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Guiding Light R.I.P.

"GL's" Marj Dusay posts message to fans on the ending of the series!

jpi_dusay101608_25521.jpgGuiding Light’s incredible Marj Dusay (Alexandra Spaulding) posted a very touching, moving and gracious note to her facebook fan page this weekend, after the final statement made by Telenext that Guiding Light will not find another home.  On-Air On-Soaps wants to share this with all soap fans and those who will hold “GL” close to their hearts forever! We Love You Marj!

STATEMENT FROM MARJ DUSAY TO HER FANS:
“WELL, WHAT CAN I SAY. THE ENDING OF A CLASSIC AND HISTORICAL SOAP OPERA, OUR
GUIDING LIGHT. IT’S INCREDIBLY EMOTIONAL FOR ALL OF US WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED.
WE’RE AWARE OF THE PLACE IT HAS HAD IN MANY OF YOUR HEARTS OVER THE YEARS.

WE WILL BE SHOOTING OUR LAST EPISODES WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. I’M HOPING THAT
OUR AUDIENCE WILL PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE FINAL WEEKS OF THE SHOW. I PROMISE
YOU IT WILL BE EXTREMELY TOUCHING, AND I THINK SOMETHING THAT WE CAN ALL BE
PROUD TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF.

SAYING GOOD-BYE TO THE CAST, PRODUCTION CREW AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE A SOAP
WORK HAS BEEN A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW. WE WERE, TRULY, FAMILY. MY ALAN, MY
PHILIP, MY BUZZ, ETC.– HAVE ALL GIVEN ME WONDERFUL MOMENTS AS PARTNERS IN
ACTING. I COULDN’T HAVE WISHED FOR MORE.

I HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY LUCKY TO PLAY A CHARACTER LIKE ALEXANDRA, WHO I ALWAYS
BELIEVED TO BE VERY INTELLIGENT AND WISE, WHILE RETAINING A CHILDLIKE QUALITY.
UNPREDICTABLE.
I PARTICULARLY LIKED SOME OF THE OUTLANDISH, OVER-THE-TOP THINGS SHE HAS DONE, I
HOPED, ALWAYS SHOWING HER DEPTH OF HEART AND LOVE AND CONCERN.

I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT ALEX BE SHOWN AS AN EXAMPLE OF A WOMAN WHO HAD
EVERYTHING, BUT WAS ANYTHING BUT PERFECT. WHEN YOU THINK SOMEONE HAS EVERYTHING,
REMEMBER– THERE’S AN UNDERBELLY OF SECRETS THAT ONE HIDES: INSECURITY,
JEALOUSY, ANGER, AND ANY OTHER HUMAN FLAWS YOU CAN THINK OF. LOVE CAN CONQUER OR
DESTROY, YOU CAN ONLY KNOW ANOTHER HUMAN BEING SO WELL.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU– AGAIN– TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN SO KIND TO ME
OVER THE YEARS. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE IT.

SO, WISHING YOU ALL LOVE, HAPPINESS, PEACE, UNDERSTANDING, FREEDOM, FURS,
CHOCOLATE, JET PLANES, DIAMOND RINGS, CHEESEBURGERS, FRIED CHICKEN, HOT COCOA,
VANILLA ICE CREAM, ETC., ETC.

ENOUGH SAID.

LOVE YA,

MARJ”

Guiding Light R.I.P.

Former Y&R, Santa Barbara, Capitol, and Guiding Light Executive Producer John Conboy Dead

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Reports surfaced on Friday that legendary soap opera executive producer, John Conboy had passed away.

Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) posted the news of Conboy’s death on her facebook page along with these sentiments: “It is with a heavy heart and a grateful smile that I called him my friend,, “BIG” JOHN CONBOY, the ORIGINAL Producer on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, left us today The Big Guy, with the BIG LAUGH, Man about Town, and One HELLUVA PRODUCER… Whether you loved him, or not ..YOU have to agree He was ONE OF A KIND! God Bless you, John. Give Jeanne a Hug from all of us.”

CBS Daytime also tweeted: “We join Judith and the CBS Daytime community in mourning the loss of John Conboy. John was a longtime Executive Producer on #YR, created Capitol and later was EP of Guiding Light. He will remain in our hearts forever.”

Conboy was the original executive producer of The Young and the Restless and remained with the show from its inception in 1973 through to 1982.  Prior to that, he served as the EP on CBS’ Love is a Many Splendored Thing from 1970-1973.  After Y&R, John next launched CBS’ new soap Capitol and stayed as the EP up through its cancellation in 1987.

John made a comeback in 1991 with the one and only Santa Barbara, where he served as the top executive of the series for a time, with the last soap he helmed being Guiding Light from 2002-2004.

Throughout his daytime career, Conboy picked up four Daytime Emmys – three for the soaps, and one for an afternoon special. (more…)

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As The World Turns

Crystal Hunt, Donna Mills, Antonio Sabato Jr & Michael Swan Star In New Faith-Based Soap Opera, HILTON HEAD ISLAND!

Some longtime soap opera notables are featured in a new 22 episode faith-based soap entitle, Hilton Head Island.

The series debuts this Friday, November 10th with the first eight installments, and is from the Christian entertainment company, PureFlix.com.

The soap opera is available by subscription, but the service offers a one-month free trial.  In story, Hilton Head Island, revolves around the lives of the fictional Trisk family, who own the a television network.

Hilton Head Island features: Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, General Hospital), Donna Mills (ex-Abby, Knots Landing), Michael Swan (ex-Duncan, As the World Turns), and Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie, GL). PureFlix.com specializes in “family-oriented” content and shows. The plan is for Hilton Head Island to be rolled out in two subsequent seven-episode blocks in the coming weeks.

Watch the first official trailer for the soap after the jump.  Then let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! (more…)

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Guiding Light R.I.P.

OLTL Alum Tuc Watkins Joins GL Alum Matt Bomer And An All-Star Cast In Broadway Revival Of Boys In The Band!

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking play, Boys in the Band, a limited engagement of the theatrical production is scheduled next year from April 30–August 12, 2018 a the Booth Theatre on Broadway.

The cast will feature none other than former One Life to Live star, Tuc Watkins (Ex-David) and former Guiding Light star, Matt Bomer (Ex-Ben) along with Andrew Rannells, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and more.  The play will be directed this time out by two-time Tony winner, Joe Mantello.

The Boys in the Band centers around a group of gay men who gather in a New York City apartment for a friend’s birthday party. As the evening continues, the cracks beneath their friendships begin to show, exposing the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. (more…)

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