How ‘Sunday in the Park With George’ Almost Became a Movie Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep

How ‘Sunday in the Park With George’ Almost Became a Movie Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep
While he may not be a household name in Hollywood, on Broadway, James Lapine has achieved near-deity status, due in large part to two collaborations with another theater giant, Stephen Sondheim. Their 1987 musical, Into the Woods (Lapine wrote the book and Sondheim the music and lyrics), is their best known work, having been adapted into a big-budget Disney film starring Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt in 2014.

But their first collaboration, 1984’s Sunday in the Park with George, is widely considered their creative apex — an imaginative (and fictional) telling of the making of a George Seurat pointillist masterpiece. The play had ...
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