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Maura West's Son, Joe West Cast In NBC's The Sound of Music!

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Mom must be so proud!  Fantastic news today from The Hollywood Reporterabout Maura West’s (Ava, GH) son, Joe West!  The young performer has been cast in NBC’s  upcoming live production of The Sound of Music!

Joe West has been cast as Kurt, one of the von Trapp children! He will be joining Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer on the live December5th performance of the classical musical!  Comprising the rest of the von Trapp kids areL  Ariane Rinehart (Liesl), Michael Nigro (Fredrich), Ella Watts-Gorman (Louisa),  Sophia Caruso (Brigitta), Grace Rundhaug (Marta) and Peyton Ella (young Gretl).   They join previously announced cast members Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle.

The three-hour new live production is based on the original 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music, which starred Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel. The play won the Tony Award for best musical, with Martin winning for best actress. The 1965 Sound of Music film adaptation starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer went on to win five Academy Awards, including best picture.

So, what do you think of Joe West landing a plum role on this very special live production of The Sound of Music? His career is certainly taking off!

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HUGE congrats to Joe on landing this gig! Taking after both his mom and dad. Bright, bright future ahead of this kiddo! I cannot wait to watch and support him, and all other cast members!

su0000
su0000

I see the hatchet fights of Ava and Carly developing!!! EXCITING!!

(I really hated the sound of music, yuck ) but the best for him ..

Rod
Rod

I can not believe they are doing another Sound if Music!!! ORIGINAL IS THE BEST!!!! Don’t ruin it NBC. LAME LAME LAME

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

You would have never have seen it onscreen as the “original” production was on Broadway with Mary Martin. Plays are meant to be seen often so new audiences can appreciate them. Without new productions, they would become obsolete & no one would hear the wonderful music from generation to generation. Be happy when your favorite movies & musicals are remade & broadcast again. It can only be a positive thing since new viewers quickly become new fans.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Im happy for the actor but not happy for me…from 4th grade to 6th grade the only music we had to sing(and im bad as it is) were the songs from Sound Of Music…it was our music teachers favorite movie…luckily we never did solos and all i had to do was pretend singing by moving my lips…whenever the music teacher walked pass to hear each voice would i really sing(but not solo thank God) As long as it looked like i was singing i still got a good grade…lol

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Dr.O from GH shouldve been added to the cast and sang…

Jared
Jared

Some movies are classics and perfectly done the first time around. No remake is necessary for The Sound of Music.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

This will be a television production.

su0000
su0000

yah, Jared..
The best were the originals–
Halloween and Chainsaw Massacres, for two .. What followed really stank lol..
Sound of Music belongs on Broadway, only ..

Charday
Charday

Yes, the original SOM is the best, but I’ll watch and give this version a chance.

Benjaman
Benjaman

I think it’s just wonderful. Way to go Joe!

Joy
Joy

He is to be congratulated for his achievements at such a young age! How proud his mother must be! Congrats young man, and WTG!
I can’t wait to see it next week! After watching the making of program tonight, it looks like it’s going to be amazing! Carrie Underwood is an amazing singer and will do Julie Andrews proud!

Lefty in ALTADENA
Lefty in ALTADENA

I knew I was seeing a future star when Joe took the stage in Sleepless in Seattle at the Pasadena Playhouse. Keep up the great work!

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GH Preview – Week of June 25, 2018

This week on General Hospital, after a rather unsettling sound is heard from another cell at Ferncliff, who could be in there? That is the question Jason (Steve Burton) asks Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) from last Friday’s cliffhanger. Will the mystery person be revealed?  Meanwhile, Jason’s janitorial gig may be up thanks to Mary Pat (Patricia Bethune).  Looks like Carly (Laura Wright) may have to go it alone.

Then, look for Michael (Chad Duell) to try to entrap Nelle (Chloe Lanier) at her own game as he finally comes to terms with that he must be the one to save his mother.

Elsewhere, will Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) be hot on Nina’s (Michelle Stafford) trail and find out that she has been complicit in Peter’s (Wes Ramsey) kidnapping?

Check out these teasers below, and then let us know what you are looking forward to most this week on GH via the comment section below.

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Jason is unnerved.

TUESDAY JUNE 26

Michael gets a stern warning.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 27

Sonny is interrupted.

THURSDAY JUNE 28

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FRIDAY JUNE 29

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On General Hospital, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) was able to convince Julian (William deVry) to attend therapy with her to help her better understand her issues with men and relationships, which all of have been tainted by the destructive relationship between her father Mikkos Cassadine and her mother.

When Julexis sits down for the session with Dr. Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom), things take a bad turn when Alexis starts explaining to Julian why he is there, while Julian feels it’s just an attack on him, and their past, especially when it comes up how he held a knife at her throat on the pier and tried to kill her. Julian tells Kevin that everything he did was to protect his family from his crazy sister, Olivia.

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Julian is ready to storm out, but Kevin suggest they implement more structure to the session to make this work for everyone.  It’s clear Julian does want to help Alexis, and/or also come to understand something about himself and their relationship, and why it splintered.  When asked by Kevin why Julian felt encouraged to pursue Alexis when he first came to town; knowing he was a criminal and she was on the right-side-of-the-law, Julian with tears in his eyes says, “Redemption.”  Julian says he fell in love with Alexis, but also liked the idea of proving and becominga better man.  He then says that both of them were trying to break the cycle of violence from their pasts, and he wished they had both been able to do so – in a heavy-dose-of-reality moment for Julexis.

The session ends, and Julian and Alexis walk to the hospital elevator, and he agrees to go to more sessions with her, saying that they both have issues to address so they can move on with their lives.  Alexis thanks Julian and offers one day to repay this favor.

In these scenes, William deVry and Nancy Lee Grahn brought the heartfelt emotions and the internal conflict that has made Julexis a dynamic duo on GH.   Now with Julian seemingly moving on with Kim (Tamara Braun), and Alexis wanting a fresh start, will these joint therapy sessions enable them to do that  … or perhaps can they resolve the issues that have plagued them, and move on with each other, and grow from it?

So, do you think this is the true end of the road for Julexis?  What did you think of the performances of Will and Nancy?  Comment below.

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On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, viewers were given more of the back-story between Chase (Josh Swickard) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) told through a series of flashback from their disparate recollections.

At the PCPD, over the phone, Chase thanks his former police partner, Abby for sending the files he had on one … Janelle Benson.  As he peruses through the files and sees the image of Nelle contained within it, and a postcard from Florida, Chase flashes back to his interrogation room and meeting suspect ‘Janelle’, when he was working as an officer in Maine.  Nelle was being questioned in the drowning of her fiance’ Zack..  Chase asks why the upset ‘Janelle’ chose to vacation in Maine instead of Florida.  She says it was so Zack could put space between him and his disapproving family.  However, ‘Janelle’ does admit going kayaking was her idea.

Next, she cries that she had to make the decision to try to save Zack from drowning, but thought maybe she might die too, so she decided to save herself, and not go in after him, in what was an impossible situation to be in.  Abby questions ‘Janelle’ about Zack changing his will right before they headed off for their vacation.  ‘Janelle’ lets it firmly be known that it was all Zack’s idea to change his will.

Chase believes ‘Janelle’ is innocent, but Abby thinks Janelle is played the helpless victim card.  Chase decides to release Nelle.  Later, Chase remembers traveling to Florida, because Nelle was reportedly being harassed by Zack’s family.  When he got to Florida, he recalls staying in a motel, and was set to meet up with her at a diner.  However, ‘Janell’e surprised him while he was half-naked in a towel and the door of his room.  Next thing you know, things get hot and heavy as she seduces him.  Chase flashes to them hitting the sheets and being in the throes of passion, and promising to take care of everything for her.

Meanwhile, Nelle and Michael (Chad Duell) are talking at The Floating Rib.  Nelle admits to Michael that she has a past with Chase, and her fear of him trying to bring her down now that he is in Pot Charles.  She says that Chase would do anything to get ahead in his career.  Michael asks if Maine was truly the last time she saw Chase.  She says it wasn’t, and says he followed her to Florida.

Now, as there are two sides to every story, Nelle flashes to coming to visit Chase at his motel room; where he is only wearing a towel . In her version, she portrays Chase as the instigator.  She start to cry and tells Michael that in her gut she knew that something was off about Chase, but she felt like she was drowning inside and he was her lifeline. Nelle says Chase became obsessed with her.

Then while alone, Nelle remembers how she was able to get Chase to go out to the store and get her some water after their hot sexcapade.. Once she is all by herself, Nelle calles the police to report misconduct by an officer at the motel.  Meanwhile, Michael has headed over to the PCPD to confront Chase.

So, which version of the story of  Chase and ‘Janelle’ do you believe? It appears Nelle has done a number on Chase. What did you think of Chloe Lanier’s performance where she can go from portraying the victim in a situation, to an evil bitch, with ease?  What do you think of Josh Swickard as the PCPD’s main cop, now that Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is on his way out of GH?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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