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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)


Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent
Avg Score

Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if you are open to confrontation

Don't see it if you want to be entertained

Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

See it if You want to experience the versatility of Ed Nixon re-enacting scenes with George Rose & learning about his secret life & tragic death.

Don't see it if Monologues or one man-one act plays is not your cup of tea

Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if You like unexpectedly entertaining and moving evenings in the theater.

Don't see it if You are not on the lookout for a masterful Theatrical experience.


Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Heart-wrenching

See it if if you enjoy a true story about how human beings connect to each other.

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

Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Masterful

See it if Anyone who loves theatre MUST see this show!A tour-de-force!

Don't see it if There's no reason NOT to see this show!

Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if You want to hear an interesting story by an incredible storyteller.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a one-man-show.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want a slice of theatrical history in first & second-hand stories, vividly & excitedly told by Ed Dixon, performing a range of accents.

Don't see it if you don't want to know what actors really are like, and if you don't like scandal. If you don't like one-man storytelling.

Absorbing, Great acting, Indulgent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see an actor stretch across time and character, you want to be moved

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows, you're sensitive to real life stories

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You enjoy master story telling. You loved the stage work of George Rose.

Don't see it if You hate solo shows. You're not interested in theatre history.

During previews
Engaging, Well acted, Funny, Wild theater stories

See it if you want to hear Dixon tell you stories--in many voices--about his life in the theater. Charming; then revelation gives weight and insight.

Don't see it if you lack interest in theater; lots of actors and shows named. At rare moments, Georgie drags. Mostly, D is having fun, so is the audience.

During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You want a fascinating story about 1 of the great theatre characters on&off stage.You want a story that's both funny & disturbing.

Don't see it if You're not familiar w/theatre history, especially of the '70s & '80s. You want a fully comic story: 2/3 is hilarious, 1/3 is deep dark.

During previews

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
Absorbing, Exquisite

See it if Last section of play is haunting and horrifying with edge-of-your-seat storytelling. His revolt at who Georgie is, is really telling.

Don't see it if Some theater name-dropping & inside jokes will go over your head if you're not well-versed in many older theater names.

During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Strong performance by ed dixon, Intelligent, Wonderful evening for theatre lovers

See it if you want to learn more about the career of the legendary George Rose. A terrific evening of theatre starring and written by Ed Dixon.

Don't see it if one-man shows don't interest you. You don't have a strong knowledge of past plays and performers.

Also One of the best plays I have seen in a long time. Ed Dixon is a master... Read more Read less

During previews
Masterfully written and performed., Great storytelling, Dixon is captivating, Touching, funny, and dark

See it if You love theater & its stories. Dixon is a perfect voice for a fine memory play/character study; a tour de force performance. Transporting.

Don't see it if Don't like gossipy anecdotes, solo shows, have never heard of George Rose or don't know work from the 70's-80's. References abound.

During previews
One man bio-play by the one who knew him best

See it if Ed Dixon was George Rose's friend and protege for years. He nails Rose's unique accent, demeanor and persona. A Brit who was a Bway legend

Don't see it if you are offended by flamboyant queens. Rose was one of the funniest. His sexual proclivities were beyond the pale and Dixon disapproved, too

During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want to laugh, remember the great Brits and can hear their voices echo, Very much a raconteur on raconteur...with a harrowing finish

Don't see it if you dont like to spin your emotions on a dime. dont like a solo show, minimal sets

Also The audience was 100% with this show. It makes it so much more fun to ... Read more Read less

During previews
Great acting, Resonant, Riveting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in a beautifully acted 1 man show about the friendship & ultimate disillusion between Ed Dixon & the great George Rose.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows or have no interest in the on & off stage life of unusually dramatic characters during the 1960s & 1970s.

During previews
Delightful, Masterful, Must see, Hilarious, Enchanting

See it if Loved it. See it. Ed is fantastic

Don't see it if You don't enjoy solo shows.

During previews
Great acting, Hilarious, Must see, Heartfelt

See it if you want to see a show from a man who admired George Rose as a dear friend and mentor told in a riveting performance with personal stories.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of one man shows even though the actor imitates the voices of George Rose and all the people told in his stories.

During previews
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
Absorbing, Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound

See it if Want to see a masterful performance and a glimpse into the life of George Rose, an evening of humor & storytelling, a genius at work.,

Don't see it if You don't like solo performances, don't care fir the retelling of a 20 year friendship, or if you need music, song & dance.

During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if If you like one man plays about someone's experiences with a gay friend.

Don't see it if If you like an absorbing drama with good acting.

During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intense, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a cast of dozens played brilliantly by one man! If you don't know who George Rose was the show/story are still fascinating.

Don't see it if one man shows aren't for you. Otherwise there's really no reason not to go.

During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if If you want to see a one man show that is funny and very well done. Great acting!

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

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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