Sounds like this show is going to have a LOT of reprises: Groundhog Day, the musical.
Songwriter Tim Minchin and director Matthew Warchus, who last brought us the international sensation Matilda are hatching up a musical version of the 1993 Hollywood comedy about a man (Bill Murray onscreen) forced to relive the same day over and over again. According to the Daily Mail, the duo have teamed up with Groundhog Day screenwriter Danny Rubin to make the story sing.
Does any of this sound familiar? Broadway.com first reported Rubin was hard at work on the show back in 2009, at which point the names Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine were being floated as possible collaborators.
Warchus told the UK paper that he will direct a workshop of the show in the spring, and then decide if Broadway or the West End will get to see Groundhog Day first.
Random fun fact: Groundhog Day could be the first Broadway musical named after a national holiday. It could also be the first musical based on a Bill Murray movie, if the brewing Tootsie tuner doesn't strut onstage first.