Andy Karl stars as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, opening tonight at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre.
Andy Karl stars as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, opening Monday, April 17, at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre.
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2017 Olivier Award winner Andy Karl was injured during the Friday, April 14, performance of the new musical Groundhog Day at the August Wilson Theatre.

The production issued the following statement:

"At approximately 10:30 in the second act of Groundhog Day, during the song 'Philanthropy,' Andy Karl injured himself during the performance and left the stage. The show was stopped. Andy insisted on finishing the show and after a 15-minute break went onstage with a cane. Following the performance Andy was taken to see a doctor."

As a result of Karl's injury, the Saturday, April 15, matinee performance has been canceled. The evening performance will feature Andrew Call taking on the role of Phil Connors. Further information about the performance schedule is still to come.

Based on the 1993 film, Groundhog Day is the story of Phil Connors (Karl), a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America and reliving the same day, Groundhog Day, over and over and over again. It features a score by Matilda The Musical composer Tim Minchin and is directed by Matilda's Matthew Warchus, with original screenwriter Danny Rubin providing the book.

The company includes Barrett Doss, Rebecca Faulkenberry, John Sanders, Andrew Call, Raymond J. Lee, Heather Ayers, Kevin Bernard, Gerard Canonico, Rheaume Crenshaw, Michael Fatica, Katy Geraghty, Camden Gonzales, Jordan Grubb, Taylor Iman Jones, Tari Kelly, Josh Lamon, Joseph Medeiros, Sean Montgomery, William Parry, Jenna Rubaii, Vishal Vaidya, Travis Waldschmidt, and Natalie Wisdom.

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