Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Joel Crothers is currently appearing on the AOL/PGP Classic Soap Channel's broadcast of The Edge of Night as Dr. Miles Cavanaugh, a role he took on in 1977 and played up until the show went off the air in 1984.

But there was more to Joel than his daytime stints (including The Dark Shadows, The Secret Storm and Somerset).

In 1981, he appeared in the off-Broadway production of Torch Song Trilogy.

According to Dark Shadows Online, the show starred Harvey Fierstein and castmates Estelle Getty and Matthew Broderick -- but when it premiered, Joel was better known than any of them, so he received star billing on posters, playbills, and even the tickets.

Joel also played the lead on Broadway in Barefoot in the Park, opposite Joan Van Ark, of future Knots Landing fame.

To view Joel at the height of his soap opera and theatrical fame, screen an episode of Edge of Night today!