The production, which will be directed by Michael Mayer, is aiming for a fall Broadway bow. Ira Pittelman will produce the staging, which was previously announced for Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre.
Mayer directed a revised version of the 1965 musical at Vassar College last summer. Peter Parnell penned the updated script.
No official announcement about a Broadway mounting has been made.
Tony Award-winning director Mayer (Spring Awakening) conceived and directs this revision of the property about a shrink whose patient, quirky Daisy Gamble, has paranormal powers — and past lives. Parnell (QED, The Cider House Rules) wrote the new libretto, inspired by Lerner's original. The new conceivers tamper with gender in the rewrite. The score is a favorite of show-music fans for its alternately plucky and lush numbers, including "Come Back to Me," "Melinda," "Hurry! It's Lovely Up Here," "On the S.S. Bernard Cohn," "Tosy and Cosh," "Don't Tamper With My Sister," "She Wasn't You," "Wait 'Til We're Sixty-Five," "When I'm Being Born Again." A film version that starred Barbra Streisand served up freshly written numbers: "Love With All the Trimmings" and "Go to Sleep," the latter a unique counterpoint duet Daisy sings with herself.
A 280-performance disappointment, On a Clear Day originally starred John Cullum and Barbara Harris. It was a rare original American musical that was not based on source material. A cast album preserved the score. The title song has become well-known, and the lament "What Did I Have That I Don't Have" is a favorite for cabaret entertainers.