For the first time since 2020, “General Hospital” will celebrate the annual Nurses Ball which will include musical performances from the illustrious citizens of Port Charles in dedication to HIV/AIDS awareness. The event is part of the show’s year-long 60th anniversary celebration which kicks off in late March with a special tribute episode dedicated to the late Sonya Eddy and her character Epiphany Johnson.
During the week of April 3, Nurses Ball festivities begin with the show’s fictional characters participating in the glamorous charity event complete with red-carpet fashion. In addition to the Nurses Ball, the show is planning the return of several fan favorites, including Jane Elliot as Tracy Quartermaine in April, when the icons of Port Charles unite to stop a legendary threat from the past.
The return of the Nurses Ball and Jane Elliot as Tracy Quartermaine was announced yesterday during ABC’s portion of the Winter Television Critics Association press tour which included cast members from the daytime series appearing before the press. Those in attendance were Donnell Turner (Curtis), Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), Maurice Benard (Sonny), Genie Francis (Laura), Tabyana Ali (Trina), Kristina Wagner (Felicia) and Nicholas Chavez (Spencer). Also in attendance were co-head writers Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten, and executive producer Frank Valentini.
According to a transcript of the panel discussion by Decider writer Brett White, the show is using the Nurses Ball as a jumping point for its 60th anniversary with O’Connor stating, “The best way to honor the past is to use the Nurses Ball as a jumping off point, to bring our beloved cast together, acknowledge the past and set up the future.”
“General Hospital” premiered on April 1, 1963 on ABC. The series airs weekdays and is available On Demand and via Hulu.