All My Children Reunion Captured at Bobbie Eakes’ ‘This Side of Crazy’ Performance
Melissa Claire Egan, Chrishell Stause support former All My Children co-star.
As Soaps.com readers know, an All My Children revival has been hoped for and talked about since it ended with Prospect Park’s online version in 2013. Though there’s still no official word on the axed drama getting the reboot treatment, a mini-reunion recently happened offscreen. Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson, The Young and the Restless; Annie Novak, All My Children) and Chrishell Stause (Jordan Ridgeway, Days of our Lives; Bethany Bryant, The Young and the Restless; Amanda Dillon, All My Children) attended their former co-star Bobbie Eakes’ (Krystal Carey, All My Children; Macy Alexander, The Bold and the Beautiful) performance in This Side of Crazy at the Zephyr Theatre in Los Angeles.
This Side of Crazy, which finished its run March 8, is about the fictional Ditty Blaylock, “the most prolific singer in gospel music history,” who anticipates the Gospel Music Network honoring her with a TV special. However, she must fulfill her promise to reunite her three estranged daughters who were once national sensations themselves performing together as The Blaylock Sisters. Eakes played one of those sisters, Rachel, who now lives with her mother while taking care of her husband who has been comatose for 25 years. Meanwhile, one of Rachel’s sisters is in a mental hospital, while the other is an atheist stripper. Of course, once the sisters reunite, secrets and old resentments are revealed.
Egan posted a photo on Instagram of her with Eakes, Stause, All My Children’s former casting associate Bob Lambert, This Side of Crazy’s playwright Del Shores and others with the caption, “AMC reunion last night, so fun catching up with this great crew, and seeing @bobbie.eakes in “This Side of Crazy”, she crushed it!!” Chiming in in the comments was Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe, All My Children; Hayden Barnes, General Hospital) with, “So bummed I missed this!!!” and Alisha Minshew (Kendall Hart Slater, All My Children) saying, “I miss these faces! This warms my heart!!”
As for the ongoing talk of All My Children and fellow cancelled soap opera One Life to Live getting revived, ABC’s entertainment president Karey Burke told Soaps In Depth in February there had been recent discussions, but of course, couldn’t say anything specific. In addition, AMC’s Susan Lucci and Walt Willey reunited on Dr. Oz to discuss the very topic.