HAPPY 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO BEATRICEARTHUR.COM!!

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Hard to believe it, but this web site, community and happiness has been going on for 5 years now! To celebrate, I’m doing a little cleaning house on the web site. You won’t notice any huge changes, but just refinements in formatting, spelling errors (lord knows I can’t spell) and other loose ends that need to be tightened on here! This is a work in progress, so if some pages are out of wack when you are viewing them, it is most likely because I am in the middle of changing it. Thanks again for all of your support over the past five years. Meeting some of you, Bea’s fans, over the past years have really made all of the hours spent on this web site worth it all! Here is to the next 5 years, cheers!

Edit :: I have made a lot more progress on the web site then I thought I would and still am making more changes as I write this. I would love to here your feedback on the updates. For example, I removed the audio from the home page video. Nothing worse then being at work and opening up a web site when you think no one is looking and music starts blasting!! Feel free to post your comments about the recent changes on the BeaBoard today! Always welcome to new suggestions, as well! Also, ordering a Golden Girls DVD and/or donating by clicking on the icons towards the top right of this page, helps me offset the storage space cost for the videos. Your help is always overly appreciated!

Atlantic City show

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Lately, I have been having a hard time keeping up with Bea! Still no slowing down of her and her performances, for today I just found another show listing that she is doing in Atlantic City, New Jersey! There are two dates listed on TicketMaster.com for June 3rd and 4th. Tickets do not go on sale until April 2nd.

Judy and Bea

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Just received some fun news that I want to make sure to share with all of you. From the creators of The Golden Girls LIVE! comes a new show to the New York City area: Judy and Bea. Click HERE to read more about this! Ugh, yet another reason to move to NYC!

Nyack, NY Show

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Another new show has appeared magically! This time if you are in the state of New York you may get excited! From March 4th through 6th at the Helen Hayes Theatre Company in Nyack, New York Bea will be performing her one woman show! For more information click HERE! Prices of the tickets are unknown at this point.

Florida, here she comes

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New show dates released! So you lucky folks in Florida are not only lucky that it is warm there, but also that our lady of timing will be there too in March! Bea and Billy will be doing 5 shows in West Palm Beach at the Carefree Theatre March 10 through 13! Tickets are between $30 and $50. Go now! And as always, let me know how the show goes!

Also, I just got back from the video rental store and to my surprise was ‘Enemies of Laughter’ sitting there. I picked it up and am about to watch it. It looks like there just a small part where she is being interviewed as a parent to the main character. Either I forgot that it would be released, or just clueless, but I was excited to see it in the store for viewing!! Only took 5 years to get there :)

Cy Coleman Celebration

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Bea makes an appearance today at the celebration of Cy Coleman’s life at the Broadway’s Majestic Theatre. In addition to many other stars performances, Bea sang “It Amazes Me” in tribute to Cy. Unfortunately, the first few lines of her rendition were inaudible due to a sound system problem. Nevertheless, it is the thought that counts, right!

A New Year!

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Happy Belated New Years (I’m always a few days late, nevertheless, it’s the thought that counts!) I’m not sure what is in store for this year with Bea, but if it is anything like the past few years, I’m sure we will all be delighted! Last year we finally saw the release of the Golden Girls on DVD. Maybe this year we’ll see Bea’s one woman show on DVD. One can hope right!

Be sure to check back to this web site now and again for any breaking news and/or shows and appearances updates.

Cheers to a new year!

News posts for year 2004

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12.28.2004 :: FYI. Bea’s January performances for the Orange County Performing Arts Center has been postponed, possibly until the fall of 2005. I will update the information on this site as soon as I find out more.

12.26.2004 :: Happy Belated Holidays! Hope you all had a great holiday season and got the Golden Girls on DVD as one of your many presents (if you didn’t have it already!) Anyone get more then one copy?? :) So, I have been scalded for not sending out a card and/or ecard this year. I apologize, however time wasn’t on my side this year… but that means next year will be twice as good as before! Past cards are viewable in the collection/misc area of this site. Don’t forget that Bea is doing show in California in the middle of January of next year… she is still going strong! Click on the tour info button on the top of this page for more information! Until next time… take care all!

11.19.2004 :: Just in from prnewswire.com, a couple small photos from yesterday’s events! Thanks to Ironicwit in the yahoo group to have found these photos!

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11.18.2004 :: Well, I know this is a little late, but interesting never the less. Today, the Original cast and crew reunion for a special screening and Q&A presentation, moderated by Melissa Rivers, to celebrate the DVD release of The Golden Girls: The Complete First Season from Buena Vista Home Entertainment took place. Attending were, Emmy Award-winning stars Bea Arthur, Betty White and Rue McClanahan; along with series writer/creator Susan Harris, executive producer Paul Junger Witt and producer Marc Cherry (“Desperate Housewives”). I imagine that they may put this event in GG Season 2 or 3 DVD set… however that is only my guess/hope. I’ve seen this kind of thing done before. I’m sure we’ll be seeing something from this event one way or another though, so keep your eyes and ears open!

11.14.2004 :: Just when you thought it was getting quiet, Bea has popped up with 5 news shows to bring in your 2005 New Year! If you either live in California or have a sugar daddy that will take you there, this is a event you can’t pass up! To learn more, visit the Tour Information section of this web site and buy your tickets today! As always, feel free to write me on your experiences of seeing Bea if you are planning to go!

10.20.2004 :: Though I posted about this earlier, just wanted to remind people of Bea’s show that will take place on October 30th at the RiverCenter Bill Heard Theatre in Columbus, Georgia! If you are interested in tickets to this event, click here. Remember, if you are attending this show, drop me a note on how it went!

10.18.2004 :: Bea Arthur has agreed to be the Chairperson for the Art Attack Foundation, a nonprofit performing arts scholarship organization. Our mission is to inspire community leaders, businesses, and individuals to participate and contribute in the education, enhancement and development of young performing artists. We nurture and support talent through scholarships, education, training, stage performances, and other cultural activities. If you go to the website www.artattackfoundation.org. and click on about AAF you will find the letter from Bea Arthur on the bottom of the page. If you go to “how can I help” and print the donation form and donate $50 or more, and send a note that you heard about this through this website, she will send you an autographed picture for your support. You to can make a difference in the lives of many whom otherwise would not have the opportunity. Thank you for your support.

09.13.2004 :: So, summer in the States is practically over, Bea hasn’t been heard from since the knife incident, what else can you do but go pre-order the Golden Girls Season One DVD set right now! Click on the image towards the top of this page.

08.25.2004 :: For fun again, I’m posting a video clip that I captured from a quick mention of our loved terrorist, Bea Arthur, that appeared on MSNBC a couple of days ago! Enjoy!

Bea Arthur the Terrorist

(from USAToday.com) Bea wasn’t so golden in Boston: Former Golden Girls star Bea Arthur reportedly triggered a security scare at Boston airport when she tried to board a short-haul flight with a pocketknife in her handbag. “She started yelling that it wasn’t hers and said ‘the terrorists put it there.’ She kept yelling about the ‘terrorists, the terrorists, the terrorists,’ ” United Press International quotes a fellow passenger as telling the World Entertainment News Network. It reported that after the knife was seized, the exasperated 81-year-old actress pulled a key ring from her bag and told the agent it belonged to the “terrorists,” before throwing it at staff. She continued her apparent taunting of security officials as she boarded her flight, allegedly telling an agent “We’re all doomed,” according to Philadelphia Daily News entertainment columnist Howard Gensler.08.25.2004 :: Bea is back in the headlines, but not because of her show. This is just fun ::

Join in the discussion on this either on the BeaBoard or the Yahoo! Group :: And Then There’s Bea

08.13.2004 :: This just in… Bea and Billy will perform at Provincetown Town Hall on Cap Cod on Saturday, August 21st in a fundraiser for the Provincetown Business Guild!

08.11.2004 :: Bea’s performance has finished at the El Portal Theatre. Here is a excerpt from a email that I received from a friend, Neal, who went to the show ::

This was my 2nd time seeing it. It was a little different. There was an intermission and she sang “If He Walked Into My Life.” The first time I saw it, it hadn’t gone to Broadway yet, and there was no intermission. It’s been awhile since I’ve listened to the cd. So, I’ll start listening to it again.

There was ONLY 1 empty seat in theatre and it was right in front of us. So, you could have come out here! Ha, ha……

She looked and sounded great! She’s such a great storyteller. Here she’s been doing this show for 2 years plus, and when she tells her story’s, it’s as if she’s telling it for the first time. She keeps everything so fresh!

Full press release available HERE about Bea’s new show at the El Portal Theatre.

07.01.2004 :: UPDATE on the 06.26.2004 news.

06.26.2004 :: This just in… :: Bea will be doing her show again in the L.A. area, August 5, 6, 7 and 8 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood! More information on this will be forthcoming! What a wonderful birthday present for me (August 6th) :) (if I get to go that is) Stay Tuned!!

Also, as a polite reminder, please do not email me asking for more information. I will post any and all information that I get about all news here. Thanks for you cooperation!

Tickets are $28. And if you want to go to the party after the show, it’s $100. More information coming soon!

06.18.2004 :: Bea Arthur to appear at the Ennis’ fund-raiser for Spinning House Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Bill Heard Theatre in Columbus, Georgia.

06.04.2004 :: Bea fan, Dorothy, got the opportunity to meet Bea after her recent Saugatuck show this past May. She sent me some photos to share, which have been posted in the fan photos section. Do check them out and the beautiful scarf that she hand made for Bea too!

06.03.2004 :: For those of you who haven’t seen it, Bea is still strong with animal rights and the PETA organization. In this article and disturbing video, Bea lays it all out on how KFC treats their chickens. It’s not the easiest video to watch, but there is good reason for it.

06.01.2004 :: After a long wait (and thank you for your patience) I have finally uploaded new videos to the video section! Included are bloopers from the Golden Girls, the wonderful CBS Morning Show interview, the hilarious Rupaul show event and more! So do check them out here!

05.28.04 :: Making its DVD debut on November 30 is “The Golden Girls“, a popular comedy about four older women living together in Miami. This half-hour sitcom connected with many viewers in its seven-season run. The First Season (1985-86) contained 24 episodes. Read more about this long awaited event here.

In other exciting news, the videos in the collection section are all available again for viewing! Thanks to JRM Services for saving the day once again! I’m getting ready to upload new videos, as well, so check back often for those!

05.25.04 :: Bea had yet another successful show(s) this past weekend in Saugatuck. I want to thank the people that had emailed me before and after the show to share their thoughts on the show. However, they were quite vague in detail. So, please email me the details of the show and I would be happy to post them to this web site to share with other fans! I was in Michigan this weekend ironically, but did not stop by to see Bea, however I waived to her as I drove past Saugatuck!

Tomorrow Bea will be performing in Washington DC with two other exciting friends. If anyone is attending this performance, I urge them to email me with your experience!

Take care all… more news coming soon!

05.13.04 :: Be sure to wish a certain someone a very happy birthday today!

Happy Birthday Bea!
Even though I’m still seeing news sites listing Bea’s age wrong, I want to wish Ms. Arthur a very happy 81st birthday!

05.09.04 :: If you haven’t seen this already, then be sure to check out screen shots of Bea Arthur’s home from a UK show that it was featured on! Visit Sam’s wonderful Golden Girls site where she has added a feature from this show called, Bea Arthur on Through The Keyhole (Aired 2003, BBC One, UK) Click HERE to for the exclusive images!

05.02.04 :: New performance alert!

A Celebration of Life : Whitman-Walker Clinic’s 11th Annual Spring Gala featuring Divas of a Lifetime! Three leading ladies performing on an intimate stage in the round. Join Bea Arthur, Dixie Carter and Elaine Stritch together on one stage, Wednesday, May 26th at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. Click HERE for more info!

Anyone that can go to this, please let me know… I would love to learn of the details. It would be amazing to see these three on one stage, let alone the VIP Reception.

Update on the Saugatuck performance of Bea’s on May 22nd and 23rd… looks like I will most likely not be able to attend, due to lack of funds to get me there, etc. So, if you are going to this performance, again, please let me know so you can do some reporting for us!

More to come soon…

America’s favorite Golden Girl of comedy is coming to Saugatuck, MI and you’re invited!

03.22.04 :: Breaking news from BeatriceArthur.com!

Bea Arthur performs her Broadway and London hit show Just Between Friends with Billy Goldenberg at the piano.

A benefit for Mason Street Warehouse, an uptown theatre in downtown Saugatuck.

TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY
Saturday, May 22, 2004
6:30 pm cocktail gala in the theatre lobby, 7:30 pm curtain – $100
OR
6:30 pm cocktail gala in the theatre lobby, 7:30 curtain AND post show special reception with Bea Arthur – $200

Sunday, May 23, 2004
2:00 pm curtain – $75

Tickets go on sale April 10, 2004 and may be purchased by calling the Mason Street Warehousebox office at 269-857-4898 or by calling TicketsPLUS at 1-800-585-373.

For questions, contact Mason Street Warehouse at 269-857-4898.

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03.17.04 :: Tonight’s premiere of the TV Land Awards was well worth the wait! Half way through the show, Bea appeared in a 5 minute spoof on the girls of Sex in the City. In addition to the gals, listed below that also appeared with her was also the delightful Abe Vigoda (whom you may remember from Barney Miller!)

Great fun, I will be re-watching this over and over! If you missed the awards show, you should be able to catch it again soon on TV Land, as they tend to reply the awards quite a bit within the first few weeks of the premiere! So check your local listings.

Click on the pictures to the right to view more screenshots from this fun-filled event!

Full press release available here via Yahoo News


03.07.04 ::
 Time to set your VCRs again! Even though I’m sure you planned on watching this year’s TV Land Awards on March 17th at 9:00pm (Eastern), now you have another reason to watch: Bea Arthur, Sally Struthers, Katherine Helmond and Charlotte Rae appear in a hilarious spoof of Sex and the City.

 

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I just ran out to the store to pick up this week’s People Magazine where they have a very cute picture of Sally Struthers, Charlotte Rae, Bea Arthur and Katherine Helmond posing for a spoof of Sex in the City. I had to scan it immediately and stick it up here for all of your enjoyment ! Love the hair Bea :)

03.06.04 :: A wonderful article by a huge fan of Bea’s, Deborah Danskin, has just been posted. Do check it out and post your feedback on the BeaBoard!“A Bea Arthur Type” – by Deborah Danskin

Bea in L.A. :: 2004 :: The Fan’s Stories
03.01.04 :: 
I am excited to announce that I have just uploaded the stories that I have received so far from fans on the L.A. performances that Bea did this past January 31 and February 1, 2004. I’m still waiting on a couple more stories and those will be posted as soon as I receive them. So do check back soon!

I also have a gut feeling that this will be a special year with Bea, so do not give up hope or lose interest in that Bea may stop performing… as for there is no stopping our favorite Golden Gal!

02.16.04 :: Thanks to a new Bea friend in Texas, Debbie, I have a renewed excitement about Bea. She, as well as, 2 other people have contacted me about their experiences from the recent performance in Los Angeles. They are still collecting their stories and will be sending me their own personal accounts of the show. I will be making a special dedicated page(s) to this being that there is something extra unique and special about this certain performance. One of the unique things is that all 3 people, learned about the performance via this web site! They also went to great lengths in going to see Bea traveling from Texas and as far as Pennsylvania! So check back over the next week or two, for I am hoping to have collected all the information from these people to have posted up here!

02.12.04 :: Bea Arthur and Rita Moreno are to be part of the Peggy Lee Tribute this year at theHollywood Bowl in Hollywood California on July 14th at 8pm. If anyone is going to be at this event please email me so we can set up a reporting spot for you! More info on this closer to the date of this event!


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Bea wrapped up her two shows in California for the South Bay Conservatory Student Scholorship Fund and we will have two stories from two people who traveled across the country to see this exciting event. Check back in a week or two for their stories and photos!


01.21.04 :: 
Well, after thinking that a package from a friend in Australia that was sent over a month ago was lost in the mail, it finally came in the mail today! Well worth the wait too! Not only did he send me the show brochure from Bea’s Australia performance, but it was also signed by Bea herself! A huge shout out and thank you to Norman in Australia… thanks so much! 

01.17.04 :: Looks like Bea is in high demand in California! A second show has been added for Febraury 1st, in addition to the January 31st performance for the South Bay Conservatory’s Student Scholarship Fund. Unfortunately, it looks like there is no reception with the second show. See the Torrance Cultureal Arts Center online calendar for more information ::http://www.tcac.torrnet.com/calendar2.htm

Also, a couple Bea fans have contacted me that they are lucky enough to attend Bea’s event and reception in California at the end of the month. So, expect some exciting pictures and stories from them in February!

01.10.04 :: Happy New Year Bea Fans! I’m hoping for a few things this year for Bea fans. My wish list for the year is basically for DVDs and Bea’s continuing health and entertainment. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they started to release the following shows and movies for us on DVD :: The Golden Girls (all seasons), Maude (all seasons), Bea Arthur On Broadway, Mame, Lovers and other Strangers and anything else really!! Well, we can continue to cross our fingers and hope for the best for this year. Be sure to check back to this site for any breaking information throughout the year!

News posts for year 2003

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12.12.03 :: Great news for us and especially Bea fans in California! Bea is continuing into 2004 with a special one time only show for a gala event for the South Bay Conservatory’s Student Scholarship Fund. Read more at the following two sites ::

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www.tcac.torrnet.com

12.01.03 :: Hey Bea fans! Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving! As you probably know, there hasn’t been any real news of Bea since her London show ended in October. However, I am still keeping an ear out for anything new with her. I assume she is still resting up and enjoying the holidays.On that note, I too had to lighten the load for this web site. I have currently pulled the audio and video sections in the collection area. I know the videos are one of the most popular features of the site, but due to disk quota issues, I had to pull them for the time being. I have full intention to put them back up as soon as I jockey some files around on this web site and the other web site that shares the disk space, my personal/business web site, LimegreenTangerine.com. Thanks for understanding and I will post on this page when these pages are back up and with new content!!

Happy Holidays all!
Kevin Buckstiegel
– founder of Bea Arthur In The Lime Light, Bea Arthur Fan Web Site 

11.15.03 :: No news to report on what Bea has been doing the past month since ending her show at the Savoy. We can probably assume that she is resting up and enjoying the holidays with family and friends. However, you never know with this go getter!

Below are images sent to me from Angie who runs www.angelalansbury.net from when she went to see Bea in London. Thanks Angie!

 10.18.03 :: Bea’s London show ended today. Great job Bea! To read more straight from the fan’s about Bea’s show at the Savoy, visit ‘What People Are Saying‘ section and the BeaBoard. Below are images taken from a fan, Michael, a few nights ago at the Savoy!

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10.10.03 :: Update on Bea’s illness. Looks like she is battling a severe ear infection according to Playbill.com. To read more about her disappointment in canceling a few of her shows click HERE.

10.08.03 :: Bea has cancelled a couple of her shows in London, due to illness. She should be back though within two days, so fear not. I’m sure she is just working to hard… she can’t help it! Keep up the great work Bea! (only a few more days left before her London gig is over) :(

09.26.03 :: I have been receiving quite a bit of email from people in the UK with responses to Bea’s show. Overall, the majority have been positive. Critics on the other hand have not been impressed. The question is why? Is it because Bea’s material is related to only US people would know about or is it because UK people have different expectations of the theatre? Post your comments and read others in the BeaBoard Message Board.

Also take a peak at some of these articles ::
Guardian Unlimited
The Stage Review
RainbowNetwork
TheatreGuideLondon

Also the CD soundtrack to the movie version of Mame is now available for purchase HERE!

Finally, don’t forget to check out @cess the Golden Girl’s coverage of Bea in the UK. Sam, is working hard over there keeping us up to date on on-air coverage of Bea! Check it out HERE!

09.24.03 :: Bea Arthur will be appearing on the UK’s Terry and Gaby Show on Wednesday 1st October. The show goes LIVE from 11am – midday (audience arrive at 10am). If you would like FREE tickets please ring Daniel on 020 7843 9512 or email terryandgabyaudience@umtv.tv

09.06.03 :: 
We have our first fan review from London in from the message boards. Be sure to check it out! Bea is continuing to wow the rest of the world successfully. Also visit Bea Arthur at the Savoy for more info on the show!

09.09.03 :: Bea ended her show run in South Africa on the 7th and is now on her way to London to start her show on the 15th! For more local UK information be sure to check out Bea Arthur at the Savoy via @ccess the Golden Girls web site.

09.02.03 :: Add a new fan story in the What People Are Saying section. Be sure to check David’s story and picture with Bea, they come directly from South Africa where Bea’s show is a continuing success!

savoy_poster08.19.03 :: Reminder that Bea is in full swing right now on her South African tour! From what I have been hearing from people, the show has been well received, as well!

Shows at two different locations will be taking place in South Africa, as Bea takes “Just Between Friends” to the following places before performing in London ::

August 12th – 24th :: Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre
[Johannesburg & Reef]

August 26th – September 7th :: Theatre on the Bay
[Cape Town]

08.04.03 :: My, my, my how time flies! Sorry for the lack of updates here lately. However, there really hasn’t been anything Bea news worthy going on to announce. I’ve also had people ask me about the book of fan stories that I will be sending to Bea. I have decided to wait to send it to her until after she gets back from her latest shows in Africa and Europe. I’m sure she is preparing for them as we speak and therefore wouldn’t either receive or pay much attention to the book. So, please continue to send your stories and pictures over the next few months and they will be included in the book. I have been really impressed with what I have received from you guys already! Keep up the good work. I’m excited to receive stories from people who have seen her show in Africa and Europe, as well, to include in this. I have already had contact from people in both Africa and Europe… thanks again!

That’s all for now. Be sure to check in once in a while to get the latest!

Kev!

07.04.03 :: I am extending what I posted on 06.06.03 to the end of July. I have received some great stories from fans already and want to extend this to a few of you that have been procrastinating. I am the king of procrastination so I completely understand!

dorothy06.26.03 :: It’s official, Bea is taking her show to South Africa and London! Click here for the scoop!

06.06.03 :: Ok guys… Bea has given us so much, it’s time to give back. I have decided to send Bea a high quality book of stories from her fans. I will be using the stories that are currently posted on this site [here], as well as, any new submissions that are sent to me by 06.30.2003. So here is your chance to get your story told directly to her! I will also be including pictures that have been sent to me from you. So, if you have any images of your meeting experiences, be sure to send the to me by the end of this month. Also, please take time to write your story. I am not the best writer myself, but I have found out that there are a lot worse writers our there!!! So, please take your time in articulating your story. If it ends up being 5 or 50 stories submitted I will still send them to her.

I’m sure that Bea will really get a kick out of this, so I do hope you participate. Email your stories and photos to me at no later then 06.30.2003.

I will post any feedback I get back from her to share back with all of you!

That’s all for now!

06.03.03 :: It was a great moment on television last night with the premiere of The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments which aired on the Lifetime TV Channel. It was a fun filled 90 minute show hosted by Bea, Rue and Betty. Though they were never seen together, which has disappointed many fans, it was still a great way to enjoy the Golden Girls with the girls themselves! If you have missed this special, I’m sure it will be replayed many times to come. It was a great time with a sad undertone of Estelle being absent. Though it wasn’t a E True Hollywood story dishing out the dirt of the show as some expected, the show included some never seen before bloopers and behind the scene footage, as well as, a special performance for the queen of england! Click here for details from Lifetime TV’s web site.

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05.25.03 :: A few interesting new worthy events to mention today!

First, one more week until Lifetime’s Golden Girls reunion special. June 2nd, at 8pm (EST). I’m really looking forward to the bloopers and hopefully some behind the scenes footage that they will be showing… and of course Bea! Don’t forget to watch!

Second, a member of the Yahoo Group, Ironicwit, found a great article online about the people who grew up with Bea (Bernice Frankel) in Maryland. This is a really fun and interesting article, clickhere to read it.

Third, Ironicwit, also found a interesting article on Rupaul’s very own web site :) Click here to read about the possibility of Bea taking her show to South Africa and Europe this summer!

And finally, I just received an email from someone notifying me of a tribute album to the late Peggy Lee in which Bea will be performing on! Click here to read the article!

That’s all for now, be sure to check back soon for more exciting information about Bea and the Golden Girls reunion soon!

05.15.03 :: Two pieces of news. One, just uploaded a human interest story that you might enjoy called ‘BEA’ing Friends’. Click on the link above to read. Second, a new video of Bea has been added to the video collection. Be sure to check it out. It is the appearance of Bea on the Graham Norton show. Special thanks to Darran for sending it to me!

05.13.03 ::

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04.29.03 – Clips of three of the four Golden Girls were on Entertainment Tonight for the Golden Girls reunion show tonight. They have announced the air date being June 2nd at 8:00pm (EST). I have a feeling the show will revolve around Estelle missing out in the reunion. Quite sad, being Estelle loved the girls so much. Read more here.

04.25.03 – Lifetimetv.com has announced the following… there is currently no additional information about this at this time… be sure to check back for further details when announced ::

Pssst…Have we got “Golden Girls” gossip for you! Are you ready for a spectacular summer with Betty, Bea and Rue? The fab trio will be featured in a 90-minute “Golden Girls” special. We’ve got new and exclusive interviews with the actresses, who reveal their favorite show moments and much more! The best part? The ladies might answer your question on video. All you have to do is submit your query by clicking below now! 
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And stay tuned for plenty of juicy details about the summer special that promises to be hotter than Miami in August! Pussycat, this is one show you won’t want to miss.

04.22.03 – Thanks to great folks at JRMServices.com, who host this web site, BeaArthur.com is now available. Two easy ways to get to this site and extremely easy to remember! I can’t thank JRM Services enough for keeping an eye out for this domain. If your looking for a hosting company for your web site, definitely check out JRM Services.com… they have my endorsement!

04.01.03 – No joke here! Two years and two months after first launching BeatriceArthur.com, a well deserved clean up of this site has taken place. In addition, new content has been added to the collection section under clippings (starting with #56 and on). A generous guy from Australia sent me a wealth of Bea clippings from over there. Again a huge thank you to him! (Hi Peter!) Upcoming in the next month or two, new videos! So be sure to check back. In the meantime, be sure to sign up to the BeaBoard and leave your comments and questions for either myself or other Bea fans to answer!

03.20.03 – Nothing new with Bea since the TV Land Awards, which is now a definite part of TV history. I would like to make an announcement regarding contact information. I strongly urge any questions you might have about Bea, be posted on the BeaBoard. I am no longer able to answer all individual questions and emails about Bea. I have fallen months behind, so it would be nice to have the chance of other Bea fans who are just as, if not more, knowledgeable then me to answer your questions.

Also a redesign of the Bea site will be coming soon, incorporating the BeaBoard as well as a couple other features to the site. The main redesign will be behind the scenes in the programming, so don’t expect a black and white difference in the design.

Thanks again for all your support and keep having fun!

03.11.03 – Just a friendly reminder to watch the TV Land Awards (Wednesday, March 12th, 2003) (filmed on March 2nd, 2003) where Bea will be appearing! Further info will be posted on theBeaBoard!

03.01.03 – BeaBoard – NEW beta version – try out the new Bea message board and become a part of the Bea fan community!

02.21.03 – For all of you who have been waiting for the Bea Intimate Portrait to be re-air, wait no more! Tune into Lifetime tv at 7pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, February 26, 2003.
Also, I noticed that the Cartoon Network is rerunning Futurama, where Bea guest stars (voice only) as Femputer. It’s really cute! This will air Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 11pm (Eastern).

01.26.03 – It’s now been almost a week now since the premiere of Bea’s Intimate Portrait. I have received a lot of feedback from Bea’s fans, and am excited to report an overwhelming positive response to the show. I’m still very excited about this extremely well biography of our Bea Arthur!

One request. Please do not email me and ask for copies of the show. For obvious reasons I cannot fulfill these requests. The show will be repeated eventually, so keep a look out on your local listings. I will also update you on this when I learn of the air dates. Thank you for your cooperation!

ip_small_0701.20.03 – The moment we have been waiting for over 3 years has finally happened. Tonight Bea Arthur’s Intimate Portrait finally premiered on Lifetime TV. And to fan’s welcome, the show was true and full of Bea as a person and entertainer. Click here for a special BeatriceArthur.com overview.

01.19.03 – Maude is back… for some! So, I’m watching Maude right now on tv? Did we know it was back on? I do now… but not sure for how many people. I’m in Chicago, on the RCN network and on Ch. 14 they air a station called ME-TV… I guess it stands for Memorable Entertainment Television… never heard of it. Anyway they air Maude every Monday through Friday. This is great for me… but was curious to if how many of you get it? So check your local listings. It airs here in Chicago from 1:30 – 2:00pm.

01.11.03 – Just a friendly reminder from BeatriceArthur.com. Don’t miss the premiere of Bea’s Intimate Portrait on January 20th on the Lifetime channel at 7pm Eastern!!

01.10.03 – I received this press release from PETA today. They asked me to post this to the site. Click HERE to read the submission.

STARS COME OUT FOR ANIMALS IN PETA’S NEW CELEBRITY VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK

News posts for year 2002

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12.25.02

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12.10.02 – Well, Bea has ended her Toronto show and now we ask ourselves… now what? The truth is, nobody knows. Bea has surprised us many times before, so lets hope for an announcement of sometime soon on what she has in store! Perhaps London? We’ll see! In the meantime, have safe and blissful holidays! Happy Holidays from BeatriceArthur.com

Kev! 

11.19.02 – The following is a message I recieved from a production coordinator on a Canadian talk show called ‘Because I Said So’ with Maggie Cassella, taped once a week in Toronto in front of a live audience.
“On Monday November 25th 2002 we have Bea Arthur as a guest and I would love it if you could post some info about the appearance on your site. The show’s topic is Have sitcom’s lost their edge? Bea will be appearing with a Toronto Sun columnist Jim Slotek to debate that topic at 7:45pm at the CHUMCity building located at 299 Queen Street West. Taping takes 1 hour. Individuals or groups interested in free tickets can call our audience reservation line at 416 591 5280 or email isaidso@star-tv.com
The show airs nationally on Star! the Entertainment Station and Citytv several times weekly.”

11.06.02 – Special Request from BeatriceArthur.com :: I want to strongly urge Bea fans to send me their stories and any pictures they might have taken when seeing Bea’s show in either Toronto or Sydney. We would love to hear and see your take on Bea’s show to compare with when she was in the USA earlier this year and year before. Thanks for you feedback! Check in the ‘What People Are Saying‘ section to read fan stories!

10.30.02 – Important Update :: Bea Arthur’s Intimate Portrait on Lifetime television will premiere on January 20th, 2003. The air date has been moved from the previously announced date for no given reason. Please update your calendars.

10.23.02 – Continuing the good news. Word of The Golden Girls series released on DVD has finally appeared. For more, extensive information about this click HERE!

10.22.02 – A review of Bea’s show in Melbourne, Australia has been posted in the Tour Information section.

10.21.02 – BREAKING NEWS :: exclusively from BeatriceArthur.com
I have just been notified from Feury Grant Entertainment that the Bea Arthur Intimate Portrait has been completed. The scheduled air date is November 25th on the Lifetime Channel. Check your local listings for time.

09.09.02 – Exciting news for the people of Toronto, Canada! Bea’s coming to town. I know a lot of you will be excited for I have received a lot of emails from Toronto. Here is the link to the news article about this. I will also update the tour information page with this information as well! I might be able to attend as well, so I’ll keep you all up to date about that as well!

09.04.02 – Update on E! TV Tales – Golden Girls, the air date has been changed to Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 8pm. Please made a note of it on you calendars :)

08.27.02 – I have just received official information that the E! TV Tales episode featuring the Golden Girls will be first aired on September 16, 2002 at 8pm [eastern]. It will be a must see show.

08.26.02 – What we’ve been all waiting for… Lifetime’s Intimate Portrait of Bea Arthur! Check out the first press release about it HERE.

UPDATE ::

So far I’ve learned…
Lee Grant, herself, was the one to finally convince Bea to do the intimate portrait!! They have interviewed Bea, her sons, Rue, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, George Swatter (?), Paul Witt (executive producer of the Golden Girls), and Norman Lear.

08.16.02 – Attention Bea fans in New Mexico. Click here for a Bea performance near you!

07.31.02 – I decided to post some screenshots from Bea’s appearance in the 1979 episode of Saturday Night Life, in which she hosted. I’m posting this slide show in a different fashion, using Flash, so please send me your feed back on how you like it.

Click here to launch Bea :: SNL 79′
:: 857k file size :: must have Flash 6 player installed ::

As for the show goes, the show never really ramped up to my expectations and certainly did not seem like Bea was the host, appearing in so little of the hour. To be fair, however, I tend to get my expectations up on everything that Bea is in, and can tend to be dissappointed at times. Nevertheless, we finally got to see this episode! I’m still excited about that. Something is better then nothing, and though it was edited down, I feel that much more complete :)

I really apprecaited seeing Bea and Gilda together. Gilda was such a wonderful person and it’s nice to take a step back in time and see them together!

07.27.02 – Thanks to the collective efforts and knowledge in the Bea Yahoo! Group, it has been announced from E! online, that the Saturday Night Live where Bea hosts will be aired Tuesday [07.30.02] at 7:00pm [eastern]. If you miss this airing, it will be on again August 6th [my birthday!] at 3:30pm [eastern]. All of us Bea fans have been waiting for this to be aired for years!! Very exciting for some of us, a must see for everyone else! Thanks again to the people in the Bea group!

07.18.02 – Wow… didn’t realise that it has been this long since a news posting. Just goes to show, when the curtain falls, it’s over. Anyway, just wanted to post that there is a new fan story posted on the ‘what people are saying‘ page and click on ‘Michael’. Also, more info about Bea performing in Australia on the ‘tour info‘ page. Check it out now… or next month, we’ll wait. :)

06.08.02 – Exclusive news from BeatriceArthur.com! I have been fortunate to be informed or any new, upcoming events and appearances from Bea’s business manager to be passed along to her fans via this web site! Therefore, I have the following announcements ::

It has been confirmed that Bea had been ill for the Tony awards, that being the reason why Bea was not present. Good news is that she is doing better!

Second, attention Golden Girls fans! Currently in the works at E! networks is an episode of TV TALES about the Golden Girls! Rue McClanahan, Betty White, Harold Gould, Leslie Nielson, and other writers, etc. of the show have already been interviewed for the show. On June 4th, Bea Arthur agreed to and was interviewed for this show as well! Estelle will be on the show as well, but clips from a few years ago will be used, being that she can no longer do interviews because of her condition.

So keep a look out for this, what should be, an exciting show! We all have been wanting a Lifetime’s Intimate Portrait of Bea… well, again, this show would fill in a lot of the missing pieces and will be a long over due dedication to the Golden Girls sitcom.

So, keep a look out for this show within the next few months and check back here for more inside news soon! 

tony_bea06.02.02 – Well, as predicted, Bea didn’t win the Tony® again, but we are all still happy for her being nominated. Congratulations to Elaine Stritch for the win.

Was hoping to see Bea in the audience or present a award, but neither happened. It seemed that Bea wasn’t there, which is a disappointment, if true. Elaine did mention Bea and the rest of the nominees in her too long of a acceptance speech :)

Next steps :: Hopefully Bea will make an appearance in both London and Australia… stay tuned!

05.06.02 – Just when you thought there would be no news about Bea… Just announced today ::

Bea Arthur on Broadway, Just Between Friends – Tony® Nominated for Best Special Theatrical Event! The Tony® Awards will be aired June 2nd, 2002 on PBS and CBS. More information clickhere!

04.15.02 – The party is over :( Bea ended her Broadway run last night at the Booth Theatre. From what I’ve heard, it was an emotional end for the dynamic due, Bea and Billy. This now completes practically a full year of Bea’s one woman show on the stage. All across the country, landing in NYC, Bea has conquered the USA.

So, what’s next? London? Perhaps, but only time will tell. I’m sure she will rest up and reflect some. She deserves it as she turn 79 next month.

Anyway, it’s been a wonderful year for me, as well. I have had a terrific time following her virtually from city to city, show to show. I look forward to the future with Bea. If she chooses to leave the lime light, so be it. We will always have fantastic memories and plenty of reruns to keep up tied over forever!

Thank you Bea… (and the rest of her fans)

03.27.02 – Announced today, Bea Arthur on Broadway will close on April 14, 2002. Get your tickets now before this unforgettable event is over!

03.18.02 – New fan story and photos uploaded in the tour section. Check them out here! Thanks Josie!

03.05.02 – Bea Arthur on Broadway has been extended indefinitely! She just won’t stop! Therefore, there is no excuse not to see Bea! For more information, click here. Also, visit www.backsmack.com for a cute, little Flash piece on Bea NOT getting slapped. Other famous characters such as Britney Spears gets slapped silly. It’s good to see that most people interpret Bea as a strong, untouchable women! 

02.18.02 – Received Bea’s CD today… absolutely brilliant. Full review of it in the next LimeLetter which be released within this next week, as well as on the Yahoo! Group. I know I will be listening to it 24/7 for the next month… at least!

02.05.02 – Happy 1 year anniversary to the ‘Bea Arthur in the Lime Light’ web site! I can’t believe it’s been a full year since I launched this site. And to my surprise, a couple months later, that Bea would start a nation wide tour and Broadway show. It’s been an exciting year, and this year will be just as exciting. Thank you for all your support and involvement on this site and on the Yahoo Club. It’s made it 100% worth the time that I put into this site!

02.03.02 – Happy days are here again… Well, today’s appearance of Bea on CBS’s Sunday Morning Show was fabulous. For all of you hoping for an Intimate Portrait of Bea, well this was a 10 minute version of one. Covered all her highlights in life, included never seen before photos and behind the seen footage from Maude. I have a few still images from this posted at the Yahoo! Club (link above). It’s been a great day of Bea. Also, listened to the Broadway’s Biggest Hit show today, which featured Bea. There they played songs from her soon to be released CD and added their exclusive interview with Bea when she was in Phoenix. The great part is, there is more to come this Friday when Bea appears on the Rosie O’Donnell show! Can’t wait!

02.01.02 – Bea is on the cover and the feature story of this weeks NEXT Magazine! Probably the best photos of Bea I have ever seen. Check it out here at nextmagazine.net

01.31.02 – Yahoo! Club is back up and running! Unfortunately, I’m still having problems remaining as the founder… Hopefully when the Clubs merge into Groups, this will be resolved.

Some exciting Bea appearances will be taking place this week. First, Bea will be on some local radio stations next week. Some of these radio stations will be available over the Internet for listening. For more information about this event visit www.broadwaysbiggesthits.com!

Second, Bea will be on February 8th’s Rosie O’Donnell Show! Rosie is a huge fan of Bea’s and has already seen her show. Looking forward to this event. Bea normally doesn’t do the talk show thing, but always makes an exception for Rosie! Check your local stations for times!

Third, Bea on Broadway CD is now available for pre-order. Ship date is February 12th! You can do a search for Bea Arthur on Amazon.com and/or CDNOW.com to order yours today! I have :)

01.25.02 – Many of you may have been wondering… where is the And Then There’s Bea Yahoo Club?? Did Kevin delete it? Answer :: No way! I would never delete my club. I plan to keep the club alive even after Bea ends her show. Unfortunately, Yahoo seems to have some problems. It is almost impossible to contact them, so I am just going to wait a few more days and see if the problem clears up. In the mean time check out Lifetime TV’s web site and take a peak at their Bea message board.

01.21.02 – Updated the tour information page. Added a new fan story and photos! In addition, it has been confirmed that Bea will be on Wednesday’s (01.23.02) The View on ABC. Be sure to check it out!

01.15.02 – Bea Arthur will be hosting a morning of the Golden Girls on the Lifetime Channel on January 21st from 9:00am to 12:30pm eastern. Should be fun!

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