|Martha Byrne hosts a VIP|
Soap Party for her new series,
Weight Tix are $50 & up.
NYC - Are you a soap opera fan? Tickets are now available for a VIP Soap Party and Advanced Screening of Weight to be held on October 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Galway Pub, 7 East 36th Street (between 5th and Madison) in New York City. Weight is a new comedy series created and executive produced by Writers Guild Award Nominee Daryn Strauss and starring two-time Emmy Winner Martha Byrne.
As of press date, the list of celebrities attending the VIP Soap Party includes Martha Byrne (As The World Turns, NBC's Crisis, Gotham the Series). Colleen Zenk (As The World Turns, Tainted Dreams, Woman on the Ledge Movie), Anne Sayre (Another World, As the World Turns, Gotham the Series), Michael Park (As The World Turns, House of Cards, Gotham the Series, Broadway), Terri Conn (As The World Turns, One Life to Live, Breaker High), Elizabeth Hubbard ( As The World Turns), Lisa Brown (As The World Turns, Guiding Light, Gotham The Series), Lauren B. Martin (As The World Turns), Elizabeth Keifer (Guiding Light, Venice the Series), Larkin Malloy (All My Children, Guiding Light), cast members from web soap Tainted Dreams, and Danielle Paige (Guiding Light writer, author of New York Times Bestseller Dorothy Must Die.) Check the website for updates on other special guests. Just added: Grant Aleksander (Guiding Light, All My Children)
Michael O'Leary (Guiding Light)
Michael O'Leary (Guiding Light)
|Actor Michael Park now seen on House Of Cards|
comes out to support his As The World Turns friend
Martha Byrne. Photo courtesy Twitter
Basic tickets to the party are $50 each, which includes an exclusive advanced screening of Weight's not yet released pilot and the opportunity to mingle, talk, and take pictures with your favorite soap stars. Guests will also get a special sneak preview of Martha's latest movie, Preying for Mercy, directed by Bill Duke, plus a short Q & A with star and creator. A limited number VIP tickets are $75 each, which includes access to VIP area. Tickets can be purchased on the website at http://www.weighttheseries.com/how-to-contribute.html at the bottom of the page. All proceeds raised go towards Weight production.
Weight is a new comedy series from the mind of Writers Guild Award Nominee Daryn Strauss, which stars Martha Byrne as Claire, a middle class mom, who returns home from a reality weight loss competition 100 pounds lighter only to find she's gained some extra baggage due to the complicated reactions of her dysfunctional family and friends. This smart comedy, in the vein of the movie Little Miss Sunshine, combines America's obsession with weight loss and reality television for a look at how weight can bring together and also divide people.
|Martha and her on-screen family|
Weight also stars Allison Smith (The West Wing, Broadway's' Annie, Kate and Allie) as Claire's sister, Bradley White (Mad About You, Bad Parents, Masters of Sex) as Claire's husband, Dee Freeman (Pretty The Series, The Hughleys), Maitely Weismann (Masters of Sex, Nickelodeon's Sam & Cat) and Trent Dawson (As The World Turns, Homeland). Claire's daughters are played by Peyton Ella (NBC's The Sound of Music Live!) and Kate West (daughter of General Hospital's Maura West). It is directed by veteran primetime network television director Frederick King Keller (Crisis, 24, CSI Miami, Blue Bloods).
Weight is in post-production. Check the website for updates on where you can watch Weight at http://www.weighttheseries.com/ or follow Weight on Twitter @weighttheseries.com . Like Weight on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/weighttheseries or follow us Tumblr at weightheseries.tumblr.com/. Watch Weight on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWt61YYSfFg
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