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Judy & Bea
“Two Dorothy’s reunited…for the 1st Time!”

LATE NIGHTS @ 11:30pm
$20 Cover/$15 Minimum *

We have extended the show until May 27, every Friday at 11 and have added two shows at 9:30 on Mondays (Monday May 9 and Monday May 23).
We close at Helen’s on May 27 and then the show goes on tour to Provincetown for five weeks.
*Judy & Bea are pleased to announce a Special Guest Star on March 18th & 25th. The incomparable star of stage and television…Nancy Barrett!!! Please join us as she regales you with stories and songs relevant to her experiences on “Dark Shadows” as well as her journey to today. These shows will have a $30 Cover/$15 Minimum.

169 Eighth Avenue
between 18th and 19th Streets
New York City, NY 10011


Reservations for The Hideaway Room @ Helen’s are taken from
4 p.m. to 2 a.m., daily


Judy & Bea
“Two Dorothy’s reunited…for the 1st Time!”

Peter Mac as Judy Garland
John Schaefer as Bea Arthur

Musical Direction
Rachel Kaufman

Produced In Association With
Joseph John Productions
& Gumm Frankel Associates

“Judy and Bea: Two Dorothy’s reunited…for the 1st time! Starring the Gender Illusionist team of Peter Mac and John Schaefer (a couple in real life) take to the stage as the legendary rainbow diva and as the loveable golden girl. In this new musical cabaret show Garland and Arthur regale audiences with songs and stories of their days on stage and screen…or in Ms. Arthur’s case…TV Land. You’ll hear signature songs such as “Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart” and “The Man In The Moon”. As well as a bevy of musical surprises.

Mr. Mac first took to the stage as Garland in his autobiographical play Judy and Me. Schaefer filled Arthur’s sizeable shoes in the smash hit, The Golden Girls: LIVE!. Though never having once worked, met, or spent any time together…Garland and Arthur prove to be true Bosom Buddies! This show is a “must see” for any true “friend of Dorothy’s”.

Judy and Bea opens at Helens Hideaway Room located at 169 8th Avenue in New York City) on February 25th at 11:30pm. It will then play every subsequent Friday at the same time through April 15th. Reservations for The Helen’s are taken from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., daily at (212) 206-0609.

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Read Some Of Our Reviews:

“Peter Mac’s Judy Garland is not merely impersonation; it is a knowing and affectionate portrayal of the woman and the artist, a Judy that is both funny and touching.” ~ Roy Sander, critic

Schaefer plays so deftly that if you are sitting in the back of the room, you may just believe that the previously-incomparable Bea Arthur herself is on stage. – Uproar Magazine

“Judy Garland comes to life before your eyes…” Gay City News

John Schaefer is dead-on with his imitation, right down to the pursing of the lips and ever-akimbo left arm. – Out Magazine

Peter Mac, in a performance that had me guessing his gender until I read his bio in the program! – HX Magazine

John Schaefer was perfect in his portrayal of the role made famous by Bea Arthur – NY Blade

See the performances that prompted nominations by HX Magazine for ‘Best Gay Theatrical Event” two years in a row!

“‘Judy and Bea’is another testament to the love these boys have for their Divas and for doing their share to help out a good cause! This recent love letter to their favorite ladies, leaves audience members laughing and cheering! Razor sharp comedy and hilarious impersonations all add up to a great evening of diva worship and cabaret kookiness at it’s best! “
~ Scott Nevins, Show Host and Actor

“Recently, I had the pleasure of catching a cabaret show in New York City at Helen’s Hideaway. It’s called ‘Judy & Bea.’ It stars Peter Mac as Judy Garland and John Schaefer as Bea Arthur. It’s a delightful way to spend a Friday night! Peter and John are marvelous together, bantering back and forth and singing up a storm. If you’re in New York City, don’t miss this wonderful show.”
~ Mickey Greene, Nationally Syndicated Gossip Columnist

“A jolly good time. The stars’ freewheeling ad libs add to the evening’s infectious spirit of fun.”
~ “Roy Sander, critic and columnist”.

” The genuine affection Peter and John have for their “characters” shines through every moment of the show…and is surpassed only by the obvious knowledge and passion they share for the glories of classic Broadway/Hollywood entertainment and show music. That passion is contagious — and the fortunate audience is the beneficiary.”
~ John Fricke, Author

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