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"All My Children" Presents One Night Only Show to benefit BC/EFA

On Monday, February 7, 2005, in celebration of "All My Children's" 35th anniversary, the cast of the Emmy award-winning daytime drama, along with other stars from ABC Daytime's top-rated line-up, will appear in a one night show on Broadway to support Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, it was announced today by Brian Frons, president, ABC Daytime.

Susan Lucci, Rosie O'Donnell, Tonya Pinkins and Kathy Brier, all stars of daytime television and Broadway will join the all star cast of "All My Children" to celebrate this historic anniversary with "'All My Children's' Evening on Broadway" at legendary Town Hall on West 43rd Street in New York City.  This one time only event will begin at 7:30 pm. Kelly Ripa has already confirmed to attend. Additional celebrities to be announced.

Brian Frons, president, ABC Daytime, said, "ABC Daytime and 'All My Children' are honored to give back to the city that has been AMC's home since its inception 35 years ago.  This is a thrilling opportunity to commemorate this remarkable anniversary by benefiting BC/EFA and to celebrate with an incredibly talented group of people."

On stage singing, dancing or presenting their hearts out will be "All My Children" stars Eden Riegel ("Les Miserables"), Christian Campbell ("Reefer Madness"), James Mitchell ("Mack & Mabel", "Carnival" and "Brigadoon"), David Canary ("Great Day in the Morning" and "The Fantastics"), Thorsten Kaye, Jacob Young, Eva La Rue, Walt Willey, Jill Larson, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Vincent Irizarry, Michael Knight, Bobbie Eakes, Alexa Havins, Christian Campbell, Rebecca Budig, Cameron Mathison, Alicia Minshew, John Callahan, Vincent Irizarry, Terri Ivens, Michael Jordan, Tanisha Lynn, Leven Rambin, James Scott and Aiden Turner.  

"From our first days in the late1980's, the daytime community has always joined Broadway Cares in its fundraising efforts on behalf of people with AIDS and their families with extraordinary enthusiasm and generosity," says Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   "The stars of daytime have been special champions - not to mention that a good many "moonlight" nights on Broadway.   All of us at BC/EFA are now thrilled to be able to be a part of "All My Children's" 35th anniversary celebration with this special performance in Town Hall."

Tickets range in price from $50 to $500 with a special pre-show champagne reception and cocktail party with the cast of "All My Children" later that week for VIP ticket holders.   Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770, extension: 268.

"All My Children" will celebrate its 35th anniversary on January 5, 2005. The program has successfully maintained its popularity and continues to be one of daytime's most compelling dramas. "All My Children" took home the 1998 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, the third time the show received this top honor, having also garnered the award in 1994 and 1992. In 2004, the show also received its third consecutive Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing, its third Writers Guild Award and its third GLAAD Media Award in April of this year.

Created by Agnes Nixon, "All My Children" premiered on the ABC Television Network on January 5, 1970, as a half-hour show; seven years later it expanded to an hour. Julie Hanan Carruthers is executive producer, Megan McTavish is head writer with Conal O'Brien, Casey Childs and Angela Tessinari directing. "All My Children" is produced in New York and airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (1:00-2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

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