Bill Murray Gets Emotional During Visit to 'Groundhog Day' Musical on Broadway

Bill Murray saw the Groundhog Day musical for the first time and loved it so much he cried

The actor saw the show - which opened in Manhattan last April - for the first time Tuesday night and the flashback to his popular '90s movie got him a little choked up. Murray starred as Phil Connors in the 1993 film which the musical is based on.

The New York Times writer Sopan Debb, who had kept up a running commentary of Bill's reactions to the show on Tuesday, tweeted on Wednesday night: "THIS IS NOT A JOKE: Bill Murray went to see the Groundhog Day musical again tonight".

Murray showed up with fellow cast members Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the screenplay and the book for the musical, and his brother, actor Brian Doyle-Murray, to check out the hit show.

Murray told The New York Times that message behind the story brought to life on the stage brought him to tears, saying, "The idea that we just have to try again". It has since been nominated for seven Tony Awards, including best musical, best performance by a leading actor in a musical and best score.


The production is about a weather forecaster in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, played by Murray, who ends up having to relive the same day over and over - which made the actor's second-day appearance that much more amusing to the cast and audience. "There's nothing worse than seeing someone that's out for themselves".

But no one thought Mr. Murray would return the next night.

He also recommended singing as a way to spread positivity: "When you ever feel you don't know what to do, sing to the person next to you. We just have to try again", Murray told the Times. "And that person will sing to the person next to that person, and then you will have this force that's even stronger".

Bill Murray apparently couldn't get enough of Groundhog Day. "It's such a lovely, powerful idea", Bill said of the show's message.

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