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Opening Night Photos of Michael E. Knight's new play, and contest winner revealed!

Photo Credit: Rick Baumagartner

Photo Credit: Rick Baumagartner

Michael E. Knight (Tad, All My Children) and Robin Riker (Beth, The Bold and the Beautiful) appear in the new play The Cost of the Erection currently running at The Blank Theatre in Hollywood, California.   On opening night, several notables came to see the performances including Blank Theatre board members, Virginia Madsen and Vanessa Williams!

The play directed by Daniel Henning and written by Jon Marans is a fabulous four person study of two relationships both personally and professionally.  If you are in the Southern California area and want tickets to the show, you can call the theatre ticket line at 323-661-9827.

Now on to some news that many soapers have asked inquired about.  On-Air On-Soaps ran a contest for the last several weeks for one lucky fan to win a “Meet and Greet” with Michael E. Knight and tickets to The Cost of the Erection.   We have identified the winner!  She is Rebecca Poertner from Missouri! And she and her husband will be making their way to Los Angeles to see the show and to meet Michael in the coming weeks! 

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For those who have asked what the correct answers were to our trivia contest, “So You Think You Know Michael Knight” here are the questions with the correct responses below.

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1) How many Daytime Emmys has Michael Knight won?   Three

2) What was the full name of Tad’s doppelganger when Michael returned to AMC in 1992?  Ted Orsini

3) What is the name of Tad’s child with Brooke? James “Jamie” Edward Martin

4) Who did Edna Thornton pay Tad the Cad to date because she was overweight and unhappy?  Dottie Thornton

5) What are the two things in common between Michael E. Knight and David Hasselhoff? They were both married to Catherine Hickland, and the name Michael Knight was the name of David Hasselhoff’s character in Knight Rider.

6) In 2011, what sitcom did Michael appear in?   Hot in Cleveland

7) What famous theatre in New York City did Michael get his acting training at?   Circle in the Square

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8.  In an interview with On-Air On-Soaps at the end of his run at AMC, who was Michael talking about when he said, “She had this kind of fierce loyalty to her children.  I remember doing scenes with her where Tad was weighing being a Martin, and that woman would be there with tears in her eyes. When I found out she was gone there was a part of me that said, “Maybe it is an end of an era.  Maybe it is time for me to walk away from this?”   Mary Fickett

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9) What was the correct full birth name of Tad Martin?  Thaddeus James Gardner

10) Was Tad ever an employee of Opal’s Glamorama? Yes, or No?  Yes, he worked at the Glamorama

Thanks to everyone for entering! Congrats to Rebecca who is very excited to meet Michael! She has watched AMC for 40 of its 41 years!

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barbara t
barbara t

good for her ,I like hearing she is a 40 year all my children fan.

Rena
Rena

I miss Michael E. Knight as Tad Martin on my beloved All My Children.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Tad the Cad, keep it moving and going forward. Miss you.

OMG, Venessa Williams looks beautiful. Love Venessa.

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Kelly Ripa Reveals How Her Son Chose NYU Due To The Consuelos Connection To Former Soap EP/ Director, Chris Goutman

Last week on an episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, the former star of All My Children, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) told Ryan Seacrest how a chance meeting when her son, Michael was deciding where to go to college; between her, Michael, and Chris Goutman (Ex-Executive Producer As the World Turns and former director, All My Children) changed the course of Michael’s creative and academic path.

Turns out that Goutman is now working over at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts as an assistant professor and academic director.

During their banter on the talk show, Kelly revealed that Goutman directed the screen-test that landed Mark Consuelos the role of Mateo on All My Children, and thus how Ripa met her real-live enduring lovematch.

Ripa explained that Michael was waiting for a sign as to which college to go to as he liked most of the places he saw.  Then came the sign as Ripa explained to Seacrest: “We’re walking down the hallway and I hear a voice I know say, ‘Consuelos!’ “He turns around and I see Chris Goutman, who was our director at All My Children … I worked with him for 11 years.”

Ripa says Chris then expressed to Michael: “You have to come here, because I am the reason you literally exist.”

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Ripa is reportedly also working on a film for the class, as well.  Watch what Kelly shared below.

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Then let us know your thoughts on the story Kelly told via the comment section below.

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Y&R, AMC and GL Alum, Jeff Branson Featured In New AppleTV+ Drama, ‘For All Mankind’

Daytime Emmy winner, Jeff Branson is featured in a new drama coming your way on the new AppleTV+ platform.  Branson takes on the role of famous astronaut Neil Armstrong in For All Mankind.

At the epicenter of the story is NASA and the Soviet space program as they square off in the space race of the 1970s.  But this has a twist, America has lost the race and tensions boil over between the two nations.

The main focus in the series is the lives of the astronauts and the personal and professional relationships they encounter. For All Mankind presents an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams.

Branson is fondly remembered in soapland for his performances as Ronan Malloy on The Young and the Restless, Jonathan Randall on All My Children, and Shayne Lewis on Guiding Light.

For All Mankind is created by Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica), Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi.

In addition to Branson the cast includes: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Sarah Jones and Jodi Balfour. General Hospital’s Jason David (Aiden Spencer) also appears in the series.

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The first season streams on on AppleTV+ beginning on November 1st, with the second season of the series “all systems go”.

Watch the teaser for the series and interviews with some of the cast including: what Branson had to share about playing Neil Armstrong below.

Then let us know, would you love to see Jeff back on the soaps? Will you be checking out the new streaming service featuring For All Mankind and check out Jeff’s performances? Comment below.

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TODAY: ‘Tainted Dreams’ Begins To Stream Episodes On PopStar! TV Platform

Beginning today on Monday, September 23rd, the series Tainted Dreams, which shows you the behind-the-scenes antics of a fictional hit TV soap opera, will stream its first two seasons for free on the on the Popstar! TV platforms.

To view: you can download the Popstar! TV’s mobile app or visit www.popstaronline.com to watch Tainted Dreams or for more info visit https://www.tainteddreams.com/#home-section.

For those who need a refresher: Tainted Dreams follows the cast and crew behind the scenes of a hit TV soap opera called “Painted Dreams”, and of course, it’s filled with lots of twists and turns

In addition, there is a bonus episode on Popstar! TV that gives some background on how all the characters came to be a part of “Painted Dreams”.

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Sonia Blangiardo, the executive producer and creator of Tainted Dreams shared in a statement: “We are thrilled that there is more life for the show and that the new exposure will attract new viewers for the series. We’re excited to be in great company with the other shows the platform will be streaming and couldn’t be happier to be working with Craig and Jim Romanovich who has always been a loyal soap supporter.”

Tainted Dreams features a cast that includes: All My Children veterans Alicia Minshew, Walt Willey, Michael Lowry, Bobbie Eakes, Terri Ivens and the late Larkin Malloy, General Hospital’s Natalia Livingston, As the World Turns‘ Colleen Zenk, Austin Peck, Marnie Schulenburg and Kelley Menighan, Guiding Light’s Grant Aleksander, One Life to Live’s Ilene Kristen, Tonja Walker, Nathan Purdee and James DePaiva, Big Brother’s Jessie Godderz, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Dina Manzo, and more.

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So, will you be checking out Tainted Dreams on its new platform? Comment below,

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