 Ryan Scott continues in the role of Harold, a man in pursuit of Jack.  Also, VeronicaLauren continues as Cynthia, who has a hot date with Philip.

Guiding Light: Conor Dubin plays Jeff, a law student, beginning Tuesday, November 13, 2001.

One Life to Live:  Playwright ("The Tale of the Allergist's Wife") and actor Charles Busch begins a recurring role as Peg Barlow. Her first airdate is Wednesday, November 14, 2001. Tonja Walker Davidson reprises her role as Alex Olanov beginning Thursday, November 15, 2001.  Walker Davidson played the manipulative Alex on and off from 1990-97, receiving a 1993 Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She last appeared on OLTL for several episodes in May, 2001.  Prior to joining OLTL, she starred as Olivia Jerome on GH, and Lizbeth Bachman on "Capital."  In addition to her daytime success, she has appeared in several primetime series, commercials, and feature films, starring alongside actors such as Matt Dillon, Bernard Hughes, Michael Nouri and William Shatner.  Several of Asa's ex wives return beginning November 15, 2001. Watch for Tonja Walker Davidson (ex Alex), Mary Gorgon Murray (ex Becky Lee) ShellyBurch (ex Delila) and Christine Jones (ex Pamela).

Port Charles: Charles Keating returns to daytime as James.  His first airdate is Friday, November 16, 2001.

Seeing Stars

AMC: On Sunday, November 17, 2001 at 4 PM see Josh Duhamel (Leo) along with Patrika Darbo (Nancy, DOOL), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, Y&R), andJerry ver Dorn (Ross, GL) at Joyce Becker's Soap Opera Festival at the Oneida Bingo and Casino in Green Bay, WI in the Radison Hotel Ballroom. Call 800 238-4263. On November 18, 2001 see Josh Duhamel (Leo) at the North Riverside Park Mall in North Riverside, IL from 1-3 pm.  Call (708) 442-7552.  (Some appearance info provided by SEAHAAS.)

As the World Turns: Paul Leyden (Simon) will appear at Sears, Roebuck & Co., Arcadia Crossing, 4531 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ  85008 on Saturday, November 17 from 2-4 pm.  For info, call 602/956-1263.  Michael Park (Jack) will appear at Sears, Roebuck & Co., Arcadia Crossing, 4531 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ  85008 on Saturday, December 8 from 1:30-3:30pm.  For info, call 602/956-1263.

Days of Our Lives:  Wednesdays, November 14 and 28 see SteveBlackwood at Jax in Glendale, CA from 9 PM-1AM.  Call 818 500-1604 for info.  On Sunday, November 17, 2001 at 4 PM see Patrika Darbo with Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, Y&R), Jerry ver Dorn (Ross, GL), and Josh Duhamel (Leo, AMC) at Joyce Becker's Soap Opera Festival at the Oneida Bingo and Casino in Green Bay, WI in the Radison Hotel Ballroom. Call 800 238-4263. On Saturday, November 17, 2001 Jason Cook will travel all the way to Wasilla, Alaska to sign autographs at the Sears store from 12-2 PM. On Sunday, November 18th, Matt Cedeno will be appearing at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, Michigan from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  For more information, please call 888/732-4537. Your Holiday Wish Come True -- Our "Passions" for unity in America will guide us for all the "Days Of Our Lives."  A percentage of this benefit will be donated to the World Trade Center Relief Fund. Lunch, pictures, autographs, celebrity auction and much more! On Saturday November 24, 2001 at 2 PM, FarahFath (Mimi) will be appearing at the Turfland Mall in Lexington, Kentucky. Farah will be signing autographs and hosting a fashion show that will benefit special needs adoptions.  For more information, please call 859-273-2301. On Saturday, December 1, 2001 Jason Cook will sign autographs at the Sears store in Pueblo, Colorado from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. See Passions' JesseMetcalfe (Miguel), and DOOL's Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip), Jason Cook (Shawn), and Kyle Lowder (Brady) on Sunday, December 2, 2001 at The White Sands Oceanfront Resort and Spa Point Pleasant, NJ from 12-4:00pm.  Tickets $85 per person.  Send S.A.S.E. to S.T.A.R.S., PO Box 195, Adelphia, NJ 07710  For further info call: (732) 294-1682.

General Hospital: Loren Freeman (Elton) appears on "Philly" on Tuesday, November 13, 2001,10-11 PM ET on the ABC television network.  Luke & Laura wedding 12-episode marathon Soapnet, November 23, 2001 from 11 am to 11 pm, ET.

Guiding Light:  On Sunday, November 17, 2001 at 4 PM see Jerry ver Dorn (Ross) with Patrika Darbo (Nancy, DOOL), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, Y&R), and Josh Duhamel (Leo, AMC) at Joyce Becker's Soap Opera Festival at the Oneida Bingo and Casino in Green Bay, WI in the Radison Hotel Ballroom. Call 800 238-4263.  Jordi Vilasuso (Tony) will appear at Sears, Roebuck & Co., Arcadia Crossing, 4531 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ  85008 on Saturday, December 1 from 1:30-3:30pm.  For  info 602/956-1263.

One Life to Live: Ty Treadway appears at Giant Eagle in Kent,OH onSaturday, November 17 from 10 am-1 pm.  Call 330 677-1314 for info.  See Treadway again on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at Sears in Crystal Lake, IL from 1-3 pm. Call 815 477-4718 for info.

PassionsJames Hyde (Sam), Rodney Van Johnson (T.C.), Juliet Mills (Tabitha) and her husband, Maxwell Caulfield (ex Pierce, AMC), and Eva Tamargo Lemus (Pilar) will be attending "An Evening with the Stars" for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on Saturday, November 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Tickets are $300 per person.  For more information call (877) 272-6226.  Please note that McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan) will not be able to attend this event as previoiusly reported. Watch for Brook Kerr (Whitney) to premiers in The Sanford Meisner Center for the Arts' 'The Day They Shot John Lennon,' a play by James McClure.  Brook is one of the eight principal actors, starring as 'Sally.' The production will run from October 12 - November 18, 2001 on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and group rates are available.  For reservations call (818) 509-9651.  The Sanford Meisner Center for the Arts is located at 5124 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, CA.  On Friday, November 30 - Sunday, January 6, Donn Swaby (Chad) appears in The Foundation Theatre Company's "Slow Dance on the Killing Ground," a three-act play written by William Hanley and directed by Zadia Ife. Swaby is also producing.  The play opens on Friday, November 30. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday's at 7:00 p.m.  It will be performed at The Ventura Court Theatre, located at 12417 Ventura Court (one  block north of Ventura Blvd. and Whitsett Ave.) in Studio City, CA.  Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.  To make reservations call 818-773-7899.  See Passions' JesseMetcalfe (Miguel), and DOOL's Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip), Jason Cook (Shawn), and Kyle Lowder (Brady) on Sunday, December 2, 2001 at The White Sands Oceanfront Resort and Spa Point Pleasant, NJ from 12-4:00pm.  Tickets $85 per person.  Send S.A.S.E. to S.T.A.R.S., PO Box 195, Adelphia, NJ 07710  For further info call: (732) 294-1682. On Sunday, December 16. 2001, Lindsay Korman (Theresa) performs The National Anthem at the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Detroit Pistons game 12:30 p.m. at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.  Tickets can be obtained through Ticketmaster or the Staples Center box office.

Young & the Restless: Shemar Moore is still touring the U.S. in "The Fabric of A Man."  Check your local newspapers. On Sunday, November 17, 2001 at 4 PM see Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) with Patrika Darbo (Nancy, DOOL), Jerry ver Dorn (Ross, GL), and Josh Duhamel (Leo, AMC) at Joyce Becker's Soap Opera Festival at the Oneida Bingo and Casino in Green Bay, WI in the Radison Hotel Ballroom. Call 800 238-4263.

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All My Children: Audience Information, ABC TV, 77 W. 66th St, NY, NY 10023
As the World Turns: CBS TV, 51 W. 52nd St, NY, NY 10019
Bold & the Beautiful: CBS TV, 7800 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA 90036
Days of Our Lives: NBC TV, 3000 W. Alameda Ave, Burbank, CA 91523
General Hospital: ABC TV, 4151 Prospect Ave, Hollywood, CA  90027
Guiding Light: CBS TV, 51 W 52nd St, NY, NY 10019
One Life to Live: ABC TV, Audience Information, 77 W. 66th St, NY, NY 10023
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