Groundhog Day musical: Tim Minchin to write lyrics with Matilda collaborators also attached

The team will work with Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the Bafta-winning screenplay for Groundhog Day with Harold Ramis

Roisin O'Connor
Monday 06 April 2015 19:22
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The highly anticipated musical version to Groundhog Day has finally been confirmed for Broadway after over a year of rumours.

Opening on 9 March 2017, the musical is based on the popular 1993 film about an arrogant TV weatherman starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.

Tim Minchin, who penned the award-winning adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda for the West End, will write the music and lyrics.

Tim Minchin, who penned the award-winning adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda for the West End, will write the music and lyrics for Groundhog Day: The Musical

Minchin will be joined by his Matilda collaborators: director Matthew Warchus, set designer Rob Howell and choreographer Peter Darling.

According to the Wall Street Journal, The team will work with Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the Bafta-winning screenplay for Groundhog Day with Harold Ramis and is credited with the original story.

The piece will be produced by Scott Rudin, Whistle Pig Prods. (Andre Ptaszynski), and Columbia Stage Live.

Rudin’s theatre work includes musical titan The Book of Mormon as well as Fish in the Dark and Skylight., which opened on 2 April.

The cast is yet to be announced.

The Groundhog Day musical will preview in January 2017

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