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Sunday in the Park with George [DVD] [1986]

Release Date:03/23/1999
This disc records a performance of the Broadway musical Sunday in the Park With George. The disc offers a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. The disc contains an informative and entertaining commentary track recorded by show author Stephen Sondheim, stage director James Lapine, and lead actors Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters. This is a superb disc for music theater enthusiasts.

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    Sunday in the Park with George
    James Lapine directed this television adaptation of his acclaimed musical, which he created in collaboration with the great composer Stephen Sondheim. In the first act, artist Georges Seurat (Mandy Patinkin) is working on his latest painting with the woman he loves, Dot (Bernadette Peters), posing for him. The work is to become the impressionist masterpiece Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte, and along with Dot, Georges interacts with the various people who happen through the park and become characters in his painting. In act two, Seurat's great grandson George (also played by Patinkin) and his grandmother Marie (also played by Peters) return to the place where Seurat had created his masterpiece 100 years earlier. George, a sculptor, is in dire need of inspiration, and the visit leads both him and Marie to ponder their ideas of what is art, and what is life. This performance of Sunday in the Park with George also features Charles Kimbrough, Barbara Byrne, and Brent Spiner (the latter before he gained fame as Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Mandy Patinkin
      Mandy Patinkin - George (both)
    • Bernadette Peters
      Bernadette Peters - Dot, Marie
    • Charles Kimbrough
      Charles Kimbrough - Jules/Greenberg
    • Dana Ivey
      Dana Ivey - Yvonne/Naomi
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      Mary D'Arcy - Celeste #2

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