Groundhog Day

Stage adaptation

Although Stephen Sondheim expressed interest in creating a musical adaption of the film in 2003,[57] he eventually concluded that " ... to make a musical of Groundhog Day would be to gild the lily. It cannot be improved."[58] Nevertheless, Ramis announced in 2009 that Rubin was working on an adaptation.[59] At a 2014 concert in Hyde Park, the Australian comedian and lyricist Tim Minchin performed a song he had written for the show, "Seeing You".[60]

The musical was officially confirmed in April 2015, with a book by Rubin based on his and Ramis's original screenplay,[61] directed by Matthew Warchus,[62] choreography by Peter Darling,[63] design by Rob Howell,[64] and an original score and lyrics by Minchin.[65] The production reunites most of the creative team behind the 2010 musical Matilda.[66] It will be premiered in 2016 at The Old Vic theatre in London[67][68] as part of Warchus's debut season as artistic director there.[69] A Broadway debut is scheduled for March 2017.[70]


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