East Coast fans of GENERAL HOSIPTAL’s Emmy-winning star Maurice Benard (Sonny) are in for a very special treat! The actor, whose dislike of flying is very well known, is making a rare trip across the country for a handful of fan meet-and-greets!
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Benard will kick off his weekend on Friday, July 7, at Rockwells in Pelham, NY, sharing stories from his career and answering questions from the audience. Then on Saturday, July 8, he’ll be doing the same thing for a whole new “mob” of admirers at Governors Brokerage in Bellmore, NY. And he wraps things up on Sunday, July 9, with an appearance at Uncle Vinnie’s in Point Pleasant, NJ!
In addition, there are limited tickets available for private dinners with Benard on Saturday and Sunday night. For full details on the events, times, and locations, as well as to order tickets for yourself, visit Coastal Entertainment’s website!
When Coastal Entertainment’s Linda Rohe warned fans on Twitter that tickets for the private dinner were going fast, Benard replied with an absolutely amazing video of him at the gym dancing to James Brown’s classic “Get Up Offa That Thing” with an assist from his GH sons Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) and Chad Duell (Michael)! You have to see it to believe it!
Upon seeing the video, departing GH headwriter Jean Passanante joked: “Nurses Ball. Next Year. You out front, Maurice.” Sonny has never performed at the annual event and based on the animated GIF that Benard replied with on Twitter, we’re guessing it’s not going to happen anytime soon!
Personally, we think Benard has some great moves, and even if he’s reluctant to demonstrate them on GH, maybe he’ll treat his fans to a little soft-shoe live and in person at his East Coast fan events!
Benard loves taking selfies as well as videos with his GH castmates as you can clearly see from all the fun pics in our special gallery below!
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