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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 August 19, 2018

 

fall 2018 | another THE 39 STEPS-->

David plays the clown in this favorite comic tribute to the great Hithcock canon at the Surflight this September.

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fall 2018 | david revisits SOUVENIR-->

David again directs this funny, poignant and ultimately inspiring story of unlikely songstress, Florence Foster Jenkins, playing in New Jersey at the Surflight Theatre followed by a run at the Bickford Theatre.

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summer 2018 | david 180s for OLIVER!-->

David took on the iconic role of Fagin in his Greenwood Lake Theater in beauiful upstate New York.

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late spring 2018 | david, el gallo once more-->

David made his encore in THE FANTASTICKS on the Jersey Shore in his debut at Shadow Lawn Stage.

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winter 2017| david reprised acclaimed performance in florida -->

David delighted audiences at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre in December in his return to IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY taking on a whole host of roles from the family classic.

fall 2017 | moliere in jerz-->

17th Century social commentary. Served early 20th Century-style. Timeless satire on the boards at the Sitnik Theatre in THE LEARNED LADIES @ Centenary.

"David Edwards IS Trissotin—spot-on as the sleazy poet."

--Rick Bosciglio, njartsmaven.com

fall 2017 | david celebrated NOWAY30-->David -- Director Shot

Doug Cohen's musical theatre cult classic, NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY has seen a wealth of portrayals by Broadway vets over the last 30 years. On October 15, David joined fellow NWTTAL alumns to celebrate three decades of this quirky spine-tingler at 54 Below.

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summer 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.

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.

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spring 2017 | neverland, texas-style-->

David satisfied with some serious scenery chewing as Captain Hook for the second time.

"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..."

--LubbockForKids.com

jan 2017 | [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

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