On Broadway, it’s déjà vu all over—and not just for Groundhog Day

Andy Karl, center, plays smug weatherman Phil Connors in the Broadway adaptation of Groundhog Day

AT THE END OF THE 1993 ROMANTIC comedy Groundhog Day, after a seeming eternity of waking up over and over again on the same day, weatherman Phil Connors finally, truly, spiritually awakens. Twenty-four years later, Phil is again trapped inside of Feb. 2. Only this time, he bears no resemblance to the actor who originated the movie role—a delightfully caustic Bill Murray. And his purgatory plays out in front of a live audience on Broadway.

The musical Groundhog Day, which opened on April 17 to rave reviews, is the latest entry in the increasingly popular

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