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Sunday in the Park with George 

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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Old Lady / Blair Daniels
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Boatman / Charles Redmond
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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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16 June 1986 (USA)  »

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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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Georges Seurat: Order. Design. Tension. Balance. Harmony.
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Referenced in Law & Order: Sunday in the Park with Jorge (2001) See more »

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Finishing the Hat
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Mandy Patinkin
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Surprisingly moving and timeless.
26 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is now about 20 years after the original airing of this masterpiece, and all it took was hearing one song for the whole of it to come back to me: the music, the colors, the way a masterpiece of visual art was brought to life on the stage.

I knew nothing of Georges Seurat prior to seeing the play. In fact, i still know practically nothing about him. That didn't matter one bit. This play uses the birthing of a new art form to examine life, love, culture and personal commitment.

Mandy Patinkin's performance in this televised version was masterful. The entire production was compelling and emotional. And -- in a rare treat -- the videotaped version of the live stageplay was effective and artfully accomplished.

If you have never seen "Sunday in the Park with George," find a way to do so. The show will not disappoint.


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