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Justin Gaston Fills In As Y&R’s Chance After Donny Boaz Tests Positive for COVID-19

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The Young and the Restless made a very safe casting move, following Donny Boaz (Chance) testing positive for the coronavirus.

Boaz revealed the news via his Instagram stating: “I have a little news to share.  A few weeks ago, I tested positive for COVID 19. Thankfully, I did not have any symptoms. In following guidelines, I quarantined at home so you may not see me on Y&R for a bit. I’m happy to say I’ve returned to work and will be back on the air very soon. Thank you for your continued support.”

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Enter Justin Gaston! The actor is married to Y&R actress, Melissa Ordway (Abby) who is involved in a romantic storyline with Boaz’s Chance.

Gaston, who previously appeared on Days of our Lives as the original Ben Weston stepped in for Boaz while he was self-quarantining and will be seen on the top-rated CBS daytime drama.  Look for Justin be on-screen as Chance beginning next week on the November 23rd episode.

So, what are your thoughts on the temporary casting move ? Comment below.

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Richard Danner
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Richard Danner

So I am sure that the new Chance and Abby will be having love scenes since they are married in real life, only to have to go back to social distancing once the original returns. Why can’t they just have frequent testing so they can shoot love scenes and be more intimate?

F
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F

Yes Richard, why can’t the state of California use more tests that are in short supply on tv stars so you can watch them make out?

Harry.
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Harry.

Ha ha ha!! That made me laugh aloud. Thank you, F. I needed that.

MJ100
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MJ100

You’re kidding, right?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Not going to lie, this is VERY exciting to me. I like Donny Boaz’s work as Chance Chancellor, however, I have always liked Justin Gaston’s acting, as well. Though, would have loved to have seen Mark Lawson (Dustin, General Hospital) cast in the role, as well, especially if Emme Rylan’s exit from GH turns out to be true.

SZima
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SZima

Meh. Emme may be leaving GH, but I highly doubt Y&R wants her back. I think they’re very happy with Melissa’s portrayal of Abby. I certainly like Melissa much better than Emme!
I’ve never likes Emme as Lulu either. No one can beat JMB as Lulu!!
Not sure what the rumor is about Emme leaving GH, but I’d be surprised if that happens.

Tamara HodgeWashington
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Tamara HodgeWashington

Me too

Su000
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Su000

0ooohhh Justin Gaston is hot-
I would take him home with me.
Lookers like him shouldn’t be married
they should spread joy among women 🙂

Y&R peoples are 6 feet apart- looks weird.
Not so with GH .. it’s way more real.

Damien
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Damien

No offense to the current Chance, but I would take Justin on a perm basis
The current Chance plays more like a cowboy then a Chancellor
And maybe having Melissa Ordways real life husband would ignite more spark and the show could actually film love scenes like Devon and Elena( together also in real life)
Justin seems more suited for the role in anycase seeing his previous work
Also Melissa finally shone in her scenes in the hospital room ,Its taken her forever but shes finally showing chops.

Momo
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Momo

I didn’t like Justin on Days. I’m hoping I’ll like him better on Y&R. So is Justin going to film the wedding scenes?

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Momo
Justin is absolutely adorable, look at that hair and eyebrows, etc.but I don’t much remember him as Ben Weston. Was he playing the part when he used to come into Sonny’s coffee house and the new bar later?

stevie g
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stevie g

Um…can he stay? Danny Boaz always looked way too different from the original Chance for my liking.

Carol
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Carol

Must say he’s easy on the eyes… but I like the Origional Chance !
Hope he’s feeling better soon ! Stay Safe everyone !

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

Sporadic longtime viewer. Was just beginning to settle in with Boaz to be confused when turning on my recording this evening. Not to be condescending to any other actors, but he stood out from the usual. I also found a certain chemistry between that Chance and Abby. Apologies to her “real husband.” Haven’t watched the program yet, but was so surprised had to see what happened. Should have guessed. Hope all stay or get well.

PS: Agree, Abby has been “Knocking it out of the ballfield.”

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‘As The Curtain Rises’ – Broadway’s Podcast Soap Opera Featuring Michael Urie

Leave it to the stars of the Great White Way to come up with a clever digital podcast during these trying times we all face amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Enter Broadway’s podcast soap,  As the Curtain Rises, which premiered on October 22nd and is posting new episodes.

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On December 3rd, the latest installment dropped featuring former Ugly Betty star Michael Urie who is featured in the cast in the role of Bobby.

 

Here is the premise of the show: After the ‘Broadway Disher’ (Lesli Margherita) leaks news of a top secret, in-the-works, new mega musical, the Broadway community goes off-the-charts batty. Top-of-their-game Broadway Producers Cheryl Philips (Lillias White) and Steve Jones (James Monroe Iglehart), arch enemies, pounce. Who will get the rights? Will way-out-of-their-comfort-zone creators Kaye (Ashley Park) and Bobby (Michael Urie) manage to deliver a draft of the show before their marriage implodes? Will Director/Choreographer Zoey Taylor (Ariana DeBose) send the show’s budget into a free fall with her wildly ambitious vision?  Will Broadway Diva Emma-Olivia (Sarah Stiles) get a Schmackery’s cookie (with Sprinkles) named in her honor? Will newbie Agent Maxwell Fernsby (George Salazar) step into his new big shoes? And will Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman (Andrew Barth Feldman) protect the integrity and authenticity of the in-the-works mega musical, before he needs to leave this top secret show to star in a new Broadway musical?

As The Curtain Rises proudly supports The Actor’s Fund, the Broadway Podcast Network Frontline Initiative, and is a sponsored project of IFP (www.ifp.org).

Check out previous episodes of the podcast here.

You can watch Urie do his thing in the role of Bobby in this teaser released on social media below.

Then let us know, what do you think of the concept of the Broadway spoof on soaps? Comment below.

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ABC’s Vicki Dummer & William Burton Among Executive Exits In Disney TV Cuts; Both Oversaw Aspects Of General Hospital

In a major reshuffling of the executive infrastructure at Disney/ABC, several lay-offs were handed-down including to longtime ABC executive Vicki Dummer who most recently was Head of Current Series Programming, ABC Entertainment,

In her position, Dummer oversaw the creative aspects from the network level for General Hospital.  Vicki had been with the company for over 24 years and was a noted longtime fan of the show in interviews she had given during her tenure.

 

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Back in September of 2018, William Burton was given the position of SVP and Head Of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production for ABC Entertainment.  He had been in charge of the the business operations for General Hospital at a network level, while Dummer continued to handle the creative.  However today, Burton was also let-go.

The exits come as ABC and Hulu have consolidated original content under Craig Erwich, and 20th Television and Touchstone TV under Karey Burke.

The layoffs are believed to have effected 12 staff members mostly at the executive level.

Deadline broke the news and then updated their story later today.

Just who and what department in the new structuring will take over General Hospital remains to be seen.  We will keep you posted once any additional news or announcements are made.

So, what do you think of the exits of Vicki Dummer and William Burton? Comment below.

 

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GL & ATWT Alum Tom Pelphrey On His Role in ‘Mank’: “I Got To Say Rosebud On-Screen with Gary Oldman, in a David Fincher Film. Pretty Cool.”

What we all knew first, everyone in Hollywood and all of America is becoming to realize;  that Tom Pelphrey (Ex-Jonathan, Guiding Light, Mick, As the World Turns) is just a naturally-gifted actor able to tap into such deep emotional depths in every part he plays that make him a stand-out in every project he is in.

Now, this two-time Daytime Emmy winner, who is coming off a critically-acclaimed run in season 3 of Nerflix’s Ozark, can be seen in one of the talked about potential Oscar contenders, the film, Mank.

In the David Fincher film, Pelphrey plays Joseph Mankiewicz the brother to Gary Oldman’s Herman “Mank” Mankiewicz, and in a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Tom realizes the enormity of one of the key and most famous words in cinema history that he gets to say during Joseph’s reaction to Mank’s script for Citizen Kane … “rosebud”.

Pelphrey shared on the revelation that his line in the film is part of a huge historic fabric of cinema history: ““Oh my god. I didn’t even think about that. Wow. When you work on something like this, you really try to do your job to the best of your ability, and you really just focus on the task at hand.”

He added, Y”ou don’t really stop and consider the whole big thing- at least I didn’t. But you don’t want to get too swept up in that or get intimidated. You want to just come in, focus on your work and put your head down. And yeah, now is the time to sit back and say, ‘I got to say Rosebud on-screen with Gary Oldman, in a David Fincher film.’ Pretty cool.

Mank, is now available in select theatres and streams beginning on December 4th on Netflic.

So, excited to see Tom in Mank? Comment below.  But first, check out this trailer from the film,

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