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Today in Soap Opera History (June 20)

1984: All My Children's Erica was curious about Adam's first wife.

1990: General Hospital's Frisco planned a surprise for Felicia.

1994: Days of our Lives' Alice found Tom dead in their bedroom.

2003: The Young and the Restless' Jill tried to stop a wedding."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1963: James Pritchett made his first appearance on NBC soap opera The Doctors. He played a corporation president running away and having a broken back that brought me to the hospital. Pritchett returned to The Doctors on July 9, 1963, as Dr.
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 20)

1984: All My Children's Erica was curious about Adam's first wife.

1990: General Hospital's Frisco planned a surprise for Felicia.

1994: Days of our Lives' Alice found Tom dead in their bedroom.

2003: The Young and the Restless' Jill tried to stop a wedding."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1963: James Pritchett made his first appearance on NBC soap opera The Doctors. He played a corporation
See full article at We Love Soaps »

Clive Barker in Comics, Part One: 'Tapping the Vein'

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Clive Barker in Comics, Part One: 'Tapping the Vein'
A recent story in USA Today shared the news that Clive Barker is working on an original comic book series for Boom! Studios entitled New Genesis. The premise is vintage Barker, who has never been one to shy away from twisting spiritual themes in ways that are bound to make some people uncomfortable. Barker, along with co-writer Mark L. Miller (fresh off a run on Boom!’s Hellraiser series) will be telling a version of the Bible’s Old Testament set in the present day.

Reading about that series (which I will have more to say about in the coming weeks) set me to thinking about Barker’s rich and varied history in comics. His work has always been uniquely suited for adaptation to comics, giving writers and artists a wealth of visually rich material to draw from.

Barker’s comics presence seems to come in fits and starts, with Boom!
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Erich Bergen, Joyce Chittick, Alex Finke Join Cast of Anything Goes Tour

Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of Roundabout Theatre Companys Anything Goes, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porters timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, which will make its Cleveland premiere October 2, 2012 at PlayhouseSquare as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. Previously announced actress Rachel York will star as Reno Sweeney and Fred Applegate will star as Moonface Martin. The principal cast also includes Erich Bergen as Billy Crocker, Jeff Brooks as Purser, Joyce Chittick as Erma, Alex Finke as Hope Harcourt, Dennis Kelly as Elisha Whitney, Vincent Rodriguez III as Luke, Marcus Shane as John, Sandra Shipley as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Edward Staudenmayer as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, and Chuck Wagner as Captain.
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