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ATWT's Eric Sheffer-Stevens fans hit their mark for fundraising campaign!

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Last evening at 11:50PM eastern time, the fans of As the World Turns, Eric Sheffer-Stevens made their goal of reaching $15,000 for the charity Doctors without Borders to help those in need.   The fundraising effort tipped the scale after the television audience watched Sheffer-Stevens take his last breath as the character of Dr. Reid Oliver on yesterday’s episode.

Congrats to all involved!

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Colleen
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Colleen

Thanks for updating, Michael. In an unprecedented outpouring, fans continue to give. We are well on our way to $16,000. Fans loved Reid so much and want to show their appreciation for Eric and their affectionn for each other. The donation site will continue to be open until August 2011 to raise funds for this very wortyh cause!

amy
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amy

Michael Thank you so much for reporting and Colleen thank you of this great idea that was the best way to honoured one of the best actor and character in daytime(we love you ESS and wish you the best) and of course LuRe fans you guys are just AMAZING. sooo happy to be part of this fan base

Wendy
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Wendy

Thank you Colleen for letting us know that the donation site will be open for another year. That is so awesome!! I have donated to honor Eric and his amazing portrayal as Reid. He definitely won my heart in such a short time!! Eric is an awesome actor! I will always be a fan of his!

Kat
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Kat

Thank you for posting this!! I was soo very happy when I got the news last night that not only did we make our goal, but over it and we’re not done yet! We plan to keep this effort going for Doctors Without Boarders. Thank you to all who have helped, I am SOO PROUD to be a part of this fan base!!!

kwbalan
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kwbalan

An amazing group of fans. I am so proud to be a part of this group. To be able to channel our anger and grief to a worthy cause. It has made the ending to this storyline easier to bare.

Maureen
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Maureen

What an extraordinary way of turning something sad…the end of ATWT and the death of Reid…into such a positive. I am certainly impressed with the fans who came together to make this happen.

Nicole
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Nicole

You guys did an amazing job! Congrats to everyone who conceived this effort, and gave ATWT fans a chance to show their appreciation for Eric Sheffer-Stevens’ phenomenal work, while doing something to help others at the same time. Well done!

Mary P
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Mary P

Thanks Michael for posting this (and for every mention that you have given our fundraising). I was so excited when I saw it hit $15000 last night. There was no other day that would have be more perfect to have reached the goal then the day Reid took his last breath. The tears in my eyes were from pure joy in what we had done in such a short period of time. As ESS has given us so much in his role of Reid, I am so proud that we are able to show our appreciation to him in a… Read more »

Ripley
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Ripley

Thank you for mentioning this! I am still in shock. I am so insanely proud of this group… I am so impressed and honored and thrilled and every other positive emotion! <3

teresa
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teresa

Thank you so much for mentioning this on your site. For the fans of Dr. Reid Oliver and Eric Sheffer Stevens to come together in this way is amazing and to make goal on Tragic Tuesday was fitting. We found a way to channel our anger and grief in a positive way by helping others. The new goal is 20,000 and I know it will be reached before the end of the show on Sept. 17.

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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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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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