The wait is over. Celebrity Events Group (CEG) is bringing "Loving Llanview" (lovingllanview.com) to Northwest Indiana at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.
Billed as "an engaging, interactive fan event dedicated to celebrating the iconic soap opera 'One Life to Live,'" the show hits the stage at 2 p.m. Sunday. The event was rescheduled from June 23.
"Loving Llanview" is part of this new interactive event concept that allows fans to get "up close and personal" with six of the show’s most popular stars during a high energy, wildly entertaining and unscripted event.
Fans get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ask questions, hear stories from on and off the set and get to know the actors in a way they never dreamed possible.
It's a four-hour event that includes a highly emotional "walk down memory lane," as well as a chance for the audience to stump the actors with trivia.
Fans will see these participating "One Life to Live" cast members on our famed Star Plaza stage: Kassie DePaiva (Blair), John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex), Hilary B. Smith (Nora), Melissa Archer (Natalie), Trevor St. John (Todd and Victor) and Tuc Watkins (David).
Ticket prices are $130, $80, $60 and $40. Visit starplazatheatre.com or call (800) 745-3000.
Additional event information as well as tickets can be found at lovingllanview.com.
" 'One Life to Live' was the gold standard in daytime television and had a truly remarkable run on broadcast TV," said Mike Gold, president of CEG.
"This will be the best way for the fans to say goodbye to their favorite actors and characters they've grown to love over the years."
Created by Agnes Nixon, "One Life to Live" premiered on July 15, 1968, was always filmed in New York City, and resulted in a broadcast of more than 11,000 episodes. The show was set in the fictional city of Llanview, a suburb of Philadelphia, and also launched some very famous careers of actors and actresses who got their start on the series, including Judith Light, Roma Downey, Laurence Fishburne, Tommy Lee Jones, Mario Van Peebles, Ryan Phillippe, Elisabeth Rohm and Jessica Tuck.
Originally created to debut as "Between Heaven and Hell," the soap's name was changed before the first episode aired. Nixon also enjoyed penning "crossover" storylines that incorporated the other popular soap operas she gave birth to via her imagination. So it wasn't uncommon to find characters from "All My Children," "Port Charles" and "General Hospital" making appearances on "One Life to Live," since, as Nixon explained, "all of these characters and towns exist in the same fictional universe."
"One Life to Live" ended its 40-year broadcast run earlier this year in January.