The 1965 stage musical was later adapted into the 1970 Hollywood film starring Barbara Streisand and Yves Montand. Daisy's smoking threatens her engagement to an aspiring corporate high-flyer. When she turns to psychoanalyst Dr Bruckner for help, he discovers that she has extra-sensory powers. She knows when a phone will ring before anybody else hears it, she can locate other people's misplaced keys and she can make flowers grow just by talking to them. Even more curious is her insistence that she lived a previous life as Melinda Wells, a feisty 18th century lady, far removed from her present incarnation as timid, easygoing Daisy of 1960s Manhattan.
The Bridewell's revival of On a Clear Day... stars Jenna Russell as Daisy. Russell's recent roles include Cinderella in the Donmar Warehouse's Into the Woods and Bertrande in the West End production of Martin Guerre.
Book and lyrics for On a Clear Day... are by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Burton Lane. The Bridewell production is directed by Carol Metcalfe and designed by Bridget Kimak with lighting by Ace McCarron, choreography by Lisa Kent, music direction by James Dodgson and orchestration by Stuart Barr. Other cast members have yet to be announced.