Groundhog Day

Ages: 13+
Opened: April 17, 2017
Closing: September 17, 2017

Groundhog Day - 2017 - Broadway History , Info & More

August Wilson Theatre (Broadway)
245 W. 52nd St. New York, NY 10019

Groundhog Day tells the story of Phil Connors (Andy Karl), a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again. But when he gets to know associate TV producer Rita (Barrett Doss), he discovers that a day of second, third and fourth chances just might bring him the promise of a lifetime. It's a classic boy meets girl... boy meets girl... boy meets girl story.

Based on the iconic film, Groundhog Day is re-imagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical- including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin- with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award nominee Andy Karl, Groundhog Day is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time.

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Broadway Review: Busy ‘Groundhog Day’ Is Not Bill Murray Déjà Vu
8 / 10

But star and set were in fine form for the opening, and while Groundhog Day may not actuially be the best musical, it is, as I said, very good. This will come as a surprise, no doubt, to diehard fans of the film, which starred Murray as Phil Connors, a self-loving Pittsburgh weatherman assigned for the third year running to hit the road for Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the annual rite of P-Phil and his shadow. Accompanied by his producer and camerman (Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott, in the film), Pittsburgh Phil approaches Punxsutawney Phil and all his human Punxsutawney denizens with loathing and condescension, and basically can't wait to get out.

'Groundhog Day' on Broadway: The show must (still) go on
7 / 10

When it comes to credible depictions of small-town Pennsylvania, "Groundhog Day the Musical" is about as veracious as a woodchuck named Phil is a qualified rodent meteorologist. This British import to Broadway - staged by people for whom small-town America is a typology, rather than a collection of souls - is more Whoville than Punxsutawney. Director Matthew Warchus' overstuffed and near-chaotic production is similarly far from Woodstock, Ill., the doppelganger for exurban insularity used to film the 1993 movie - a film forged in the caustic and improvisational Second City style by the late, great Harold Ramis, with Bill Murray as his melancholic muse. Andy Karl, the handsome, courageous and hugely talented star of these musical proceedings, is closer to the open-face sandwich that is Jim Carrey than to the iconoclastic Cubs fan Murray, benign and dangerous, perplexing and perplexed and a guy who looked like he'd been knocked around by the storms of life. But, you know, this is still a new Broadway musical that works - even one that has a few moments of greatness, replayed and redux.

If I Had My Time Again: GROUNDHOG DAY Plays Final Performance Today
by Marissa Sblendorio - September 17, 2017

After 176 performances and 32 previews, Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical Groundhog Day will play its final performance at the August Wilson Theatre today, September 17th.

Photo Coverage: GROUNDHOG DAY Sings at W
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - September 11, 2017

Cast members from the Broadway musical Groundhog Day celebrated their Broadway run with a performance at Broadway at W New York on Sunday, September 10th at 7:30 pm. Miss Saigon star and Tony nominee Eva Noblezada was Sunday night's special guest performer. BroadwayWorld was on hand, check out the photos below!

Photo Coverage: Andy Karl Receives GROUNDHOG DAY Portrait at Tony's Di Napoli!
by Jennifer Broski - August 18, 2017

The Andy Karl and Groundhog Day portrait is the newest addition to Tony Di Napoli prestigious Broadway Wall of Fame. BroadwayWorld was on hand when the portrait was unveiled and you can check out photos from the special occasion below!

Breaking: Farewell, Phil- GROUNDHOG DAY Will Play Final Broadway Performance This September
by Nicole Rosky - August 15, 2017

Today, Tuesday, August 15 at 6:15pm, the producers of the Olivier Award-winning Best New MusicalGroundhog Day, which opened on Broadway to critical acclaim this spring, announced that the show will end its run at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) on Sunday, September 17, following 176 performances and 32 previews.

Bill Murray Talks GROUNDHOG DAY on The Leonard Lopate Show
by A.A. Cristi - August 11, 2017

Actor Bill Murray made headlines this week as he made multiple trips to revisit one of his finest roles in the musical version of his iconic film Groundhog Day on Broadway.

VIDEO: Tim Minchin Blasts Australian Marriage Equality Plebiscite in New Song
by A.A. Cristi - August 10, 2017

This afternoon, Groundhog Day composer, Tim Minchin entered the debate surrounding marriage equality in Australia with his own twist on the Peter Allen classic, 'I Still Call Australia Home'.

What Did We Do to Deserve Bill Murray? Comedy Legend Returns to GROUNDHOG DAY for Second Night in a Row
by A.A. Cristi - August 9, 2017

Last night, legendary actor Bill Murray made a trip back to Punxsutawney as he attended Groundhog Day on Broadway for the first time. Murray starred as Phil Connors in the 1993 film which the musical is based on.

How the GROUNDHOG DAY Cast Nail Their Unbelievable Quick Changes Again (and Again)
by Danielle Ashley - August 9, 2017

On a recent episode of Broadway Bartender, host Anthony Caporale welcomed Michael Fatica, Travis Waldschmidt, and Vishal Vaidya from the musical GROUNDHOG DAY to the bar. Of all the crazy aspects of the show, one that is most shocking is the amount of costume changes, and how quickly they happen.

What Made Bill Murray Break Into Sobs at GROUNDHOG DAY?
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2017

Last night, legendary actor Bill Murray made a trip back to Punxsutawney as he attended Groundhog Day on Broadway for the first time. Murray starred as Phil Connors in the 1993 film which the musical is based on.

VIDEO: GROUNDHOG DAY Brings HAMILTON to Punxsutawney With #Ham4All Mashup Music Video!
by Stephi Wild - July 17, 2017

Following the lead of many other Broadway musicals such as Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, and Great Comet, cast members from Groundhog Day have decided to take part in the #Ham4All challenge -- but with a twist! Instead of the typical cover of a Hamilton track, the Groundhog Day cast decided to make a mashup music video with the backbone being My Shot and incorporating lyrics and melodies from songs from their own show.

BWW First Person: Dear Phil Connors- Finding Truth in GROUNDHOG DAY, A Musical For All of Us
by A.A. Cristi - July 2, 2017

I have trouble finding joy in life. I didn't plan this column intending to out myself as a curmudgeon right at the top, in fact, some people would discourage me from revealing such a damning truth at all- but let's go ahead and make this all about me right away and see where that takes us.

by Caryn Robbins - June 11, 2017

Andy Karl and the cast of GROUNDHOG DAY performed on tonight's TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below!

BWW Interview: #DisneyDad Raymond J. Lee Dishes on GROUNDHOG DAY, Reworks the Stereotypes and Tames Facebook Hatred
by Matthew Blank - June 9, 2017

Raymond J. Lee talks about GROUNDHOG DAY, his experience as an Actor-of-Color and newest gig as a Disney Daddy!

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl
by Walter McBride - June 5, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Groundhog Day- Andy Karl, as captured by Walter McBride!

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 9: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Away with the Tony Awards
by A.A. Cristi - June 2, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees!

Backstage with Richard Ridge: How GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Found His Phil
by Alan Henry - June 5, 2017

Andy Karl may have only just begun his Broadway journey as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, but his road to Punxsutawney was a long one. Below, watch as the 2017 Tony nominee joins SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld to chat about winning his first Olivier Award, getting through his pre-opening night injury, and so much more!

Photo Coverage: GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Becomes Broadway Royalty with a New Portrait at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - June 1, 2017

Just yesterday, the cast of the Tony-nominated Groundhog Day gathered at Sardi's to celebrate their (also Tony-nominated) leading man, Andy Karl. Karl joins the ranks of Broadway royalty with a brand new portrait for the walls. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special day below!


Groundhog Day has had 3 productions including West End which opened in 2016, Broadway which opened in 2017 and West End which opened in 2023.
Best Musical , , Best Book of a Musical for Danny Rubin, Best Choreography for Ellen Kane, Best Direction of a Musical for Matthew WarchusBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Tim Minchin and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Rob Howell.
Groundhog Day has been nominated for several awards. These include the Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Andy Karl, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for Groundhog Day, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Danny Rubin, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Matthew Warchus, Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Groundhog Day, Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tim Minchin, and Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Barrett Doss.
Groundhog Day has won several awards, including the Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Awards for Andy Karl's performance. The show also received the Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical award from the Drama League Awards. The Outstanding Book of a Musical award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards went to Danny Rubin for his work on Groundhog Day. Matthew Warchus won the Outstanding Director of a Musical award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his direction of the show. Groundhog Day itself was recognized with the Outstanding New Broadway Musical award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Tim Minchin received the Outstanding New Score award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his music in Groundhog Day. Additionally, Barrett Doss won the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance for her role in the show.



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