The Off-Broadway production of That Golden Girls Show!—A Puppet Parody, which began its "final engagement" in New York April 29, ends its run May 29 at Theatre Row. The production offered a live-streamed performance May 21 through Flymachine.
The Off-Broadway run followed the recent death of Emmy winner Betty White, who passed away in December 2021 at the age of 99. White was the last living member of the cast of four who comprised the cast of the hit 1985–1992 TV series about four older women who hilariously shared their lives in a home in Miami, Florida. The situation comedy also featured the late Broadway alums Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty.
The production parodies classic Golden Girls moments with a twist—the cast is all played by puppets. The company includes Miranda Cooper as Sophia, Dylan Glick as Dorothy, Lu Zielinski as Blanche, and Samantha Lee Mason as Rose, with swing Rj Pavel.
That Golden Girls Show! is co-created by Thomas Duncan-Watt, directed by Michael Hull, written by Doug Kmiotek, and has puppets built by Rockefeller Productions.
Producer Jonathan Rockefeller, who co-created the 2016 production, said in an earlier statement, “We are so excited to bring the show back to New York for its final bow. The show consists of entirely new 'episodes' since its original 2016 Off-Broadway run, and with the recent passing of the legendary Betty White, we felt there is no time like right now to come together, share memories, and celebrate this show that has meant the world to so many fans.”
Rockefeller Productions produces. Visit ThatGoldenGirlsShow.com.