Some of ABC Daytime's best and brightest came out on Oct. 7 to perform in The World Goes Round, a Broadway muscial revue to support the LA Gay and Lesbian Center. Soaps.com caught up with several of the talented performers, including Brandon Barash (Johnny, General Hospital), who sang a song about Sara Lee baked goods, in addition to helping up the hunk factor during a bit performed by All My Children's Bobbie Eakes (Krystal).
After a month of working all day on the set and then rehearsing a few hours every night for "The World Goes Round," Barash, who hadn't done a musical in 13 years, admitted it was exhausting. "It's been a scramble, but it's all come together in the last week or two and we're excited with our product."
As for his alter ego, Johnny Zacchara, he had no idea what was to come for the mobster, but he's ready for anything. When asked what he'd like to see for Johnny, Brandon replied, "Something, 'cause he's been kind of stagnant lately. Something other than him griping about this sister because I think that ship has sailed."
READ MOREThe idea of doing music for the fans started two years ago when I opened for Steve [Burton] on acoustic guitar at Zanies in Nashville," said Reeves who had formed the country band, Blue County.
Watching the ABC daytime lineup lately has been a little déjà vu for this old time soap viewer. Perhaps “copying” is too strong a term. Maybe “homage” would be a better word or, perhaps, “sticky fingers.” On the other hand, the stories in question here are different from either classic soap opera tropes (boy/girl-meets-hates-falls-in-love-with-girl/boy stuff) or classic soap cliches (supervillain-returns-from-the-dead-with-an-evil-twin shenanigans) because of their very specificity.
All three of the ABC’s daytime dramas currently are airing stories or arcs that have been a little too close to the mark of several cancelled Proctor & Gamble shows, begging the question “Does Brian Frons really admire those old, now defunct serials as much as he loves pilfering CBS soap stars?” Let us count the ways: READ MORE
General Hospital’s Steve Burton (pictured above with fans) was one of several ABC soap stars who appeared at the 2010 CMA Music Festival on June 11 and 12 greeting fans, signing autographs and performing on stage. See more photos after the jump! READ MORE
General Hospital’s Julie Marie Berman, Brandon Barash and the soon-to-be returning Adrianne Leon were among the ABC stars who attended the Disney ABC Television Group Summer Press Junket in Burbank on May 15. See more photos of them after the jump. READ MORE
Port Chuck is no longer just the fictional city we've come to love as fan's of General Hospital. Now, Port Chuck is a band! Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) pulled his castmates together and created Port Chuck with Brandon Barash (Johnny), Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and longtime friend Scott Reeves (Steven). All three have displayed their musical talents before, however, Reeves–who has been living in Nashville, Tennessee–is one half of an award nominated country duo, Blue County. Visit Port Chuck for tour dates, videos and more!
Photo Credit: Port Chuck