"Thank You for Being a Friend": Golden Girls: Live! Moves Off Broadway

News   "Thank You for Being a Friend": Golden Girls: Live! Moves Off Broadway The Golden Girls: Live!, the all-male tribute to one of television's most popular situation comedies, has extended its run at Rose's Turn through Feb. 8, 2004.

The 60-minute entertainment features two back-to-back episodes of the eighties sitcom performed by an all-male cast. The company includes John Schaefer as Dorothy (memorably portrayed on the NBC series by Emmy winner Bea Arthur) and Peter Mac as Dorothy's interfering mother, Sophia (Estelle Getty on the series). After the show's Rose's Turn run concludes, the comedy will reopen Feb. 11 at Dillon's Cabaret for an eight-show-a week open-ended engagement. At Rose's Turn, "Golden Girls" plays Fridays and Saturdays at 9 and 11 PM and Sundays at 7 PM. Rose's Turn is located at 55 Grove Street; call (212) 366-5438 (after 4:30 PM) for reservations. There is a $15-$25 cover charge as well as a two-drink minimum.

When the show reopens at Dillon's, the performance schedule will be Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 7, 9 and 11 PM and Sundays at 6 and 8 PM. There will be a $45-$60 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum at Dillon's (West 54th Street).

"The Golden Girls" concerned three women — Rose, Dorothy and Blanche — who share a Miami home. Dorothy's mother Sophia also joined the trio when her nursing home, the infamous Shady Pines, burned to the ground. The Emmy-winning series played NBC-TV 1985-1992. The Lifetime Network airs reruns of the series daily.