Former As the World Turns co-stars Colleen Zenk and Ellen Dolan and ex-Guiding Light onscreen mother and daughter Orlagh Cassidy and Caitlin Van Zandt (pictured above) were among the soap stars who joined the celebration of Empire’s fourth season premiere.
Tina Sloan, Bonnie Dennison, Lauren B. Martin and Barbara Rodell were also on hand. Empire's new season premieres July 17. Visit EmpireTheSeries.com for more scoop on what to expect. See more photos from premiere after the jump!
Some of our favorite webisoapers have unveiled a steamy, new trailer for their upcoming season. Gregory Turner and Brian Hewson's Empire will debut its fourth season this July 17. Look for the campy, raunchy sudser—featuring Guiding Light alums Tina Sloan and Orlagh Cassidy, As The World Turns' Ellen Dolan, Lauren B. Martin and Yvonne Perry and Days of Our Lives' Molly Burnett and Mark Hapka—to embark on a 12-episode whodunnit during its upcoming summer run.
Veteran soap director Fritz Brekeller (All My Children, One Life to Live, The City, ATWT, GL, Another World) helmed Season 4's Hamptons-set shoot for Empire. Daytime-to-web pioneer Martha Byrne (As The World Turns, General Hospital, Gotham, Anacostia) is serving as a producer, alongside Dolan.
If you're going to be in the NYC area, Empire will be hosting a premiere screening for cast and crew at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on Saturday, July 14. For ticket info click here. Check out the Season 4 trailer for Empire after the jump!
Hit Webisoap Empire Adds Former All My Children, One Life to Live Director For Hamptons-Set Murder Mystery in Season 4!By Jillian Bowe on February 13, 2012
Empire creators, Brian Hewson and Greg Turner (seen above with guest star Molly Burnett), are gonna have a little help from a very noteworthy friend, when it comes to directing episodes of their popular webisoap this season. Former All My Children and One Life To Live director Fritz Brekeller has signed on!
“I am thrilled to lend my 20 of experience to the terrific Empire team, and work with its wonderful cast, as well as having the chance to collaborate with creator/writers Greg Turner and Brian Hewson,” Brekeller says. “Their passion and daring have created an exciting and fresh series, and together we will be raising the bar for the upcoming fourth season and will continue to do so for many seasons to come."
Still haven't purchased your tickets for Empire's Got Talent? You're in luck! The great folks over at Empire The Series, have offered Daytime Confidential readers a very special deal. You can now purchase tickets—regularly priced at $80—for $30!
Party with the cast of Empire The Series including, Ellen Dolan, Yvonne Perry, Orlagh Cassidy and special guest host Martha Byrne, on Nov. 7 at New York’s Kraine Theatre, 85 East 4th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). The event starts at 8 pm. When purchasing the tickets, enter the code "DC." To take advantage and get more information click here!
There was a mini Guiding Light reunion at the 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards last night. Tina Sloan, Michael O’Leary, Orlagh Cassidy and Jordan Clarke (pictured above with One Life to Live’s Hillary B. Smith) , as well as Kim Zimmer, all turned out for the festivities.
Hosted by former As the World Turns star, Gotham The Series creator and Outstanding Lead Actress nominee Martha Byrne, the 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards were held at The Ailey Studios in New York City Sunday night.
Alex's (Fabio Taliercio) killer is finalled unveiled, just as Cane (Ryan Clardy) and Rodney (Christian Barber) start to close in on the latest installment of Empire. Which Haven brother will Marin (Kate Forsatz) choose? Just what are Theodora (Tina Sloan) and Colleen (Orlagh Cassidy) up to? Watch after the jump!