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Bill Murray Returns to Groundhog Day for a Second Night in a Row

Is life imitating art for the star of the 1993 film?

Bill Murray and the stars of Groundhog Day from his first visit on Tuesday, August 8. He came for another round the following night.
(photo provided by the production)

Bill Murray apparently couldn't get enough of Groundhog Day.

The New York Times reported that the star of the original 1993 film, on which the ongoing Broadway musical is based, went to see the show a second evening in a row last night after surprising the cast and crew by coming to see it on Tuesday, August 8. This time, though, he came by himself, and, according to a spokesman for the musical, the show was given advance warning that he might make a return visit.

The cast and crew commemorated this repeat occurrence on Twitter:

Groundhog Day features a score by Matilda composer Tim Minchin and direction by Matilda's Matthew Warchus, with original screenwriter Danny Rubin providing the book. The story follows disgruntled weatherman Phil Connors who finds himself stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again.

Andy Karl and Barrett Doss star alongside an ensemble that includes 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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