The Story
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Music
BURTON LANE

Book & Lyrics
ALAN JAY LERNER

New Book
PETER PARNELL

Re-conceived by
MICHAEL MAYER
Quirky Daisy Gamble sees herself as an unremarkable person, even though she can (1) make plants grow remarkably, (2) predict when a telephone will ring, and (3) tell where to find an object that someone else is looking for. Her current problem, though, is her nasty smoking habit, which will interfere in her fianc?'s chances for a job with great benefits. She seeks help from a psychiatrist to stop smoking. When he hypnotizes her, it becomes evident that she could have lived a previous life ca. 1800 as "Melinda," who died in her late twenties from circumstances beyond her control. News leaks out about this case of possible reincarnation at the psychiatric research clinic, and Daisy accidentally discovers that she is the "Melinda" at the center of the growing controversy. In her angry confrontation with the psychiatrist about the matter, she realizes at last how special she really is.

PHOTOS
Original Broadway Production
2011 Broadway Revival
Artworks/ Posters

VIDEOS
Harry Connick Jr and the 2011 Broadway revival company in a promotional video montage.

MUSIC
Hurry! It's Lovely Up Here!
Barbara Harris & John Cullum
Original Broadway Cast Recording

THE STORY

ACT ONE

At the Bruckner Clinic in New York City, psychiatrist Mark Bruckner is demonstrating hypnosis to his students, but a member of the audience, Daisy Gamble, proves more susceptible than the subject at hand. After class, Daisy asks the doctor if he might be able to help her stop smoking through hypnosis; she's afraid her addiction will hurt the promising career of her fianc?, Warren. During their conversation, Daisy reveals to Mark her powers of extrasensory perception: she knows when a phone is going to ring or when someone is about to drop in. She can even make flowers grow by talking to them.

Mark puts Daisy into a trance, during which Daisy reverts to what appears to be a previous life: she becomes Melinda Welles of 18th-century England. We see Melinda rejecting assorted suitors (Tosy and Cosh) and falling for portrait painter Edward Moncrief before Daisy awakes. Mark does not tell Daisy what she has revealed to him, but he does tell her that her E.S.P. is nothing to be ashamed of.

On the rooftop of her apartment, Daisy, who forgot about her date with Warren, tells some friends of the adventure she had with Dr. Bruckner. Back at the doctor's office, the hypnotised Daisy travels back to the salacious Hellrakers' Club in London where Melinda first met Edward when he rescued her from the clutches of another. Melinda finds herself unable to resist Edward, who gradually succumbs to her charms. They marry, but the artist husband finds himself unable to resist making love to his subjects.

Mark finds present-day Daisy "an aspiring conformist," but finds Melinda irresistible. And he is now convinced that Daisy's story is not a fabrication and that Daisy, who only wants to be like everybody else, is the reincarnation of free spirit Melinda. In a trance again, Daisy travels back to the night Melinda walked out on Edward and sailed for Boston. But the good ship Trelawney was not destined ever to reach its destination. Mark tries to save Melinda from her fate, but before he can, Daisy wakes up.


ACT TWO

Without revealing the identity of his subject, Mark has reported his experiences with Daisy to his fellow psychiatrists, who ridicule his findings. Learning of Dr. Bruckner's belief in reincarnation, Greek shipping magnate Themistocles Kriakos arrives at the clinic. Kriakos offers to finance an investigation of the events of Melinda's life if Mark will help him find out who he's going to be in the next life so that he can leave his fortune to his future self.

Alone in the office, Daisy accidentally learns that she is the woman with a past life, and that Mark prefers Melinda to Daisy. On the rooftop, Warren outlines to Daisy the secure future he foresees for them. When Mark arrives, Daisy tells him she's "through being a go-between for you and your dream girl. You're not going to go on using my head for a motel."

At his office, Mark attempts to bring Daisy back to him through extrasensory control, and finally succeeds. He tells her he's now comfortable with her two existences, but Daisy cannot accept them, and leaves.

At the airport, Daisy's powers warn her that the plane she's about to get on will crash. Then she learns the name of the aircraft: the Trelawney. Daisy's premonition turns out to be correct: the flight is cancelled due to technical problems. Daisy finally acknowledges that she may have lived before. She and Mark go off to explore the possibilities of a phenomenal future together.

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CAST & CREATIVES
Creative
Producer TOM HULCE & IRA PITTELMAN, LIZA LERNER, BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA, JOSEPH SMITH, MICHAEL McCABE, BERNIE ABRAMS/MICHAEL SPEYER, TAKONKIET VIRAVAN/SCENARIO THAILAND, MICHAEL WATT, JACKI BARLIA FLORIN  •  ADAM BLANSHAY/CHAUSPECIALE/ASTRACHAN & JUPIN, PAUL BOSKIND & MARTIAN ENTERTAINMENT, BRANNON WILES, CARLOS ARANA/CHRISTOPHER MARINQ
Direction MICHAEL MAYER
Musical Staging JOANN M. HUNTER
Orchestrations DOUG BESTERMAN
Scenic Design CHRISTINE JONES
Costume Design CATHERINE ZUBER
Lighting Design KEVIN ADAMS
Sound Design PETER HYLENSKI
Cast
Dr. Mark Bruckner HARRY CONNICK JR.
Melinda Wells JESSIE MUELLER
David Gamble DAVID TURNER
Creative
Producer ALAN JAY LERNER
Associate Producer ROGO PRODUCTIONS
Direction ROBER LEWIS
Musical Staging HERBER ROSS
Orchestrations ROBER RUSSELL BENNETT
Scenic Design OLIVER SMITH
Costume Design FREDDY WITTOP
Lighting Design FEDER
Cast
Daisy Gamble / Melinda BARBARA HARRIS
Dr. Mark Bruckner JOHN CULLUM
Edward Moncrief CLIFFORD DAVID
Themistocles Kriakos TITOS VANDIS
Warren Smith WILLIAM DANIELS
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT ONE

Hurry! It's Lovely Up HereDaisy Gamble
Ring Out the BellsSamuel Welles, Mrs. Welles, Sir Hubert Insdale and Servants
Tosy and CoshDaisy Gamble
On a Clear Day You Can See ForeverDr. Mark Bruckner
On the S.S. Bernard CohnDaisy Gamble, Muriel Bunson, James Preston and Millard Cross
At the HellrakersDancing Ensemble
Don't Tamper With My SisterEdward Moncrief, Sir Hubert Insdale and Ensemble
She Wasn't YouEdward Moncrief
MelindaDr. Mark Bruckner


ACT TWO

When I'm Being Born AgainThemistocles Kriakos
What Did I Have That I Don't HaveDaisy Gamble
Wait 'Til We're Sixty-FiveWarren Smith and Daisy Gamble
Come Back to MeDr. Mark Bruckner
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Reprise)Dr. Mark Bruckner

Promises, Promises
The Fix
Once Upon A Mattress
SIGHTS & SOUNDS

Original Broadway Production
2011 Broadway Production
Artworks/ Posters

Harry Connick Jr and the 2011 Broadway revival company in a promotional video montage.

Hurry! It's Lovely Up Here! Barbara Harris & John Cullum Original Broadway Cast Recording

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