Jordana Brewster (ex-Niki Munson) is in the movie The Fast and the Furious playing in theatres right now.
Christopher Tavani has taken over the role of Luke Grimaldi. The role was previously played by Jeremy Ian Zelig.
Soap veteran Roscoe Born will play Detective Adamski beginning Wednesday, June 27
Mary Beth Evans reprises her role as "Sierra" in July.
Tamara Tunie reprises her role as district attorney Jessica Griffin on Thursday, June 28.
Ben Hendrickson (Hal) is taking a short medical leave from the show. James Kibbers will be stepping in to temporarily take over the role. Kiberd is best know for his roles as "Trevor" on All My Children, and "Mike" on Loving. His first air date is scheduled to be July 16.
Jean Passanante will join ATWT as co-head writer on July 16. Passanante is currently co-head writer at All My Children. She has also been on the writing teams of One Life to Live and Another World
Paul Ryan returns to Oakdale this summer. Paul is Barbara's son and will be portrayed by Scott Holroyd. James Stenbeck is Paul's father. Holroyd can be seen on ATWT at the beginning of July.
ATWT has put out a casting call for someone to play the role of Jake's stepson, Steven Frame (Vicky's son). The character will be teenaged.
The 8th Annual St. Jude Benefit will take place on Friday, October 18, 2001 at the New York Marriott Marquis at 1535 Broadway at 45th Street in NYC. The main event will begin at 7:00 pm and end at 11:30 pm. Tickets are $135. The ATWT pre-event cocktail reception will take place from 5:30pm till 7:00pm. Only 50 tickets are available for this reception. This is a special reception for dedicated fans in an intimate setting. Includes entertainment, full service bar, food and reserved VIP seating at the main event. A surprise gift will also be provided. Tickets are $250. For tickets contact Michelle Kahn at 800-MMBYRNE
ATWT was nominated for 25 Emmy Awards at the 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards and won a record 8 at the show held on Friday, May 18, 2001.
ATWT also won for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team, Art Direction, Set Decoration, Scenic Design, Costume Design, Make-Up, Music Direction and Composition.
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