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Groundhog Day Musical on Track for Broadway

The show is written by Tim Minchin and Danny Rubin.

Andy Karl stars as Phil Connors in the new musical Groundhog Day.
(© Manuel Harlan)

The new West End musical Groundhog Day, which opened to rave reviews at London's Old Vic Theatre on August 16, will move to Broadway, according to The New York Times. No timeline has been set for the transfer.

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 composer Tim Minchin, and is directed by Matlida's Matthew Warchus, with original screen writer Danny Rubin providing the book.

A Broadway mounting was expected to take place in early 2017, though the originally announced producer, Scott Rudin, withdrew from the project in June. The current producers are André Ptaszynski and Lia Vollack.

The London production stars Tony nominee Andy Karl as Phil Connors, a role originated on-screen by Bill Murray. Carlyss Carlyss Peer takes on the role of Rita Hanson, originated by Andie MacDowell.

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