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'Groundhog Day' Musical Will See Early Spring on Broadway

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    Andy Karl in the London production of "Groundhog Day"

    The 1993 Bill Murray comedy "Groundhog Day" is coming to the Broadway stage, in a new musical adaptation from the creative team behind "Matilda the Musical."

    "Groundhog Day" will begin performances at the August Wilson Theatre in March, with an opening night officially set for April 17, 2017.

    The show tells the story of a cranky TV weatherman who gets stuck in a time warp while covering the Groundhog Day ceremonies in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania — reliving the same day over and over again until he gets it right.

    Proving that life does have a funny way of repeating itself, composer Tim Minchin will reunite with "Matilda" scene and costume designer Rob Howell, choreographer Peter Darling and director Matthew Warchus for the project.

    New to the team is book writer Danny Robin, who also co-wrote the screenplay of the 1993 film.

    "Groundhog Day" premiered at the Old Vic in London this summer to rave reviews. While casting for the Broadway run has not been announced yet, star Andy Karl — who plays the role of Phil Connors immortalized by Murray on film — is expected to transfer with the production.

    Tickets go on sale on Oct. 26, with a pre-sale through Ticketmaster beginning Oct. 12.