Jessie Mueller, David Turner to Join Broadway's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Tony Award winner Michael Mayer has reconceived and will direct the musical, which features a new book by Peter Parnell, based on the original book by Alan Jay Lerner. Further casting and creative team will be announced shortly.
The musical centers on Dr. Mark Bruckner (Connick), a dashing psychiatrist who is still in love with his deceased wife. He takes on the case of David Gamble (Turner), a quirky young florists' assistant, and while putting David under hypnosis to help him quit smoking, Dr. Bruckner stumbles upon what he believes to be David's former self -- a dazzling and self-possessed 1940's jazz singer Melinda Wells (Mueller). Instantly intrigued by Melinda, Dr. Bruckner finds himself swept up in the pursuit of a love affair with this woman from another time and place, while David, in turn, falls for Mark.
The musical will now feature selections from both the original show's Tony Award-nominated score by Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner, as well as selections from their score for the film version, and selections from their score to the film Royal Wedding.
Mueller, who will be making her Broadway debut in the production, won a Jeff Award for her performance in Carousel at Chicago's Court Theatre. Among her other Chicago credits are Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, All Shook Up, and Shenandoah.
Turner has appeared on Broadway in Arcadia, Sunday in the Park with George, The Ritz, In My Life, and The Invention of Love.