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Will the Groundhog Day Musical Coming to Broadway Repeat the Magic of the Original?

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GroundhogDayMusicalThe creators of Broadway’s Matilda are readying a musical adaptation of the 1993 Bill Murray classic, Groundhog Day. We’ve gone ahead and put together the musical numbers.

Act I

“What If There is No Tomorrow?”
“Punxsutawney Polka”
“What If There is No Tomorrow? (Reprise)”
“Punxsutawney Polka”
“What If There is No Tomorrow? (Reprise)”
“Weather or Not”
“What If There is No Tomorrow? (Reprise)”

Act II

“It’s Never Too Early For Flapjacks”
“What If There is No Tomorrow? (Reprise)”
“Don’t Drive Angry”
“What If There is No Tomorrow? (Reprise)”
“Ned Ryerson’s Revenge”
“What If There is No Tomorrow? (Reprise)”
“Suddenly Rita”
“Today is Tomorrow (Ensemble)”

The Harold Ramis directed film never gets old for me so I’m willing to give this some consideration. Here’s what Variety has to say about the project:

The “Matilda” team of composer-lyricist Tim Minchin, director Matthew Warchus, choreographer Peter Darling and set and costume designer Rob Howell will collaborate on the show with book writer Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the “Groundhog Day” screenplay with Harold Ramis and is credited with the original story. Whistle Pig Prods. (Andre Ptaszynski), Scott Rudin and Columbia Stage Live will produce.

They also say it “will begin previews Jan. 23, 2017, ahead of a March 9, 2017, opening at a Broadway venue to be announced. Casting remains to be set.”

What do you think? I can see the reviews now: “I’d see it again, and again, and again, and…”


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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."