Running since March 2017 A cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman finds himself caught in a time loop, forced to repeat the same day until he gets it right in this musical adaptation of the 1993 film.
From the producers: "Groundhog Day" is the story of Phil Connors, a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman who is sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the isolated small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, when he finds himself caught in a time loop, forced to repeat the same day again and again...and again. As each day plays out exactly the same as before Phil becomes increasingly despondent, but is there a lesson to be learned through his experiences, will he ever unlock the secret and break the cycle?
1993's "Groundhog Day" was cited by the Writers Guild of America as one of the 101 Greatest Screenplays ever written and in 2000 was voted by readers of Total Film as one of the ten best comedies of all time. The classic Bill Murray comedy has been adapted for the stage by the movie's co-writer Danny Rubin, with music and lyrics by Tony nominee Tim Minchin ("Matilda"). The musical premiered at London's Old Vic in 2016 and received glowing reviews from critics.
Two-time Tony nominee Andy Karl stars as weatherman Phil Connors, following his celebrated performance in the show's London production. Karl's Broadway credits include "Legally Blonde: The Musical," "Wicked" and "Jersey Boys." He received Tony Award nominations for his performances in "Rocky" and "On the Twentieth Century."
Wonderfully inventive...Karl brings his own brand of smarmy charm to the role of meteorologist Phil Connors and makes it his own. "Groundhog Day" doesn't mess too much with [the] set-up. Instead, it gooses up the familiar with dazzling energy, creativity, wit, and heart. At times, [it] feels more like a plate-spinning magic trick than a Broadway musical. Spectacle is fine, but none of it much matters if the basics of the show don't work. Thankfully, they do. Beautifully.
[A] delirious reinvention with its own defiantly unique personality, a relentless forward-backward spin that leaves you smiling, exhilarated and giddy...The fiendishly crafty creative team has devised a musical that cracks open the source material to amplify its themes. [Karl] gives a musical-comedy performance of the highest caliber. Even if the repetition does become wearing and the show feels overlong, there's method in its madness.