Off Broadway’s Vineyard Theater will produce the new adaptation of 1965 tuner “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” — reconceived and directed by Michael Mayer (“Spring Awkening,” “American Idiot”) — in a run that begins in January.
No cast has been announced, although an upcoming developmental workshop this summer as part of New York Stage and Film and Vassar College’s Powerhouse Program is toplined by Anika Noni Rose and Brian d’Arcy James.
The Vineyard — where Broadway-bound tuner “The Scottsboro Boys” preemed this spring — held a developmental workshop of the musical last fall.
“On a Clear Day” originally ran about eight months on the Main Stem after a downbeat critical reception. Musical has since been celebrated for a score by Burton Lane (“Finian’s Rainbow”) and Alan Jay Lerner (“My Fair Lady”) that includes the title tune, “Come Back to Me” and “What Did I Have That I Don’t Have?,” among others.
A 1970 movie version helmed by Vincente Minelli starred Barbra Streisand and Yves Montand.
Peter Parnell (“QED,” “The Cider House Rules”) is writing the new version of the book. Reincarnation-themed tale, about a woman with ESP and her psychiatrist, was originally penned by Lerner.
The changes to the story are being kept under wraps by the creatives, although Mayer has said gender will play a role.
Exact dates and casting for the Vineyard staging of “On a Clear Day” remain to be announced.