Groundhog Day The Musical
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Groundhog Day The Musical
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Groundhog Day The Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(1597 Ratings)
Positive
88%
Mixed
9%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Delightful

About the Show

Direct from its hit London run, this musicalization of the classic Bill Murray movie comes to Broadway starring Tony nominee Andy Karl, with songs by Tim Minchin ('Matilda') and directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus.

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32 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you loved the movie "Groundhog Day", you love Andy Karl (he's absolutely amazing), you love funny, adult humor and great staging and acting.

Don't see it if You can't abide to hear adult language on stage. You hated the movie "Groundhog Day". You don't like fun.

29 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you want to see some outstanding staging, and theatrical tricks. Very funny and entertaining show.

Don't see it if you don't like comedies or are looking for a very memorable score.

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22 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Must see, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if brilliant staging, clever lyrics and insightful story, meaningful musical, great singing, wonderful illusions, totally worth it.

Don't see it if even if you don't like comedy or the movie itself, see it and it might be surprised. Read more

27 Reviews | 5 Followers
99
Moving, Romantic, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like smart writing, are open to being touched, moved, and even changed by a show. If you like musicals and romantic comedies

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or are very jaded

44 Reviews | 22 Followers
98
Clever, Hilarious, Quirky, Resonant, Must see

See it if You are a fan of Andy Karl, absolutely love the film Groundhog Day and you're okay with dark, twisted humor. Bonus if you're a Minchin fan

Don't see it if If you don't have a dark sense of humor, unconventional musicals and don't care for the film Groundhog Day.

34 Reviews | 7 Followers
98
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Riveting, Brilliant

See it if You enjoy incredibly clever staging, wonderful illusions, funny lyrics, great music, seeing Andy Karl at his BEST. Brilliant cast.

Don't see it if You don't like profanity or mentions of sex - the dialogue and lyrics aren't the cleanest. Read more

33 Reviews | 1 Follower
97
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You like the movie and enjoy silly but heartfelt shows

Don't see it if You dislike the movie/repetitive things Read more

37 Reviews | 5 Followers
96
Delightful, Exquisite, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if you liked the movie Groundhog Day, comedy, and catchy songs.

Don't see it if you hated the move Groundhog Day.

Critic Reviews (70)

The New York Times
April 17th, 2017

"A dizzyingly witty new musical...Mr. Karl is so outrageously inventive in ringing changes on the same old, same old, that you can’t wait for another (almost identical) day to dawn...Mr. Karl turns these different feelings into a replete gallery of self-portraits, drawn with both comic panache and genuine feeling...He uses every tool in the musical arsenal, too, often to devastating effect...NY audiences have the rare chance to witness the full emergence of a newborn, bona fide musical star."
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Time Out New York
April 17th, 2017

"While there are likable, inspired elements...time crawls as you wait for boorish weatherman Phil to surrender to human kindness...The tone throughout is gratingly cartoonish, replacing the dry whimsy of the movie with overwrought clownishness...The story lacks focus and drive. We don’t care enough about the crucial, deepening romance...Even for all the structural problems of the book and score, Karl’s turn is undeniably strong—just not enough to fix the skipping-record world around him."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 17th, 2017

"It’s hard to imagine another musical leading man who could handle the relentless physical comedy, balance the character’s smarm and charm, then take the portrayal to the darker place where it finally needs to go...Not to say that the manic business of the first act is entirely excused by the richer reflectiveness of the second...Despite the musical’s theatrical cleverness it is often literal and choppy, like word-by-word Google translation. But at least it gets better as it loops along."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 18th, 2017

"A good-looking, magnetically charismatic fellow with a rich singing voice and the effortless moves of an old-time hoofer, Mr. Karl did the impossible: He made you forget about Bill Murray...I won’t try to tell you, however, that 'Groundhog Day: The Musical' is a great show...The production is a bit too busy but is for the most part satisfyingly elaborate, while the staging is as fine as you’d expect from Mr. Warchus...'Guys and Dolls' it isn’t, but you won’t be even slightly sorry you saw it."
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Deadline
April 17th, 2017

"While 'Groundhog Day' may not actually be the best musical, it is, as I said, very good...The story works. So does the cast...Yes, the show frequently seems on the verge of spinning out of control. But there is neat whimsy — I doubt you’ll soon forget the best car chase I’ve ever seen on stage — and genuine feeling, in part because Karl is a deeply appealing guy... In all, there’s a tremendous amount of pleasure to be had here. "
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New York Daily News
April 17th, 2017

"Two hours and 45 minutes of kinetic and sometimes witty but ultimately wearying antics. Fortunately, there’s a silver lining: musical-comedy dreamboat Andy Karl...Built-in repetition is a challenge. Director Matthew Warchus tries to solve it by keeping things in motion. The show whirs, buzzes, blinks and throws in playful mirages and fast-paced, if finicky, special effects. The frolics lead to diminishing returns — and don’t make up for the shortage of songs you’d love to hear again."
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Variety
April 17th, 2017

"Under Warchus’s helming, Phil’s adventures in Punxsutawney are like Alice’s adventures in Wonderland—fantastical and fun...Minchin’s lyrics turn out to be much cleverer than the introductory number would indicate. Unfortunately, his music lacks a distinctive sound and doesn’t rise above monotony...Karl’s charismatic perf and Warchus’s inventive staging are in the service of the book...Although the story holds up, it doesn’t entirely make sense here, given Phil’s nice-guy persona."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 17th, 2017

"The fiendishly crafty creative team has devised a musical that cracks open the source material to amplify its themes...It requires resourcefulness to take an iconic character and reshape it from the ground up. But that's exactly what Karl does...The humanizing of a heel is a story as old as time, but the miracle of what Rubin, Minchin and Warchus have pulled off here is to tell it without resorting to treacle."
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