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Tim Minchin's 'Groundhog Day' Musical Premieres in 2017

After over a year in development, Matthew Warchus and Tim Minchin's Groundhog Day musical finally has a date attached. Variety reports that the musical remake of the classic 1993 film is set to begin previews on January 23, 2017 with a Broadway debut set for March 9, 2017. Minchin recently previewed one of his Groundhog Day songs at a Sydney Opera House performance, which you can check out below:

The Lost Projects of Harold Ramis

While Harold Ramis isn’t quite a household name, he absolutely should be. As a writer/director, the man shaped the big screen personas of Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Candy, and Rodney Dangerfield, amongst others, defined the comedic tastes of a generation, and had more of an effect on American film humor than just about anybody in the past few decades. Before conquering Hollywood, Ramis performed at Second City Chicago, on The National Lampoon Radio Hour, and on SCTV (where he also served as head writer). Ramis then went on to write, direct, and/or star in a string of hit comedies that includes Animal House, Caddyshack, Stripes, National Lampoon's Vacation, [...]

Tim Minchin Is Making a 'Groundhog Day' Musical

Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus, the composer and director of Tony-winning Matilda the Musical, are adapting the 1993 Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day into a stage musical, The Daily Mail reports. The pair have been working on it with Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the script to the movie, and the musical will probably be debuting sometime in the next year or two. "It has to be something in its own right, not just a carbon copy," Warchus said. "We'll be doing the first workshop in the spring. Tim and Danny have been working on it for a while. I'll decide where it should go – London or New [...]

12 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Groundhog Day

It is Groundhog Day! So of course, everyone is talking more about the classic Harold Ramis/Bill Murray film than that stupid real groundhog (Early spring my ass. Have you fucking looked outside lately, Phil?). Including BuzzFeed, who has a list of 12 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Groundhog Day.

It's definitely got some interesting stuff in there, although I'm pretty sure Ramis and Murray have spoken since the shooting of the movie. I mean, that would make shooting Ghostbusters 3 pretty awkward, right? But Murray getting bit twice by a groundhog during filming? That I buy.

Michael Shannon Has a Bill Murray Story from the Set of 'Groundhog Day'

Here's Boardwalk Empire's Michael Shannon on Letterman last night, and at the top of the interview, he tells a story about filming a small part in Groundhog Day as a teenager and being convinced that Bill Murray hates him. It's not the best Bill Murray story, but any Bill Murray story is better than no Bill Murray story.