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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Sunday in the Park With George won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1985. Only eight musicals have won the Pulitzer Prize in drama - one per decade from the 1930s to the 1990s. The full list is as follows: "Of Thee I Sing" (1932) from the 1930s, "South Pacific" (1950) from the 1940s, "Fiorello!" (1960) from the 1950s, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1962) from the 1960s, "A Chorus Line" (1976) from the 1970s, "Sunday in the Park with George" (1976) from the 1970s, "Rent" (1995) from the 1990s and Next to Normal in the 2000s. The dates shown are for the Broadway productions. See more »

Quotes

George: I've nothing to say.
Dot: You have many things...
George: Well, nothing that's not been said.
Dot: Said by you, though, George.
George: I do not know where to go.
Dot: And nor did I.
George: I want to make things that count, Things that will be new...
Dot: I did what I had to do:
George: What am I to do?
Dot: Move on.
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Referenced in Desperate Housewives: Sunday in the Park with George (2005) See more »

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We Do Not Belong Together
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin
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Sondheim in the Patinkin with Gorgeous music
31 October 1998 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

This is a masterpiece. Sondhiem and Patinkin: American theatre's greatest talents in their fields, join forces in a show of tremendous complexity and humanity. For the uninitiated this can be a hard one to warm up to; but stick with it. It's a play about how disjointed pieces of life and art, some of which are individually unappealing, can come together with such beauty, if the eye arranges them in a certain way. Patinkin is, as usual, amazing, Peters is heartbreaking, and Sondheim's score and lyrics take musical theatre to a new level. "Finishing the Hat" is the best marriage of song and singer in the history of the stage. What a wonderful meditation on art and life!


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