Angela Lansbury will host a memorial for Bea Arthur, which will feature anecdotes and performances from Rue McClanahan (Arthur’s co-star in The Golden Girls), Adrienne Barbeau (who co-starred with Arthur in Maude ), Billy Goldenberg (Arthur’s longtime pianist), Daryl Roth (who produced Bea Arthur on Broadway), Sheldon Harnick (who wrote the lyrics for Fiddler on the Roof, in which Arthur appeared as Yente), Charlie Hauck (who was the head writer of Maude), Norman Lear (the producer of Maude), Clinton Leupp, Anne Meara, Rosie O’Donnell, Chita Rivera, Jerry Stiller and Zoe Caldwell.
Directed by Mark Waldrop, the event will take place at the Majestic Theatre in New Work at 13:00. Admission is open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. I am sure it will be a wonderful and moving tribute. Arthur – who passed away on April 25 this year at the age of 86 – was a legend.