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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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Rob
Rob

Congrats to my favorite Alan Spaulding!

David Larsson
David Larsson

Congrats to Ms. Light!

Iakovos
Iakovos

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
Brian Greene

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! 😀

Jules
Jules

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

Blake
Blake

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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Former Y&R, Santa Barbara, Capitol, and Guiding Light Executive Producer John Conboy Dead

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Reports surfaced on Friday that legendary soap opera executive producer, John Conboy had passed away.

Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) posted the news of Conboy’s death on her facebook page along with these sentiments: “It is with a heavy heart and a grateful smile that I called him my friend,, “BIG” JOHN CONBOY, the ORIGINAL Producer on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, left us today The Big Guy, with the BIG LAUGH, Man about Town, and One HELLUVA PRODUCER… Whether you loved him, or not ..YOU have to agree He was ONE OF A KIND! God Bless you, John. Give Jeanne a Hug from all of us.”

CBS Daytime also tweeted: “We join Judith and the CBS Daytime community in mourning the loss of John Conboy. John was a longtime Executive Producer on #YR, created Capitol and later was EP of Guiding Light. He will remain in our hearts forever.”

Conboy was the original executive producer of The Young and the Restless and remained with the show from its inception in 1973 through to 1982.  Prior to that, he served as the EP on CBS’ Love is a Many Splendored Thing from 1970-1973.  After Y&R, John next launched CBS’ new soap Capitol and stayed as the EP up through its cancellation in 1987.

John made a comeback in 1991 with the one and only Santa Barbara, where he served as the top executive of the series for a time, with the last soap he helmed being Guiding Light from 2002-2004.

Throughout his daytime career, Conboy picked up four Daytime Emmys – three for the soaps, and one for an afternoon special. (more…)

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Crystal Hunt, Donna Mills, Antonio Sabato Jr & Michael Swan Star In New Faith-Based Soap Opera, HILTON HEAD ISLAND!

Some longtime soap opera notables are featured in a new 22 episode faith-based soap entitle, Hilton Head Island.

The series debuts this Friday, November 10th with the first eight installments, and is from the Christian entertainment company, PureFlix.com.

The soap opera is available by subscription, but the service offers a one-month free trial.  In story, Hilton Head Island, revolves around the lives of the fictional Trisk family, who own the a television network.

Hilton Head Island features: Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, General Hospital), Donna Mills (ex-Abby, Knots Landing), Michael Swan (ex-Duncan, As the World Turns), and Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie, GL). PureFlix.com specializes in “family-oriented” content and shows. The plan is for Hilton Head Island to be rolled out in two subsequent seven-episode blocks in the coming weeks.

Watch the first official trailer for the soap after the jump.  Then let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! (more…)

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OLTL Alum Tuc Watkins Joins GL Alum Matt Bomer And An All-Star Cast In Broadway Revival Of Boys In The Band!

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In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking play, Boys in the Band, a limited engagement of the theatrical production is scheduled next year from April 30–August 12, 2018 a the Booth Theatre on Broadway.

The cast will feature none other than former One Life to Live star, Tuc Watkins (Ex-David) and former Guiding Light star, Matt Bomer (Ex-Ben) along with Andrew Rannells, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and more.  The play will be directed this time out by two-time Tony winner, Joe Mantello.

The Boys in the Band centers around a group of gay men who gather in a New York City apartment for a friend’s birthday party. As the evening continues, the cracks beneath their friendships begin to show, exposing the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. (more…)

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