Thursday, December 02, 2010
Sunday in the Park with George was the brain-child of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, inspired by Georges Seurat's painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte; first staged Off Broadway in July 1983 at the Playwrights Horizons theater in New York City, and starring Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters, the play takes liberties with Seurat's life* - in reality, for instance, he had no children who survived long enough to give him grandchildren.
*One fact left untouched by the creative team... He was born on this day in 1859.
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