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GH Nurses’ Ball 2017 Set To Begin On May 22nd!

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The singing, the dancing, the drama, the red carpet arrivals, all that GH fans have become accustomed to is back for the 13th time when General Hospital airs its Nurses’ Ball episodes.

Circle your calendars for May 22nd and make sure you RSVP to Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring)!

GH execurtive producer told Soap Opera Digest on the upcoming episodes: “This will be GH’s 13th Nurses’ Ball, and each year our wonderful viewers have come to expect plenty of music, dance, glamour and of course an abundance of drama. This year will be extra special, as we’ll have several tribute performances honoring the work of contemporary artists who have recently passed away, including David Bowie. There a lot of amazing performances and special appearances in the works. You won’t want to miss it!”

Watch the first promo featuring clip’s from last year’s ball announcing the May 22nd debut of the on-screen event.  Then let us know, who do you hope will be performing at the Nurses’ Ball? Comment below.

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The nurses ball should had been a partially live two hour special where viewers could call in and make donations or bid on soap props like Tracys painting which could had raised a lot of money!!!

aria
aria

hey thats a great idea, if they did that, they would prob get real advocates of hiv to appear on the show, like elton john and sharon stone auctioning items from the show.

davlestev1
davlestev1

OR they could have surprised us all and aired the live Emmys in a VERY short form..Announce the winner..say thanks..NEXT! All the space for drama would be a number or two..done and done.

davlestev1
davlestev1

And now a special episode of General Hospital..LIVE..IT’S THE DAYTME EMMYS..I WOULD HAVE BEEN FLOORED AND OVERJOYED.

Jenny
Jenny

This was an event that had relevance at one time. It was an event that was brilliantly restored 5 years ago…..but the past three attempts have been carbon copies of the last! Naked men have no place at a fundraiset for AIDS. Shall we feature a bunch of cigarette smokers at a benefit for Lung Cancer????

Dan
Dan

Jenny, I’m not sure how men dancing in their underwear, not naked, let’s not be over dramatic now, have the same correlation to AIDS that cigarette smokers do to lung cancer. Care to explain that one?

Charday
Charday

Please, Nathan and Griffin dancin’ without their shirts (and pants, for that matter!)! 🙂

Jenny
Jenny

This is an AIDS fundraiser. Not a Fun Raiser!!! Learn what this is about!!

Suz tm
Suz tm

Agree! I can’t emagine any hospital fundraiser on the planet with male dancers/strippers. So lie class

Suz tm
Suz tm

No need for the male dancers, really tacky with kids attending the ball. Enough already. Lucy can go too, a new host is needed

Shay
Shay

Amen to everything you said!…Time to put a fork in that overdone flaky flibbertigibbet act otherwise known as Lucy Coe. It ceased to be funny and charming many moons ago….oh wait, it never was!

JMER
JMER

Milo and his tacky dancers should have gone out the door with RC, as I assume it was his creation but perhaps it’s more the influence of FV.

Steve
Steve

Kathleen Gati (Liesl) and Wally Kurth (Ned) are highlights.

Unfortunately, after the ball, Epiphany and Felix will be returned to cold storage until next May.

curacaoman
curacaoman

Will Lucas be taken out of cold storage for this year’s Ball?

Steve
Steve

From what I’ve seen, Ryan Carnes (Lucas) doesn’t really seem to want to be on the show. If so, it’s a shame as he’s a legacy character who’s easy on the eyes.

Lots of story to tell for Lucas

Shay
Shay

Yes, Yes, YES! to Kathleen Gati! Her Liesl O. could definitely do Bowie justice with her strangely offbeat, yet, absolutely phenomenal, talent!!!!!! As for Epiphany and Felix, the showrunners really missed the boat by “cold storing” both of these characters….they could have been the 21st century versions of GH’s Jessie Brewer and Amy Vining! (And it would have spared us all the insufferable Amy2, who looks to be headed toward “Fatal Attractioning” over Nathan.)

dmr
dmr

Love both Kathleen and Wally, both are such talented individuals!
Amy2 IS insufferable! She’s Tuesday/Wednesday “filler.”

Jenny
Jenny

Steve…. He is actually not a legacy character. Cheryl the hick and Julian Jerome are not legacy characters.

Steve
Steve

Jenny,
Respectfully, would you say adopted characters are not considered legacy? Lucas was adopted and raised from a toddler by Bobbie Spencer and Tony Jones.

Using that theory, Scott Baldwin and Emily Quartermaine would not be considered legacy, yet Hayden Barnes would even though she never had any interaction with Jeff Webber.

Shay
Shay

Not to make too fine a point of it, Steve, but Scotty would be a legacy character because of his late mother, Meg, not stepfather, Lee Baldwin! I looked it up and the character of Meg first appeared—with her little son in tow—on GH in 1965. Cannot get much more historical than that! As for Emily, she was never a real Q, or even related to anybody who came before her on GH, so no, she’s definitely not legacy! Now when it comes to Hayden, well, she’s just a horrible mistake of a GH character, period….and trying to reinvent her at the 11th hour as a descendant of an original cast member (Dr. Steve Hardy, bio-dad of Jeff Webber) doesn’t make her place on the canvas any more palatable, acceptable or authentic!!! In terms of Lucas, that’s more of a judgment call…although he was adopted as a baby, he was fully brought up as a Spencer family member….and identified as part of that clan, so I suppose we can call him legacy, despite the fact that he is actually a Jerome by blood. (Ugh!)

fginaspy
fginaspy

I think the nurses’ ball advocates HIV/AIDS donation in alerting and reminding the viewers of this worthy cause. after all, the NB is not a telethon. Although, the idea of a live NB for the purpose of call in donations is an interesting idea.

When they do have the guys do their dancing storyline have redirected the children to other rooms or sets. Generally, if I remember, Emma or Jake usually does her numbers early and the guys do their later and near the end of the NB.

Timmm
Timmm

ONE thing that would get GH major publicity for the NB is if they could snag Richard Simmons to do a cameo. He has been in the news a lot lately and for him to be on the show would hit every news show, website and newspaper.

dmr
dmr

Wouldn’t that be great, and if they did a spoof of the early ’80’s workout classes with the girls in headbands and leg warmers and the guys in short shorts-so fun!

Shay
Shay

That would be a more tasteful alternative to the same old “Chippendale-esque” segment that has become truly tiresome, dmr! .As far as Richard goes, I can only hope that if he were to make a return GH appearance, then it would be more in-step with his ’80’s persona, when he was sweet, sympathetic and caring as an exercise instructor who just wanted everyone to lead healthier and happier lives. That more recent monstrous creation that was popping out of closets and glitter-bombing people was simply a heinous headcase…and really not one bit funny!

Rodd
Rodd

I look forward to seeing what happens this year. I do hope that all the nurses that we’ve hardly seen in recent months like Epiphany and Felix will have more to do than poor Milo did last year. And then there’s Lucas who’s been in surgery so much that we haven’t seen or heard of him in months. The Nurses’ Ball is a time to see the cast show off their talents and I’d rather see more of the “non-contract” players than guest stars. I definitely don’t need some “name” person coming in to entertain. I’m a soap fan who wants his soap stars to shine. There are none brighter for me.

Shay
Shay

A spot for Mr. Fairman’s impressive George Michael salute would certainly not go amiss!!!!

Carol
Carol

I usually skip Nurses Ball — find it very boring and can’t stand Lucy.

Dan
Dan

Love the Nurses Ball, it’s been a staple of the show for so many years. It’s always fun seeing the cast show off their talents in singing, dancing, and yes even taking off their clothes, lol. You will never get a complaint from me about the gorgeous men of GH doing their yearly, shall we be nice and call it, a dance routine. A shame that some people can’t take the stick out of their back and enjoy the show for the fun and entertainment it is. Maybe Leave it to Beaver reruns would be more appropriate for some.

And most importantly of all, it’s an event to raise awareness for a still very worthy cause, and a reminder that while many advances have been made, we still don’t have a cure for HIV and AIDS. A disease that doesn’t care whether you’re straight or LGBT, white, black, Latino, Asian, or what ethnic background you are, liberal or conservative, rich or poor. That’s what needs to be remembered when it comes to he Nurses Ball.

Jerry
Jerry

Amen! Think some have forget or just don’t get the whole point. I find that to be very sad.

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