A stage musical adaptation of Bill Murray‘s 1993 comedy “Groundhog Day” will open on Broadway this spring, producers announced Tuesday.
The show, with music and lyrics by Australian composer Tim Minchin (“Matilda the Musical”), is scheduled to begin previews in March with an official night set for April 17, 2017 at the August Wilson Theatre — where “Jersey Boys” is scheduled to end its long run in January.
Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the screenplay with the late Harold Ramis, collaborated with Minchin on the book for the musical, which had its world premiere last month at The Old Vic in London.
Tony winner Matthew Warchus (“God of Carnage”) will direct. “Groundhog Day” is produced by Matthew Warchus and Andre Ptaszynski for Whistle Pig, and Lia Vollack for Columbia Live Stage.
The Broadway cast will be announced at a later date.
The musical tells the story of Phil Connors, a Pittburgh TV weatherman who is assigned to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He, however, is stuck in a time loop, causing him to repeat the same day again and again.