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Peter Reckell To Return To The Cast Of The Fantasticks After 35 Years!

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Days of our Lives iconic Peter Reckell, who finally put Bo Brady to rest when the character met his maker last November, teased he had something new in the works.

Today, Playbill.com broke the news that Reckell will be returning to none other than the classic musical staple The Fantasticks off-broadway in its latest revival.  What makes this so special is that Reckell appeared in the original production of the musical 35 years ago in the role of  The Mute and covered the role of The Boy (Matt)  during the show’s record-breaking run at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village.

However, the all grown-up Reckell will take the role of the charismatic and mysterious El Gallo! Peter will join the cast of the long running musical at the Jerry Orbach Theatre in a limited engagement that begins on September 5 and runs through September 25 . As El Gallo, it’s Reckell who narrates the show and leads the staged abduction of The Girl.  Among his songs are “Try to Remember” and “I Can See It.”

Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by calling the box office at (212) 921-7862, or by visiting the box office at The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center, 210 West 50th Street at Broadway.

What do you think about the news of Peter’s upcoming Off-Broadway run in The Fantasticks? Wishing he could somehow return to DAYS? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thats FANTASTICKS-lol

Jackie Cullinane
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Jackie Cullinane

I always loved Peter as Bo Brady. I’ve been watching Days since 1965 and Bo and Hope have always been my favorite couple. I was devastated when they killed him off. I would love it if he could come back to Days permanently and so would many other viewers. He is missed terribly.

Linda Yoak
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Linda Yoak

I have watched Days since day one and still do every day you did a very Amazing job playing Bo Brady and I am sure you will be just as Amazing in this role as well Best Of Luck to you and your family enjoy this new role if I lived closer I would definitely come see the show

Adam
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Adam

Really wish he was back at Days.

Nancy Reel
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Nancy Reel

Ummmmmm, not to be nasty, but thought he wanted to spend time with the family, I am starting not to believe anything the stars say, especially the ones who are leaving for their family. Just say you are looking for something better, we can take that !!

Travis Thomas
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Travis Thomas

Its less than a month he will be in the show Off Bway. He never said he would NEVER work again. And its been 3 years since he’s been off Days & spending time with his family, not counting the anniversary shows. Plus his return is already being marketed here in NY, he was in the original cast 35 years ago. Thats something to celebrate.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

What kind of run in the theater is 20 days? Real stage actors run for months, sometimes more than a year, lol.

Natalie
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Natalie

I have to admit I do miss Peter on Days . Watching the show is just not the same for me without him. I wish they didn’t kill his character off . I started watching Days ,just about when Bo and Hope came in as the new super daytime couple. Seeing him again in June
was a nice surprise. I am very excited that he will be in the Fantasticks . Looking very much forward to it.

Bridget Smyth
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Bridget Smyth

I have been watching days of our lives since hi came to live in America 1984 I am very disappoint since Bo and hope was my favorite . The show should have replaced. Peter Reckerll with another actor

Teri Coulter
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Teri Coulter

Miss Peter so much on Days but happy for him about the play. I would go support him but we live in Southern California. Read about it in Soap Opera Digest. I will always hold out hope of a return to Days. Maybe when they end the soap Bo can finally return to be with Hope.

Barbara Wilson
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Barbara Wilson

What a wonderful feeling to try and get tickets to see The Fantastiks with Peter Reckell. I have been a fan since his first appearance on Days of our Lives. (Yes I’m 77 and have been a fan since the first episode – the show was was seen every day as a study break in college).

Well, I’m now going to call and try to get tickets for a Wednsday matinee in September.

If I don’t get tickets – well, Peter – have a wonderful run in New York.

Fondly,

Barbara Wilson

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REPORT: Days of our Lives Renewal Update: Sony and NBC In Talks, Insiders Optimistic While Show Pauses Production

Every year around this time, Days of our Lives renewal has been its own cliffhanger.  With the show taping episodes so far in advance and wrapping their current season, the series paused production and went dark on April 16th, according to TV Line.

Now comes the waiting game and according to a report from Deadline on Wednesday, NBC and Sony are continuing to be in talks to bring the series back for its 57th season. While no one from any camp is officially commenting on the negotiations, their sources are reporting that things do look optimistic, as of now.

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The report indicates that in anticipation of a renewal, the producers have been making if-come deals with key cast members in the past few weeks and the writing team is said to be hard at work on potential scripts for the new season.

In the past, DAYS’ renewal had taken several months to pan out, because of how the show’s distributor Sony Pictures Television has to adjust its business model to continue the show without going in the red.

Even though over the years DAYS had declined in the linear ratings, there appears to be a commitment by the studio and NBC to find ways to keep it on the air.

So, are you hopeful that DAYS will survive yet another negotiation for renewal? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: What Did You Think of the Reveal of Who Killed Charlie?

“Sorry Charlie!” Those were the clever words said by the killer of the evil Charlie Dale (Mike Manning) on Days of our Lives.  But evil kinda knows evil, and thus viewers learned in a reveal just who was the culprit.

DAYS fans begin to get to the truth when on Monday’s episode, while under hypnosis from Marlena (Deidre Hall), John (Drake Hogestyn) recalls opening the door to the apartment in time to see someone in a red coat with a hood (very ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ but with a fashion flare) shoot Charlie.

When “Doc” brings John out of his hypnotic state, she asks him who fired the gun?  John is horrified as he reveals it was their daughter, Belle! (Martha Madison). John shares that Belle was wearing the coat they gave her for Valentine’s Day.  A shocked John utters, “My God, Doc. Our little girl blew that punk away.”  However, Marlena refuses and does not believe Belle would shoot and kill Charlie, let alone anyone.

Jan (Heather Lindell) shows up at Marlena’s office and tells John and Marlena she is not going to be locked up, because of the deal she made for her freedom. Then, we see Jan get more inquisitive into what John and Marlena were discussing before she walked in on them.  They leave to go talk to Belle to get answers, while Jan sneaks back into the office and into Marlena’s drawer to retrieve the recording device to find out exactly what John and Marlena were talking about.

It is there when Jan is alone that viewers learn what happened the night of Charlie’s death. Jan is listening to the recording of John telling Marlena that Belle shot Charlie, but that he didn’t see Belle’s face because she was wearing the red coat.

Next, Jan flashes back to Charlie saying, “Don’t shoot,” and then firing a gunshot as Charlie falls to the ground.  We see the visual of the face of the person in the red coat and it’s Jan!  Next, Jan smirks and says, “Sorry, Charlie.”

So it seems Jan Spears has an ultimate revenge plot to rid Belle once and for all and have her locked behind bars.  How long will it be before the other Salemites catch on that Jan is the murderer?

So, were you happy to see it was Jan who was the one who killed Charlie? Did you suspect it was her? Share your thoughts in the comment section.  But first, watch the moment the killer is revealed below.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney on Working with Bryan Dattilo: “28 Years Later, Some Things Never Change. Still Laughing Between Takes and Grateful to Have Such a Talented Supportive Co-Star”

This week, Days of our Lives viewers have witnessed that Sami Brady DiMera (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo) hit the sheets, and Lumi fans everywhere rejoiced!

On and off, for almost three decades. Alison Sweeney and Bryan Dattilo have played the relationship between these two exes who share children together to the hilt, because Sami and Lucas’ history is well … complicated.

But, what will happen if and when EJ finds out that Sami had sex with her ex? Stay tuned.

In the meantime, Alison took to her Instagram and shared her thoughts alongside photos of her and Bryan, then and now.

Over the years, Bryan had remained one of Alison’s good friends.

Sweeney expressed: “I have always had such fun working with @bryan.dattilo !! 28 years later, some things never change. Still laughing between takes and grateful to have such a talented, supportive costar. Thanks @nbc for this great archive photo! And so grateful to @nbcdays for the incredible opportunity to play Sami.”

What did you think of the scenes where Sami and Lucas slept together and its aftermath thus far? Comment below.

 

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