Harry Connick, Jr.
Harry Connick, Jr.
Tony nominee and Grammy and Emmy Award winner Harry Connick, Jr. will star in a reimagined production of the musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, to open on Broadway in Fall 2011, at a theater to be announced. The musical is reconceived and directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, and features a new book by Peter Parnell, based on the original book by Alan Jay Lerner.

Connick will play Dr. Mark Bruckner, a dashing psychiatrist and professor still in love with his deceased wife. He unknowingly takes on the case of his life with David Gamble, a quirky young florists' assistant. While putting David under hypnosis to help him quit smoking so he can move in with his perfect boyfriend Warren, Dr. Bruckner stumbles upon what he believes to be David's former self -- a dazzling and self-possessed 1940's jazz singer Melinda Wells. Instantly intrigued by Melinda, Dr. Bruckner finds himself swept up in the pursuit of an irresistible (and impossible) love affair with this woman from another time and place, who may or may not have ever existed.

The musical's Tony Award-nominated score by Burton Lane (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics) is enhanced by classics from their film scores for On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (such as "Love With All The Trimmings," and "Go To Sleep") and Royal Wedding (including "Ev'ry Night At Seven," "You're All The World To Me," "Open Your Eyes" and "Too Late Now").

Further casting and creative team will be announced shortly.