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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Extends at Irish Repertory Theatre

Melissa Errico and Stephen Bogardus stars in the revival of the Alan Jay Lerner-Burton Lane musical.

Daisy Hobbs, Melissa Errico, Caitlin Gallogly, and Florrie Bagel in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever at Irish Repertory Theatre.
(© Carol Rosegg)

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced that its revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, directed by Charlotte Moore, will extend through September 6 after being originally scheduled to run through August 12.

Melissa Errico stars as Daisy Gamble/Melinda Welles, with Stephen Bogardus as Dr. Mark Bruckner. 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 features 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.