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John Stamos, Michael Park, Jane Krakowski, Kristin Chenoweth Cast in Presentation Of Soap Dish The Musical!

Now this sounds like a must-see! This week, it was announced that the late October reading of Soap Dish The Musical has set its cast and it’s amazing!  Former daytime stars, John Stamos (Ex-Blackie, GH), Michael Park (Ex-Jack,ATWT), Jane Krakowski (Ex-TR, SFT), plus GCB’s Kristin Chenoweth and Miriam Shor, along with Cristin Milioti, Anne L. Nathan, and Daniel Torres will take part in the initial presentation of the stage version adapted from Robert Harling’s and Andrew Bergman’s screenplay of the 1991 comedy film, Soap Dish about the behind-the-scenes drama involving the cast and production crew of a fictitious soap opera!

BroadwayWorld.com who broke the news of the cast, but also noted at this time there has been no formal announcement, or set timetable for the show. The reading is being presented by Laurence Mark, Donald De Line and Broadway Across America.  The new musical is going to be directed by Rob Ashford, with book by Harling, and music by George Stiles and lyrics by Andrew Drewe!

As many soap fans know, the original motion picture of Soap Dish starred Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Whoopi Goldberg and Robert Downey Jr. to name just a few!  So, what do you think of the cast for the planned presentation of Soap Dish The Musical?  Would it be something you would be interested in seeing?  Let us know!

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Terri
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Terri

Sounds like a trip to NYC might be necessary down the road! Saw John Stamos on broadway in Sept! Loved him on stage! Keep us posted on the whens and wheres <3

Jules
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Frankly, I’m most excited by the news that Michael Park, who has not yet broken out into mainstream, will be opposite an all-star cast like this. It brings more attention to him, his name and his work, and makes him that much closer to becoming more well-known. He’s certainly earned the big roles IMO.

Sandy
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Sandy

I couldn’t agree more with this comment! Michael Park is a brilliant actor and an all around great performer who always gives more than 100% to any role he takes on.

Judith
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Judith

This sounds fantastic – such a marvelous cast. Hope it comes to fruition!!!

Joan faist
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Joan faist

I’m most excited that Michael Park will be included. Miss him and he needs to really get noticed for his outstanding work. I dream of him being on Blue Bloods since that is filmed in NYC. To anyone listening, he would bring in a lot of new fans to Blue Bloods. Wish MP the best.

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Of course chenoweth has a new acting gig. Like hollywood would let her fade into obscurity. she did slander Christianity w/ her portrayal on GCB. she propagated hollywood’s evil agenda of smearing religious Christians. She’s gotten a new role bec hollywood rewards her for being a good little lackey that bashes Christians.

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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‘The Doctors’ Panel Participants Announced for ‘Soap Con Live’ Event

The upcoming Soap Con Live virtual event has announced that former The Doctors stars: Nancy Stafford (Felicia/Adrienne Hunt), Anna Stuart (Toni Ferra-Powers), Frank Telfer (Luke Dancy) and Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri James-Iverson) will be on the panel representing the series on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.

“Classic television has been a great comfort during this challenging year,” said Joel Wertman, president of Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV parent company, Get After It Media, Inc. “Our team is honored that Retro TV has been a place audiences have turned to. We’re excited to be a part of Soap Con Live and are grateful to these stars from “The Doctors” for being a part of the event.”

Panels for other daytime soaps As the World Turns, One Life to Live and General Hospital will continue throughout the day during this free, inaugural virtual event.

The free live event will be simulcast on The Locher Room YouTube Channel, the It’s Real Good TV app, and SoapOperaDigest.com.

There will be a Q&A during the livestream events giving fans opportunities to interact with their favorite daytime stars.

Go to Soap Con Live.com for more information on the main event and virtual meet and greets and more.

So, what do you think about The Doctors panel participants? Comment below.

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