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General Hospital -The Real Soap Dish 20/20 Special – Who is Your All-Time Favorite GH Supercouple?

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If you caught last night’s ABC News 20/2o special General Hospital- The Real Soap Dish, viewers were treated to sort of a guide to life in Port Charles throughout the 50 years the iconic soap has been on daytime television.

From mainstream themes such as:  Famous Faces, Afternoon Delight (sex scenes), A Visitor’s Guide to Port Charles, Supercouples, and The Musical Side of GH, host Katie Couric took the audience on a quick paced look into some of the aspects of the soap opera that has made it over the years into a pop-culture phen0menon.

One of our favorite segments was that of the GH Supercouples! And Couric’s interview with soap legends Anthony Geary (Luke) and Genie Francis (Laura), showed a glimpse at their amazing chemistry, and gratitude and shock, at the 1981 ratings for Luke and Laura’s wedding which had never been topped.

In addition, GH couples such as Duke (Ian Buchanan) and Anna (Finola Hughes), Alan (Stuart Damon) and Monica (Leslie Charleson), and Frisco and Felica are looked at through interviews with the actors and some vintage clips.  Most notable was the touching moment when Jack Wagner sang “All I Need” on Friday’s airshow of The Nurses’ Ball to his former real life wife Kristina Wagner (Felicia).  When discussing singing the song to Kristina, Jack became emotionally choked up during the 20/20 special segment.  Plus, there is a very cute interview with Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) where Couric asked Benard who is Sonny’s favorite lady love …  to which Benard smartly got out of answering!

Watch the clip after the jump and weigh-in on who is your favorite all-time GH supercouple! Is it unequivocally Luke and Laura?  Or perhaps another couple?  And, what did you think of the GH 20/20 special?  Did it hit the mark? Weigh-in!

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Patrick
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Patrick

Skye and LORENZO, or w/Luke, and definately w/Jax.

Ned and Lois.

Bobbi and Scotty.

ghfan4evr
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ghfan4evr

Yes, yes, yes, I think it did hit the mark. I really dreaded knowing Katie was going to be doing her own special on her talkshow and then she would be doing the 20/20 special but I was pleasantly surprised at her enthusiasm for #GH. Having been for a tour of the studios and watching them taping scenes, I can tell you she was genuinely happy to be there. As for my all time favorite couple, it is Luke and Laura always, but there are so many others that I love to list them here. Thank you Michael Fairman, for… Read more »

Sandi
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Sandi

Sonny and Brenda is my all time favorite super couple from GH or any other soap or prime time show. They’re the best and yet to even remotely topped.

B.J.
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B.J.

Sonny and Brenda were my favorite couple too, Sandi.

Don’t think I’ll ever forget him leaving her standing in the rain. 🙁

jim
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jim

The original supercouple: Steve and Audrey!

Dinah
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Dinah

So easy Luke and Laura

tashafz36
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tashafz36

My favorite couples are Frisco&Felicia. My wish is for them to be a couple. But, my wish usually don’t come true. I also want Maxi and Spenilli, Robin and Patrick and Anna and Robert and Luke and Laura. I luv chemistry with jack and Kristina. Please, give the fans what they want Frisco and Felicia back together :(? Guess, I won’t be watching GH after this. Why bring Frisco back and not be with Felicia and be with his family. So wrong giving fans false hope :(.

tashafz36

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

Nik and Emily or Todd and Carly

heidi
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heidi

I am sorry… I was raised if you can’t say something nice… but… I can’t take anymore Katie! At least on this news based special, which I watched the whole thing… someone was able to keep the “all about Katie” in check a bit more than her show where it went rampant! This was a much better tribute to GH and I was happy I got the chance to see it! The show, the cast and the crew deserve to have all of the attention and to be celebrated… they are truly special and very talented and they bring such… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

Having thought more about your original question Michael and the glorious response from Genie and Tony about if Luke and Laura getting together again about having it be “what it is” and not “what it was”… which was so inciteful and very true! We all would like to hope that true love with a super couple like Luke and Laura would win out! However being 50 something and having watched this show for most of it’s years… if they do get back together at this stage in their lives it can’t be the same. This chance of theirs right now… Read more »

Pat
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Pat

Carly and Todd (or Ted, Tom, Theo, or whoever he becomes)

Ces
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Ces

they’re my favorite current, defintely. I miss Roger!!

Tracy
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Tracy

Rick and Lesley Webber are my all time favorites! The first scene I ever watched of GH was Lesley on the stand for killing David Hamilton. I was hooked on them from then on. They were amazing!

Toby Cassadine
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Toby Cassadine

I liked the recent Spinelli & Kevin encounter. Not all couples have to be romantic.

jimh
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jimh

Lucy and her duck!

Ces
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Ces

lol!!

Regina
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Regina

Luke and Laura was my favorite soap couple ever. No one else even holds a candle. I remember the first time I ever saw the. It was summer and school was out. I was about sixteen tears old. Never really cared for soaps. I had it on General Hospital. They were on the run. Wow the way he loved here. Every woman wants to be loved that way. The most beautiful soap love story ever written and acted by Tony Geary and Genie Francis. Thank you both for making my day many of a time. I still think Luke and… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

Regina, I hope they get back together too!!! Tony and Genie’s chemistry is unmatched. After all this 50th Anniversary stuff, I’ve had to submerge myself in youtube vidoes over the weekend watching classic L&L – omg – that brought me back!! Just a passionate, fabulous love story!

heidi
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heidi

I just had a thought about a missed opportunity on GH’s part. I think they need to bridge the on-line/web medium and have you Michael Fairman do a 50th Anniversary web based tribute! We know you would do GH justice! You know what we the loyal fans are interested in and you are one of the most loyal fans. You could have done such a great special and we would have gotten great questions and lovely interviews… and isn’t that what we all want? I know I do… GH you missed a huge opportunity to not get Michael to do… Read more »

aria
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aria

theres no ” super” in super couple without the originals Luke and Laura, but i also loved Liz and Lucky the teen years, before he “died” they were so pure and innocent. Duke and Anna also, and Patirck and Robin.

CurrentABCFan
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CurrentABCFan

Robert and Holly. This supercouple had higher ratings than every other supercouple except for Luke & Laura. However, they always seem to be forgotten by the media and current GH. It was a travesty that Robert and Holly weren’t on GH during the 50th anniversary celebration.

Mysty
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Mysty

Robert and Holly and Robert/Anna

Christina
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Christina

Lante / Julie Marie Berman & Dominic Zamprogna

I have loved Luke&Laura Frisco&Felicia Luke&Holy Bo&Hope Reva&Josh Vicky&Ryan Betsy&Steve

But Lante is the BEST of THEM ALL the chemistry between JUDO is out of this world
the perfect love story & they were so natural all the little things they did, always holding hand, they made us beleive.

Will miss them always.

#JUDOLANTEFAN4EVER

Christina

Alyson
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Alyson

It was great!!
My absolute favorite supercouple are Sonny&Carly!! Carson4ever<33 I also love Jason&Sam,Lulu&Dante,Patrick&Robin,Nicolas&Emily and of course Luke&Laura

Avidreader72
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Frisco and Felecia, are my fav couple. Or maybe, Anna and Duke. Too many to chose from. Nice to see 20/20 tribute to GH. There were some fun parts but overall I thought it was lackluster. I was expecting more of a retrospective, clips from the early days, hearing from past actors, etc…..I don’t think Katie hit it out of the park, much was a repeat from her Katie episode with GH actors. And I certainly could have done without the footage of Katie taping her scenes. I wanted true GH history! Gloria Monty, Ron Carlivati and others speaking on… Read more »

Lynn A
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Lynn A

I wasn’t happy when I heard Katie was hosting the special, and I agree with other posters that it was a rehash of her talk show. I definitely could have done without seeing her tape her scenes, could’ve done without showcasing past stars like Demi Moore and the like. They are barely a part of the history! It was basically a rehash of the same old stuff you’d see on any other special about GH. True soap viewers watched that and got nothing new. Very disappointing!

Ces
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Ces

Well, this is a no-brainer: Drumroll please ….. Luke & Laura! Best daytime couple EVER!

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

THE COUPLE THAT IS A 10!!!!

J-A-S-A-M

THEY WERE GREAT!!!

Tracy
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Tracy

Rick and Lesley Webber by far were and always will be my favorite couple!!! So much chemistry between them, what great actors!!

Sarah
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Sarah

Jjason and Sam. GH may be trying to avoid mentioning them these days, but that won’t make us forget. Sam and Jason are, and always will be, a supercouple.
The Morgans forever. Kelly and Steve had the chemistry to make it work.

Katie
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Katie

liz and lucky before he “died” also loved early days of liason.

Ann Marie Blon
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Ann Marie Blon

Dante and Lulu, Dominic Zamprogna and Julie Marie Berman and Luke and Laura.

Mike
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Mike

Robert & Holly Scorpio by far!

Amelie
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Amelie

Robert and Holly – great chemistry, sophistication, humor and oh those sauna scenes!

richard
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richard

Sonny & Brenda!!!!!!!!!!!! My 2nd fave is Lucky & Liz(the early years), 3rd would be Jax & Brenda!!!!!!

mama3
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mama3

Frisco and Felicia! However the return storyline was a complete disappointment. It’s an insult to the history of the characters and legions of fans. They brought him back to further destroy the character. Not impressed.

k/kay
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k/kay

That is not a fair question they had each decade lots of good couples I think what helped the Luke & Laura craziness was Liz Taylor being such a fan etc. But TG & GF are right you can enjoy the past but I think the decade in the 2000’s kinda of ruined that chance of getting it back. Laura has been off the canvas for so long and Luke has went other directions. You do not always end up with the Love of your Life. Congrats GH on 50 I hope you have future success!

calie
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calie

Ill-fated all of them but they were:
Scotty and Laura
Brenda and Sonny
Robin and Stone
Elizabeth and Jason… the most lasting of which are Robin and Stone

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

As much credit should be given to Tony and Genie for putting GH on the map, Frisco and Felicia were my favorite couple. Her Morrocan belly dance is STILL one of the sexiest things I’ve ever seen on TV. They also win the race for getting married in real life-Game over…

Christy
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Christy

all time favorite- Frisco & Felicia but there were many couplings that I’ve really liked: Stone & Robin!!! Anna & Robert Anna & Duke (the first time around!) Felicia & Luke (and Felicia & Tom Hardy had some very risqué encounters! surprised those got on the daytime showing!) Jax & Chloe Jagger & Karen Scotty & Dominque and Scotty & Lucy Sonny & Brenda Sonny & Alexis (she was so funny when she was around him!) Jason & Brenda’s wedding in Vegas had to be the funniest Spinelli & Ellie – I’ve watched their ‘Blinded Me with Science ‘ skit… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

oh, and some more!

Emily & Nik
and Emily & Sonny – was good for a while!

Elizabeth & Nik
Elizabeth & Lucky, a few times
Elizabeth & Jason! of the three, I liked her with Jason the best.

but also liked Jason with Robin!

and another great couple… Lila & Edward!

Christy
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Christy

and short lived as the pairings were, I really liked Todd & Carly together, and Star and Michael…. be interesting if they become couples again after Roger and Kristin come back in new roles.

same for Michael Easton. Who will they be. Who will they be involved with?

BETH
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BETH

Robert and Holly Scorpio were always my fave couple. Their scenes together were so romantic and exciting. Probably due to the couple’s real life relationship.

Barbara
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Barbara

Felicia – Carlivati – Valentini have destoyed F&F story.
I hate them.
I stop wathcing GH forever.
All F&F fans could stop watch this show.

susan M.
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susan M.

Luke& Laura, Robert & Anna,………..

Brenda
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Brenda

Fav supercouples Jasam and Lante!!

Rae
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Rae

Patrick and Robin, hands down! I also loved Nikolas and Emily!

Mrs. Rafferty
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Mrs. Rafferty

Duke/Anna are definitely the top supercouple for me…loved Frisco/Felicia, too. I didn’t see a lot of Robert/Holly, but I think I would enjoy their story.

Jj
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Jj

Frisco and Felicia. Guess what though? They are no longer and I have moved on. In fact, I basically moved on from them when he left the show the first time in 1987. Fans on twitter went absolutley ballistic after the April 8th show. Even going so far as to blame the actors involved in that storyline for JW and Frisco’s exit. Now they hate Mac and Felicia and even make snide remarks about KW and JJY. These fans need to grow up and seek help.

Alex
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Alex

I have watched GH since I was 18 in 1975. My all time top 10 supercouples are:
1.JASON AND SAM
2.Lucky and Elizabeth
3.Luke and Laura
4.Sonny and Brenda
5.Robert and Anna
6.Stone and Robin
7.Spinelli and Maxie
8.Frisco and Felicia
9.Alan and Monica
10.Jax and Carly

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Denise Alexander Responds to Outpouring of Fan Support on Her Return to General Hospital

Longtime fans of General Hospital were over the moon when it was revealed that Denise Alexander was on her way back to the ABC daytime drama series to reprise her role of Dr. Lesley Webber, mother of Laura, played by Genie Francis.

With Laura’s story with her new found half-brothers central to the current storyline, it’s a perfect time for Alexander to be back in Port Charles.

Tricia Sheldon, a fan of General Hospital who loves the vintage years of the show and more as she notes on her Twitter account, was able to reach Alexander, who is not on social media.  Sheldon showed her the outpouring of love the actress received, and the excitement on her on-screen imminent return.

In turn, Denise wrote a message to Sheldon to share publicly.  Part of which read   “Wow! I am breathless! What a wonderful surprise!  I am beyond grateful for all the kind and amazing and funny and sweet and caring and supportive and truly delicious messages. I have never felt so appreciated  and it brought tears and laughter reading each one.”

Alexander added, “I do not have a clue as to how to communicate on the Internet on Twitter.”  She then noted, “I would love to reach each and every person who wrote about that first day back. But I don’t even know what the rules are.  I’ve a vague sense that there is a limit to how long a message can be,but do not know how to reach anyone. Is there any way you could forward at least my thanks to everyone?”

Denise closed with,  “I love each and every message, and am full of gratitude.”

You can view the communication and Denise’s heartfelt message below.

Now let us know what you thought of Denise reaching out to all of the fans, and how grateful she is that viewers are excited to see her back on-screen via the comment section,

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Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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