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This time last week Bill Murray headed out to attend Groundhog Day Broadway for the second time in two days… A round-up.

by Shell 16th Aug 2017 | 3 comments

Bill Murray, Barrett Doss & Andy Karl

Last Tuesday, Bill Murray, who made the iconic role of TV weatherman Phil Connors famous in the 1993 film, went to see Groundhog Day on Broadway and he LOVED IT! Then, the next night, he went again…

Pictured on the right with the two fabulous Broadway leads: Barrett Doss (Rita) and Andy Karl (Phil).

Sopan Deb, culture writer for the New York Times, covered the event in hilarious detail, in threaded tweets, before writing it up:

Day one: Bill Murray Relives a Role, Seeing Broadway’s ‘Groundhog Day’ – New York Times

The following night, he was back to see the show again:

Day two: Bill Murray Attends ‘Groundhog Day’ Again, and It Feels Like … Well, You Know – New York Times

Murray went on to enthuse about Groundhog Day and his experiences seeing the show on The Leonard Lopate Show – WNYC. Listen to the lovely interview here:


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GhD New Artwork

Groundhog Day has announced that it will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday September 17th, 2017.

An 18-month US tour is scheduled to begin next year and details of a much clamoured for London return will be announced in the coming months.

The show’s producers said: “It has been a joy to share Groundhog Day over and over again with Broadway audiences. We could not have asked for a more magnificent, devoted company to bring Danny Rubin’s heartfelt words, Tim Minchin’s dynamic score, and Matthew Warchus’ ingenious direction to the August Wilson Theatre stage every night. This Punxsutawney family has been through a lot together and as Groundhog Day heads into its final month of performances in New York, we are so proud to be part of a Golden Age of musicals on Broadway.”

Groundhog Day tickets can be purchased here. Grab them while you can!

Further information about the show can be found on the Groundhog Day The Musical Page, including videos, tickets, the Original Cast Recording and you can DOWNLOAD the Lyric Book.


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When I Grow Up - UK Cover

When I Grow Up, the new magical picture book inspired by Tim’s hit song from the acclaimed and multi-award-winning Matilda the Musical, will be published on the 5th October in the UK.

The book will be illustrated by Steve Antony, an internationally published, award-winning author and illustrator. It imagines life from a child’s viewpoint, with all the humour and poignancy of the song.

The book is available to pre-order from the following UK booksellers:

Book Depository

and in digital format from iTunes.

For those in Australia and the US: Scholastic Australia will be publishing simultaneously in October 2017 and Scholastic US will be publishing in summer 2018, although with different covers. We’ll reveal those covers as soon as we have them.

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#AuthorsForGrenfell are raising money for the Red Cross fund for the Grenfell Tower victims.

There’s a rare limited edition hardback of the graphic novel version of Tim’s much-loved beat-poem ‘Storm’ up for auction. Tim will sign and personalise the book for the winner.

Co-creators of the book Tracy King and DC Turner will also include some hand-drawn, unique ‘Storm’ artwork.

The auction ends 8pm (BST) Tuesday 27th June, 2017.

If you’d like to bid click here for full details. You simply comment with your bid (in £) at the bottom of the auction page.

If you’re not able to make a bid yourself, you can help by spreading the word or take a look at the many other items available in the #AuthorsForGrenfell auction.

Thank you!

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