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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

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

88
Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like one man shows that are entertaining and informative.

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows. If you want to see something with more zest.

Also Energetic & quite interesting. Needs a little more excitement to susta... Read more Read less

86
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if you love broadway history and the story behind the stage

Don't see it if you want a happy ending or if you need a complex production

70
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like one-man shows and you are interested, knowledgeable, and appreciate of theater humor based on members of the acting community.

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

79
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You love theater and want to hear some masterful storytelling from an insider.

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows or require set changes.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you are old enough to have seen George Rose perform or a fan of multitalented Ed Dixon - a master storyteller/actor w. an incredible tale.

Don't see it if you don't dig one man shows, or stories about the theater world.

Also Ed Dixon is absolutely hilarious, vulnerable and mesmerizing telling a... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Enjoy the history of theater and find interesting a story told to a audience of a lifetime story

Don't see it if Not interested in a past relationship of theater, or in hearing a first person story

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Funny

See it if You enjoy show biz tales and solo shows with great stories and impersonations of great actors such as Olivier, Hepburn, & Gielgud.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy solo shows and a show ultimately deals with very dark subject matter...SPOILER AHEAD...murder & child abuse.

82
Dizzying, Intelligent, Shocking, Funny, Devastating

See it if You love theatre and actors and stories about the greats but be prepared for a sordid underbelly that will unsettle you. Great, sad, night.

Don't see it if Need your theatrical favorites to be heroes or need a Rose-colored-glasses kind of ending. Oh, the leg room is dreadful.

Also George Rose was a favorite of mine. Got to see him as Doolittle, the M... Read more Read less

76
Entertaining, Funny, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You're a fan of theatre and know of actor George Rose. Ed Dixon gives us insight of his illustrious career and his Capote-esque demise.

Don't see it if You're idea of a night of theatre must includes a big Broadway stage with lots of sets and costumes.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You want to hear fascinating stories about the great actor George Rose and an expert evening headed by Ed Dixon reliving moments with him.

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows about people in the theater. (But who doesn't like that!?)

Also A fast paced 90 minutes recounting an actor's memories of his friend G... Read more Read less

95
Epic, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You have a real love for theater and want to hear about theater history.

Don't see it if You're looking for a big show with big sets and costumes.

70
Overrated, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if You're gay and you need affirmation that anything is possible, plus thank the lord you didn't come out in 1970. Or you're a theater geek

Don't see it if One man shows - even where the one person is exceedingly charming - don't do it for you. Another big turn-off is way too much name-dropping.

Also I wanted to like this show ... and it was clear that a portion of the ... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if -you like stories about the theatre -you like one person plays

Don't see it if - you don't like one person plays - you want a light and fluffy night

Also For those who are tourists in New York or see only a few plays a year,... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like great acting and trajic endings

Don't see it if If you don"t like a very small theater experience

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you haven't. If you are a fan of bio-dramatic historical recounts of artists. Lots of colorful characters, masterfully presented by Dixon.

Don't see it if youre anti-1-person shows. To many friends who take this stance; but this is definitely one of the stronger ones I've seen in recent years.

88
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if You love Ed Dixon (I do). You enjoy insight into theatre and acting. You enjoy great one man shows. You have interest in George Rose.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy one man shows or are offended by gay subject manor.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if just SEE IT! I didn't know anything about George Rose (before my time), but Ed Dixon's acting and storytelling was phenomenal!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy compelling storytelling. You are close-minded.

84
Enchanting, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You love hearing really funny and insightful backstage stories full of gossip about lots of Broadway legends

Don't see it if you want a happy ending

91
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if love theatre

Don't see it if not interested in backstage tales

95
Entertaining, Hilarious, Engaging, Powerful, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested in B'way lore. Ed Dixon has created a deeply moving/complex tribute to his friend and mentor. Filled w/ laughs and tears.

Don't see it if Show business history or figures aren't your thing. Or if you aren't prepared for hillarity to turn dark.

80
Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if - you are a frequenter at the theaters as the majority of this play built around Theater life. - want to see a brilliant one-man show

Don't see it if you go to the theaters once in a while. it probably will be a bit frustrating for you in general.

96
Dazzlingly theatrical, wildly entertaining, unexpectedly touching

See it if You love tour-de-force evenings of brilliant theater.

Don't see it if You are looking for the same old sludge.

78
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like a well performed one-man show that will tell a moving, funny and suprising story.

Don't see it if you hate one-man shows. This won't be the one to change your mind.

85
Absorbing, Tragic

See it if ever saw George Rose act (brilliantly)

Don't see it if you don't want to hear how he died


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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