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Obba Babatunde’ Debuts In Musical Production Of ‘Five Guys Named Moe’: B&B Co-Stars On Hand For Opening Night!

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Daytime Emmy winner Obba Babatunde’, not only plays The Bold and the Beautiful’s Julius Avant with such grativas, but he is now pulling double-duty where those who know the immense talent of this man are getting to see him on stage in a musical production of Five Guys Named Moe!

Obba is no stranger to musicals having created the role of C.C. White in the original company of the Broadway smash, Dreamgirls, and so many other countless roles.

In Five Guys Named Moe, this Tony Award-nominated musical, written by Clarke Peters, is set to music by the legendary Louis Jordan. It tells the story about the heroic Nomax (Babatunde’) – he’s broke, his lovely Lorraine left him and he’s listening to the radio at 4:45 in the morning. Out of the radio, five guys named Moe appear and encourage Nomax to turn his life around. It’s a wonderful performance by Obba in his element.

The musical is directed by Keith Young with musical direction by Abdul Hamid Royal, and plays now through June 11, 2017 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, 90016.

On hand on opening night on Saturday were Obba’s B&B castmates including: Reign Edwards (Nicole), Rome Flynn (Zende), Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter), Anthony Turpel (R. J.), as well as General Hospital’s Jackie Zeman (Bobbie) and Y&R’s Kate Linder (Esther), and more.

If you want to see a glorious performance from Mr. Babatunde’ and are in the Southern California area, make sure to get your tickets for this Ebony Repertory Theatre production. Tickets range from $35-$55 and can be purchased online at ebonyrep.org or call 323-964-9766.

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An amazing talent, golden voice and timing. Love him!

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Very good actor. Hope he’s back on B&B soon.

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I hope so too Matt. I miss Nicole and Maya’s parents, even with their father being obnoxious. I

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B&B’s Katherine Kelly Lang in Film ‘The Christmas Dance’ Premieres Friday

In another Christmas in July movie that is making its way to on-demand and theatres near you, comes one featuring The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester) as well as notable soap vet Scott Bailey (Ex-Sandy, Guiding Light), called The Christmas Dance.

According to the film loglines: Traumatized by her past Christmas is not at the top of Sarah’s list this time of year. However, waltzing through life’s unexpected emergencies, she is taught the Christmas dance.  Briana White, Katherine Kelly Lang, Richard Karn, star in the feature.

Lang shared with SOD on the film working on film while continuing her role on B&B as the iconic Brooke, “It’s wonderful because as an actress, you always want to spread your wings and try new parts and new characters. It’s all a learning process, and all about growth, which is great!”

Check out a trailer for the pic below.   The film drops tomorrow on July 23rd.

So, will you be checking out Katherine Kelly Lang in this Christmas-style film? Comment below.

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Korean Dynasty Soapy Drama ‘American Seuol’ Headed to Hulu

Here’s a soapy drama on its way to a streaming service for fans to devour.  Writer Lana Cho has secured a deal with Hulu for her soapy drama, American Seuol, which definitely has a ‘Dynasty’-vibe to it from what we can tell.

According to Deadline, the hour-long drama is about a young Korean-American adoptee who moves to Seoul for a job opportunity and discovers that she is the heir of a dynastic Korean family.

Cho will write and also be one of the executive producers on the project, which will also EP;d by Sebastian Lee and David Kim, who’s other notable shows right now are ABC’s The Good Doctor and Apple’s Pachinko.

After the announcement on Friday, Cho tweeted,I’ve always wanted to write my own K-drama. Now I get to – but with Korean-American lead.”

It would appear that Cho is on a hot streak after she also sold her adaptation of her K-pop rom-com, Somewhere Only We Know to Netflix.

Previously, Lana wrote Hulu’s reboot of Four Weddings and a Funeral as well for the TV series Arrow and Timeless. She is serves as co-executive producer on Amazon I Know What You Did Last Summer.

So intrigued to see how American Seuol will ultimately do as some new soap opera fare? Comment below.

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Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Kim Waltrip Talk Plans & Launch Campaign To Make ‘Dial Emme For Murder’ into a Series

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, and soap opera favorite Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R and Ex-Kristen/Susan, Days) is bringing one of her soap opera mystery novels to life with a proposed six-part series for the soapy and hilarious mystery, Dial Emme For Murder.

Joining Eileen in the cast will be none other than Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) , Knots Landing favorite, Donna Mills (Ex-Abby), and primetime TV and film actress, Nancy Valen.  More cast members will be announced in the future.

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In Dial Emme for Murder, Davidson plays actress Emmanuelle “Emme” Peterson, a successful soap star who finds herself smack dab in the middle of a  whodunit.

Now, in conjunction with the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television (PSWIFT), and its president and director/producer, Kim Waltrip, Davidson is launching a fundraising campaign to get the series made.

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In an exclusive interview on the Michael Fairman Channel, Eileen, Judith and Kim exclusive reveal key Intel on the project, campaign and working together.  The proposed series has also launched its official website here.

About PSWIFT:  PSWIFT (Palm Springs Women in Film & Television) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2001 dedicated to promoting our members, both men and women in the Entertainment, New Media Creative arts community. In 2020 Palm Springs Women in Film & Television created and launched a Filmmakers’ Lab to teach members how to make a film, by making a film, hands-on.

PSWIFT is currently seeking donations through their non-profit – which are 100% tax-deductible – to fund the Filmmakers’ Lab’s next venture Dial Emme for Murder.  You can find out more on the different perks and packages if you donate to the project here.

Watch the interview with Michael, Eileen, Judith, and Kim below.

Then let us know, if you think Dial Emme for Murder featuring powerhouse actress, Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Donna Mills, will be a must-see for you via the comment section.

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