Two-time Tony nominee Andy Karl will star in the upcoming Broadway production of the new musical Groundhog Day, producers have announced. Karl takes on the role of weatherman Phil Connors, which he originated when the show opened earlier this year at the Old Vic Theatre in London.
Groundhog Day is inspired by the 1993 film that tells the story of Pittsburgh weatherman Phil Connors, who finds himself caught in a time loop that forces him to repeat the same day, Groundhog Day, over and over. It features a score by Matilda The Musical composer Tim Minchin, and is directed by Matlida's Matthew Warchus, with original screen writer Danny Rubin providing the book.
As previously revealed, Groundhog Day will play the August Wilson Theatre following the closure of the long-running musical Jersey Boys. Performances will begin March 16, 2017, with opening night to follow on April 17.
The creative team is set to include choreographer Peter Darling, set and costume designer Rob Howell, orchestrator and musical supervisor Christopher Nightingale, lighting designer Hugh Vanstone, and sound designer Simon Baker.
Additional casting will be released in the coming weeks.
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