Performances of Groundhog Day, the new musical from Tim Minchin and Danny Rubin, begin March 16 at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). The Matthew Warchus-helmed production stars two-time Tony Award nominee Andy Karl and will open officially April 17.
Featuring a score by Minchin, a book by Rubin, and based on the 1993 film of the same name, Groundhog Day follows Phil Connors, a disgruntled weatherman stuck in small-town America who relives the same day over and over again. As he gets to know associate TV producer Rita Hanson (played by Barrett Doss) for the first time repeatedly, he realizes it’s an opportunity for second, third, and fourth chances.
Rounding out the cast are 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 premiered last year at London's Old Vic. The musical’s Broadway bow is produced by Whistle Pig, Columbia Live Stage, and the Dodgers.
The 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.