A case of life imitating art imitating reel life?
A musical version of Groundhog Day is headed to Broadway in 2017 – where the show will performed to audiences day after day after day.
The hit 1993 movie starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell told the story of a newsman who finds himself stuck in small-town Pennsylvania, reliving Feb. 2 – Groundhog Day – again and again and again.
The team behind the current Broadway hit Matilda will be behind the musical adaptation, Variety reports. Composer-lyricist Tim Minchin, director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), choreographer Peter Darling (Billy Elliott) and set and costume designer Rob Howell will collaborate with Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the Groundhog Day screenplay with Harold Ramis.
The musical will begin previews in January and is set to open on March 9, 2017. The cast has yet to be announced, but let’s hope that Punxsutawney Phil isn’t played by this guy.