Where Are They Now? Bailey Chase to 24 Legacy, Hallmark holiday premiere
One steps into the role of a CTU field agent, another plays a mobster, and Christmas comes in November.
This week’s column surrounding former actors of canceled soap operas has tickets for a Broadway show, a Hallmark Christmas premiere, primetime roles and more.
Joseph Barbara onstage in A Bronx Tale: The Musical.
“All My Children” and “Another World” alum Joseph Barbara (Paolo Caselli, 2000; Joseph Carlino, 1995 to 1999) is currently rehearsing for his role in the Broadway production “A Bronx Tale: The Musical,” based on the 1993 film starring Robert De Niro and Chazz Palminteri, who also work behind the scenes on the stage production. The actor will play Carmine (Joe Pesci in the film) as the story follows a father’s fear after his son is befriended by a local Bronx gangster in the 1960s. Rehearsals began in late September with previews beginning on Thursday November 3 and an official opening on Thursday December 1 at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre at 220 West 48th Street in New York, New York. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre’s box office, by calling 1-212-239-6200 or visiting Telecharge.
— Bronx Tale Musical (@BXTaleMusical) September 29, 2016
Wendie Malick in Hallmark’s Finding Father Christmas.
Wendie Malick, recognized for her role as “Hot in Cleveland’s” Victoria Chase, guest-starred opposite Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) on “All My Children” in 2001 and is heading back to the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel for its Christmas event. On Sunday November 13, Malick, along with Erin Krakow (“When Calls the Heart”), Niall Matter (“Stop the Wedding”), will star in “Finding Father Christmas.” The story follows Miranda, who dreads Christmas due to the lack of family in her life. Her mother died when she was very young and never revealed the identity of her father. However, three days before Christmas Miranda receives a clue as to her father’s whereabouts and travels to a New England town where Ian helps in her search – and shows her love and family do exist. Tune in for the holiday movie, which is based off the book by Robin Jones Gunn, premiere at 9:00 PM. Malick also played a henchwoman on “Another World” in 1986 and Shalimar on “Search for Tomorrow” in 1985.
Bailey Chase to recur on 24 Legacy.
Bailey Chase (“As the World Turns’” Chris Hughes) is the latest to join the cast of the upcoming FOX reboot “24 Legacy,” originally starring Kiefer Sutherland. The series will coincide with the original’s real-time format and will follow a race against time to halt terrorists from attacking on U.S. ground. Chase will recur as a CTU field agent named Thomas Locke, who has no problem making personal sacrifices for his work. The series will premiere with a special two-night event, after Super Bowl LI, on Sunday February 5, 2017 and Monday February 6, 2017. Chase makes his debut in the Monday episode titled “1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.”
Tika Sumpter to star and co-executive produce The 313.
Tika Sumpter (“One Life to Live’s” Layla Williamson) has wasted no time taking on another project after starring as Michelle Obama in Southside With You. The actress will not only star in the upcoming CBS drama “The 313” (a Detroit area code) she’ll act as a co-executive producer as well. Written by Tracy McMillan and produced by Michael London, the drama will surround a fallen administration, due to a sex scandal, and a newly appointed female Detroit mayor (Sumpter) who’s left to deal with the fallout. Stay tuned for the series premiere date.
Create your own kind of happy.
— Tika Sumpter (@iamtikasumpter) October 7, 2016
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– Amy Mistretta