Groundhog Day

Currently on sale until September 17, 2017

Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Intermission: Yes

Meet Phil Connors, 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, he discovers it’s a day of second, third and fourth chances.

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical—including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin—with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time.


Standard Schedule
PLEASE NOTE: Groundhog Day's performance schedule varies and is subject to change.

Now through Sept 2. 2017
Monday: 8PM
Tuesday: 7PM
Wednesday: 2PM & 8PM
Thursday: 7PM
Friday: 8PM
Saturday: 2PM & 8PM
Sunday: No performance

Critics' Recap


Workshop Information
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August Wilson Theatre

245 West 52nd Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenues)

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ANDY KARL - Phil Connors
Andy was recently seen on the NBC series “Law & Order: SVU” as Sergeant Mike Dodds. Karl won the Outer Critics Circle Award and has been nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League Awards for his starring role opposite Kristin Chenoweth in the Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century. For his critically acclaimed performance as Rocky Balboa in the Broadway musical Rocky, Karl was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards. Other Broadway credits include the revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Jersey Boys, Wicked, 9 to 5, Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer and Saturday Night Fever. Off-Broadway/NYC credits include Chita Rivera: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall, Annie Get Your Gun (City Center), Altar Boyz (OCC Award), Slut and Saturday Night. His film and television credits include “Forever,” “And So It Goes,” “Joyful Noise,” and “Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods.”

BARRETT DOSS – Rita Hanson
Barrett recently appeared in the Broadway revival of You Can’t Take It With You. She was also seen off-Broadway in Burning at The New Group, and off-off Broadway in Strom Thurmond Is Not A Racist/Cleansed (The Brick) and Orestes 2.0 (HERE Arts Center). Her regional credits include Comedy of Errors (The Old Globe), The Real Thing (Studio Theater), Jamaica (Prince Music Theater). Film and TV credits include: “Marshall”, “Kick,” “Girls,” “Bull,” “Time After Time,” “Person of Interest,” and “30 Rock.” Education: B.A. – NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study.


Matthew is a director of theatre, opera and film who has directed award-winning productions for many of the major British theatre companies. He was an Associate Director at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and was an Artistic Associate at The Old Vic before being appointed in 2014 to succeed Kevin Spacey as Artistic Director of the theatre. Matthew’s theatre credits include The Caretaker, The Master Builder and Future Conditional (The Old Vic), Matilda The Musical (RSC, West End and Broadway, 7 Olivier Awards, including Best Director and Best New Musical, and 4 Tony Awards), Ghost: The Musical and La Bête (West End and Broadway), Deathtrap (West End), The Norman Conquests (West End and Broadway, Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play), God of Carnage (West End and Broadway, Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play), Boeing-Boeing (West End, Broadway and UK tour, Tony Award for Best Revival of a play and Olivier nomination for Best Revival of a Play), Speed-the-Plow (The Old Vic), the theatrical adaptation of The Lord of the Rings (also co-writer, Toronto and West End), Buried Child (National Theatre), Endgame (West End), Our House (West End, Olivier Award for Best Musical), Follies (Broadway), Life x 3 (National Theatre, The Old Vic and Broadway), True West (Donmar Warehouse and Broadway), The Unexpected Man (RSC, West End and Broadway).

TIM MINCHIN – Music & Lyrics
Tim is a musician, actor, comedian and writer. As a musical satirist, he has toured in the UK, the US and Australia and released 5 DVDs, including So F**king Rock, Ready For This?, and Tim Minchin Versus the Heritage Orchestra Live at the Royal Albert Hall. He is the composer/lyricist of Matilda The Musical (book by Dennis Kelly), and is currently directing and writing music and lyrics for a new DreamWorks Animation feature film. Acting highlights include Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Sydney Theatre Company), Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar (arena tour of UK and Australia) and, for television, Atticus Fetch in “Californication” (Showtime) and Smasher Sullivan in “Secret River” (ABC).

Danny is an award-winning screenwriter and lecturer. His screen credits include Hear No Evil, S.F.W. and Groundhog Day, for which he received the BAFTA for Best Screenplay and the Critics’ Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year, as well as honors from the Writers Guild of America and the American Film Institute. Rubin has taught screenwriting in Chicago at the University of Illinois, Columbia College and the National High School Institute; at the Sundance Institute in Utah; the PAL Screenwriting Lab in England; the Chautauqua Institution in New York; at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico; and at Harvard University as the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on Screenwriting from 2008-2013.