on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage
Music by Burton Lane
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Directed and Adapted by Charlotte Moore
With Florrie Bagel, William Bellamy, Stephen Bogardus, Rachel Coloff, Peyton Crim, John Cudia, Melissa Errico, Caitlin Gallogly, Matt Gibson, Daisy Hobbs, and Craig Waletzko.
Daisy Gamble is a woman of extrasensory talents – she sings and flowers bloom, and she always knows where you’ve placed your keys – but it’s her smoking habit that leads her to Dr. Mark Bruckner, a psychiatrist who will attempt to hypnotize her addiction away. In Daisy, Dr. Bruckner discovers the case – and perhaps the love – of his life as he unlocks Daisy’s past self, an 18th century British aristocrat named Melinda Welles. Mark becomes increasingly enamored of Melinda as he watches her relive her great love affair with Edward Moncrief. All is going well until Mark decides to publish his findings, and Daisy realizes she’s been unwittingly along for the ride!
After last year’s acclaimed run of Finian’s Rainbow, Irish Rep is proud to present Burton Lane’s other great Broadway musical, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, written with Alan Jay Lerner, newly adapted by Director Charlotte Moore. This 1965 musical boasts one of Broadway’s most beautiful scores, with songs including “What Did I Have That I Don’t Have?” and the title song “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever,” performed at Irish Rep by an on-stage ensemble led by Conductor Gary Adler.
The all-star cast features Stephen Bogardus (Bright Star) as Dr. Mark Bruckner, John Cudia (Phantom of the Opera) as Edward Moncrief, and Melissa Errico (Finian’s Rainbow) as Daisy/Melinda.