BWW TV: All My Children Stars Talks LA and ABC/SOAPnet Salutes BC/EFA

Last week, the Beverly Center welcomed the cast of "All My Children" to LA.  Production of the show just moved to the west coast from New in January. BroadwayWorld's Audra Stafford spoke with some of the stars about what they miss most about New York ("everything") and what they're most enjoying about California ("the weather"). She also spoke with Cameron Mathison about the highly anticipated 6th Annual ABC Daytime and SOAPnet Salute to Broadway Cares benefit taking place at Town Hall in New York City on March 21, 2010.

At Town Hall's sixth annual "ABC/SOAPnet Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, stars from ABC's "All My Children," "One Life to Live," "General Hospital" and "The View" will join together, singing and dancing on Broadway for a one-night-only gala concert in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. " 

"All My Children" star Susan Lucci will headline and Cameron Mathison will serve as host for the evening's festivities. Joining them on stage is an all-star ABC Daytime cast including; Rebecca Budig, Ricky Paull Goldin, Melissa Claire Egan, Bobbie Eakes, Adam Mayfield and Cornelius Smith, Jr., from "All My Children." Kristen Alderson, Scott Clifton, Scott Evans, Kassie DePaiva, Mark Lawson, Nicholas Rodriguez, Tika Sumpter, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood from "One Life to Live" and Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash, Anthony Geary, Jonathan Jackson and Nathan Parsons from "General Hospital." The benefit will also feature a special musical performance from Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-winning co-host of "The View."

Additionally, the producers have announced the second installment of "SOAP-A-THON" on Tuesday, December 4th, 2009. "SOAP-A-THON" is an interactive online competition where fans of ABC Daytime dramas have the chance to win rare ABC Daytime memorabilia; truly an experience no ABC Daytime fan would want to miss "SOAP-A-THON" will focus on celebrating the unforgettable families residing in fictitious the towns of all three ABC Daytime shows, Pine Valley, Llanview and Port Charles. Once registered as "SOAP-A-THON" participants, fans can set up and personalize their own fundraising web page to show their support for their favorite ABC Daytime "family." Throughout the competition, fans will be eligible to win one of-a-kind prizes like autographed photos, signed scripts and a DVD of the 2010 show at Town Hall. The top fundraising fan teams' coordinator will be eligible to win round trip airfare for two to New York City and a pair of VIP tickets to March 21st event. Fans can use the internet via e-mail, blogs, Twitter or Facebook to reach out to family, friends and other ABC Daytime fans interested in making a donation in the name of their favorite "All My Children," "One Life to Live" or "General Hospital" Family. "ABC and SOAPnet Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS" marks the sixth benefit BC/EFA has produced in conjunction with the network in support of the organization. To date, this annual benefit has raised over one million dollars for the organization. Visit "All My Children" on the Web at abc.com (keyword: amc).

Tickets to the ABC/SOAPNet Salutes BC/EFA benefit are now on sale at www.broadwaycares.org or by calling 212.840.0770.

 

 

BWW TV: All My Children Stars Talks LA and ABC/SOAPnet Salutes BC/EFA


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Audra Stafford Audra Stafford is excited to share her love of San Diego theatre with BroadwayWorld.com! As the entertainment reporter for ABC-10 in San Diego, Audra covered the world premieres of A Catered Affair and Dancing in the Dark at The Old Globe, the West Coast premiere of Xanadu at the La Jolla Playhouse, and she was also one of only two journalists in the nation to be embedded in a production of CATS during its national tour.

Audra has also interviewed many of Hollywood?s and Broadway?s finest actors, directors and producers, including Scott Sanders, Tom Hulce, Frankie Valli, Robin Williams, Jon Voigt, Helen Mirren, George Lopez, Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Jerry Bruckheimer and Henry Selick.

Audra is a distinguished graduate of San Diego State University?s Television, Film and New Media Production program, where she earned two Student Emmys. She also received an Emmy for her work as producer of 10-4 San Diego. Audra is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild.

To see more of Audra?s entertainment coverage in San Diego, check out her blog: http://audrastafford.wordpress.com