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Judith Light Talks About Her New One-Woman Show & Getting Interesting Parts As She's Matured!

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It’s hard to imagine anything that Judith Light hasn’t done, but now she is about to embark on her own new one-woman show off-Broadway beginning on September 6th.

The play entitled “All The Ways To Say I Love You,” is about love, hard choices and the cost of fulfilling all-consuming desires.  In it, Judith plays the role of a retired high school English teacher and guidance counselor in a loving marriage. Light’s character recounts her past experiences, revealing the truth beneath the many details of her life.

Soap fans know her as Karen Wolek from One Life to Live, and primetime TV audiences as Angela from Who’s the Boss, or her roles  on Ugly Betty, and TNT’s Dallas, and now her Emmy-nominated role on Amazon Prime’s Transparent.  Light is already a two-time Daytime Emmy and Tony winner.  Now in a new interview promoting her one-woman show with ABC’s Good Morning America, Judith opens up about her career which she  has gotten better as she has matured.

She related: “I have gotten more interesting parts as I have matured.”  Light also thinks the perception of an aging actress in Hollywood and show business is changing: “The more women who are speaking about it and talking about themselves as mature instead of hiding it or trying to closet it, in some way we’re making a path forward for the women who are younger in the business.”

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As for her new one-woman show, Light says there is indeed “stage fright” and performing in this type of situation is “daunting”, but as her legions of fans know, there isn’t one role or medium that Judith can’t tackle with stunning verve!

“All The Ways To Say I Love You” will be performed at the MCC Theater in New York City.  Watch Light’s GMA segment after the jump.  Then let us know … are you excited to hear of Judith’s one-woman show?  Are you rooting for her to take home the Emmy next month? Do you think mature actresses in Hollywood are starting to get better roles?   Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Wow! Wish I lived in NYC.

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How I wish I was in New York to see her one woman show. I adore Judith Light. She is so profoundly talented with such a tremendous range. I have loved her since our beloved One Life to Live. She keeps stretching and always delivers outstanding performances. I wish her tremendous success in this show.

Her comments about interesting parts for maturing actresses are very encouraging. In every walk of life, those of us who are still breathing are maturing, gaining more life experience, and, hopefully, gaining some wisdom and perspective from those experiences. We need to speak out and share our stories, our triumphs, our challenges, and our lessons learned. Kept knocking them dead Judith!!!!!!!!!!

Charday
Charday

She was great on DALLAS.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I LOVE Judith Light! Loved her in everything. I agree we are starting to see more roles and more in depth roles for ‘mature’ women and I hope the trend continues. We have an outstanding amount of talent in the soap genre and I’m happy to see them continue working and having good roles to play. Don’t we all love a good story? 🙂

Patricio
Patricio

I am lucky to live in New York and like so many have been a Judith Light devotee since the Karen Wolak days. She has been in a few incredibly moving pieces on Broadway and have been lucky to have seen them all. Only the most talented actors could handle this one-woman show, I’m certain this will be a great theatrical experience

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The reopening for production may not include L.A. County, however, which is the epicenter of the state’s show business production.

According to Deadline: On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state could begin TV and film production as early as June 12th.  While the California Department of Public Health released the following guidelines:  “Music, TV and film production may resume in California, recommended no sooner than June 12, 2020 and subject to approval by county public health officers within the jurisdictions of operations following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers. Back office staff and management should adhere to Office Workspace guidelines published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”

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Now here’s an intriguing way to have the traditional Bauer Barbecue on the legendary Guiding Light! Have the barbecue virtually!

With the times we are all continually facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The 16th annual Daytime Stars and Strikes bowling and gathering event usually held back east in the tri-state area is coming to The Locher Room on You Tube.

The event raises funds and awareness for The Autism Society of America., and will livestream now on Saturday night, June 27th at 6 p. m. EST and you can watch it here.

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