What did Bill Murray think of the Groundhog Day musical? | Star saw it for the first time last night

What did Bill Murray think of the Groundhog Day musical?

Star saw it for the first time last night

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Bill Murray has been to see Tim Minchin's musical version of Groundhog Day for the first time.

The star of the original 1993 film attended the August Wilson Theater on Broadway last night, to see how new star  Andy Karl took on the role of weatherman Phil Connors.

He was accompanied by his brother, Brian Doyle-Murray, who played Buster in the film, and Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the original screenplay and the book for the musical, alongside Minchin's music.

Murray got a smattering of applause from the audience when he took his seat, and took photos with fans both in the interval and after the show.

The New York Times reports that during the second act, he yelled 'Wow!' after Rebecca Faulkenberry sung the song Playing Nancy, and by the end of the show he was in tears.

He then went backstage to greet the cast, and showered them with praise, telling them: 'As actors, I can't respect enough how disciplined you are and how serving you are of the process. There's nothing worse than seeing someone that's out for themselves. And you are all in it for each other.'

Here's our report on a performance of the show in London's Old Vic last summer.

Published: 9 Aug 2017

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