The Broadway-aimed musical Groundhog Day has added an additional performance to its London run at The Old Vic. Fans can now purchase tickets for a 2:30 PM matinee on Monday, September 12.
Groundhog Day, a new musical about a man who must experience the same day over and over until he gets it right, opened August 16 at London's Old Vic Theatre.
Based on the popular 1993 film comedy of the same title, Groundhog Day has music and lyrics by Tim Minchin (Matilda The Musical) and book by Danny Rubin (who co-scripted the film of the same name with Harold Ramis). The show is booked for a limited run through September 17. The musical is directed by Matthew Warchus.
Andy Karl (Rocky, On the Twentieth Century, Legally Blonde) stars as Phil Connors, a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman who is sent to cover the Groundhog Day event in the small town of Punxutawney, PA, where he finds himself caught in a time loop, forced to repeat the same day again and again… and again. The role was originated in the film by Bill Murray.
Producers André Ptaszynski and Lia Vollack were quoted by The New York Times August 17 affirming that they would bring the show to Broadway, but gave no date. A spokesman declined to say whether it would be this season.