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Cast Your Vote #28



Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Caroline vs. Maya: Who would you bet on to win Rick's heart?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Would you like to see Nick and Sharon back together?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Wednesday, July 3. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on a CBS soap, please mail your choices to:

CBS Readers' Poll
c/o Soaps In Depth
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!


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Exclusive Countdown To Y&R Clip From TVGN!


As we've reported, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS is moving from SOAPnet to TVGN on Monday, July 1, and TVGN is pulling out all the stops to make sure fans know exactly where they can catch same-day airings of the soap. Y&R will air every weeknight at 7:00 pm EST with encore airings the following mornings at 10:00 am EST. As part of their promotion, TVGN is airing a COUNTDOWN TO THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS ON TVGN special at 6:00 pm EST directly before the first airing of Y&R, and we've got an exclusive clip from it to share with all of you! Enjoy!

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Meet And Greet The Cast Of B&B!


THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL will be holding a special Cast Meet And Greet at the Farmer's Market in Los Angeles, CA, on Friday, August 23, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm! Actors from the soap will be in front of the historic Clock Tower on the corner of 3rd and Fairfax, and there will be giveaways and raffles! Lines for admittance will open at 7:00 am, and the event is completely free and open to the public! For updated information about the event, keep an eye on the B&B Web site, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

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Take Heart, Steffy Fans: She'll Be Back!


Fans of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Steffy Forrester have been disheartened ever since the brunette departed L.A. for Paris, but viewers needn't count her out. In fact, she'll be airing on Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12!

"Wouldn't you like to know?" teases Scott Clifton (Liam), when asked where his storyline with Steffy was heading now that her portrayer, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, is technically off-contract with the show. "Let me be clear — she's not gone," he clarifies. "She'll be around. If you talk to her, she'll tell you she has no intention of, like, never showing up again. She's going to be coming back."

In the meantime, the actor says fans should sit back and enjoy what transpires in Steffy's absence. "It's going to change [things] in a very significant way," he explains. "In terms of what we're shooting now, the dynamic has already begun to change in a really cool way that I'm excited for you guys to see."

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Bell Bio On Sale!


Great news for anyone who hasn't already picked up The Young And Restless Life Of William J. Bell — the eBook versions have been discounted to just $3.99 for Nooks and Kindles! Now you can read all about the creator of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL for less, and get additional material bringing the book up to date with the past year in the daytime television industry! Plus lovely testimonials from actors like Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R)! Just click here for Amazon or here for Barnes & Noble. Just don't delay, because this discount is only until Sunday, June 30!

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Tom's HGTV Series Rescheduled


We originally reported that the new HGTV series RENOVATION UNSCRIPTED starring THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Heather Tom (Katie) and her husband James Achor would be airing in a marathon last week, and you may have been wondering where it was. Turns out the network has rescheduled it so that the first two episodes will be airing Saturday, June 29, at 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm EST.

The first episode has the couple helping a television executive remodel the kitchen and dining room in his new condo, and the second challenges them to design a library that will satisfy both clients! Check your local listings or the HGTV Web site for the following episodes!

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Ron Raines Takes The Stage


Ron Raines, best known as GUIDING LIGHT's Alan, may have just joined the cast of ONE LIFE TO LIVE as the mysterious Carl, but that hasn't stopped him from continuing to take to the stage occasionally!

First up, Raines will be hosting Oklahoma Rising, a benefit cabaret for the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes. Featuring special Broadway guests, the show will be held on Sunday, June 23 at 7:30 pm at the Laurie Beechman Theater in New York City. For tickets, click here.

Then, on Monday, July 8, he'll be performing his one-man show, The Great Love Of Broadway at Cape May Stage in New Jersey. Raines will celebrate the American Spirit with a series of popular Broadway tunes. Click here for tickets!

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Exclusive: Graz Is Back!


Soaps In Depth has exclusively learned that Emmy winner Michael Graziadei will be returning to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Daniel this summer! Late last year, the fan favorite decided to exit the soap after eight and a half years to try his luck in other roles, and was last seen on January 2. Shortly after his Y&R exit, Graziadei was cast in the ABC pilot VENICE, but the series was not given a green-light by the network.

Graziadei will be appearing in four episodes, the first of which airs on Tuesday, July 30.

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It's Stafford's Last Day At Y&R!


Well, the day has finally arrived for Michelle Stafford to say good-bye to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and Phyllis. "Getting ready to do my last day at work!" she tweeted today. "Have loved this job so much!"

But because the soap shoots so far ahead, you'll still be able to enjoy a little more Phyllis for a while. "I will air on the show through July into the beginning of August," Stafford added. "There is much more to see! Very fun story with many twists! Trust me!"

We'll let you know the actual date of the episode where Phyllis makes her exit as soon as we can find out when it is!

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The Daytime Emmy Tribute You Didn't See!


Daytime television Monty Hall was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards, but due to presenter Wayne Brady going off-script, there was an entire biographical video package that ended up being skipped over! But we've got an exclusive first look of the tribute right here! Hall's daughter, Joanna Gleason, is the voice you'll hear talking about his life and career rise to fame as the host of LET'S MAKE A DEAL.

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Battle Moonlights On The Silver Screen!


If you happen to see a little less of Texas Battle (Marcus) on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL in the next month or so, don't worry — the actor isn't going anywhere! No, he's just been out filming a movie!

Battle will be appearing in the sports biopic Greater, the tragic story of college football star Brandon Burlsworth killed in a car accident. "Texas took a short break to film the movie," a show rep tells In Depth, "but he remains a part of the B&B cast."

Battle will be playing one of Burlsworth's Arkansas Razorbacks teammates, wide receiver Anthony Lucas, who recently praised the actor's performance on a radio show earlier this summer! Also, GUIDING LIGHT alum Mark Dobies (Noah) will be portraying Razorbacks head coach Houston Nutt. Look for Greater to release sometime in 2014.

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Daytime Emmy Winners!


At last night's 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, there were quite a few repeat winners, and some big surprises. DAYS OF OUR LIVES went home with the night's biggest trophy, its first win in the Outstanding Drama Series category since 1978! "It's a well-deserved tribute to a great bunch of wonderful actors, writers... everyone gives it their best," said Peggy McCay (Caroline) of the sudser's triumph. "I couldn't be happier. It's for all of us."

Make the jump for the full list of soap winners!

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Accolades For Harmon's Film Venture!


THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Winsor Harmon (Thorne) was headed to Jerome, AZ, for the premiere of his new film, Cathedral Canyon, which opened the Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival this past weekend!

"I haven't seen the finished product yet," Harmon told Soaps In Depth of the movie, which has been five years in the making. "I wanted to be able to walk into the theater and see if for the first time on the big screen — that's an actor's dream."

Harmon stars in the movie (which he also co-produced and co-directed) as Ryan McBride, a crooked businessman-turned-hero who seeks to save a young girl from a polygamist cult. "It's based on true events that are happening in Arizona and surrounding states," says the actor. "We're trying to bring awareness to a situation happening right under our noses in this country. These poor little girls are being married off to the elders of the church, and the boys in these communities are being run out of town."

Making cameos in the film are Lorenzo Lamas (ex-Hector, B&B), David Fralick (ex-Larry, Y&R) and Harmon's on-screen "pop," John McCook (Eric), who plays a drinking, gambling womanizer Senator in the film. "His role is pretty different from Eric Forrester," says Harmon, "and my character is so unlike Thorne Forrester that it isn't even funny. This is a guy who is a badass.

"This has been a labor of love for me," he says of the project. "I'm very excited and happy about it."

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Cast Your Vote #26


Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Will Brooke's baby mean the end of Bill and Katie's marriage?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Do you prefer Chelsea with Adam or Dylan?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Thursday, June 20. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on a CBS soap, please mail your choices to:

CBS Readers' Poll
c/o Soaps In Depth
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!


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Is Hilary After Cane?


Mishael Morgan joins THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS this Friday, June 14, as Hilary, but who exactly is the Genoa City newcomer, and what is she up to? "Hilary is an A-type of personality," reveals the actress. "She's very put together. She comes in as the assistant to Cane. She's very driven. She knows what she wants and knows how to get it. She's the best assistant ever!"

Of course, Y&R is a soap opera, and it's common for characters to have hidden agendas. But could Hilary be the real deal? "She seems a genuine person," Morgan muses. "That being said, we don't know what's going to happen in the future! But she definitely makes it seem that she's out for everybody's best interests... especially Cane's."

Whether Hilary is out to help Cane, ruin Cane, or steal him away from Lily, viewers will just have to tune in. And Morgan is also looking forward to each script to see where her storyline takes her! "They're really good at keeping it hush-hush," she says of the writers. "I really want [Hilary] to be devious and bad because I always want to play those characters! I'm always the nice girl. Hilary is pretty sweet right now, and I'm like, 'There's got to be bad in there!' We'll see what happens!"

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EXCLUSIVE! Meet The Mysterious Rose!


Soaps In Depth has just learned that Leslie Stevens has been cast as Rose Turner -- the mystery woman involved with Leslie and Tyler's dad, Gus and who just may hold the answer to the mystery regarding the online blogger targeting Neil! Stevens, who played Justine Calvert on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, will first air on Thursday, July 25.

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You're Invited To Nacho's Dance Party!


THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Ignacio Serricchio (Alex) is hosting his first ever Nacho's Dance Party! The actor/musician will be playing with his new band, Sudaca, performing songs by Gypsy Kings, Buena Vista Social Club, The Police and more.

Admission includes dinner, the concert, a Q&A session, an auction and photo ops. A platinum ticket adds a one-hour meet-and-greet with Serricchio, preferred seating, and a swag bag!

Nacho's Dance Party will be held at The Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City CA, on Friday, August 23. Click here for tickets!

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Nikki's Wedding Gown Heads To The Smithsonian!


We've already reported that the Smithsonian's National Museum Of American History will be collecting iconic props, costumes, scripts and the like for display in its Daytime Television collection, and we've just learned of a contribution by THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. They've donated the wedding gown worn by Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) in her alter ego's 2002 wedding to Victor.

The dress will be pledged to the museum during the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards broadcast this Sunday, June 16.

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Soap Newbie Ready For Emmys!


When Max Ehrich attended the daytime Emmys last year, he'd only just joined the cast of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Michael and Lauren's troubled son, Fenmore. This year, when he walks down the red carpet, he'll be doing it as a nominee for Outstanding Younger Actor!

Ehrich says he's still pinching himself over his good fortune. "I was shocked," he says of the morning when the Emmy nominations was announced. "My phone kept buzzing, and I thought it was one of my friends from the East Coast calling me because they forget that I'm three hours behind. But when I hear the news, I felt like I'd been electrocuted — a surge of energy that went down my spine! It was so early, but I felt like I'd drank 10 shots of espresso. I cried! It was in a complete state of shock. It was so cool!"

While the actor says that he tends to be a superstitious sort, he isn't planning on any good luck rituals for the big night. "The winner is already chosen, so there's not anything you can do," he grins. "I was just hoping to be nominated. That's enough. I saw everybody's reel, and I'm just so honored to be with those three guys. They had some amazing work.

"It was my first year on the show, and first year to be eligible to be nominated — that's really enough," he adds. "I know this sounds so cliché, but we're all winners. I have no expectation for the outcome. I see the whole thing as a celebration of daytime. It'll be a great party!"

The daytime Emmys will be broadcast on HLN this Sunday, June 16, at 8:00 pm EST.

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McCrary Guests On THE SOUL MAN


THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Darius McCrary (ex-Malcom) has landed himself a guest-starring role in an upcoming episode of THE SOUL MAN titled "Boyce In The Hood." The series, which stars Cedric The Entertainer and Niecy Nash, premieres on TV Land on Wednesday, June 19 at 11:00 pm EST. In his episode, McCrary will play Patrice, a member of Boyce's Second Chance program who is looking for a new job. Look for the episode to air on August 14 -- McCrary is actually filming it today!

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It's Tea Time Again!


It's almost time again to have tea with THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Kate Linder (Esther) and friends! Tickets are now on sale for Kate Linder & Friends Afternoon Tea, which will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Linder will be joined by Y&R co-stars Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Jess Walton (Jill), Tricia Cast (Nina) and others.

Guests will enjoy not only high tea, but a raffle, an auction, makeovers and more! This year's event will also feature a special tribute to the late Jeanne Cooper (Katherine). Tickets are $80 each, and can be bought at

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Tweet With CBS Soap Stars Leading Up To The Daytime Emmys!


CBS Daytime has decided to build up anticipation for the Daytime Emmy Awards this year by hosting Twitter chats with nominees all week long leading up to Sunday's big ceremony. Unfortunately, they didn't let us know about it in time to alert you to today's Twitter chat with THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Max Ehrich (Fen) and Bryton James (Devon). But there are more coming the rest of this week!

Tuesday, June 11, at 1:30 pm EST: THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Heather Tom (Katie) (@BBheathertom).
Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 pm EST: Y&R's Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) (@MClaireEgan) and Billy Miller (Billy) (@YandR_CBS)
Thursday, June 13, at 1:30 pm EST: B&B executive producer Brad Bell (@BandB_CBS)
Friday, June 14, at 12:30 pm EST: Y&R's Jessica Collins (Avery) (@JessicaCollins) and Doug Davidson (Paul) (@DougDavidsonYR)

So make a note of the Twitter handles of the actors you want to chat with, and during that day's episode, follow them and tweet along with them!

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TVGN Airing Y&R Specials Before Airing Soap


As we previously reported, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS will be leaving SOAPnet for TVGN, and now we have an official date for the switch. Beginning on Monday, July 1, you can find same-day episodes of Y&R on TVGN at the same time, 7:00 pm EST. To help promote the switch and make sure people are aware they can still catch same-day re-airings of the number one daytime drama, TVGN has created an adorable promo featuring fan-favorite couple Billy and Victoria, played by Billy Miller and Amelia Heinle.

In addition, TVGN will be airing a special episode of its series inFANity, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ON-SET: inFANity, on Monday, June 17, at 9:00 pm EST. Hosted by Kristoff St. John (Neil), the one-hour special will go behind the scenes in Genoa City with never-before-seen footage and interviews with the cast.

Then, on Monday, July 1, at 6:00 pm EST, just before the first TVGN airing of Y&R, the network will be hosting COUNTDOWN TO THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ON TVGN. A live audience will have the opportunity to meet Y&R cast members and ask questions. But everyone can submit questions to be asked during the special by tweeting them with the hashtag #YRonTVGN starting now. You might just see your question answered on the show!

Also, starting on Monday, July 1, fans can enter a special Y&R Facebook sweepstakes for the chance to win a visit to the Y&R set to meet castmembers! All you have to do is watch Y&R on TVGN each night to get the daily code word, and then visit to enter the word to try and win!

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Preview: Next On B&B!

Here's a preview of the next episode of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL!

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Y&R Star Pregnant!


Congratulations to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS alum Tammin Sursok (ex-Colleen), who is expecting her first child with husband Sean McEwen according to Us Weekly! Currently appearing on ABC Family's PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, Sursok was photographed out walking her dog with her hubby showing off her baby bump.

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Nick & Sharon Are Getting A New Daughter!


Nick and Sharon's daughter on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS is going to be looking a little different very soon. Due to scheduling issues, Alyvia Alyn Lind will be unavailable for an upcoming summer storyline, so the soap has recast the role of Faith with Mckenna Grace. "I have a new little daughter now," says Sharon Case (Sharon). "She's very cute and sweet. She's not nervous at all. She didn't have to warm up. She's very confident and has a big personality." Look for Lind to make her final appearance on Tuesday, July 2, and Grace to debut on Friday, July 12.

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Bell Bio Now In Paperback


If you missed out on reading the biography of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL creator William J. Bell when it was released last year, you've got another chance because The Young And Restless Life Of William J. Bell is now available in paperback. Co-written by Michael Maloney and Lee Phillip Bell, the tome details the development of the two popular soaps and their most memorable storylines.

"I hope soap fans enjoy The Young And Restless Life Of William J. Bell," says Maloney. "It's a chronicle of Bill and Lee's inspiring life together — how they met, fell in love, followed their dreams and built a soap opera empire along the way. There's much of Bill's philosophies on serialized storytelling in the book and untold anecdotes from the golden age of soap operas." The newly-released paperback version of The Young And Restless Life Of William J. Bell is now available in bookstores and at online retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

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Corbin Bernsen On MARIE Clip

Corbin Bernsen (ex-Father Todd, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) will be appearing on Marie Osmond's talk show, MARIE, to talk about his late mother, Jeanne Cooper (Katherine). The episode will air Wednesday, June 5, at 12:00 noon EST on Hallmark Channel, but you can see a clip of it here where Bernsen explains why he's only talking to MARIE.

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Are Danny, Gina And Rex Back?


Pictures recently started popping up on social media sites of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS's Michael Damian (ex-Danny), Patty Weaver (ex-Gina) and Quinn Redeker (ex-Rex) on the set. Is there an on-air Romalotti family reunion in the works? Well, the answer is yes and no. While the trio of actors appeared camera-ready in the pictures, a Y&R rep says that they were at the studio to shoot a Web tribute to their late pal and co-star Jeanne Cooper (Katherine). Soaps In Depth will keep you posted on where and when the tribute can be found!

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Get A Piece Of Y&R's Hendrickson


Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS; ex-Maggie, ALL MY CHILDREN) will be participating in the show Pieces (Of Ass) at the Hollywood Roosevelt on Friday, June 21. The show features a set of "pieces" delivered by a cast of actresses exploring what it is that defines an attractive woman. The show is at 9:00 pm at Beacher's Madhouse in the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA. For tickets (which start at $75), click here, and if you use the code SOAP 20 you'll get 20% off!

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Y&R's DeGarmo Weds


THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Diana DeGarmo (ex-Angelina) married Ace Young on Saturday, June 1, at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, CA according to People Magazine. Some of her Y&R co-stars attended the ceremony, including Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael), who tweeted both his congratulations and that the bride looked "Stunning!" Congratulations to the newlyweds, and for a long, happy life together!

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Zenk Takes On A Legend


AS THE WORLD TURNS' Colleen Zenk played one of daytime's most legendary characters as Barbara Ryan, and she's about to take on yet another legendary role as she will be starring as Tallulah Bankhead in the Regional Theatre premiere of Looped at Stageworks/Hudson. Based on a true story, the inebriated actress is called upon to re-record one line of dialogue from her film Die! Die! My Darling! and in the process, botches every take and faces off against her uptight film editor. Valerie Harper starred in the Broadway production of the comedy, and Stephanie Powers took over for her and took the show on tour. Zenk says "I will be only the third actor to take on this challenging, extraordinary, hilarious role. I am overwhelmed, excited and can't wait for rehearsals to begin!"

Looped will run from Wednesday, July 10, through Sunday, July 28, at Stageworks/Hudson in Hudson, NY. For more information and to order tickets, you can visit their Web site by clicking here.

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Mitchell's New Addition


We're a little bit behind the curve here, but congratulations to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Julia Pace Mitchell (Sofia) and husband Stephen L. Hightower II, who welcomed their son, Stephen L. Hightower III into the world a couple weeks ago in late May! Best wishes to the whole family!

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