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Sunday in the Park with George 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Episode aired 16 June 1986
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 »

Director:

Terry Hughes

Writer:

James Lapine (book)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mandy Patinkin ... Georges Seurat / George
Bernadette Peters ... Dot / Marie
Barbara Bryne Barbara Bryne ... Old Lady / Blair Daniels
Mary D'Arcy Mary D'Arcy ... Celeste #2 / Elaine
Sue Anne Gershenson Sue Anne Gershenson ... Woman / Photographer
Cris Groenendaal Cris Groenendaal ... Louis / Billy Webster
Dana Ivey ... Yvonne / Naomi Eisen
John Jellison John Jellison ... Man with bicycle / Museum Assistant
Charles Kimbrough ... Jules / Bob Greenberg
Frank Kopyc ... Mr. / Lee Randolph
Judith Moore Judith Moore ... Nurse / Mrs. / Harriet Pawling
Nancy Opel ... Frieda / Betty
William Parry William Parry ... Boatman / Charles Redmond
Natalie Polizzi Natalie Polizzi ... Louise
Michele Rigan Michele Rigan ... Girl
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Storyline

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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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Niedziela w parku z George'm See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

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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Connections

Referenced in Law & Order: Sunday in the Park with Jorge (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Lesson #8
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Mandy Patinkin
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Surprisingly moving and timeless.
26 March 2006 | by malikmlwilliamsSee 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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