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OLTL's Kim Zimmer in new play about Darfur/Sudan Atrocities!

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Four-time Daytime Emmy winner, Kim Zimmer, who is headed back to soapland in October when she reprises her role of Echo DiSavoy on One Life to Live, is currently starring in a theatrical production of a new play titled, Lost Boy Found at Whole Foods.

Zimmer plays Christine, a woman whose life is changed when she goes on a shopping trip to Whole Foods and encounters a young man cutting papayas.  She discovers that he’s one of the thousands of “lost boys” who were orphaned during the Second Sudanese Civil War.

In a new interview with MSNBC.news, Zimmer speaks about her work to awaken public consciousness to the atrocities in Darfur, and raising funds for the Darfur Rehabilitation Project, which is dedicated to raising international attention to the conflict in the troubled region in western Sudan, and fostering reconciliation across ethnic lines.

Zimmer said,  “I’m sure the audience will be moved in the same way I was, in that I was aware of what was going on in Darfur, but I knew nothing about the lost boys of Sudan. So I knew of the genocide, and of the horrible injustices of humanity that were going on in that country, but I didn’t know the specifics that the play introduces. I think they’ll be moved. One can only hope that when they participate in a piece of theater like this, that someone will come away from it with a new education. Perhaps, you never know, someone may decide to volunteer services to a refugee organization, or donate money to different organizations. That’s all you can really hope for, along with just raised awareness of anything that could arise in the future as far as these injustices against humanity.”

Lost Boy Found at Whole Foods is currently running through September 19th at The Premiere Stages and Playwright’s Theatre co-production in New Jersey.  For more information, call 908-737-SHOW or visit www.kean.edu/premierestages .

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Murray Bartlett Virtual Interview on Tap

Daytime fans remember Murray Barlett as Cyrus Foley on the beloved Guiding Light. 

Since then, the actor has appeared in numerous TV series and specials and film roles including HBO’s groundbreaking series, Looking and Tales of the City. 

However, now Bartlett can now be seen on The White Lotus, a new series from HBO, where he plays, the resort manager, Armond which bow this weekend on July 11th.

Murray will be chatting with Alan Locher live on The Locher Room You Tube channel on Friday July 16th at 3 p.m. EST/Noon PST. Make sure to have your questions ready for Murray!

You can watch the livestream here.

So, will you be checking out Murray on The White Lotus? What are your remembrances of Cyrus on Guiding Light? Comment below.

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Matt Bomer Revealed as Part of the Cast of Hulu’s ‘American Horror Stories’

Hulu’s American Horror Story spinoff anthology series, American Horror Stories, revealed much of its cast for the upcoming drama of Ryan Murphy’s horror franchise.  The reveal came from Murphy himself via social media (see it below).

The weekly hourlong anthology series will feature a different horror story contained with in each episode.

It premieres on Hulu, next week on Thursday, July 15th.

Former Guiding Light alum, Matt Bomer (Ex-Ben Reade), one of Murphy’s favorites in the ongoing anthology is back, and this time in the role of Michael.  J

Joining Bomer in the series are: Aaron Tveit, Paris Jackson, Gavin Creel, Kevin McHale, Billie Lourd, John Carroll Lynchm Madison Bailey and Virginia Garndner and more.

So will you be checking out Matt in the new horror series? Comment below.

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Soap Veteran Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps Virtual Interview on Tap

In a very special conversation, don’t miss one of soaps longtime executive producer ‘s Jill Farren Phelps appearance on an upcoming livestream on The Locher Room.

Jill joins host and former ATWT and GL publicist, Alan Locher on Wednesday, June 23rd at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST.

As soap fans know Jill has helmed Another World, General Hospital, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara and The Young and the Restless.

She has also been nominated for 15 Daytime Emmy Awards and took home 11 Emmys for her work.

While Phelps has been a polarizing figure on the soaps, look for the good, and the bad decisions under her tenures at the soaps to be discussed and more.

Here is the link to watch it live 

So, what would you want to ask Jill? What was her best decisions and worst decisions as EP of the soaps? Let us know via the comment section below.

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