‘Groundhog Day’ musical headed to Broadway

Andy Karl arrives on the red carpet at the 68th Tony Awards on June 8, 2014. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) — The musical adaptation of Bill Murray‘s 1993 film “Groundhog Day” — about perpetually grumpy TV weatherman Phil Connors who is forced to live the February holiday over and over — is coming to Broadway in March 2017.

The film’s co-writer Danny Rubin teamed up with songwriter Tim Minchin for the musical which first opened in London in August.

Casting for the American production has not yet been announced, though London star Andy Karl is rumored to be keeping the role of Connors when the musical transfers to New York’s August Wilson Theatre.

“Groundhog Day” will reunite composer Minchin with his “Matilda the Musical” cast including scene and costume designer Rob Howell, choreographer Peter Darling, and director Matthew Warchus.

Performances begin in March with the play officially set to open on April 17, 2017.


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