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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!

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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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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 Alum Marnie Schulenburg Passes Away at 37

Heartbreaking news to report.  As the World Turns alum, Marnie Schulenburg, has died at the young age of 37-years-old.

Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2020.

Soap fans remember her portrayals as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns from 2007-2010 and  as Jo Sullivan on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live in 2013.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Marnie passed away a few days shy of her 38th birthday.

The Flux Theatre Ensemble, in which Marnie participated and performed in shared their sorrow on Facebook noting: “We’re mourning the loss of Marnie Schulenburg, a beloved member of Flux’s family and an extraordinary actor who performed in and helped develop so many Flux shows, including MARIAN, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, PRETTY THEFT, and ANGEL EATERS. We love you so much, and we will miss you always.”

Marnie is survived by husband Zack Robidas and daughter, Coda, who is just two-years-old.

We will continue to update this story as remembrances are posted in Marnie’s honor.

Share you condolences to Marnie’s family and your thoughts in the comment section below.

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ATWT Alum Alexandra Chando Cast in NBC Pilot Based on Dutch Show ‘Adam & Eva’

In casting news, Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie, As the World Turns) had been tapped to play one of the leading roles in the upcoming untiled NBC pilot based on the Dutch series, Adam & Eva.

Chando will be joined by Younger star, Ben Rappaport as the epicenter of the proposed series.

The log lines share that the project is both funny and heartfelt and will chronicle the epic love and lives of two complete strangers, Adam (Rappaport) and Eva (Chando), whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence, leading both to believe in fate.

According to Deadline, Alexandra’s role of Eva is said to be an aspiring artist and force of nature whose relationship and views on fate are put to the test when she meets Adam.

Alexandra commented on social media:Immensely excited and grateful to be apart of this incredible show.”

As the World Turns fans will remember Chando received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performances back in 2007 and she was previously seen in The Lying Game and Sneaky Pete.

So, intrigued on the proposed series featuring Chando? Comment below.

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Julianne Moore Pays Tribute to ATWT’s Kathryn Hays: “I Am in Indebted to Her and So Saddened by Her Loss”

The soap world has been in mourning since last Friday with the news of the passing of As the World Turns icon, Kathryn Hays (Kim Hughes).  The beloved actress passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 87.

Now, Hays former on-screen stepdaughter and niece, Oscar winner, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie/Sabrina Hughes) took to Instagram over the weekend to share her heartfelt remembrance and grief of working with Hays early in her acting career on ATWT.

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Moore shared: “The beautiful and gracious Kathryn Hays has passed away. I worked with Kathryn on As the World Turns at the beginning of my career and she treated me with such kindness and generosity, and demonstrated in her every action how to be professional on a set. I am indebted to her and so saddened by her loss. My thoughts are with her family – she spoke to me so often of her daughter. I hope they know what a profound influence Kathryn had on me, and so many others. RIP Kathryn ❤️❤️❤️ ”

Julianne had played twins Frannie and Sabrina from 1985-1988 and then returned to the CBS soap opera one final time in 2010 before ATWT made its final farewell.

What do you think of the kind words Moore shared on her thoughts on the passing of Kathryn Hays? Do you remember Julianne in scenes with Kathryn on ATWT, if so, what were some of your favorites? Comment below.

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