General Hospital’s ‘Legacy Is Set in Stone’ Now — Here’s Why (2024)

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Related Story General Hospital Co-Headwriter Patrick Mulcahey Out As Lone ABC Sudser Shakes Things Up Again Most Popular Wait, What: Katy Perry's Replacement on American Idol Is *Who* Now? The Dancing With the Stars Divorce News We *Never* Expected General Hospital Preview: Has Sonny Finally Brought About More Than a Miscarriage of Justice? Days of Our Lives Game-Changer: Nicole Finds Out Jude Is Hers… But There's a Catch <p>Yup, <em>General Hospital</em>‘s stage has officially been renamed in honor of its 60 years! It doesn’t get more official than seeing the plaque flanked by executive producer Frank Valentini and director Tina Keller!</p> <p>“Congratulations and thank you to <em>all</em> the Hearts, Minds and Souls who kept this ship sailing for over 60 years,” John J. York (Mac), posing here with costumer Alice Volonino <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnJYork/status/1791158884146786425" target="_blank">shared on X</a>. “The cup cake was delicious!”</p> <p>Laura Wright (Carly) had only one word on Instagram for this photo of her and Kelly Monaco (Sam): “Love!”</p> <p>The right jacket and hat can make all the difference in your look — just as Donnell Turner (Curtis), Jacqueline Grace Lopez (Blaze) and costume designer Billy Hoffman!</p> <p>Jophielle Love (Violet) struck a pose for the happy occasion with her TV dad, Michael Easton.</p> <p>We don’t know if there was any red tape in getting the stage renamed, but if there was, we’re sure Diane and Alexis could have helped! Carolyn Hennesy and Nancy Lee Grahn, on the other hand, might not have had as firm a grasp of the law as their characters…</p> <p>“So happy I was on set for this milestone,” Cassandra James (Terry) wrote on her Instagram after getting a pic with Sofia Mattsson (Sasha). “Our stage is officially The<em>General Hospital</em>Stage. Plaque and all!”</p> <p>John and Cyrus may be on opposite sides of the law, but Adam J. Harrington and Jeff Kober are definitely on the same side when it comes to celebrating<em>General Hospital</em>!</p> <p>Giovanni Mazza (Giovanni) showed up just in time to celebrate the milestone with Evan Hofer (Dex) and Lopez! “Welcome to the<em>GH</em> fam,” she wrote to Mazza on Instagram — after sharing a pic from the celebration photobombed by Hofer!</p> <p>If this was a staring contest between Josh Kelly (Cody) and Easton, we’re pretty sure the latter just lost!</p> <p>General Hospital wouldn’t have made it over six decades without talented young actors like Lily Fisher (Georgie) and Love bringing fresh talent to Port Charles! “Congrats,<em>GH</em>,” fisher wrote on Instagram.</p> <p>Vernee Watson (Stella) joined Harrington and the rest of the cast in celebration. And about that cast…</p> <p>While not quite everyone was onset filiming the day of the dedication, there were quite a few more folks who made it than got one-on-one time with the photographer. Just look at all those smiling faces!</p> <p>Valentini wasn’t the only bigwig in attendance that day, but was joined by producers M.K. Weir, Michelle Henry and Jennifer Whittaker-Brogdon, along with director Cherie Wall and coordinating producer Jeffrey Sierks!</p> <p>When you see everyone — cast, crew and production staff — together, it really hits home not just how big of a deal the celebration was, but how much work goes into bringing <em>General Hospital </em>into our homes five days a week!</p> References
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It’s not every show that gets to be declared the longest running drama currently in production. In fact, we’re pretty sure that honor can only ever go to one show at a time! And after being on for 61 years, General Hospital currently (and hopefully will for some time) holds that honor. Not only that, but the show’s taken home the most Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Daytime Drama with 16 wins so far.

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So it’s no wonder that the ABC sudser was just honored last week when Stage 4, the stage where it’s filmed was officially renamedTheGeneral HospitalStage,plaque and all! Of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration unless the cast, crew and production staff were all on-hand for the big day — not to mention cupcakes and cookies!

General Hospital‘s legacy is set in stone (literally),” the show released on its official Instagram page, “as our stage has officially been christened ‘The General Hospital Stage’ in honor of our 60th Anniversary.” Check out some of the photos from the day in the post, and don’t worry, we’ve got plenty more below!

Now, if at this point you’re thinking, “Wait a minute, that 60th anniversary was last year. How long has General Hospital actually been on?!” Then yeah, you’re right. And no, the folks of General Hospital didn’t go back in time to make this happen because it has been 61 years.

As ABC Current Series Executive Nathan Varni explained on Facebook, “This event was supposed to take place in April, 2023 but due to a multitude of reasons was postponed. Well, we finally celebrated the legacy and history of General Hospital with a stage dedication placard that will live on forever! Thanks to everyone involved with the show for all your hard work, dedication and passion for continuing to keep this show alive and running! Congrats to all involved! We deeply admire and appreciate everyone who works around the clock to bring this series to life 255 days a year!”

Check out some one-of-a-kind behind the scenes photos below, before getting to the full gallery below!

Congratulations to everyone atGeneral Hospital, past and present who’ve made the show such a hit for so long. Sixty years is an incredible achievement and we’re already rolling into 61!

Take a look behind the scene as the cast celebrates the stage naming in our photo gallery below — we know there are more than a few faces you’ll be excited to see!

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<p>Yup, <em>General Hospital</em>‘s stage has officially been renamed in honor of its 60 years! It doesn’t get more official than seeing the plaque flanked by executive producer Frank Valentini and director Tina Keller!</p>

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Image: Disney/Alberto Rodriguez

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<p>“Congratulations and thank you to <em>all</em> the Hearts, Minds and Souls who kept this ship sailing for over 60 years,” John J. York (Mac), posing here with costumer Alice Volonino <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnJYork/status/1791158884146786425" target="_blank">shared on X</a>. “The cup cake was delicious!”</p>

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<p>Laura Wright (Carly) had only one word on Instagram for this photo of her and Kelly Monaco (Sam): “Love!”</p>

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<p>The right jacket and hat can make all the difference in your look — just as Donnell Turner (Curtis), Jacqueline Grace Lopez (Blaze) and costume designer Billy Hoffman!</p>

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<p>Jophielle Love (Violet) struck a pose for the happy occasion with her TV dad, Michael Easton.</p>

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<p>We don’t know if there was any red tape in getting the stage renamed, but if there was, we’re sure Diane and Alexis could have helped! Carolyn Hennesy and Nancy Lee Grahn, on the other hand, might not have had as firm a grasp of the law as their characters…</p>

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Image: Disney/Alberto Rodriguez

7/15

<p>“So happy I was on set for this milestone,” Cassandra James (Terry) wrote on her Instagram after getting a pic with Sofia Mattsson (Sasha). “Our stage is officially The<em>General Hospital</em>Stage. Plaque and all!”</p>

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Image: Disney/Alberto Rodriguez

8/15

<p>John and Cyrus may be on opposite sides of the law, but Adam J. Harrington and Jeff Kober are definitely on the same side when it comes to celebrating<em>General Hospital</em>!</p>

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Image: Disney/Alberto Rodriguez

9/15

<p>Giovanni Mazza (Giovanni) showed up just in time to celebrate the milestone with Evan Hofer (Dex) and Lopez! “Welcome to the<em>GH</em> fam,” she wrote to Mazza on Instagram — after sharing a pic from the celebration photobombed by Hofer!</p>

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<p>If this was a staring contest between Josh Kelly (Cody) and Easton, we’re pretty sure the latter just lost!</p>

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<p>General Hospital wouldn’t have made it over six decades without talented young actors like Lily Fisher (Georgie) and Love bringing fresh talent to Port Charles! “Congrats,<em>GH</em>,” fisher wrote on Instagram.</p>

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<p>Vernee Watson (Stella) joined Harrington and the rest of the cast in celebration. And about that cast…</p>

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<p>While not quite everyone was onset filiming the day of the dedication, there were quite a few more folks who made it than got one-on-one time with the photographer. Just look at all those smiling faces!</p>

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<p>Valentini wasn’t the only bigwig in attendance that day, but was joined by producers M.K. Weir, Michelle Henry and Jennifer Whittaker-Brogdon, along with director Cherie Wall and coordinating producer Jeffrey Sierks!</p>

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<p>When you see everyone — cast, crew and production staff — together, it really hits home not just how big of a deal the celebration was, but how much work goes into bringing <em>General Hospital </em>into our homes five days a week!</p>

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