On A Clear Day You Can See Forever 2011

Run Time:
2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 8+
Opened: December 11, 2011
Closing: January 29, 2012

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Love blooms in unexpected places in the delightful, newly imagined world of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Still in love with his deceased wife, Dr. Mark Bruckner (Harry Connick, Jr.), a dashing psychiatrist and professor, unknowingly takes on the case of his life with David Gamble, a quirky young florists' assistant. While putting David under hypnosis to help him quit smoking so he can move in with his perfect boyfriend Warren, Dr. Bruckner stumbles upon what he believes to be David's former self – a dazzling and self-possessed 1940's jazz singer Melinda Wells. Instantly intrigued by Melinda, Dr. Bruckner finds himself swept up in the pursuit of an irresistible (and impossible) love affair with this woman from another time and place, who may or may not have ever existed. Michael Mayer and Peter Parnell's enchanting new version celebrates much of the beloved score from the 1965 musical including the classic hits "Come Back To Me," "What Did I Have That I Don't Have Now?," "She Isn't You," and the titular "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," while adding songs from the film score such as "Love With All The Trimmings," and "Go To Sleep." Songs from the Lerner and Lane score for the film Royal Wedding such as "Ev'ry Night At Seven," "You're All The World To Me," "Open Your Eyes" and "Too Late Now" complete the landscape for this romantic musical comedy. This production of On a Clear Day makes the case for living life with your eyes, and heart, wide open.


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NY Review: 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever'
5 / 10

To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it's the songs, stupid. More specifically, the clutch of top-flight tunes written by book writer–lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Burton Lane for their problematic 1965 Broadway musical comedy about reincarnation, 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.' Those siren songs have lured re-conceiver–director Michael Mayer right onto the rocks in this misguided retooling attempt. Mayer and current book writer Peter Parnell keep trying to jam them into a new story and characters that manifestly don't want them, diminishing the very thing Mayer and Parnell supposedly value. The result is the depressing misfire currently at the St. James Theatre, starring a distinctly ill-at-ease Harry Connick Jr.

Sex-Switch, Harry Connick’s Creepy Shrink Sink ‘Clear Day’
3 / 10

Third-tier musicals have their place, sometimes producing hidden gems or giving newcomers a chance to shine. No such luck here. Connick is in his Sinatra-lite mode; the singing is passable but he marks time until the final scene, which has some juice. As the woman he falls for, Jessie Mueller, has some fine moments, especially in the lovely “Ev’ry Night at Seven,” one of several numbers interpolated from other Lerner and Lane scores. But they’re surrounded by a shrill, modestly talented cast reduced to frugging about Christine Jones’s Op Art sets, in Catherine Zuber’s atypically unsightly costumes. The uninspired retro choreography is by JoAnn M. Hunter. Whenever the dancing stops, Mayer plants his leads down stage to stare and sing directly at us. He’s got our attention -- for all the wrong reasons.

Harry Connick Jr. Led ON A CLEAR DAY to Close on Broadway January 29
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2012


The producers of the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER starring Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick Jr announce the show will play its final performance on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at The St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th Street. The musical will have played 29 preview and 57 regular performances.

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Alysha Umphress of 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever'
by Adrienne Onofri - January 23, 2012


The erstwhile jazz singer has such musical theater heavyweights as Michael Mayer, Tom Kitt and William Finn in her corner.

Harry Connick Jr. Led ON A CLEAR DAY to Close on Broadway January 29
by Robert Diamond - January 12, 2012


The producers of the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER starring Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick Jr announce the show will play its final performance on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at The St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th Street. The musical will have played 29 preview and 57 regular performances.

STAGE TUBE: Check Out ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER's New Commercial!
by Kelsey Denette - January 11, 2012


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER which opened December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre. Check out the new commercial for the show below!

DEBUT OF THE MONTH: Jessie Mueller of ON A CLEAR DAY
by Caryn Robbins - January 7, 2012


Jessie Mueller is currently making her Broadway debut in ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER alongside Grammy and Emmy Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. The production opened on December 11, 2011at the St. James Theater.

STAGE TUBE: Harry Connick Jr. Talks ON A CLEAR DAY on Letterman
by Nicole Rosky - December 21, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, which opened December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre. Click below to watch a clip from his appearce on last night's 'The Late Show,' or click here to watch the full episode.

STAGE TUBE: Harry Connick Jr. & Jessie Mueller Sing ON A CLEAR DAY on THE VIEW!
by Nicole Rosky - December 15, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, which opened December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre. Clcik below to check out Harry Connick Jr. and Jessie Mueller's recent performance on 'The View.'

Photo Coverage: ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - December 14, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, which opened December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre. As always, BroadwayWorld was on hand for the famed Gypsy Robe Ceremony, which honored ensemble member Grasan Kingsberry.

TV: Inside Opening Night of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER!
by Broadway Beat - December 13, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, which opened December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre. Broadway Beat was on hand for the opening night party and takes you inside below!

TV: First Look at ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER - Video Montage!
by Jessica Lewis - December 12, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER opening December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre. The show's video montage has just been released and below we bring you a first look!

UP ON THE MARQUEE: ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by Peter James Zielinski - December 12, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, which opened last night, December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre. Check out the marquee below!

Photo Coverage: Starry Theatre Arrivals for ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER!
by Walter McBride - December 12, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, which opened last night, December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the starry theatre arrivals!

Photo Coverage: Harry Connick Jr., Michael Mayer & More at the ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER Opening Night Party!
by Walter McBride - December 12, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, which opened last night, December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre. Previews began on November 12, 2011. Want a peak inside the party? BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage below!

Photo Coverage: Harry Connick Jr. Opens in ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER!
by Walter McBride - December 12, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, which opened last night, December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre. Previews began on November 12, 2011. BroadwayWorld was on hand throughout the evening to celebrate and below we bring you complete coverage of the premiere curtain call!

Review Roundup: ON A CLEAR DAY... on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Robert Diamond - December 11, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER which opened December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say...

CLEAR NIGHT - ON A CLEAR DAY Opens Tonight on Broadway!
by Robert Diamond - December 11, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER opening December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre. Previews began on November 12, 2011. The show opens tonight on Broadway -- check back later today for our complete review roundup!

Harry Connick Jr.-Led ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2011


The newly imagined Broadway production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER starring Grammy and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Harry Connick, Jr. opens tonight at The St James Theatre.

Photo Flash: First Look at Harry Connick Jr. in ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER!
by Jessica Lewis - December 9, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER opening December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre. Previews began on November 12, 2011. Production shots have just been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a very first look below!

STAGE TUBE: Harry Connick, Jr. Talks ON A CLEAR DAY on TODAY SHOW
by Nicole Rosky - December 5, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. will star as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER opening December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th Street. Previews began on November 12, 2011. The roles of David Gamble and Melinda Wells will be played, respectively, by David Turner and Jessie Mueller, in her Broadway debut. The delightful Tony-nominated score by Burton Lane (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics) is enhanced by classics from their film scores for On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) and Royal Wedding (1951). With a new book by Peter Parnell based on the original book by Alan Jay Lerner, the musical is reconceived and directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. In the video below, Harry Connick Jr. chats about what to expect from the show on the Today Show. Click below to check it out!

Photo Flash: New ON A CLEAR DAY Pics Revealed of Harry Connick Jr., David Turner and Jessie Mueller
by Robert Diamond - November 11, 2011


The first official photos have been released of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER stars, David Turner, Jessie Mueller & Harry Connick, Jr.!

ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER Box Office Opens Today
by Kelsey Denette - September 26, 2011


Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. will star as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER opening December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th Street.

Other Productions of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

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1979   Off-Off-Broadway Equity Library Theatre Revival
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2000   Off-Broadway Encores! Concert
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2011   Broadway Broadway Revival
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2018   Off-Broadway Irish Rep Off-Broadway Revival
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On A Clear Day You Can See Forever - 2011 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2012 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Jessie Mueller
2012 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Jessie Mueller
2012 Theatre World Awards Outstanding Debut Performance Jessie Mueller
2012 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Jessie Mueller

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