Rose starred on Broadway and London stages alongside the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Noel Coward, Dame Edith Evans, Richard Burton and Laurence Olivier. As Signature press notes state, Rose's life met an "ignoble end" when he was murdered by his adopted son in 1988. He was last seen on Broadway in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, winning the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
"Georgie is the show that's nearest and dearest to my heart, concerning, as it does, the amazing life and shocking death of my lifelong friend and mentor," commented Dixon in a press statement.
"What he [Dixon] has created with Georgie is a wonderfully human tale about the survival of an artist, a personal connection of stories to a unique individual and a shocking death," added Schaeffer. "His portrayal and friendship to George Rose is personal, intimate and revealing in a unique theatrical way."
Tickets to Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose can be purchased by calling the Signature Theatre Box Office (703) 820-9771 and online at SigTheatre.org.