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THE 39 STEPS

"I have seen David Edwards do exceptional work at Ivoryton Playhouse before, both onstage (in La Cage aux Folles) and as a director (last season's splendid production of South Pacific), but nothing could really prepare me for what he accomplishes in this show, as he switches characters at a dizzying speed and is often so hysterical it's hard to stop laughing."
--Zander Opper, Talkin' Broadway

RAGTIME

"David Edwards is commanding, and ultimately touching, as Father."
-- Neal Zoren, PrincetonInfo.com

"David Edwards is also a standout as the impressive and vibrant father of the well-to-do clan".
-- Dange J.J. Bevilacqua, Digital First Media

IN CONCERT


LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR

"standout"
-- Jim Rutter, philly.com

"Top honors go to David Edwards as Max Prince.....

"remarkable"
--Nealspaper.com

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN

"...truly outstanding...a major talent..."
-- Rick Busciglio, Examiner.com

"outstanding."
-- Sheila Abrams, nj arts maven

THE FOREIGNER

David -- Director ShotTHE LATEST:
last updated September 6, 2019

final days! | world premiere of STARMAKER opens to universal acclaim-->

In his Island City Stage debut, David brings to life the story of Henry Willson who gave us big-screen legends like Rock Hudson, Lana Turner and Tab Hunter. Written and directed by Michael Leeds.

"David Edwards offers a multi-faceted, vivid and highly-nuanced portrayal of Willson. with a joyous playfulness...

"Willson, as Edwards embodies him, is opportunistic, flashy and sly….Edwards is perfectly cast as the agent, calling to mind perhaps the late actor Jack Palance.

"With silver/grayish hair, mustache and sometimes sporting a dark suit, this man oozes glamour, shrewdness and confidence.

Starmaker"He punctuates his statements with hand gestures such as a wagging finger, reminding others that he’s the expert; he knows how things work in Hollywood and people should mark his words. During other times, his eyes narrow in anger, suspicion or as though he’s considering just how to shape one of his origami projects. But his eyes can also widen considerably in intensity, making them look like they belong to Hannibal Lecter.

"Edwards, at turns, speaks in a pleasant, charming, yet shrewd voice. But cross Willson, and a thunderous shout escapes his voice. Toward the end of the play, Edwards’ Willson has transitioned seamlessly into a vulnerable, desperate, powerless, stumbling man. He’s like a scared, trapped animal.

"All in all, it’s a well thought-out, masterful and versatile performance."

-- Aaron Krause, www.miamiartzine.com

"New York actor Edwards as the Roy Cohn-esque Willson imbues the character with multiple layers – the Renaissance man who knows knowledge is power, showing off his prowess by spouting quotes verbatim from literary masters. Edwards plays Willson as relentless, unstoppable and manipulative, yet with more than a touch of insecurity. He’s the ugly duckling, the man behind the curtain, the Svengali who works at making others beautiful, yet finds himself alone. In a scene where he’s broken and pleading for a paid “trick” to stay with him, there is true desperation in Edwards’ portrayal, and when he entertains his gaggle of boys with his rendition of Mama Rose, there’s a sad poignancy to it."

-- Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com

“deftly portrayed by David Edwards…”

-- JW Arnold, SouthFloridaGayNews.com

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fall 2019 --> Back to Surflight with BASKERVILLE -->

David's pulling double-duty as director and actor in this Sherlock Holmes-style quick change act courtesy of Ken Ludwig this October.

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next cast recording! | singing rhinocerous is in the can -->

The 2012 off-Broadway cast recording of IONESCOPADE at the York Theatre Company will be available soon.

holidays 2018 | scroooooooooooooge, again, he was! -->

David returns to Westchester Broadway Theatre as the iconic curmudegon with a heart of gold buried deep, deep inside in the George Puello/John Fanelli adaptation of this classic tale.

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fall 2018 | THE PAPARAZZI -->

David joins a team of friends Andrew Foote, Ken Jennings and Jim Newman for a reading of Tony Sportiello's musical currently enjoying a successful run in Mexico! It plays November 11 and 12 at the Ripley-Grier Studio Theatre in midtown Manhattan.

2017 | david nominated for directing, acting by ct critics circle-->

David's production of MAN OF LA MANCHA garnered slots for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Musical as well as noms for the show's leading actor, David Pittsinger and actress, Thalia Thiesfield.

David was also nominated along with the four-person cast for Outstanding Ensemble for THE 39 STEPS, representing the five total nods bestowed on the historic Ivoryton Playhouse for their 2016-2017 season.

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