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TONIGHT: ATWT Favorite Michael Park In NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!

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The butterflies! The final rehearsals! We, and so many other fans of two-time Daytime Emmy winner and Broadway star, Michael Park (Ex-Jack As the World Turns) are excited to see him again on network television when Michael appears tonight on NBC’s Peter Pan Live!

The live musical performance stars: Allison Williams (Girls) as Peter Pan, and Taylor Louderman as Wendy. The cast also includes the one and only Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, and Minnie Driver as the adult Wendy/narrator!

Peter Pan Live!, which is NBC’s second attempt at a live performance after premiering The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood last December, airs tonight from 8PM-11PM ET/PT.  Don’t miss your chance to see Michael Park sing and perform in this very special live performance!  Excited to check it out? Let us know!

 

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I watched Mary Martin as Peter Pan…has a male ever played the part in any of these musicals or stage shows…i know males played Peter in movie versions but i never seen one in these musical tv versions or on stage…there are male actors who can sing…just curious!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

forgot: it is nice to see MPs on tv again…i miss ATWTs but was mad how they underused a legend like Eileen Fulton in those final years…she shouldve been more like that late Jeanne Coopers Katherine…thats how she shouldve been written in those final years and worked with Maura Wests Carly who could been like Katherines Jill…

Paul
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Paul

That would have been good. Eilleen Fulton wanted a real storyline in those final years of ATWT and to not just appear a couple times a year. I attended her cabaret show in NYC during the last fan club weekend. She is a legend and her show was excellent.

Kathryn Hays was on a bit more, but I would have preferred a major storyline, as well as more appearances for Marie Masters. I also read that Helen Wagner wanted to be on more. I loved seeing these elegant ladies.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

TPTB on As the World Turns never seemed to accept, in the last 10 to 15 years the show was on, that their most powerful assets were the older actors and actresses. With very few exceptions, they never succeeded in casting young actors/actresses who could carry the kinds of storylines that might actually sustain some viewer interest. They had the good sense to give Maura West and Michael Park heavy storylines, and they did use Colleen Zenk quite a bit (though not terribly effectively, in my opinion), but if they were smart, they would have found better ways to use… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

They need the character of Peter to look like a boy. That’s why men don’t play the role and boys probably won’t have the vocal range and they would be minors, which have other complications.

Mo
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Mo

The other reason for having a woman play the role is that if you were to get a boy, unlike Pan, the boy will grow up and if the show is on tour or Broadway, etc., Pan would have to be replaced a la Annie. So multiple reasons to have a woman play the role.

That said, I think many of the Lost Boys were far too old and muscular to be Lost Boys. I was surprised they didn’t have actual boys playing the roles, especially since it was just a one night performance.

Mo
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Mo

I’ll be watching! I saw Sandy Duncan as Peter at the Kennedy Center ages ago.

Judy
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Judy

I will definitely be watching. I love live theater and especially musicals so once again to have a “Broadway” type production brought live into my home and free is fantastic. As a major, major fan of Michael Park and not having had the chance yet to see him live on stage, I am ecstatic. His part in Sound of Music was too small last year but we should see much more of him singing and dancing, what he loves to do!

Sean
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Sean

I love Michael Park, he is a wonderful actor. I want Michael to come back in daytime. Cast him as the new Bo Brady on Days Of Our Lives.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

You know, that’s actually a very good idea, Sean. I would not have immediately thought of MP as a recast for Bo, but he’s one of the few actors who might actually be able to make it work. He’s physically similar to Peter Reckell (though I think he’s a bit younger than PR), and he certainly both is a good enough actor and has a strong enough screen “presence” to work opposite someone like Kristian Alfonso. If Reckell really is adamant about not coming back, and Robert Kelker Kelly isn’t interested (or there are backstage reasons for not having him… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I was right. Reckell is 59 (and looking damn good for nearly 60, the last time I saw him), KA is 51, and Michael Park is 46. (RKK is 50.)

Adam
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Adam

I love Michael Park, a terrific actor and cute too lol

Kathleen Schutt
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Kathleen Schutt

Cananadaigua Loves our Michael Park! We’re all watching tonight!!!

MARIE
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MARIE

Thought that was Michael Park..he was so good a lot of talent!

Carol Fraser
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Carol Fraser

Loved seeing Michael Park tonight on Peter Pan. No amount of make-up can conceal his eyes. Hope to see you in the next live
presentation…3 in a row. Great job, Michael.
BTW, I’m furious that his name wasn’t in the credits!

A 30 year fan of ATWT.

joan
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joan

his name was in the credits at the beginning. thats how i knew he was in it.

Kathy Rickards
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Kathy Rickards

I watched Peter Pan Live tonight on NBC and enjoyed it! I thought Allyson Williams was great. She has a beautiful voice and a lot of confidence and did the flying scenes superbly. She was so natural. I hope NBC continues the practice of a Live Classic Musical every year around the holidays. It is so refreshing to see an honest, refreshing show on TV without sex, drugs, and rock and roll! Good for NBC and good for the talented actors.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree with you but it should be without sex, drugs, swear words and gorey violence…i love rock and roll…lol…i wish theyd do a musical Christmas Story next year!!!

Mo
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Mo

He was basically in the background. I thought the production was a bit slow, but that’s the story. Christopher Walken was not a good Hook. Taped the last hour because I was falling asleep and had to get up early today.

Kathy Rickards
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Kathy Rickards

I agree with jihm’s reply about a show without swear words and gorey violence. I love rock and roll, too. My favorite song is “I love that old time Rock and Roll…That kind of music just soothes my soul….” and on. Peter Pan Live was refreshing. Something you could watch from beginning to end. No need to walk away from any of the scenes. I look forward to next year’s show.

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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‘The Doctors’ Panel Participants Announced for ‘Soap Con Live’ Event

The upcoming Soap Con Live virtual event has announced that former The Doctors stars: Nancy Stafford (Felicia/Adrienne Hunt), Anna Stuart (Toni Ferra-Powers), Frank Telfer (Luke Dancy) and Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri James-Iverson) will be on the panel representing the series on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.

“Classic television has been a great comfort during this challenging year,” said Joel Wertman, president of Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV parent company, Get After It Media, Inc. “Our team is honored that Retro TV has been a place audiences have turned to. We’re excited to be a part of Soap Con Live and are grateful to these stars from “The Doctors” for being a part of the event.”

Panels for other daytime soaps As the World Turns, One Life to Live and General Hospital will continue throughout the day during this free, inaugural virtual event.

The free live event will be simulcast on The Locher Room YouTube Channel, the It’s Real Good TV app, and SoapOperaDigest.com.

There will be a Q&A during the livestream events giving fans opportunities to interact with their favorite daytime stars.

Go to Soap Con Live.com for more information on the main event and virtual meet and greets and more.

So, what do you think about The Doctors panel participants? Comment below.

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