They're Making a 'Groundhog Day' Musical. They're Making a 'Groundhog Day' Musical
  • MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014

  • Posted by: Matt Howard

The award-winning composer of Matilda, Tim Minchin revealed on his blog that he is currently in the process of penning a Groundhog Day musical. According to Minchin, he will be writing the music and lyrics while the 1993 cult classic, directed by Harold Ramis and starring Bill Murray, will be adapted into a "book" by its original writer, Danny Rubin.

Minchin discussed the film's suitability for the stage:

The central conceit is perfectly suited to the theatre, in my opinion. In fact, I think many of its ideas could be enhanced by the stage. It has the potential to be complex, dark, visually fascinating, and thematically rich, whilst still being a joyous romantic comedy with cool tunes and lots of gags. It's certainly not an easy job, and I'm truly honoured and genuinely excited that Danny is letting me have a crack at it.

Minchin went on to add that he is not the first to dabble in the idea of a Punxsutawney, PA-set musical as a few years ago Stephen Sondheim actually considered the concept. "We have Steve's blessing and it's a blessing I value enormously."

Although there's no definite stage date for the production, Minchin stated that he aims to hold a workshop this summer and hopes to have it ready in a few years.

Since that seems terrifyingly far away, let's enjoy this highlight from the original film.



AND here's every Ned Ryerson scene because you have to watch out for that first step, it's a doozy!

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