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Ed Asner in "FDR"
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12 stars
attended Mar 20 2010

Ed Asner does an excellent job as FDR. However, it seemed a little long for a monologue, with sparse scenery and no supporting cast.

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3 stars
attended Mar 20 2010

Extraordinary performance. Loved the material, but the play, at 90 minutes with no intermission, dragged on in places and was too long.

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attended Mar 20 2010

Ed Asner was wonderful. FDR reminded us so much of current events, especially how progressive ideas and leaders can be viciously attacked by what FDR called the "fiction writers" among Republican columnists and politiciams. SO much of what FDR...continued

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Ed Asner, recipient of seven Emmy Awards (“Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “Lou Grant”) and 16 nominations, five Golden Globe Awards, and member of the TV Academy Hall of Fame, will star in the solo performance drama, “FDR,” based upon Dore Schary’s Broadway hit “Sunrise at Campobello”, which ran 70 weeks on Broadway.

Mr. Asner’s New York City Theatre credits include Ivanov, The Tempest, Face of a Hero, King Henry V, and Born Yesterday. Other theatrical credits include Woyzeck, Volpone, Dybbuk, Red Gloves, Murder in the Cathedral, Miss Julie, The Seagull, Peer Gynt, Juno and the Paycock, and Oedipus Rex. Additional Television work includes appearances as a recurring guest star on the television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and an Emmy Award Winning role as Captain Davies in the mini-series Roots.

FDR explores the life of one of America’s best-loved presidents and the events and decisions that shaped a nation. This powerful play follows the iconic president as he reflects on his years in office, from inauguration to the trials of World War II.