The star of the 1993 classic movie went to see the Broadway musical version on Tuesday and then returned Wednesday for another show
Tuesday: Bill Murray, star of Groundhog Day, a film famously about reliving the same day over and over, is spotted at the Broadway show based on that film.
Wednesday: Bill Murray, star of Groundhog Day, a film famously about reliving the same day over and over, is spotted at the Broadway show based on that film.
So far hes seen it twice. It is not known if he will see it again on Thursday.
Murray first attended a performance of the Groundhog Day musical at the August Wilson Theater in New York on Tuesday, accompanied by his brother Brian Doyle-Murray, and Danny Rubin, a co-writer on both the original film and the musical book.
The New York Times reported that Murray was seen to respond enthusiastically to the songs, and pump his fist in solidarity with the character he once played. He also took selfies with fans and tipped a waiter $50 for a glass of water.
Murray was reportedly weeping at the end of the Tuesday performance, saying later in an interview: The idea that we just have to try again. We just have to try again. Its such a beautiful, powerful idea.
Afterwards, he told members of the cast: It was really beautiful. You got me. You really got me.
He also recommended singing as a way to spread positivity: When you ever feel you dont know what to do, sing to the person next to you. And that person will sing to the person next to that person, and then you will have this force thats even stronger.
He then returned a second time on Wednesday, alone, to see the show again.
Groundhog Day was released in 1993 and is widely considered one of Murrays best performances. It follows the story of an egotistical TV weatherman who finds himself reliving the same day over and over again, causing him to re-evaluate his priorities in life.