The World Goes Round, a musical revue to benefit the LA. Gay & Lesbian Center, opened on October 7 at the Renberg Theatre in Hollywood, California. Soaps.com was there to talk with the cast and enjoy the vocal talents of Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, General Hospital), Brandon Barash (Johnny, General Hospital), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal, All My Children), Natalie Hall (Colby, All My Children) and Jamie Luner (Liza, All My Children), who performed 22 musical numbers from Broadway shows written by Kander & Ebb such as "New York, New York," "Woman of the Year," "Chicago" and "Cabaret."
Brandon Barash, who, among other things, sang "Sara Lee," a hilarious ode to baked goods, and was Bobbie Eakes' shirtless afternoon delight in "Arthur in the Afternoon," both from "The Act," told me that when he was asked to participate he responded, "How can I not?"
After a month of working all day on the set and then rehearsing a few hours every night for "The World Goes Round," Barash, who hadn't done a musical in 13 years, admitted it was exhausting. "It's been a scramble, but it's all come together in the last week or two and we're excited with our product."
As for his alter ego, Johnny Zacchara, he had no idea what was to come for the mobster, but he's ready for anything. When asked what he'd like to see for Johnny, Brandon replied, "Something, 'cause he's been kind of stagnant lately. Something other than him griping about this sister because I think that ship has sailed."
As for Natalie Hall, who belted out several songs including "All That Jazz" from "Chicago," shared, "We've been working so hard and it's going to be amazing to get it in front of an audience. We're all as a cast and crew extremely excited." The theatre vet joined the production because, "It's a cause I strongly believe in and I love performing."
When it comes to Colby Chandler she previewed, "I think she is just having a lot of issues with her family, as usual, with her brother and also, she's got like a little love triangle going on. So it's exciting, for me and Colby."