One Life To Live Soap Digest
Actor updates from January 30 – February 5:
Soaps.com has the latest details surrounding what’s going on in the careers of the current and former “One Life To Live” actors. This week includes a former actor who honored our troops, a video message from Sam Manning portrayer to his Llanview mother figure, a new duet, a word from one of the new head writers, if the “GH” actors will be coming back to Llanview and more…
Kerry Butler at 54 Below:
On Monday February 11 one of Broadway’s finest Kerry Butler, who played Claudia Reston from 2006 to 2007, will be featured during Andrew Lippa’s (“The Addam’s Family”) show at 54 Below Broadway’s Nightclub at 254 West 54th Street, Cellar in New York City, New York. Doors open at 8:45 PM with the show beginning at 9:00 PM. Look for Lippa and friends to perform songs from their NAMT Festival shows, as well as from upcoming projects. Visit 54 Below to purchase tickets and please note, for those who plan to purchase tickets the day of the event you can only do so by calling 1-866-468-7619.
Will Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson and Roger Howarth join the online reboot?
Due to legal issues between ABC and Prospect Park Michael Easton (John McBain), Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) and Roger Howarth (Todd Manning) are all set to leave “General Hospital.” It’s still unclear if we’ll see the actors in the roles when the Llanview soap migrates online. Get the full story through Michael Easton, Roger Howarth And Kristen Alderson Out At GH?
Erika Slezak comments on joining Prospect Park:
Erika Slezak, who played matriarch Victoria Lord from 1971 to 2012, finally breaks her silence. Through Erika Slezak’s official website the actress stated, “I am pleased to officially announce that, pending the final contract, I am joining the revival of ‘One Life to Live’ which will be produced by Prospect Park and aired on Hulu and iTunes on the internet. We expect to begin production near the middle of March and the air dates are yet to be announced. This will be an exciting and groundbreaking adventure and we hope that you will all join us as we bring back all the characters you loved and possibly some new ones. I will let you all know when a firm air date is announced.”
Robin Strasser tweets first production date:
Robin Strasser, who’s set to join the reboot as Dorian Lord, tweeted One Life To Live’s first production date.
Jason Tam guest stars on Hawaii Five-0:
On Monday February 11 Jason Tam (ex-Markko Rivera) will guest star on CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" as Eddie Thorne. In the episode titled "Kekoa (Warrior)" the Five-0 investigates the murder of an ancient Hawaiian hand-to-hand combat master, and McGarrett has a private investigator (Treat Williams, "White Collar") follow his mother. Tune in at 10:00 PM.
Kearran Giovanni lands cover of H Texas magazine:
Kearran Giovanni, who played Dr. Vivian Wright from 2009 to 2012, is on the cover of the newest issue of H Texas magazine. Check out the cover on Kearran Giovanni's Facebook with the caption reading: The Girl Next Door. Please Note: You must be a friend of the actress', or request to be one, to view the photo.
Farewell screenings of Terrell Tilford's Broken Roads:
Back in 2011 Soaps.com first reported Terrell Tilford's (ex-Greg Evans) project "Broken Roads." If you haven't had a chance to catch the film, which was released on November 8, 2012, there are still a few more theaters that are holding final screenings. Visit Broken Roads for dates and venues.
Behind the scenes of January LaVoy's The Diviners:
Back in December Soaps.com alerted fans that (ex-Noelle Stubbs) January LaVoy would narrate The Diviners, a young adult fast-paced crime drama. Take a look at this behind the scenes video and hear how LaVoy's instinct played a role in creating the characters (around the 7:50 mark).
Brittany Underwood's duet:
Langston Wilde portrayer Brittany Underwood has been working on her music these days. First with her new single Flow and now a duet with singer/songwriter Sam Shrieve, who released his first full length album in May 2009. Underwood tweeted about the song, which we will bring to readers when it's available.
Just finished writing a SUPER touching song with @samshrieve can't WAIT for you guys to hear this one, brought me to tears...dammit Sam! Lol
— Brittany Underwood (@britt_underwood) January 30, 2013
Kamar de los Reyes honors Armed Forces:
Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio Vega) who voices Raul Menendez in Activision's Call Of Duty: Black Ops II, recently toured three military bases with a few of his fellow video game actors, including James Burns (voice of Frank Woods) and Rich McDonald (voice of David 'Section' Mason). The game has reached record sales of over one billion dollars. As a way for Activision to give back and honor our troops the actors delivered free copies of the game and even played a few rounds opposite the soldiers. Reyes tweeted his own thanks and a few photos below.
— Kamar de los Reyes (@kamardelosreyes) January 29, 2013
— Kamar de los Reyes (@kamardelosreyes) January 30, 2013
— Kamar de los Reyes (@kamardelosreyes) February 1, 2013
Co-Head Writer Thom Racina's video message to fans:
"One Life To Live's" new Co-Head Writer Thom Racina shares his excitement about the online reboot and gives viewers a glimpse of what to expect storyline-wise. "You know where I'm living these days, in Llanview." Watch the video for more.
Patrick Gibbons' treat for Kassie DePaiva:
Blair Cramer took Sam Manning under her wing when his father Victor Lord (Trevor St. John) couldn't be there for him. The actors have remained in touch and in last week's digest we passed along a photo of Gibbons showing off his new guitar. Recently he posted a video on Twitter with a message for his onscreen mother figure that started with, "This is for you, Kassie."
In response, Kassie expressed her love for Gibbons and tweeted this photo:
— Kassie DePaiva (@KassieDePaiva) January 29, 2013
One Life To Live fun fact:
Hillary B. Smith, who played Nora Hanen Buchanan from 1992 to 2012, is a mother to a son and a daughter - one of which has also appeared in Daytime. In 1988 and 1989 her son Philip Webster Smith IV played the first Adam Munson on "As The World Turns."
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- Amy Mistretta