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Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose

From 158 member  reviews
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

53
One man show theatre smelled of fetid urine.

See it if You like Theatre Stories (if you are in the Theatre you've heard some of them before, several times). Great lighting, Good Set...

Don't see it if You want to hear an intimate story told in an intimate way...The actor plays as if the theatre seats 2,000...it seated 25 the night I went.

50
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Boring, Tiring

See it if You are into one man shows and you personally know the actor

Don't see it if You wanted to be delightfully entertained or didn’t get much sleep the night before -you’ll be out like a light .

During previews
64
Disappointing

See it if You are interested in the actor performing the show or in the late actor George Rose.

Don't see it if If you are not interested in the above. I got the references and had seen George Rose perform, but the story was just not that compelling.

Also The audience I saw it with seemed to really enjoy the show. They laugh... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Thought-provoking, Indulgent

See it if You care about the NYC theatre scene of the 1970s. You're want to investigate the challenge of discovering an idol's dark side.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy name dropping and countless actor references. You want a one man show that is conversational.

During previews
69
Entertaining, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if Gossipy fun campy stories

Don't see it if If you are looking for a complex story or character analysis.

During previews
65
Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if A meandering story that takes an uncomfortable turn

Don't see it if you are looking for an uplifting and humorous evening of life in the theater


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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