While theatre-goers knew Bea Arthur for her work in Mame, Fiddler on the Rood, and Bea Arthur on Broadway, those of us who love television will always remember the actress for her roles on shows like All in the Family, Maude, and The Golden Girls.
Arthur, who died in April, was indeed a veteran of both stage and television. Those two worlds will come together later this month for a special tribute to the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress. Longtime friend and Mame co-star Angela Lansbury will host the event.
Among those either performing or offering remembrances will be Norman Lear (creator of All in the Family and Maude), Adrienne Barbeau (Maude), Rue McClanahan (The Golden Girls), Zoe Caldwell, Chita Rivera, and Billy Goldenberg, Arthur’s longtime accompanist.
Celebrating Bea Arthur will be held on September 14th at the Majestic Theater on Broadway. The public will be admitted on a first-come, first served basis.