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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Dot's singing in "We Do Not Belong Together", was dubbed over because she was so overcome with emotion when singing that it was deemed necessary to replace the original performance. See more »

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Georges Seurat: Look, I made a hat where there never was a hat.
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Referenced in Law & Order: Sunday in the Park with Jorge (2001) See more »

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Color and Light
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin
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3 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is just about a perfect production, Peters and Patinkin are incredible (as usual), the sets, most of all the music, its so complex and beautiful. I was just stunned when i first watched it a few weeks ago. I couldn't stop thinking about it and the music was going around in my head. Of course i knew the song "Move On" which seems to recur throughout. The reason i got the DVD was because the cast recording CD is not currently available, but i've just seen that they are preparing an updated version of the original cast recording, including some songs they must have left out of the original, so i'm ordering that for sure!! Plus i love the painting as well, i've suddenly developed a great interest in 'pointillisme' and Georges Seurat. Very sad to hear about the death in Bernadette's family this week :( 10/10 from me.


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