on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage
Music by Burton Lane
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Adapted and Directed by Charlotte Moore
With Florrie Bagel, William Bellamy, Dewey Caddell (Aug 15-19), Rachel Coloff, Peyton Crim, John Cudia, Ben Davis, Melissa Errico, Caitlin Gallogly, Matt Gibson, Daisy Hobbs, and Craig Waletzko.
“a miniature musical of tremendous charm” – The Wall Street Journal
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 Ben Davis (Les Miserables) as Dr. Mark Bruckner, John Cudia (Phantom of the Opera) as Edward Moncrief, and Melissa Errico (Finian’s Rainbow) as Daisy/Melinda. Stephen Bogardus ended his acclaimed run as Dr. Mark Bruckner on August 8.
“The gorgeous high never really lets up.” – The New Yorker
“Any chance to hear Ms. Errico sing is a chance worth taking.” – The New York Times
“Only the most curmudgeonly could resist its undeniable charm.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“a moving and fun excuse to hear some of the best tunes of old Broadway…sung by three of the best performers in theater today” – Newsweek
“Leave it to the invaluable Irish Rep’s Charlotte Moore to rescue On a Clear Day You Can See Forever… a musical entertainment cup that’s filled to the brim with lovely songs” – CurtainUp
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is a “thoroughly charming new production…the perfect tonic for an early summer evening” – New York Stage Review, Elysa Gardner
“It’s rare to hear voices like these, and unamplified, too” – Theatermania
“The sunny show works beautifully on Irish Rep’s postage-stamp-size stage… I defy you to listen to Errico singing “Hurry, It’s Lovely Up Here”… without cracking a smile” – New York Stage Review, Melissa Rose Bernardo
“‘On a Clear Day’ is a hit!” – Irish Examiner
“It’s a treat to hear such talented Broadway veterans as Melissa Errico and John Cudia sing without the interference of amplification.” – The Wrap
“The show has always been a bit of a diamond in the rough, and this version has more than enough sparkle to warrant a visit.” – CitiTour