Harry Connick Jr. Performs From On a Clear Day on "Dancing With the Stars" (Video)

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Tony Award nominee Harry Connick Jr. (The Pajama Game) will return to Broadway in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever beginning Nov. 12 at the St. James Theatre, prior to an official opening Dec. 11. Before hitting Broadway, Connick Jr. made a stop at the "Dancing With the Stars" results show Sept. 20 to preview a song from the upcoming revival.


The revival of On a Clear Day, originally aimed for a run Off-Broadway, has been bumped to Broadway and is reconceived by Tony-winning director Michael Mayer, with a new book by Peter Parnell.

The Tony Award-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). The new libretto is based on the original book by Lerner.

Here's how producers characterize this revised version of the 1965 musical by Alan Jay Lerner and composer Burton Lane: "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 (David Turner), 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 (Jessie Mueller). 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."

To check out the "Dancing With the Stars" performance by Connick Jr., look below:


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