Bea Arthur Cancels West End Shows Due to Illness

News   Bea Arthur Cancels West End Shows Due to Illness
"Golden Girl" Bea Arthur has missed the last four performances of her one-woman show at the Savoy Theatre due to illness.
Bea Arthur.
Bea Arthur.

According to the show's press representative, the Emmy-winning Arthur is unlikely to be back on stage until Oct. 13. Arthur is believed to have a severe ear infection.

The cancellations are likely a great disappointment to the actress — she has prided herself on never missing a show — and an even greater one to her many fans. Bea Arthur at the Savoy, which opened on Sept. 15, has received rave reviews, and has brought a lot of first-timers into the theatre in search of one of the great television performers of the 1980's and early 1990's. As her stream of (often quite raunchy) anecdotes remind us, she has also had a fascinating stage career, and this one-woman (plus pianist) evening is a musical and very funny night at the theatre.

Next week is Bea Arthur's last at the Savoy (she makes way for John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, starring Matthew Kelly).

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