A young woman goes to a psychiatrist to cure her smoking, where the doctor discovers through hypnosis that she is the reincarnation of a well-born English lady with whom he becomes increasingly enamored.
The Off-Broadway production of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever closed September 6, 2018. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.From the producers: 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!
The original production of "On a Clear Day" opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in 1965. A 1970 film adaptation followed, starring Barbra Streisand and Jack Nicholson. The musical was revised for a 2011 Broadway revival starring Harry Connick Jr. and Jessie Mueller. The title song has been recorded by a number of artists, including Robert Goulet, Johnny Mathis and Barbra Streisand (for the film soundtrack).
Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico ("Amour," "High Society") stars as Daisy/Melinda alongside Tony nominee Stephen Bogardus ("Bright Star") and John Cudia. Rounding out the company are Florrie Bagel, Rachel Coloff, Caitlin Gallogly, Daisy Hobbs, Craig Waletzko, William Bellamy, Peyton Crim and Matt Gibson. The production is helmed by Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore.
What is the Irish Rep? Occasionally, a group of artists finds a large room somewhere in the city, and settles down there for a decade or so to stage the plays that they like, in the manner that they enjoy making them. That's the case here. Though it's one of the smaller shops among the long-running Off-Broadway companies, these folks have been staging Irish drama in these rooms for 25 years, and the enjoyment can be infectious. More here.