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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

86
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Engaging, charming

See it if You want to know more about George Rose for better or worse. You enjoy stories about theater and actors.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person plays.

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

79
Entertaining, Intense

See it if you like one-man shows about famous Broadway actors. The show is a little fluffy in the beginning, but gains riveting intensity by the end.

Don't see it if you want a big, extravaganza of a show with a happy ending.

76
Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Great writing

See it if you are a fan of one man shows and are interested in theatre history

Don't see it if you are looking for a light comedy

88
Ambitious, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Masterful

See it if You appreciate superb story telling by an admirer of a fascinating character with a legendary career. Ed Dixon really admired George Rose.

Don't see it if If you want more than one person's opinion on the worthiness of a fellow performer's life.

75
Absorbing

See it if it begins as a funny and moving exploration of friendship, and then it turns dark with shocking revelations about George Rose.Great acting!

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows.

Also Ed Dixon is a great storyteller. His performance was lively, evocative... Read more Read less

70
Great acting, Shocking, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you want to see well acted one man show dealing with difficult subject matter.

Don't see it if you don't like one man show's or you only like shows that are light and happy and don't deal with sensitive subject matter.

83
Entertaining, Intelligent, Funny

See it if Like inside look at life of fascinating actor.

Don't see it if Do not like one person show. Frustrating in actors being savaged not always identified -inside joke?

86
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if you like backstage biographies, have acquaintance w George Rose (or not?), like to be surprised/shocked, appreciate psychological complexity

Don't see it if you don't like theatrical storytelling, don't have a sense of humor, don't like impersonation, can't appreciate the shadow side of genius.

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Sad

See it if you like one man shows. This one is beautifully acted and personal. It starts light, but moves to a dark place. Good, but be aware.

Don't see it if if you want something purely light and fluffy. I wouldn't recommend this for a date night or children.

84
Absorbing, Entertaining, In the end, harrowing

See it if you enjoy solo shows, theater lore, and are especially interested in George Rose.

Don't see it if you want to remember George Rose with rose-tinted glasses. The age Dixon cites for the boy is younger than reported & it turns us agnst Rose

88
Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if you enjoy a solo performance by a great actor sharing his personal and professional love for another great actor, George Rose. Enthralling.

Don't see it if you don't like solo performers who know how to play 33 characters as well as share deeply personal stories about his actor-idol.

80
Funny, Great acting

See it if You are are interested in the life of the character actor George Rose and/or enjoy biographies

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows or are uncomfortable with shows about a pedophile or homosexual

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

89
Spellbinding story-teller keeps you in the palm of his hand

See it if you'd like to sit down by a fireplace on a cold winter's eve and have an entertaining pal regale u with stories & impressions of Rose's life

Don't see it if you're offended by gay banter or, more importantly, child abuse. That one issue will color your judgment of the title character.

Also Dixon is superb & has the audience charmed from the start & wrapped ar... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like inside Broadway stories, interested in the life of a great character actor George Rose, like solo shows

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows, want big production values

Also Ed Dixon gives an amazing account of his relationship with character a... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Exquisite, Edgy, Intense, Riveting

See it if Mesmerizing, you can't take your eyes off of Dixon. Blissful storytelling, vividly brings the great George Rose to life along with darkside

Don't see it if If you weren't around or don't know anything about Rose, play would be less compelling

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if you want a true theater experience and to learn the deep, dark secrets of a Broadway legend. Ed Dixon is a masterful story teller.

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

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

Also I have never seen a performer with such honesty, openness, and unabash... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy listening to stories about George Rose, which are beautifully told by Ed, and it can be both funny and moving at the same time

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows, you feel disturbed to see people making fun of themselves & others.

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Riveting, Funny, Edgy

See it if you like one-person shows, were a fan of George Rose, enjoy nostalgic, funny showbiz stories & impersonations of stars from an earlier era.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows, have no idea who George Rose was, are put off by a mix of funny stories and sordid revelations.

72
Entertaining, Delightful, Intelligent, Absorbing, Indulgent

See it if You are not extremely familiar with George Rose. This one man show will open a window into his life both " private "and on stage.

Don't see it if You are not exactly a theater aficionados, after 20 minutes you might find yourself bored. And the ending is quite " dark " and disturbing.

75
Disappointing, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you like to hear about back stories of the lives of people in the theater.

Don't see it if you do not like solo shows and if you do not know about George Rose.

80
Delightful, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love one man shows and especially if you are a fan of old New York and old Broadway. It is very nostalgic for a lost era.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a wonderfully charming actor recall a bygone era. Or if you want high action show stopping musicals and scene changes

80
Edgy, Masterful, Intense, Raunchy, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a master of his craft tell his story about his relationship with George Rose

Don't see it if a one man show revolving around the lives of two male actors over a period of decades is of no interest to you


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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