Based on the iconic film, Groundhog Day is re-imagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical, including songwriter Tim Minchin and director Matthew Warchus, with a book by original film 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.
Meet Phil Connors, a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again – with no consequences, no regrets, no tomorrows and no hangovers. But once he starts getting to know associate TV producer Rita Hanson, he discovers it’s a day of second, third and fourth chances. The 1993 Columbia Pictures film, with a screenplay by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis, starred Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. Now widely regarded as a contemporary classic, Groundhog Day was cited by the Writers Guild of America as one of the 101 Greatest Screenplays ever written.
The new musical comedy stars Andy Karl as Phil Connors, reprising his Olivier nominated performance from the show’s award-winning West End production in London, with newcomer Barrett Doss as Rita Hanson and a stellar ensemble cast. The creative/design team for Groundhog Day includes Christopher Nightingale (orchestrator and musical supervisor), David Holcenberg (music director), Simon Baker (sound designer) and Rob Howell (set and costume design).