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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."
"David Edwards is commanding, and ultimately touching, as Father."
"David Edwards is also a standout as the impressive and vibrant father of the well-to-do clan".
LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
"Top honors go to David Edwards as Max Prince.....
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
"...truly outstanding...a major talent..."
last updated April 27, 2017
up next | david @ 54 below: a fundraiser for planned parenthood-->
David's back performing again at this gorgeous midtown Manhattan cabaret space along with a bevy of Broadway talent on May 15, entitled " Because We Care." Don't miss this poignant evening where musical theatre classics and testimonials of the importance of the organization to millions across the country.
previously | back to neverland... by way of texas-->
David satisfies with some serious scenery chewing as Captain Hook for the second time this spring
The play also calls for the same actor to play Mr. Darling in London and the musically inclined, threatening Captain Hook, leader of cartoonish cutthroats aboard the Jolly Roger pirate ship in Neverland.... Edwards balances his character’s desire for revenge with a tick-tocking, silly cowardice. He shines throughout.
...a pirate whose conniving thoughts are expressed with the timing of a tango, tarantella and waltz."
--William Kerns, Lubbock Avalanche Journal
"Captain Hook (performed by David Edwards) was…lovable, sinister, and hilarious with the perfect voice..."
recently | [title of show] in connecticut -->
"Director David Edwards...does a great job of keeping things moving briskly, eliciting fine performances from his four member cast....
The reason Playhouse on Park's production of [title of show] works so well is that everyone involved provides their own fresh take and energy, and the actors perform the show as if it were being staged for the first time. That is saying quite a lot, when comparing to the original actors playing themselves....By the time the cast gets to the exhilarating "Nine People's Favorite Thing," near the conclusion, Playhouse on Park's staging of [title of show] spreads joy throughout the theatre."
--Zander Opper, Talkin' Broadway
"The production, though simple on the surface, is far from it. The comedic timing (and pacing) is spot on, and the 100 minutes (without an intermission) fly by.
David Edwards provides strong direction for this band of Broadway misfits - using Playhouse on Park's signature three sided stage effectively and mining the script for its frequent laughs (and heart.)
The theater has done a brilliant job bringing this "rice krispie treat" of a show to life and I encourage anyone who loves musicals (or just a fun night at the theater) to check it out while you have the chance."
--Joseph Harrison, BroadwayWorld.com
"The direction by David Edwards is breezy and light...
[title of show], a cheerful and diverting musical that provides proof in the power of positive thinking as well as being a tonic for musical theater aficionados."
--Stu on Broadway
"David Edwards expertly directs this mad, musical romp..."
--Bonnie Goldberg, The Balcony and Beyond
next cast recording | singing rhinocerous is in the can -->
David recently laid track for the 2012 off-Broadway cast recording of IONESCOPADE at the York Theatre Company. Available soon on CD and download.
recently | ct critics agree -->
A Luminous "La Mancha"
"Under the perceptive, sensitive direction of David Edwards, the story of the Knight of the Woeful Countenance comes gloriously to life."
--Geary Danihy, ctcritics.org
"The Impossible Dream" comes true in Ivoryton Playhouse's extraordinary MAN OF LA MANCHA
"David Edwards directs this show with an expert hand."
--Don Church and Tony Schillaci, Critics On The Aisle
David Edwards, doubling as director, takes a firm rein to the production, keeping its pacing brisk. He assuredly handles the back and forth between reality and make believe. Two central scenes—where Aldonza is brutally attacked and carried away by the denizens of the inn and the Knight of the Mirrors, where Don Quixote is, literally, faced with his demons, are handled with confidence and aplomb."
--Stuart Brown, Stu on Broadway
"Man of La Mancha is receiving an intelligent and generally enthralling production at Ivoryton Playhouse."
--Zander Opper, Talkin' Broadway
Ivoryton Playhouse mounts an inspirational "Man of La Mancha"
"...I have not seen a better cast and staging of this classic save possibly the original Tony-winning Broadway production. If any show this season deserves a “must-see” rating, it is this one."
--The Clinton Patch
"Director David Edwards takes the audience into this dramatic world with his talented 15 member cast and directs this show with a keen eye into all the inner workings of these characters in this show within a show."
--Tony Annicone, The Theatre Mirror
previously | south pacific swept top ccc noms -->
The Connecticut Critics Circle nominated David for Outstanding Director of a Musical for his acclaimed production of SOUTH PACIFIC which played at the historic Ivoryton Playhouse last year. Also, receiving nominations for Best Musical and for all four acting categories this intimate gem of a production has made a big and lasting impression on audiences and critics alike.
Read the raves for SOUTH PACIFIC...
‘The Seafarer’ stands out as must-see theater" -->
"It’s as close to perfection as you can get in theater: a quintet of actors at the height of their game with an ingenious script (by Conor McPherson) and insightful direction (David Edwards)."
--Nancy Stetson, Florida Weekly
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