Groundhog Day Summary

  • Groundhog Day is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 16, 2017
  • Opens April 17, 2017
  • Show Closed: September 17, 2017

Just like the film from which it is based, Groundhog Day on Broadway is a musical that tells a similar story of a weatherman named Phil Connors who wakes up one day to realize that it is the same day as yesterday – that is, he is caught in an endless loop wherein he keeps living the same day over and over again.

Groundhog Day on Broadway Background

This musical has a book by Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the screenplay along with Harold Ramis. The music and lyrics are by Tim Minchin, who was also the composer and lyricist behind the wildly successful musical adaptation of Matilda. The director is Matthew Warchus, and the choreographer is Peter Darling, both of whom are reuniting with Tim Minchin from the Matilda team. Matthew Warchus was also the director of God of Carnage and The Norman Conquests, and Peter Darling is the Tony Award winning choreographer of Billy Elliot. Groundhog Day was produced by Scott Rudin, until he dropped out of the show in early June 2016 - Whistle Pig Productions (led by Andre Ptaszynski) and Columbia Stage Live. Scott Rudin’s many recent hits include The Book of Mormon, Fish in the Dark, and Skylight, as well as the upcoming Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Previews for Groundhog Day begin in March 2017 and official opening night is scheduled in April 2017.

What’s Groundhog Day Like?

Groundhog Day is a new musical based on the 1993 film of the same name, which starred Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, and which was directed by Harold Ramis.

Frustrations mount as does the comedy, as Connors tries to get out of the vicious cycle. He finds it necessary to relent his deeply cynical attitude as he gets acquainted with the other residents in the small Pennsylvania town in the midst of a snow storm. This production is a thoroughly well designed piece of theatre, due to the pedigree of the creative team working on the show, as well as the fundamentally engaging story that is beloved by movie fans and hopeless romantics everywhere.

Is Groundhog Day Good for Kids?

Yes, the show is appropriate for children over the age of 8. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre, or indeed into any Broadway theatre.

Theatre Information

August Wilson Theatre

245 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,222
Entrance: 52nd Street, between 8th Ave and Broadway
Theatre Information

August Wilson Theatre Seating Chart

Groundhog Day Marquee

Groundhog Day Marquee

Cast Members

Rita Hanson
Barrett Doss
Phil Connors
Andy Karl
Nancy
Rebecca Faulkenberry
Doris
Rheaume Crenshaw
Mrs. Lancaster
Heather Ayers
Fred
Gerar Canonico
Buster
Josh Lamon
Ralph
Raymond J. Lee
Ned Ryerson
John Sanders

Producers

Whistle Pig Productions

Columbia Live Stage

The Dodgers with Michael Watt

Production Credits

Direction
Matthew Warchus
Scenic & Costume Design
Rob Howell
Choreography
Peter Darling
Music Supervision
Christopher Nightingale
Music Direction
David Holcenberg
Light Design
Hugh Vanstone
Music & Lyrics
Tim Minchin
Book
Danny Rubin
Production Stage Manager
David Lober

Creative Team

General Manager
Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Production Manager
Aurora Productions
Casting Director
Jim Carnahan Casting
Advertising Representative
AKA NYC
Press Agent
Boneau/Bryan-Brown