Details about the general rush ticket policy and digital lottery for Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, have been announced. Directed by Matthew Warchus, previews begin March 16 prior to an official opening April 17 at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).
A limited number of $39.50 general rush tickets will be available at the theatre and can be purchased day of when the box office opens. There is a limit of two tickets per customer. Tickets are non-transferable and subject to availability; seat locations will vary, and some may be partial view. Cash or credit cards will be accepted for rush tickets.
Additionally, a limited number of tickets will be sold to winners of a digital lottery drawing. Tickets are $39.50 and are limited to two per person. Seat locations will vary, and some may also be partial view. For details and entrance to the digital lottery, visit GroundhogDayMusical.com/lottery. Entrants will be notified of their status by noon the day prior to the performance. Tickets must be claimed and paid for online via a provided link no later than 10 PM the day prior to the performance.
Pre-sales for the original Broadway cast recording of Groundhog Day, soon to be available on Masterworks Broadway/Broadway Records, will begin March 17 on iTunes and Amazon. The album will released digitally April 14 and in stores May 5. The recording is produced by Chris Nightingale, Michael Croiter, and Minchin.
Based on the 1993 Columbia Pictures film, the new musical is described as such: "Meet Phil Connors (Andy Karl), a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again—with no consequences, no regrets, no tomorrows, and no hangovers. But once he starts getting to know associate TV producer Rita Hanson (Barrett Doss), he discovers it’s a day of second, third and fourth chances."
The Broadway cast is headed by Karl, who stars as Phil Connors, following his celebrated performance in the show’s London production at The Old Vic last summer, and newcomer Barrett Doss as Rita Hanson.
The ensemble features 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 production’s creative team includes choreographer Peter Darling, co-choreographer Ellen Kane, set and costume designer Rob Howell, orchestrator and musical supervisor Christopher Nightingale, lighting designer Hugh Vanstone, and sound designer Simon Baker. David Holcenberg is the music director.
Groundhog Day is produced by Whistle Pig, Columbia Live Stage, and The Dodgers, with Michael Watt.