Stars of ABC’s “One Life to Live” perform a selection of love songs for a Valentine’s CD entitled “The Sound of a Kiss.” The seven-track CD will be released on iTunes ($5.99) on February 8 with original songs performed by Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), David Gregory (Robert Ford), Kelley Missal (Danielle Rayburn) and Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde).
“With the release of ‘The Sound of a Kiss,’ we continue to explore opportunities to incorporate music into ‘One Life to Live,’ which has always been very important to us,” said Frank Valentini, executive producer. “The audience has a passionate investment in our characters and this CD affords the opportunity to create a deeper connection between the fans and the show.”
“It’s been great getting everyone back into the recording studio for this project,” said Paul Glass, supervising music director. “There are a couple of tracks that the fans have been asking for and that we have been wanting to get out there: the song Kelley Missal sang at Todd and Tea’s wedding and Kassie DePaiva’s song from New Year’s Eve. We have some great new tracks from Kristen Alderson, David Gregory and Brittany Underwood, as well as the song that Kassie sings on the show this Valentine’s Day. I really feel like this album has something for every fan!”
Featured tracks include:
1) Hard to Give by Kristen Alderson
2) Everything I Ever Learned by Kelley Missal
3) Dream of Our Own by Kassie DePaiva
4) Isn’t It Funny by Brittany Underwood
5) Lost for Words by David Gregory/Brittany Underwood
6) Just to Be by Kassie DePaiva
7) Dream of Our Own (Piano version) by Kassie DePaiva
Previous “OLTL” albums released on iTunes include “Prom Night: The Musical” in 2007 and the original music from “Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical” in 2010. The show successfully sells music for both music guests and original music incorporated, making “OLTL” a popular destination for such music super stars as Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Lifehouse, All-American Rejects, Lionel Richie with Jeremih, Frankie Negron, The Pussycat Dolls, Rachael Yamagata, Timbaland with Keri Hilson and One Republic, Nelly Furtado, Jeannie Ortega, Simply Red, Chris Botti and Erykah Badu. In one afternoon on ABC, a music act will gain broader reach than on any radio station in the country. Labels have realized that ABC Daytime provides an efficient way to reach a highly engaged audience of Women 18-49. For the artists, an appearance on ABC Daytime affords exposure to a new audience, or it can reinforce their music to their existing audience.
Emmy Award-winning “One Life to Live,” created by Agnes Nixon, was launched July 15, 1968. Frank Valentini executive-produces. Ron Carlivati is the headwriter. Paul Glass is the supervising music director. The popular drama consistently ranks among the top five in the key demographic of Women 18-49. “One Life to Live” airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
ABC Daytime Media Relations: Lauri Hogan (212) 456-6358, [email protected]
“All My Children” stars Walt Willey and Bobbie Eakes will co-host the Grand Finale Celebration of “ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares” in New York City on March 13, 2011. Mr. Willey and Ms. Eakes have been part of the benefit since the very first production in celebration of “All My Children’s” 35th anniversary show. Cameron Mathison had previously been announced as host but is now unable to travel to New York due to a scheduling conflict.
Following last year’s rousing musical performance of her rendition of the Tina Turner classic, “Proud Mary,” Sherri Shepherd, co-host of “The View,” returns to the Broadway stage at the 7th annual event. Her headlining number will no doubt bring the audience to their feet once again.
Stars joining Mr. Willey, Ms. Eakes and Ms. Shepherd in performances on stage will include: “All My Children’s” Natalie Hall and Lindsay Hartley; “One Life to Live’s” Kristen Alderson, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Josh Kelly, Mark Lawson, Nic Robuck, Brittany Underwood, Kelley Missal, Hillary B. Smith and Kim Zimmer; and “General Hospital’s” Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash, Anthony Geary and Jonathan Jackson (talent participation is subject to change).
Broadway Cares also is announcing a variety of auction packages in support of the event, including:
- The ultimate soap fan fantasy weekend, which includes round-trip airfare to New York and hotel accommodations, private access to the event’s final dress rehearsal, VIP tickets to the Grand Finale Celebration and a post-show party with the cast
- The opportunity to appear on stage during the Grand Finale Celebration
- Opportunities to appear in a scene of “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital”
- Behind-the-scenes tours of each ABC Daytime drama
- A VIP package for a taping of “The View,” including a meet-and-greet with the hosts
- More exclusive, one-of-a-kind auction lots will be announced soon.
Additionally, fans will have an opportunity to win prizes through the ABC DAYTIME SOAP-A-THON SHOWDOWN. The SOAP-A-THON is an interactive online competition where fans of ABC Daytime dramas have the chance to win rare ABC Daytime memorabilia, including show props and wardrobe pieces. Fans will raise funds online for Broadway Cares in the name of their favorite ABC Daytime duo. They’ll compete against other fans to see who can raise the most money. The top fundraising team coordinator will be eligible to win a pair of VIP tickets to the Grand Finale Celebration and will be recognized for their efforts from the stage.
For tickets and online auction information visit www.broadwaycares.org or call 212.840.0770.
ABC Daytime and TV Land have joined forces to create an unprecedented network event where characters from “All My Children” and “Hot in Cleveland” cross over to continue a storyline established on last season’s “Hot in Cleveland.” The story revolves around Wendie Malick’s character, Victoria Chase, and her industry-nemesis, Susan Lucci. The two-part “Hot in Cleveland” episodes will air on TV Land on February 16 and 23 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT, and the “All My Children” episode will air on ABC at 1:00 p.m., ET/12:00 p.m., PT on February 24.
“All My Children’s” Emmy Award(r) winners Susan Lucci, Michael E. Knight and Darnell Williams will appear as themselves on “Hot in Cleveland,” and Golden Globe(r) winner Wendie Malick, as her “Hot in Cleveland” character Victoria Chase, will appear on “All My Children” as Gertie, a housekeeper who ends up moonlighting as a bartender at Confusion after Erica Kane fires her.
“We are thrilled Victoria Chase will join the cast of ‘All My Children’ – there are very few actresses who could pull off a dual role performance as BOTH a maid and bartender. We hope she is up to the challenge,” teased Julie Carruthers, executive producer, “All My Children.” Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group, joked: “There is only room for one Erica Kane in Pine Valley, and Victoria Chase will unfortunately find that out the hard way.” Frons went on to say, “This is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of both shows with similar demos, and we expect each other’s viewers to follow from one show to the next.”
“We’re so happy that Victoria Chase will finally get to show ‘All My Children’ fans why she is a soap superstar,” responds Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. “We’re so excited to partner with ‘All My Children’ to bring to life this classic TV form when television worlds collide.”
Final ‘ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ to Take Place March 13 in New York City
The curtain will rise one last time in New York City on March 13, 2011 in celebration of seven glorious years of the musical celebration benefit “ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.” The event, which to date has raised over $1.6 million, will feature stars from ABC’s “All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” “General Hospital” and “The View” who’ll join together in song and dance on Broadway for this final New York City-based gala concert in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
“ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares has been a wonderful success and a favorite of daytime fans since its first incarnation at Town Hall in 2005. Since then six editions of this eagerly anticipated variety show, featuring the most beloved and popular stars of ABC Daytime, has raised over $1.6 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, allowing us with the support of the stars and fans to reach out to hundreds of thousands facing the challenges of AIDS and other serious illness. But even in such an exciting world, all good things come to an end. And while BC/EFA is sorry to call this the last due to our own event scheduling conflicts, we are proud to take a final, very special bow with our friends from ABC Daytime. Whether you have been in the audience before or have yet to join us, this year’s Grand Finale Celebration will offer special performances and auction surprises sure to surpass anything done before. If you’re a fan of ABC Daytime, you will not want to miss what promises to be an extraordinary evening,” says BC/EFA Executive Director Tom Viola.
“All My Children” star Cameron Mathison will serve as host for the evening’s festivities, along with “The View’s” Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award-winner, Whoopi Goldberg, and Emmy Award-winners, “The View’s” Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd, and with “General Hospital’s” Anthony Geary. A full list of the performing cast will be announced at a later date. Tickets are now on sale at www.broadwaycares.org or call 212.840.0770. Talent participation is subject to change.
In the tradition of the New York City benefit, cast members from ABC’s “All My Children” and “General Hospital” committed to giving back and supporting the fans of ABC daytime, performing in three performances of the musical “The World Goes Round” in Los Angeles this past October, benefitting The LA Gay & Lesbian Center.
What if Spider-man joined the Fantastic Four? That was the topic of the very first ‘What If’ comic title from Marvel way back in 1977. Although there wasn’t ever likely to be a ‘What if Marvel joined the Disney family?’ title, we’re all beginning to catch our first glimpses of the new relationship, from Disney selling Marvel merchandise throughout its theme parks to awkwardly and backhandedly promoting the current slate of Marvel Studios films as they continue to be distributed by Paramount.
Today, however, we have learned of a new chapter in the ‘What If’ universe — ABC daytime dramas (or Soaps). Perhaps borrowing from their new cousins, ABC Daytime has decided to produce a series of ten episodes pondering the question ‘what if character W from show X meets character Y from show Z.’
Directed by Frank Valentini, the executive producer of One Life to Live, the characters who will interact are:
- “All My Children’s” Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and “General Hospital’s” Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard)
- “General Hospital’s” Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and “One Life to Live’s” Viki Banks (Erika Slezak)
- “All My Children’s” Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison) and “General Hospital’s” Carly Jacks (Laura Wright)
- “All My Children’s” Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig) and “General Hospital’s” Jason Morgan (Steve Burton)
- “One Life to Live’s” John McBain (Michael Easton) and “General Hospital’s” Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco)
- “One Life to Live’s” Todd Manning (Trevor St. John) and “General Hospital’s” Damian Spinelli (Bradford Anderson)
- “All My Children’s” Angie and Jesse Hubbard (Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams) and “One Life to Live’s” Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson)
- “One Life to Live’s” Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva) and “All My Children’s” Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight)
- “One Life to Live’s” Tess (Bree Williamson) and “General Hospital’s” Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna)
- “General Hospital’s” Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) and “One Life to Live’s” Rex Balsom (John- Paul Lavoisier)
ABC Daytime and SOAPnet have signed on as the presenting sponsor of the 2009 Stagecoach Country Music Festival powered by Toyota. The event, held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, will be a part of ABC Daytime and SOAPnet’s Soap Nation Tour, an ongoing initiative to bring the stars to more fans in more cities more often. As part of the sponsorship, actors from all three soaps, “All My Children” (AMC), “One Life To Live” (OLTL) and “General Hospital” (GH), will be integrated into the event, introducing musical acts and interacting with fans on the Mane Stage. Additionally, ABC and SOAPnet will hold autograph sessions and run giveaways from a branded RV and tent onsite. Talent confirmed to attend (subject to change) include Bobbie Eakes and Aiden Turner from “All My Children,” Bree Williamson from “One Life To Live,” and Brandon Barash, Steve Burton, Rebecca Herbst, Kirsten Storms, Jason Thompson and Laura Wright from “General Hospital.” Go to www.soapnet.com for additional details.
In celebration of the “5th Annual ABC and SOAPnet Salutes Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS” benefit, the producers are proud to announce a second day for fans of “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital” to meet and greet and get signed autographs from some of their favorite ABC Daytime stars. Read more…