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Judith Light and Ron Raines Score Tony Nominations!

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Photo Credit: Alberto Rodriguez/Getty Images

Nominations were announced this morning in New York City for the 66th Annual Tony Awards to be held on June 10th at the Beacon Theatre in the Big Apple and broadcast on CBS starting at 8PMEST/7PMCST!

Two long time daytime favorites scored big nominations; with former One Life to Live Daytime Emmy winner, Judith Light garnering a nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her role in Other Desert Cities. 

Light will compete against Linda Emond, Death of a Salesman,  Spencer Kayden, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Cella Keenan-Bolger, Peter and the Starcatcher and Condola Rashad, Stick Fly for the prize on Tony night.

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And Guiding Light’s Alan Spaulding the multi-talented Ron Raines scored a huge get when he landed a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical!  Ron was nominated for his role in the revival of Follies!  He will compete against Danny Burstein – Follies, Jeremy Jordan – Newsies,  Steve Kazee – Once, Norm Lewis – The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.

Also of note:  Latin and Pop singing sensation, Ricky Martin did not receive a nomination for his role of Che in the revival of Evita, which is getting him mixed reviews.  For the complete list of Tony nominees click here!  Once again the Tony telecast will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

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Congrats to my favorite Alan Spaulding!

David Larsson
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Congrats to Ms. Light!

Iakovos
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I love Broadway. Daytime drama was best in NYC with theatre actors working days on TV and nights on the boards. these two — Light and Raines — are among the best.

Brian Greene
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I totally agree, Iakovos! I loved seeing both Judith & Ron when I saw their wonderful work in their respective shows when I visited New York, New York in mid-January 2012! I’m Tipping My Theatre-Lover’s Hat To Both Of Them–Yay! 😀

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Congrats to Ron! Outstanding to see him find success outside of soaps!

Blake
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Big congrats to Ron Raines! He was wonderful as Alan Spaulding. God definitely opened up a window for him after Guiding Light was cancelled!!!

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Murray Bartlett Virtual Interview on Tap

Daytime fans remember Murray Barlett as Cyrus Foley on the beloved Guiding Light. 

Since then, the actor has appeared in numerous TV series and specials and film roles including HBO’s groundbreaking series, Looking and Tales of the City. 

However, now Bartlett can now be seen on The White Lotus, a new series from HBO, where he plays, the resort manager, Armond which bow this weekend on July 11th.

Murray will be chatting with Alan Locher live on The Locher Room You Tube channel on Friday July 16th at 3 p.m. EST/Noon PST. Make sure to have your questions ready for Murray!

You can watch the livestream here.

So, will you be checking out Murray on The White Lotus? What are your remembrances of Cyrus on Guiding Light? Comment below.

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Matt Bomer Revealed as Part of the Cast of Hulu’s ‘American Horror Stories’

Hulu’s American Horror Story spinoff anthology series, American Horror Stories, revealed much of its cast for the upcoming drama of Ryan Murphy’s horror franchise.  The reveal came from Murphy himself via social media (see it below).

The weekly hourlong anthology series will feature a different horror story contained with in each episode.

It premieres on Hulu, next week on Thursday, July 15th.

Former Guiding Light alum, Matt Bomer (Ex-Ben Reade), one of Murphy’s favorites in the ongoing anthology is back, and this time in the role of Michael.  J

Joining Bomer in the series are: Aaron Tveit, Paris Jackson, Gavin Creel, Kevin McHale, Billie Lourd, John Carroll Lynchm Madison Bailey and Virginia Garndner and more.

So will you be checking out Matt in the new horror series? Comment below.

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Soap Veteran Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps Virtual Interview on Tap

In a very special conversation, don’t miss one of soaps longtime executive producer ‘s Jill Farren Phelps appearance on an upcoming livestream on The Locher Room.

Jill joins host and former ATWT and GL publicist, Alan Locher on Wednesday, June 23rd at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST.

As soap fans know Jill has helmed Another World, General Hospital, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara and The Young and the Restless.

She has also been nominated for 15 Daytime Emmy Awards and took home 11 Emmys for her work.

While Phelps has been a polarizing figure on the soaps, look for the good, and the bad decisions under her tenures at the soaps to be discussed and more.

Here is the link to watch it live 

So, what would you want to ask Jill? What was her best decisions and worst decisions as EP of the soaps? Let us know via the comment section below.

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