Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Dallas" cast plans its own rockin' New Year's Eve in Florida

They may not be reconvening at Southfork Ranch just yet, but there is a place where you can catch the cast of "Dallas" all in one shot: The Timothy Hogan Foundation Inc. has invited J.R. & Co. out to host a spectacular New Year's Eve charity bash in Naples, Florida!

"The Ewings of Dallas New Year’s Eve Safari and Gala" will be a multi-day celebration and will include an exclusive cocktail reception for sponsors and VIPs hosted by the cast, and a formal dinner limited to 146 guests at the Naples Hilton Towers on December 30. And there's a special after-dinner treat sweeter than any mint: a showing of a "Dallas" bloopers movie, along with Larry Hagman's personal bloopers and private movies! Yummy!

The next day, the main event at the Naples Grande Beach Resort will include a cocktail reception, again hosted by the cast, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, plus dinner, fireworks, a fun “Dallas Cast” Q & A session, the countdown to the new year and a champagne celebration.

Cast members confirmed for the event so far:
Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing)
Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing)
Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs)
Susan Howard (Donna Krebbs)
Ken Kercheval (Cliff Barnes)
Sheree J. Wilson (April Stevens)
Deborah Shelton (Mandy Winger)
Audrey Landers (Afton Cooper)
Joan Van Ark (Valene Ewing)
Jack Scalia (Nicholas Pearce)
Jared Martin (Dusty Farlow)

Keep your eye on the foundation's site,, or Ultimate Dallas site's page; the goal is for 14-16 cast members to attend this blockbuster event.

The Timothy Hogan Foundation Inc. of Naples is a volunteer 501(c)(3) organization that focuses exclusively on treatment options for children in working families experiencing mental health issues, with the goal of reducing teen suicide, the third most frequent cause of death in Florida. Learn more at

By the by ... in our September 9 post we reported on the blockbuster Hollywood Show happening next month. Turns out, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy have been added to the menu for this classic star feast, and, show organizer Judith Moose tells BRBTV, "there's a good chance that Larry Hagman will be popping in, too." Rock on, man!

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