Set your alarm for 2017. And then set it again. And again. And again.
A brand new musical adaptation of the classic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day will premiere on Broadway on January 23, 2017, in anticipation of an official opening on March 9. So you’ve got plenty of time to get a ticket.
The show features a book by Danny Rubin, who conceived the story and co-wrote the original screenplay of the Bill Murray film with Harold Ramis. The rest of the creative team includes director Matthew Warchus, composer Tim Minchin, scenic/costume designer Rob Howell, and choreographer Peter Darling, all of whom previously collaborated on Matilda the Musical.
In Groundhog Day, prickly TV weatherman Phil Connors finds himself stuck in a time loop as he’s forced to repeat the same day over and over again, covering the annual Groundhog Day ceremony in Punxsutawney, Penn.
Whistle Pig Productions, Scott Rudin, and Columbia Live Stage will produce. A Broadway theater has not yet been announced.
For a quick peek at the musical, listen to composer Minchin’s preview of one of the show’s songs at a 2014 event in London.