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Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose

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Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

About the show

The NYC premiere of Ed Dixon's solo show about his 20-year friendship with two-time Tony-winning character actor George Rose. More…

Over his storied career, Mr. Rose starred on Broadway and in London alongside such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Noel Coward, Richard Burton, and Laurence Olivier. He was last seen on Broadway in the original 1985 production of 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood,' for which he won his second Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Ed Dixon examines his longtime friendship with the character actor, their shared love for the stage, and Rose's shocking dark side.


Member Reviews (158)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent
86
Avg Score

80
Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you like superior character acting, an interesting absorbing story with a twist ending (if, like me,you don't know the history beforehand)

Don't see it if you don't care about one-person shows, theater history or LGBT stories.

94
Outstanding!, Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if You consider yourself a theatre buff. These are some great stories (and so much more) from someone who was there. A peek behind the curtain.

Don't see it if You have no interest in old Broadway gems...stories of the glitz, glamour...and the not so pretty truth too.

90
Absorbing, Intense, Relevant, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if I was enraptured by Ed's tale of his mentee relationship with Georgie. The ups, downs, funny stories, what died and what lived on.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy autobiographical solo shows.

Also It felt like Ed left the stage and was standing next to me. I was a pa... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Honest

See it if Ed Dixon's masterful look into his long, complex relationship with campy, talented Tony award winning friend George Rose. Funny yet dark

Don't see it if A bit "insider-y " with many show biz antedotes & personalities Lags in mid-section but Dixon wisely goes dark into rigorous honesty.

86
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Heart-felt

See it if you were a fan of George Rose, want to see the story of a friendship, learn the facts about George Rose's tragic death

Don't see it if one person shows are not your cup of tea, don't like plays about the theater, descriptions of disturbing incidents turns you off

85
Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Edgy

See it if you're theater enthusiast. Ed Dixon brings to life actors whose names I have only heard. He is charming, graceful and terrifying by turns

Don't see it if one person, bare stage shows are not your thing.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you would enjoy an entertaining and historically enlightening bio of George Rose through the eyes of his friend Ed Dixon.

Don't see it if you dislike one-man shows in general; you are totally uninterested in George Rose; you are homophobic.

90
Spectacular story telling, Must see, Masterful, Riveting, Comic/tragedy

See it if Ed Dixon's spectacular story telling about theatre icon George Rose is something you don't know you want or need, incredibly memorable

Don't see it if difference between Rose's stage persona and that of his private life is too much to bear, solo shows are not your cup of British tea

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if If you know about George Rose or are interested in a personal story about a Broadway character actor.

Don't see it if you do not like one man shows or do not handle disturbing twists well.

82
Charming, Affecting, Brave

See it if What begins as a somewhat stagy paean to a grand old queen of the stage, lovely if predictable, and performed by his multi-talented friend..

Don't see it if ...deepens and darkens as it deals with a personal reckoning. Quite courageous, always entertaining: nicely done

83
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Ed Dixon was incredible! What a wonderful story teller, he held the audience's attention completely!

Don't see it if If you don't like solo shows and are not interested in theatrical history.

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Must see, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see & hear great story telling about a great character actor of the NY stage. Dixon's impersonations of other actors is great.

Don't see it if if you are not a theater buff especially under the age of 40. You will probably not know any of the greats during George Rose's life.

92
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Funny, Riveting

See it if You like a one man show. You do or do not know who George Rose is. You want to hear some very interesting history about a Broadway performer

Don't see it if You are not comfortable with a story about a great performer who has a dark side. You don't want to have many laugh out loud moments.

Also I did not know who George Rose was and I thought this would be a good ... Read more Read less

75
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny

See it if 70s-80s broadway was your thing & you know George Rose's story. Your heart will melt. Masterful Ed Dixon gifts w/other spot-on impressions.

Don't see it if one-man shows are not your thing and you can't pay attention. This adventurous time-machine journey you're taken on should NOT be missed

96
Perfectly crafted, Absorbing, Intelligent, Riveting, Must see

See it if you enjoy hearing about NY theatre from 1960 to now, and especially if you enjoy stories about great actors like Gielgud and Hepburn.

Don't see it if One-man shows--even brilliant ones--are not your thing.

Also This play is so perfectly crafted--you don't realize you're in the han... Read more Read less

70
Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you're interested in George Rose and enjoy one man shows.

Don't see it if you expect a play that's laugh out funny.

94
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You enjoy tour de force story telling about a theatrical master, it's a combination of anecdote and revelation

Don't see it if You are averse to one person shows,but go anyway . Do not miss this one .

86
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You'd enjoy excellent storytelling and impersonations so vivid and precise that you can totally visualize every word that is spoken.

Don't see it if Do not like to listen, one-person performances (although that is soon forgotten), or only want a musical, busy staging, or lots of glitz.

85
Exquisite, Funny, Great acting, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy entertaining storytelling in a one man show. However, the play goes much deeper than than just stories. Ed Dixon is a marvel.

Don't see it if You like bigger productions or you aren't interested in older theater productions.

85
Dixon brings anecdotes to life, You wish your life could be that interesting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy theater and theater history and wish to see it brought to life by a consummate performer.

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows, even entertaining ones.

Also I was originally a bit reluctant to see this one, as a friend had told... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like autobiographical one-man shows, you like quirky people, and/or you enjoy backstage anecdotes.

Don't see it if you dislike one-man shows.

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Resonant, Funny, Bittersweet

See it if You're up for an exuberant retelling and celebration of George Rose, theatre and life in the 70's, and a deep friendship turned dark.

Don't see it if You're homophobic, have an aversion to theatre gossip, one-person autobiographical monologues or disliked George Rose to begin with

Also Ed Dixon's bravura solo performance, channeling the late George Rose a... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining, Storytelling, Theatre-centric, One man show

See it if You are charmed by old stories of the theatre. You area fan of George Rose.

Don't see it if If you are bored by one-actor, storytelling shows. Can't listen carefully for 90 minutes.

Also While the writing isn't particularly sharp, the performance is enterta... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you're a theater buff; enjoy behind-the-scenes tales of the private lives of public people; appreciate excellent story-telling

Don't see it if you don't like one man show in bare bones staging; you might find some very ugly truths revealed to be intolerable

Also Ed Dixon is an absolutely masterful story teller. The show is totally ... Read more Read less

78
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Dated, Great writing

See it if you are familiar with George Rose and want to hear about his life. I recommend sticking around for the last 30 minutes, was more interesting

Don't see it if you are not interested in a one man show about someone who had a very large influence in his life. Adult Subject matter.

Also Was great acting, but I didn't relate to the material, so it was kind ... Read more Read less


February 7th, 2017
"A charming if ultimately disturbing solo show…Dixon delivers enjoyable impersonations of Katharine Hepburn, Noël Coward and Richard Burton—not to mention Rose himself....The tone of ‘Georgie’ turns somber near the end, when Mr. Dixon accepts an invitation to Rose’s vacation home in the Dominican...
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February 2nd, 2017
"Genial and orotund, Dixon provides marvelous accounts of Rose’s special qualities as a performer as well as his droll idiosyncrasies as a person...The show takes a sharp and very dark turn in its final third, however, and that’s where it loses its balance...This is the show’s dramatic turning po...
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February 2nd, 2017
"Compact, sentimental and neatly crafted one-man show...Dixon expertly recreates Rose’s distinctive voice, larger-than-life mannerisms, off-the-color remarks and detailed anecdotes about working with legends like Noel Coward, Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton and Katharine Hepburn. Under the direc...
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February 2nd, 2017
"Fascinating new solo show...'Georgie' is less a traditional play than a juicy evening of theater stories, but Dixon brings his pal to life with such vividness that it's almost as if Rose is actually onstage next to him...Director Eric Schaeffer guides this multifaceted performance into a beautif...
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