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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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Nicolas Bechtel Returns To General Hospital

General Hospital fans were greeted with good news this week with the reveal that scene-stealer Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer Cassadine) is back taping new episodes of the ABC sudser as of last week.

This means look for Spencer Cassadine to become part of his grandmother Laura’s (Genie Francis) story, and perhaps the switcheroo that the man posing as Kevin is actually his evil twin, Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom)!

Seems like the oh-so-bright Spencer just might either be headed for trouble, or will be smart enough to figure out what is going down … but we will shall see!

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The last time Bechtel appeared on GH was back in in August of 2017.  The character of Nikolas was the facilitator in the last time Genie Francis exited the show under much fan uproar.  Laura was written-off in story to tend to Spencer in Europe when the youngster broke his legs.

Yesterday, Nicolas posted a cute pic with his co-stars Genie Francis and Jon Linstrom and stating: “Never a dull moment around here. Selfies  

So, excited to hear Spencer C will be on the Port Charles scene soon? Comment below.

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Tamron Hall Daytime Talk Show To Launch Fall 2019 On ABC Owned Stations

Looks like the daytime talk show market is going to get more than just the new Kelly Clarkson Show in the fall of 2019.

Tamron Hall, the former Today co-host will definitely launch her new talker, as well.

Disney ABC has cleared the new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Hall on the ABC Owned Television Stations Group for fall 2019.

According to Deadline:  The project had been in development at Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International for the past couple of months.

They report that it is unclear where the Tamron Hall show will go on the ABC stations line-ups. Depending on the market, it could replace Rachel Ray, which currently airs on three of the eight ABC stations, or Right This Minute.

The ABC Owned Television Stations Group include the following markets: WABC-TV in New York; KABC-TV in Los Angeles; WLS-TV in Chicago; WPVI-TV in Philadelphia; KGO-TV in San Francisco; KTRK-TV in Houston; WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and KFSN-TV in Fresno, California. The eight stations represent 23% of the country’s television households and will serve as the show’s launch group.

“We’re excited to bring Tamron Hall to our ABC Owned Stations next fall and are confident she’ll be a unique and welcome voice in daytime,” said Wendy McMahon, president, ABC Owned Television Stations Group. “Tamron is refreshingly authentic and approachable. She genuinely cares about people, their struggles and their triumphs. We know she’ll connect with our audiences in a personal and positive way.”

So, what do you think about a Tamron Hall talker and more gabfest’s entering the once soap opera filled day-part? Comment below.  But first watch this teaser video with Tamron of what she says her show will feel like.

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Y&R Temporarily Recasts The Role Of Summer Newman As Bayley Corman Steps In For Hunter King

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Hunter King is one busy actress these days.   First, she is in major storyline during the day at The Young and the Restless as Summer Newman, and then at night she will be seen in the upcoming new season of the hit CBS comedy Life in Pieces as Clementine.

However, with that can often arise a scheduling conflict.  According to TV Insider, starting the week of October 1st for three episodes, the part of the trouble-making Summer will be played by Bayley Corman.

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Corman has had a list of primetime credits including: Jane the Virgin, 2 Broke Girls and will appear in the pilot episode of the upcoming CW series All American which bows October 6th.

King will not be gone for long, as she will be back on-screen come the October 4th episode of the top-rated daytime drama.

Hunter came on to the soap scene in 2012 and went on-contract.  Then in 2016, she was put on recurring status with the show, but returned to the series in June of this year with major story which is continuing with its twists and turns.

So, what do you think of the temp recast for Hunter? Comment below.

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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