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ATWT Fave Michael Park Lands Primo Role in Musical Coming to Broadway!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and fan favorite, Michael Park (Ex-Jack, As the World Turns)  is been having a great streak on the Great White Way!  Now this triple threat performer has just landed a primo role in a new musical that will be eventually heading to Broadway sometime next year!

The production: Tuck Everlasting The Musical is based on the 1975 fantasy children’s novel by Natalie Babbitt about a young girl who befriends a rather unique family that never ages because they drink from a magical spring in the woods. Park played the Tuck family patriarch, Angus, in the developmental workshop back in December, and could now be part of the cast when it debuts in Boston in 2013 in preparation for Broadway in NYC!

“Looks like “Tuck Everlasting” (new musical) is happening next spring!” he announced on Twitter. “Asked to play Pa Tuck.”  As many know, Park was last seen in the revival of  How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway.

So with Park landing roles in the Big Apple, how about some smart soap executive writing a part to showcase his talents on one of the four remaining daytime soaps? Or, even cast him in one of the new primetime soaps or dramas slated for fall?  Thoughts?

 

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Congrats to Mr. Park!

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Anyone would be smart to cast him in anything!

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Go, Michael, Go–Yay! 😀

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I “heart” Michael Park. More than a soap star, he is a truly talented actor with commitment to the craft. The Emmys are so well deserved, and watching sopaclassics.com’s AS THE WORLD TURNS DVDs reminds us that acting is an art and Michael Park is among the best practitioners. I am so happy the theatre world keeps him busy.

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Michael Park is an amazing actor. I’m so happy for him and I wish him all the best in his post-soap career. He and Maura West had the best chemistry ever for a daytime pairing besides TSJ and FL.

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ATWT Alum Michael Park Joins The Cast of Hulu Drama ‘Saint X’

Great news! Fans who have missed Michael Park (ex-Jack, As the World Turns) on the small screen will get a chance to see him once again in the new psychological drama series, Saint X.

The series will stream on Hulu and in it the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning actor will play the part of Bill Thomas, in the eight-episode series adapted from Alexis Schaitkin’s novel.

In story, Bill and his wife Mia Thomas (Betsy Brandt) are upper middle class parents of two, enjoying a family vacation in a Caribbean resort until one of their daughters goes missing.

According to Deadline, the series is told via multiple timelines and perspectives, explores and upends the girl-gone-missing genre as it explains how a young woman’s mysterious death during an idyllic Caribbean vacation creates a traumatic ripple effect that eventually pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth.

No further details have been been made available as to when the show will premiere on the streamer, but stay tuned for more updates.

So, excited to see Michael in Saint X? Comment below.

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ATWT Alum Julianne Moore to Star In New Limited-Series

In casting news, Academy Award-winner and As the World Turns alum, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie and Sabrina Hughes) will star in a new period-piece drama for Sky and AMC.

Moore, who won a Daytime Emmy for her work on the beloved CBS soap back in 1988, will play Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham, in Mary & George.

Villers in 17th Century England moulded her  son, George, to seduce King James I and become his all-powerful lover. Through outrageous scheming, the pair rose from humble beginnings to become one of the richest, most titled, and influential mother and sons England had ever seen.

According to Deadline, the series is due to begin filming in early 2023 and is slated for an 8-episode run.

Mary & George will mark only the second time, Moore has starred in a TV drama, after her appearance in the 2021 Apple mini-series Lisey’s Story.

Julianne won her Oscar for Lead Actress back in 2014 for Still Alice, where she played a woman battling Alzheimer’s disease.

Intrigued to see Julianne in Mary & George? Comment below.

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ATWT Alum Colleen Zenk Joins Tony Award-Winner, Michael R. Jackson For ‘As The Musical Turns: A Soap Inspiration’

Circle Friday Night, October 21st beginning at 6PM EST.  That’s when you can join a virtual event featuring former As The World Turns star, Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara) who will join Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop), for a very special discussion and more of his upcoming new musical to bow in 2023, White Girl in Danger.

The Zoom event is brought to you by The Hermitage Artist Retreat in partnership with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe.

In As the Musical Turns: A Soap Inspiration, Michael will chat on how his new musical satire, White Girl in Danger was inspired by the soap opera genre that Zenk was front and center on for more than 30 years on the beloved CBS daytime drama.

Look for, White Girl in Danger to have its Off-Broadway production at Second Stage Theatre and The Vineyard Theater in the early part of the new year.

To register for As the Musical Turns: A Soap Inspiration’s virtual program click here.

Now, you can get inside scoop on this brilliant musical concept, and soon to be must-see theatre piece, that any soap fan will love!

So, looking forward to seeing Colleen and Michael virtually on October 21 and finding out more about ‘White Girl in Danger’ and its soapy inspirations? Comment below.

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