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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Authors

Original Authors

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Book & Lyrics
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Music

Later Contributors

This list represents writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.

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Book (revisions)
Genre: Musical Comedy

Score

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Original score

Cut shortly after Broadway opening

Cut prior to opening

Added to national tour

Listed as a musical number in some productions

Added to some later productions

Added to film version

Cut from film version

Added to 2011 Revision

Studio Cast Recordings

No studio cast recordings listed.

Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

Authors

Original Authors

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Book & Lyrics
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Music

Later Contributors

This list represents writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.

...
Book (revisions)
Genre: Musical Comedy

Source

No source listed.

Synopsis

PLOT SYNOPSIS FOR ORIGINAL VERSION
Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking, to please her fiance, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to do it. But once she's under, her doctor finds out that she can regress into past lives and different personalities, and he finds himself falling in love with one of them. 

PLOT SYNOPSIS FOR 2011 REVISION
Still in love with his deceased wife, Dr. Mark Bruckner, 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 1940s 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.

Trivia & History

A myth has arisen that the show is based loosely on John L. Balderston's play Berkeley Square. This is — dare we use such strong language? — poppycock. The source for this extremely silly idea seems to be the Time magazine review of the original production, which suggested that Lerner stole his plot from Berkeley Square. in fact the differences between the two works are much greater than the similarities. For starters, Daisy Gamble does not actually travel in time, unlike Peter Standish, the central character of Berkeley Square.

Other Titles

  • I Picked a Daisy (working title when Richard Rodgers was composer)

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