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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 »

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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
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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 »

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Georges Seurat: It Isn't so much that you do as you like that you like what you do.
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Referenced in Desperate Housewives: Sunday in the Park with George (2005) See more »

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Lesson #8
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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