From Aug. 5-8, Arthur will recall the highlights of her award-winning stage and television career and offer songs by Cy Coleman, Jerry Herman, Stephen Sondheim, Marilyn and Alan Bergman. As he did on Broadway, Billy Goldenberg will accompany Arthur on piano. Show times are 8 PM Aug. 5-7 and 2 PM Aug. 8.
Bea Arthur was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event for Bea Arthur on Broadway. She won a Tony for her performance as Vera Charles in Broadway's Mame, and she played the matchmaker in the original company of Fiddler on the Roof. Arthur also appeared in the famed Theatre de Lys staging of The Threepenny Opera Off-Broadway in 1954 (she sings "Pirate Jenny" in Bea Arthur on Broadway). Arthur's last Broadway show was Woody Allen's The Floating Lightbulb. The actress is perhaps best known for her roles on TV's "Maude" and "The Golden Girls."
El Portal Theatre is located at 5269 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, CA. Tickets, priced $40-$55, are available by calling (866) 811 4111 or (818) 508-4200. Visit www.elportaltheatre.com for more information.