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. More…
Meet Phil Connors, a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again—with no consequences, no regrets, no tomorrows, and no hangovers. But once he starts getting to know associate TV producer Rita Hanson, he discovers it’s a day of second, third, and fourth chances.
See it if you want a retelling of the film's story, albeit needlessly musicalized, that retains much of the humor but none of the character developmnt
Don't see it if you're a huge fan of the film. [Faithful in story, but lacks the wit & edginess of the film.]; you can't abide a trite, forgettable score.
See it if you're a fan of the film or Andy Karl, who is terrific, curious to see how they convey the repetitious days while remaining fresh
Don't see it if you don't like musicals made from films, did not like the original film, don't like self-centered characters, want lots of dance
See it if you like musicals with marvelous production numbers, gorgeous special effects and delightful songs. The many repetitions are never boring.
Don't see it if sitting for 3 hours with one intermission is too much chair-time for you. Not that it felt long.
See it if you enjoy excellent staging, an entertaining story about a person who changes for the better.
Don't see it if you don't like comedy or unsophisticated lyrics. Some language too risqué for young children.
See it if you can get a free ticket. Lots of filler scenes, too much going on at one time, no memorable music, several fun scenes, but not enough.
Don't see it if Your ears can't take the cacophony of overloud and raucous music; you hate scenes thrown in to extend length; you are not a musical fan.
See it if you like light musicals that are brilliantly staged. Andy Karl is a gift from the theatre gods.
Don't see it if you like musicals that make you think and re-examine your life. This isn't Next to Normal, but it's fun .
See it if you like musicals but think you're turned off by the dated/prosaic source material. This show gets everything people love about B'way right.
Don't see it if life-affirming stories aren't to your taste
See it if You want to see mostly pure fluff which ultimately pays off in a MUCH better Act 2. Being Nancy! Great moment.
Don't see it if You get impatient with a long almost tedious set up. You want an interesting score. 2 extraneous songs are nice.
See it if a very high energy musical about a TV weatherman's transition from being callous to having a heart, imaginative staging, a wonderful A. Karl
Don't see it if want something slower paced; 2 hours 40 min. would be too long; a story about a man reliving the same day over & over is not appealing
See it if you enjoyed the film. Andy Karl manages the task Bill Murray first achieved, in getting you (sorta) on the side of a genuinely awful person.
Don't see it if you didn't like the film (unless you love Andy Karl). It's pretty much the film set to music. When Karl moves on, the recast will be tricky.
See it if See this production if you loved the movie. Andy Karl and Barrett Doss were excellent in the lead roles.
Don't see it if If you don't like musicals and did not like the movie!
See it if willing to take a chance on a quirky new musical with lackluster lyrics too often. But it's well-orchestrated: set-design/crew is fantastic.
Don't see it if you need serious drama, are offended by suicide, sex, and cursing (all inserted with humor), lack imagination, or seeking catchy songs.
See it if You want to laugh-out-loud for almost 3 hours and marvel at the creativity of the staging and music.
Don't see it if You didn't like Groundhog Day the movie or you want something serious.
See it if Adds to the film classic with sharp commentary on feminism (work vs love life), purpose in a consumerist world, and urban vs rural divide.
Don't see it if Independent black woman character who at times outshines the white male protagonist annoys you.
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See it if Whether or not you liked the movie. It's somewhat the same, but enough different to make you think again. And Tim Minchin does a great job.
Don't see it if It closes before you get a chance. WTF? Why is it closing so soon?
See it if You want to see a great performance by Andy Karl or like shows with great technical aspects. The whole cast is solid.
Don't see it if You want something deep or thought provoking or you didn't like the movie. It is a fun show, but it is fluff
See it if you really loved the movie/want to see Andy Karl really shine/you like dark comedy
Don't see it if you are disturbed by making light of mental illness or suicide/you are looking for a memorable score/you need your leads to have chemistry
See it if Cute well acted show with a lot of heart, humor and energy. Act 1 was a little slow, but Act 2 made it worth the wait.
Don't see it if Dislike musicals or unrealistic comedy. I never saw the movie as I was unimpressed with the premise, but I was pleasantly surprised.
See it if you enjoyed the movie and are curious to see how they create the story live on stage. It's different, but different is good in this instance
Don't see it if you are looking for a Bill Murray/Andie MacDowell reunion or an EXACT replica of the film on stage. You will be disappointed.
See it if whether or not you saw the movie. It is a happy night out at the theater. You will smile and laugh.
Don't see it if You didn't like the movie or prefer drama to lighthearted entertainment.
See it if You are a fan of the film. You want a musical that is somewhere between "fluff" and "heavy." The show lives somewhere in-between.
Don't see it if You did not like the film. You are not a fan of Tim Minchin's previous scores.