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GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL

Groundhog Day The Musical

7 NOMINATIONS

Theatre: August Wilson Theatre
Opening Night: April 17 2017
Producers:
Whistle Pig, Columbia Live Stage, The Dodgers, Michael Watt, The Araca Group, Len Blavatnik, Burnt Umber Productions, Michael Coppel, Ken Davenport, Stephen Found, Greenleaf Productions, David Harris, Independent Presenters Network, The John Gore Organization, Stephanie P. McClelland, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Glass Half Full Productions, Marion Alden Badway, Marriner Group, Tommy Mottola, Nederlander Presentations Inc, Daryl Roth, Sonia Friedman Productions, Theater Mogul, Tulbart, David Walsh, Tony & Maureen Wheeler, Jujamcyn Theaters
7 NOMINATIONS
Best Musical
 
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Groundhog Day is the story of Phil Connors, a big city weatherman who comes to a small town and is mysteriously forced to relive the same day over and over again—to hilarious and moving results. 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?

Trivia

  • The creative team includes many of the creators of Matilda the Musical: director Matthew Warchus, composer/lyricist Tim Minchin, and choreographer Peter Darling.
  • Groundhog Day was popularized in the U.S. in the 1880s. It takes place on February 2 when, according to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow, spring will arrive early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will see its shadow and retreat into its den, indicating six more weeks of winter weather. The largest annual celebration of the event occurs in Punxsutawney, PA, where the musical is set.

History

The musical premiered at The Old Vic in London in the summer of 2016. It is based on the 1993 film of the same title with a screenplay by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis, based on a story by Rubin, directed by Ramis, and starring Bill Murray. The film was added to the United States National Film Registry in 2006.

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