The Golden Gays™ at the Golden Girls Kitchen in NYC!

On Sundays in February and March, the Golden Gays™, the Golden Girls Musical Drag Troupe will perform live at the Golden Girls Kitchen at the South Street Seaport in NYC. Many of the seating have already sold out, and they extended once already, so get your tickets while you can. We do a different set at 10:45 AM, 11:45 AM and 12:45 PM. Be a pal and a confidant and come see us!

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Bea’s Holi-Dame Musical to play Somers Point, NJ

The man in the moon is a shiksa!  Calling all Golden Girls fans, Maude maniacs, and those who love tough broads with soft hearts, Bea Arthur is Back!  Jason B. Schmidt, the world’s premier (and only) Bea Arthur impersonator, channels the famed Tony and Emmy Winning star in his deadpan tribute, “Beatrice Arthur:  Holi-Dame”.  In the show, Bea pays homage to all those Jews who wrote Christmas songs.  She’ll tell stories about Fiddler on the RoofMaude, The Golden Girls and she might even sing something from the Lion King.  It’s the Chrismakkuh Musical no one asked for, but everyone can enjoy – even your Aunt Karen.

Jason B. Schmidt is the world’s premier Bea Arthur impersonator and star of The Golden Gay?s? the Golden Girls Musical Drag Troupe.  They have been seen on CNN, ABC, have been talked about in the New York Times and the Associate Press and Headline The Golden Fans at Sea Cruises each year.

Beatrice Arthur: Holi-Dame

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 – 7 PM

Gateway Playhouse (by the bay)

Somers Point, NJ


#BeaAstralDame on Tour

After an exceptional run in Portland, Oregon we are looking to take the show to other cities. We’re currently working on Philly, Boston, Nashville and Washington D.C. If you have any leads on these or other cities, please email We are typically looking at smaller venues, 100 seats or less, that have a piano (though track capabilities are a possibility), a simple light and sound plot, two mics and a technician.

Love you all and can’t wait to Bea in your town!

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#BeaAstralDame returns to NYC on 1/30 – Special Guest: Marti Gould Cummings!

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Jason B. Schmidt brings his acclaimed one (wo)man show, Beatrice Arthur: Astral Dame back to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 1/30/16 at 7pm. This performance will feature award winning comedian and host Marti Gould Cummings.

In BEA ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME! the 5’9″ Tony and Emmy Award-winning star of Maude, Mame and The Golden Girls performs her signature numbers along with a few surprises as only she can deliver. It’s an out of this world evening of comedy, quips and everything Bea. Catch her now before she heads back into the cosmos!

Directed by Amy Anders Corcoran.

Music Direction by Mason Griffin.

Produced by Spin Cycle NYC.

Purchase Tickets Now.

VERY Limited discounted tickets available on a first/come first/serve basis. Email Bea for details.



#BeaAstralDame comes to Portland, Oregon

Jason B. Schmidt, star of Christmas With The Crawfords & Thank You for Being a Friend in NYC, will be starring as Tony Award winner Bea Arthur in his new one man show, BEATRICE ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME. After several sold out turns Off-Broadway, Schmidt brings the acclaimed show to Portland, OR!

BEATRICE ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME is directed by Amy Anders Corcoran, with music direction by Mason Griffin.
Guest star and guest accompanist TBA!
$20 Ticket in Advance
$25 Ticket at the Door (Cash only)Jason Schmidt Beatric Portland Flyer_12.29

#BeaAstralDame on The Today Show!

Beatrice Arthur: Astral Dame joined Life Vest inside on Sunday November 8th for the worldwide flashmob in Times Square called Dance for Kindness. She danced her heart out and spread love and cheer all across NYC with her bosom buddies Anthony Giorgio (DFK choreographer), Orly Wahba (DFK founder) and Ophelia (NYC chanteuse). And they were all joined by The Today Show’s Hoda Kotb who did a fantastic piece this morning on NBC. It was a fantastic day for all.

See the whole segment here!


Astral Dame: Live Recording – Now Available

Our bosom buddies down at The Duplex made a delicious recording of our show on that historic Marriage Equality Day on June 26th. And now, that historic recording can be YOURS! If you want a real live compact disc, I will gladly mail you one, or if you’ve moved into the here and now, I can send you a digital download. Either endeavor will cost you $10 which you can send via PayPal or Venmo.

Love you all, my Bea Vitamins, and I’ll see you on 8/26 at The Laurie Beechman in NYC!

Beatrice, Astral Dame


Interview in NEXT MAGAZINE!!

WEB BEA ARTHURI had the pleasure of chatting with Mark Dommu over at Next Magazine last week regarding Beatrice Arthur: Astral Dame.

Check out the full interview here and please come see the show tomorrow night at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman.