As a 30 year fan of the Guiding Light, its cancellation hit hard. It is unbelievable that a 72 year old TV institution is gone. Nearly 15,000 Facebook GL fans have vocalized their feelings through emotional status updates. (We) love Guiding Light and can't get enough of it!
Through their efforts, GL fans coast to coast can meet the cast in an event called So Long Springfield. Ten Guiding Light stars will light up your day/evening in an extravaganza including music & singing, hugs & autographs. You may even have an opportunity to recite story lines with some of the stars!
Want more Guiding Light?
How about a Caribbean Cruise with Josh, Reva and Shayne Lewis!
sails on January 28, 2010.
Joshua Lewis/ Robert Newman speaks about life during and after the Guiding Light:
I texted my sisters, both avid GL fans, to tell them I would be interviewing you and I asked them if there was anything specific I should ask. One them replied right away, "ask if he'll go out with me." (My sisters are married, by the way!) So, Robert, what's it like to be a heartthrob!
It's a strange thing to hear. I think its Josh who's the heartthrob. He takes care of the people who he loves and he's a good dad. He really believes in true love and I think that draws women to him.
How do you stay looking so good and so young? Have you discovered the fountain of youth!
Robert: (modestly laughs and replies) Strong Norwegian genes. I eat and sleep well, I'm not fanatical about it, but I take care of myself. I also just started
(Beth Spaulding) work out and fitness regiment, the
. It really works.
Would you like to say anything to your fans?
Some people are really struggling with
gone. Fans have approached me, openly weeping. They've always expected GL to be there and now it's not. It's a pretty big deal. I want to say to all our fans, Thank you. Without your support there wouldn't have been a show.
I'm excited to hear about your play
Doing theater fills my soul. My dream was to do theater in New York which is why I moved there in the first place. I am playing the lead role in
, Dr. Peter Peterson, a therapist on the brink of a mid-life crisis whose patients help him through this journey. It makes you question the value of therapy.
is a terrific new piece, a musical. I was doing it in the last two and a half months of the GL which was a true challenge.
On stage, I feel completely and utterly at home.
is playing through the end of the year at the
(and you get to see/hear Robert sing!)