In his New York Times review, Frank Rich wrote, "Look closely at that canvas -- or at Sunday in the Park itself -- and you'll get lost in a sea of floating dots. Stand back and you'll see that this evening's two theater artists, Mr. Sondheim and Mr. Lapine, have woven all those imaginative possibilities into a finished picture with a startling new glow."
The production received 10 Tony nominations but won just two, for lighting and scenic design; La Cage aux Folles was the big winner at the 1984 Tony Awards. In 1985 Sunday in the Park with George became the sixth musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.