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On A Clear Day You Can See Forever was written by Alan Jay Lerner, with music by Burton Lane. The musical first premiered on Broadway in 1965, where it ran for 280 performances. In 2011, a new Broadway revival starring Harry Connick, Jr., was produced. The production was modified from the original to play with gender, so that the patient is a male who channels the woman he was in a previous life. The show still featured the original lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Burton Lane, but a new book was written by Peter Parnell. Find On a Clear Day tickets above.
In the original, the good doctor treats a young woman named Daisy Gamble who needs to quit smoking so her fiancé has a better chance to land a job with good benefits. In hypnotizing her, Bruckner discovers her previous life as an 18th century lady named Melinda Wells. In the most recent production of On a Clear Day, Dr. Bruckner instead is treating David Gamble, a quirky florist who needs to quit smoking so he can move in with his boyfriend. Gamble still reveals a previous life while under hypnosis, but now as jazz singer Melinda Wells. In both versions the doctor falls in love with the mysterious Melinda, who may or may not have existed at all! Get hypnotized with On a Clear Day You Can See Forever tickets.