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Ben Davis to Join the Cast of Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER


On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today that Ben Davis (Violet, A Little Night Music) will join the cast of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever in the role of "Dr. Mark Bruckner" beginning Thursday, August 9. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever features music by Burton Lane and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is directed by Charlotte Moore (Finian's Rainbow), and began previews on June 15, 2018 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage and opened June 28, playing an extended run through September 6, 2018.

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!

After last year's acclaimed run of Finian's Rainbow, Irish Rep is proud to present Burton Lane's other great Broadway musical, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, written with Alan Jay Lerner, newly adapted by Director Charlotte Moore. This 1965 musical boasts one of Broadway's most beautiful scores, with songs including "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?" and the title song "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," performed by an on-stage ensemble led by Conductor Gary Adler.

The cast of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever currently includes Florrie Bagel (Jerry Springer: The Opera) as "Sally/Flora," William Bellamy (The Emperor Jones) as "Hubert Insdale," Stephen Bogardus(Bright Star), as "Dr. Mark Bruckner," Rachel Coloff (Urinetown) as "Mrs. Hatch/Mrs. Welles," Peyton Crim (Finian's Rainbow) as "Chairman Latimer/Solicitor Trundle," John Cudia (The Phantom of the Opera) as "Edward Moncrief," Melissa Errico (Finian's Rainbow) as "Daisy Gamble/Melinda Welles," Caitlin Gallogly ("Silicon Valley") as "Janie Preston," Matt Gibson (Ragtime) as "Warren Smith," Daisy Hobbs (Aladdin) as "Muriel Benson," and Craig Waletzko (Kinky Boots National Tour) as "Dr. Conrad Fuller/Mr. Samuel Welles."

ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER features music direction by John Bell (Fiddler on the Roof), choreography by Barry McNabb (Finian's Rainbow), orchestrations by Josh Clayton (Donnybrook!), and will be conducted by Gary Adler (Escape to Margaritaville). The production team includes scenic designer James Morgan (Three Small Irish Masterpieces), costume design by Whitney Locher (Woman and Scarecrow), lighting designer Mary Jo Dondlinger (Finian's Rainbow), and sound designer M. Florian Staab (The Seafarer). Casting is by Deborah Brown (Our Town).

The performance schedule for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is as follows: Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm.Exceptions: There will be an additional performance on Tuesday, September 4 at 7pm.

Tickets to On a Clear Day You Can See Forever range from $50-$70 and are available now through Irish Rep's box office at 212-727-2737 or online at

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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