Rehearsals for the Broadway production of Groundhog Day got underway last week and the marquee has gone up at the August Wilson Theatre!
As the sign says: previews begin March 16th, 2017, with the official Groundhog Day opening night on April 17th, 2017.
Andy Karl will reprise his much lauded London performance as Phil Connors, a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Caught in a time loop, he’s forced to relive the same day again and again…and again.
Barrett Doss will play Rita Hanson. Joining them are 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.
The show reunites composer and lyricist Tim, with director Matthew Warchus, choreographer Peter Darling and designer Rob Howell, four of the Matilda The Musical creative team. They have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on this new musical based on his 1993 hit film.
Additional information can be found at groundhogdaymusical.com.
Groundhog Day enjoyed a hugely successful and critically acclaimed 10 week season at the Old Vic Theatre, London, in the summer of 2016, recently winning FOUR 2016 BroadwayWorld UK/West End Awards including Theatrical Event of the Year!