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WATCH The Replay: ‘As the World Turns’ Reunion With Maura West, Michael Park, Martha Byrne, Don Hastings & Kelley Menighan

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Earlier today in a very special You Tube live-stream none other than former cast members from As the World Turns gathered together via Zoom, during the COVID-19 pandemic, to share some screen time with each other and walk down memory lane during their time in Oakdale.

As soap fans know, yesterday was the anniversary of ATWT as it first aired back on April 2, 1956 and ran through September 17th, 2010.

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Former publicist for As the World Turns and Guiding Light, Alan Locher, presided and hosted the live-stream and came up with the idea to bringing together this talented group, with the potential for more of these down the road.

Participating were longtime ATWT favorites: Martha Byrne (Ex-Lily), Don Hastings (Ex-Bob). Maura West (Ex-Carly), Michael Park (Ex-Jack) and Kelley Menighen (Ex-Emily). During the one hour plus show, first days, screen-tests. favorite moments and more were bantered about.

Check out the replay here.

Then let us know what you thought of it and seeing everyone chatting together and discussing life on ATWT and more via the comment section.

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Jimh
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Jimh

would love to see One Life To Live, Another World, Edge Of Night…all the former soaps if actors are willing and available do this!!!

Margherita
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Margherita

Great fun! Thank you!

Kate Harvey
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Kate Harvey

Oh so wonderful to see those beloved Oakdale faces again. The years you all gave to us fans were such a gift – wish it could’ve gone on forever. Much love and thanks gang. Stay safe and God bless

Mark Y
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Mark Y

This was great!

Rodd
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Rodd

What a wonderfully uplifting treat for all of us ATWT fans!!! Thank you to Alan for pulling this together for us, to those lovely stars of ATWT for taking time out to be with us, and to Michael for posting this on his site.

I would absolutely LOVE to see something like this with more stars from more shows in the future!

The soap opera stars ARE THE BEST!

Paul H
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Paul H

This was so enjoyable. It was obvious some of them hadn’t seen each other since the show ended. (Just like me and my co-workers when I retired!) It was worth every minute and the perfect escape from the news. The five ATWT stars loved it too and want to do more. Kelly was full of emotion at the end. She would like Jon Hensley to be included next time. Please do more. It was like watching members of a family. I learned so much from each person. Michael Park is so joyful and Don Hastings hilarious. I don’t want to… Read more »

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clb

THANK YOU Alan Locher! Loved seeing members from Oakdale and catching up on their lives and memories. I watched ATWT as a young high school student in the 1970s with my grandmother. I was hooked on both ATWT and Guiding Light until the stories ended in 2009-2010. At times like these, it is always good to meet up with old friends. I am looking forward to more reunions including one for Guiding Light! Thanks also to Michael for posting the moment. Stay safe all!

carol1952
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carol1952

I loved AS The World Turns I watched it every single day.I was very upset when it was cancelled.Yet they put all of those crappy talk shows on.Boring to say the least.

Delilah222
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Delilah222

Loved this so much! Felt like seeing family I hadn’t seen in ages. Too bad Jon couldn’t join 😉

Toscanti
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Toscanti

This was so awesome, thank you!

Rob
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Rob

Please please please can we get alums from Another World to do something like this as well? Last year was 55 years since AW first aired as well as 20 since it signed off.

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As the World Turns Cast To Perform Virtual Reading Of Final Episode

In a once-in-a soap-lifetime event during the Covid-19 pandemic, the cast of As the World Turns will reunite for one night online for a virtual reading of the CBS daytime drama’s final episode that aired back 10 years ago this past September,

This livestream event is for a good cause and is brought to you by former ATWT cast member, Trent Dawson’s (Ex-Henry) theatre group The Katonah Classic Stage.  Dawson is the artistic director there.

Over 26 veteran cast members from ATWT, including Larry Bryggman, Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Elizabeth Hubbard, Michael Park and more are set to participate in the reading plus some surprise guests.

The show will be streamed  n The Locher Room YouTube channel, 0n Wednesday night, October 28th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, where fans will also  have the opportunity to comment and ask questions of the cast,

The event is asking for a $15 donation to be able to see it and you can click here for more info!

Working with Katonah Classic Stage (KCS), a professional, nonprofit theatre group an hour north from New York City, Dawson is hoping this event will help those in need.  KCS has access to outdoor performance space that can provide a safer, more  socially-distant experience for the artists and the audience. The fundraiser not only  applies to salaries, but to health care as well; without employment most artists are ineligible for health coverage during a time when such insurance is critically important.

So what do you think of getting these beloved stars from ATWT together for a good cause to relive and read the script of the final episode from Oakdale? Comment below.

 

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ATWT Alum and Two-Time Daytime Emmy Winner, Michael Park in Virtual ‘STOMP Out Bullying’ Chat

This Thursday, October 8th, to support National Bullying Prevention Month, Alan Locher and his Locher Room You Tube Channel will be holding a special conversation.

That is when As the World Turns fan favorite, and two-time Lead Actor Daytime Emmy winner, Michael Park (Ex-Jack) along with the CEO and Founder of STOMP Out Bullying, Ross Ellis and former New York Jets legend Tony Richardson will join Alan at 2 p. m. EST.]

STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students, calls on the nation to support their mission by raising awareness around the need to develop a society focused on kindness and inclusivity.

You can watch the livestream here.

So, will you be checking out Michael and company for this special chat? Comment below.

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ATWT and GL Casting Directors To Talk Casting Some Of Your Favorites In Upcoming Virtual Chat

Here’s an intriguing virtual reunion from Alan Locher, and his Locher Room channel.  Coming up next week on Thursday, September 3rd at 2 p. m. EST/11 a. m. PST, the former casting directors of As the World Turns and Guiding Light will chat it up about their time casting some of your favorites from Oakdale and Spingfield.

Look for Mary Clay Boland, who was with As the World Turns till its conclusion in 2010 and Rob Decina who was with Guiding Light till it ended in 2009, to talk about the casting process, what they are up to today and so much more.

You can check it out next week live by clicking here.

So when you look at the last ten years or so of As the World Turns and Guiding Light, which characters and actors would you love to know about … and hear some back-story as to why they got their parts from Rob and Mary?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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