American Playhouse: Season 5, Episode 19

Sunday in the Park with George (16 Jun. 1986)

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Video production of the Pulitzer-prize winning musical stage production. In the first act, "George", a fictionalized Georges Seurat paints his lover, Dot, and "A Sunday Afternoon on the ... See full summary »

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Georges Seurat / George
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Dot / Marie
Barbara Bryne ...
Old Lady / Blair Daniels
Mary D'Arcy ...
Celeste #2 / Elaine
Sue Anne Gershenson ...
Woman / Photographer
Cris Groenendaal ...
Louis / Billy Webster
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Yvonne / Naomi Eisen
John Jellison ...
Man with bicycle / Museum Assistant
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Jules / Bob Greenberg
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Mr. / Lee Randolph
Judith Moore ...
Nurse / Mrs. / Harriet Pawling
Nancy Opel ...
Frieda / Betty
William Parry ...
Boatman / Charles Redmond
Natalie Polizzi ...
Louise
Michele Rigan ...
Girl
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Video production of the Pulitzer-prize winning musical stage production. In the first act, "George", a fictionalized Georges Seurat paints his lover, Dot, and "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Le Grande Jatte." Characters who become figures and vice versa walk through the story. In Act 2, George's descendant, a sculptor, comes to terms with his grandmother, Life, and Art. Written by Kathy Li

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Mandy Patinkin was nominated for the 1984 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Musical for "Sunday in the Park with George" for roles he recreated in this filmed production. See more »

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Dot: I Chose and my world was shaken, So what? The choice may have been mistaken... the Choosing was not...
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We Do Not Belong Together
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin
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Genius.
15 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Yep, this is just absolutely brilliant. The new DVD has great quality as well, that's the way to see this if you missed it on stage. There's a reason this musical got the Pulitzer Prize, and it's evident in this astonishing film of the play. Patinkin and Peters are perfectly cast and do brilliant work. I can't speak highly enough of this- go and rent it, you'll see. True, it's a bit thick in the beginning, but it's worth the ride.


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