Though known for her hilarious variety show on television, its clips replayed endlessly on YouTube, Carol Burnett first wowed audiences on Broadway, playing Princess Winnifred in the 1959 musical Once Upon a Mattress. Now she joins Liza Minelli, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Gwen Verdon, Patti Lupone as part of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ annual Broadway Legends series of ornaments. Dressed in her colorful royal princess outfit from the musical, Ms. Burnett is the tenth legendary star in this marvelous constellation. Tell Me More: Each of these finely detailed glass ornaments was designed exclusively for BC/EFA by Glen Hanson with the Christopher Radko Company. Six-inches tall. How Much: $65. How to Order: Log on to: http://broadwaycares.stores.yahoo.net/. Check out the other unique holiday items available from the Broadway Cares Online Store, including other Broadway Legends ornaments, a selection of holiday greeting cards, holiday gift wrap, holiday music CDs, and many other unique gifts for giving, all of which benefits BC/EFA. Who Benefits: Ever since 1988, BC/EFA has been the major supporter of essential social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic. BC/EFA has also awarded annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide over the years. The nonprofit has raised more than $285 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses in all fifty states, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C.
For more information, log on to: www.broadwaycares.org.
Compiled and written by Hank Trout