Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose
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Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose
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Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(158 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
4%
Negative
1%
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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (158)

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78 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if It is very entertaining, good play , fun. The stage is set nice like a subway very nice

Don't see it if You don't like musical

545 Reviews | 81 Followers
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.

138 Reviews | 38 Followers
100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Profound

See it if Bravura compendium of gossip & personalities of 20th Cent Bway but ultimately a profound acknowledgement of the light & the darkness of life

Don't see it if Theatre-lovers, miss this at your peril.

183 Reviews | 44 Followers
98
Masterful

See it if you want to experience a first rate performer sharing his soul with the audience

Don't see it if you dislike one-man shows, and personal anecdotes Read more

54 Reviews | 8 Followers
97
Absorbing, Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of good theater and especially if you remember George Rose

Don't see it if If you don't like one-man shows

102 Reviews | 90 Followers
97
Riveting, Must see, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if Want to see an amazing one man show. Well written and first rate storytelling

Don't see it if Don't like one man shows is the only reason to pass it his one

360 Reviews | 76 Followers
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. Read more

179 Reviews | 29 Followers
95
Delightful, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if Dixon an extraordinary actor brings to life another extraordinary actor, with wit, intelligence, clarity, love, and gratitude.

Don't see it if If you could care less about the greatest stage actors of the past, like Laurence Olivier and Paul Scofield

Critic Reviews (27)

The New York Times
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 Republic...The visit ends with a disillusioned Mr. Dixon fleeing in disgust. The audience is caught out as well; after finding joy in Rose’s brilliance, we’re left confused and disillusioned, too."
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Time Out New York
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 point; it triggers Dixon’s disenchantment with Rose and a deep personal spiral. But it is also untrue...A distortion of such magnitude is ethically dodgy, and it undermines the rest of Dixon’s show."
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AM New York
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 direction of Eric Schaeffer, 'Georgie' works as an intimate personal journey that takes a swift turn from giddy and nostalgic to disturbing and tragic."
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Theatermania
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 beautifully appropriate balance of lightness and darkness...'Georgie' is a tribute to one of Broadway's greats, while reminding us that everyone we see onstage has a story all their own."
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Lighting & Sound America
February 13th, 2017

"It is loaded with classic theatre stories, calculated to leave Broadway fans chortling with glee; in fact, it's just about the funniest horror story around...Dixon is a superb raconteur...Eric Schaeffer, whose direction keeps the show moving at exactly the right pace, also designed the set, a haunted-looking old theatre...'Georgie' will, inevitably, appeal most strongly to theatre fans with a deep sense of history, as well as those who saw Rose perform."
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TheaterScene.net
February 2nd, 2017

"With his resonant voice and animated presence, Dixon vibrantly holds forth with a series of shrewdly connected, comical and poignant behind-the-scenes theatrical anecdotes...What truly distinguishes the show is Dixon’s fearless psychological focus...In examining their involvement, Dixon doesn’t spare Rose or himself from honest scrutiny...Schaeffer’s inspired staging includes a number of arresting tableaux, bursts of action and Dixon’s perfectly modulated performance."
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CurtainUp
February 1st, 2017

"Dixon's animated remembrances of his friendship with the extravagantly theatrical Rose form a loving portrait reaching peaks of hilarity and a depth of darkness...A fascinating storyteller, Dixon draws on his own acting experience, personal charm and obvious affection for the eccentric actor to share his encyclopedic collection of anecdotes...You are entranced, shocked, sympathetic and ultimately gratified by a riveting, well-formed arc. Dixon's performance captivates from start to finish."
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Theater Pizzazz
February 1st, 2017

"“Ed Dixon is brilliant–as an actor, author and raconteur. This solo show is riveting, riotous and revealing…The anecdotes, enchantingly recounted, are hilarious…In the end it’s anything but hagiography...'Georgie' is a must-see for acting aficionados, would-be memoirists, psychologists, criminologists, theater historians, and just about anybody who wants to spend a fascinating 90 minutes in the theater."
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