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Melissa Errico to Star in Revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

The Lerner and Lane musical will be presented by Irish Repertory Theatre.

Melissa Errico will star in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.
Melissa Errico will star in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.
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Irish Repertory Theatre will present a new production of Lerner and Lane's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, starring Tony nominees Stephen Bogardus and Melissa Errico. Adapted and directed by Charlotte Moore, the production will run June 15-August 12, with opening night set for June 28.

Bogardus will star as Dr. Mark Bruckner, with Melissa Errico as Daisy Gamble/Melinda Welles. John Cudia completes the principal company as Edward Moncrief, alongside Florrie Bagel as Flora, Rachel Coloff as Mrs. Hatch, Caitlin Gallogly as Janie Preston, Daisy Hobbs as Muriel Benson, Craig Waletzko as Conrad, and William Bellamy, Peyton Crim, and Matt Gibson in the ensemble.

The production will feature music direction by John Bell, choreography by Barry McNabb, orchestrations by Josh Clayton, conducting by Gary Adler, scenic designer James Morgan, lighting designer Mary Jo Dondlinger, and sound designer M. Florian Staab.

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is described as follows: "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!"

With book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and a score by Burton Lane, the musical premiered on Broadway in 1965 with a cast headed by John Cullum and Barbara Harris. A new adaptation, written by Peter Parnell and conceived by Michael Mayer, briefly ran on Broadway in 2012, with Harry Connick Jr. and Melissa Errico heading the company.