Bill Murray Goes to See 'Groundhog Day' Musical Second Night in a Row
Life really does imitate art
The beloved 1993 flick stars Murray as a man reliving the same day over and over, and it was adapted for the stage last year, before coming to New York this past April.
Murray finally attended a performance of the musical on Tuesday night (August 8), as brilliantly documented by New York Times writer Sopan Deb on Twitter.
I am about to cover the coolest thing ever and I can't wait to tell you all about it in a couple hours. Just trust me, it's awesome.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 8, 2017
I am here at the August Wilson Theatre, where Bill Murray is about to watch the Groundhog Day musical for the first time. Dead serious.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 8, 2017
Murray just got a brief round of applause.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 8, 2017
For some reason, Murray decided to needlessly climb over a woman in a mostly empty row to head to the bar during intermission. Classic.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 9, 2017
Now taking selfies and sipping a beer in the lobby. Murray just gave two children junior mints.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 9, 2017
The bows are happening. Murray is sobbing from what I can tell. I'm sitting right behind him.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 9, 2017
Bill now being mobbed by fans in the theater. He just advised an 11 year old girl on crutches: "Do the rehab."— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 9, 2017
I wish it really was Groundhogs Day so I can do this again tomorrow night.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 9, 2017
But just when we thought the comedian couldn't get more hilariously meta, Deb's wish came true in part and Murray turned up at the August Wilson Theatre again last night (August 9) to relive the experience.
THIS IS NOT A JOKE: Bill Murray went to see the Groundhog Day musical again tonight.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 10, 2017
guys what if he thinks he hasn't seen it yet?— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 10, 2017
wait is it possible that this is yesterday? Am I a God? Did I read all your tweets already? DOES ANYONE HAVE A VERMOUTH WITH A TWIST?!?!— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 10, 2017
Andie Mcdowell saw the show shortly after it opened! https://t.co/mvOE98kTKL— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 10, 2017
As the Times reports, Murray attended the first show along with his brother Brian Doyle-Murray, who played a town official in the original film, as well as Danny Rubin, who co-write the screenplay and wrote the book for the Broadway adaptation. Last night, Murray returned to the theatre alone to take it all in for a second time.
Next month, Murray will release a classical project titled New Worlds; it's due out in September via Decca Gold. The celebration of song and literature will be brought to the stage on tour, as well, including a Toronto show on October 16.