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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

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if If you love great one man shows and a marvolious retrospect of a great actor George Rose🌹

Don't see it if The ending is very sad. It exposes Roses most tragic flaw of sexual child abused that costs him his life.

81
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You are interested in shows about Broadway, acting, George Rose,Ed Dixon, you like one man shows

Don't see it if You want to see a happy show.This has a disturbing ending

93
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you don't know the life story of George Rose - (i only knew of My Fair Lady) & want to know his story told by a close friend-told masterfuly

Don't see it if don't want to know the dark side of an amazing actor. but really, don't we all have some sort of dark side??? go see it!!!

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

80
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like an engaging one-man show. I have no idea who those actors mentioned in the show are. I still had a satisfying good time

Don't see it if you don't like one man show, or you hate stories about show business

80
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You appreciate good storytelling, are a fan of George Rose or appreciate a masterful performance and raconteur hold forth on his story

Don't see it if You hate one person shows, have little knowledge of theatre history and haven't a clue as to who George Rose was.

90
Absorbing, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate show business stories and one man shows

Don't see it if You are disturbed by disturbing behavior in the subject matter.

72
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if Like amusing anecdotes and a sense of theatrical history.

Don't see it if you would be disconcerted by violently changing tonal shifts.

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.

80
Enthralling, Engaging, Fascinating

See it if you are interested in theater history and spectacular character acting.

Don't see it if you want something visually elaborate--or if you dislike one-man shows.

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to watch a well-acted one-man show telling an intriguing story about George Rose.

Don't see it if you need bells and whistles, don't like sitting in VERY close quarters, or do not like autobiographical theater.

88
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You enjoy seeing one-actor shows in which bygone memories of theater relationships and friendships are discussed. You are a theater hx buff.

Don't see it if You prefer a lot of action or a multi-character show. You are bored by discussions of past theater history

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you like behind the scenes real-life show business stories

Don't see it if material isn't suitable for kids, who likely would never have heard of any of the people referenced in the evening

Also Ed Dixon's tour-de-force performance makes you feel like you're sittin... Read more Read less

70
Dated, Disappointing, Boring

See it if You are a fan of or know George Rose or are a theater buff.

Don't see it if You are looking for something with depth, or to be entertained or feel something. It's not that interesting a story, until the end.

Also While I find it very sweet that one friend wrote and stars in a show a... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Great acting, Riveting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like great acting and solo shows or were a fan of George Rose. If you like theater stories peppered with humor.

Don't see it if Have no idea who George Rose was, are easily offended by slightly off-color humor, don't like to laugh, or be challenged by subject matter.

89
Masterful, Great acting, Great writing, Story telling tour de force

See it if Love a good theater story (in this case, about great character actor George Rose), masterful acting (Ed Dixon), and damned good writing..

Don't see it if Are offended by gay sexual innuendo, or don't like solo performances. Worth seeing just to see Dixon...and learn about Rose.

88
Absorbing, Riveting, Great acting, Great writing, A bit shocking

See it if you know who George Rose is or perhaps like myself got to see him work his magic in The Pirates of Penzance. You'll never forget this story

Don't see it if Even if you don't know who George Rose is this is still a tour-de-force and riveting story.

27
Banal, Disappointing, Musical style presentational acting

See it if you like theatre stories. This is a show only for those who live and breathe the theatre.

Don't see it if you prefer good acting to B'way style musical presentational fare. The sensationalistic aspects and not unexpected and are exploitative.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy one person shows and have a good knowledge of the theatre.

Don't see it if don't appreciate performers and stories of the theatre

Also Very enjoyable and nicely done. Best for lovers of theatre stories.

77
Thought-provoking, Slow, Great acting, Intelligent, Biographical

See it if You like theater in the raw. A One man story telling show. Great impersonation of icons. Wonderful acting and writing.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you don't like one man show w/minimal staging. story of a theater Diva's truths that revealed the Ugliness in humans.

Also This style show may not be my most favorite; drama that reveals darken... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Masterful, Funny

See it if you have an affinity for delightful theatre stories, told wonderfully, with a captivating, unexpectedly dark and resonant payoff.

Don't see it if you can't take another object-of-fandom-turned-mentor-turned-cautionary tale solo show. This one is extremely good, but true to its genre.

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

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if excellent acting, fasinating story, history about theater, something unique with quality

Don't see it if you like big shows or dont like one man shows but this is worth it

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 .


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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