'Groundhog Day' musical heading to Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) " "Groundhog Day" is coming to Broadway. We repeat: "Groundhog Day" is coming to Broadway.

The musical based on the much-loved 1993 movie about a jaded weatherman forced to live the same day over and over will make the leap from London and open this spring at the August Wilson Theatre.

Britain's theater critics were largely enthusiastic about the version that opened this summer starring Andy Karl in the Bill Murray role. The Broadway cast will be announced later.

The musical's script is by Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the film and keeps it faithful to the spirit of the original. Composer-lyricist Tim Minchin and director Matthew Warchus are the team behind "Matilda: The Musical," the Roald Dahl-inspired show that won seven Olivier Awards and four Tonys.

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