Faulkenberry’s ‘Groundhog Day’ Ending Run

August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The new Broadway musical ‘Groundhog Day’ starring Bermuda’s Rebecca Faulkenberry recently announced that it will end its run on September 17.

Featuring a score by Tim Minchin and a book by the film’s original co-screenwriter Danny Rubin, the production opened on Broadway March 17 at the August Wilson Theatre to positive reviews from critics. The production was nominated seven 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Book, Best Original Score, and Best Musical. It also won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical.

It will have played 176 performances and 32 previews. An 18-month national tour is in the works for next year, and a London production is also in the offing.

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The musical follows TV weather man Phil [played by Bill Murray on screen], who reluctantly goes to cover the story of Punxsutawney Phil for the third year in a row. Making no effort to hide his frustration, he covers the story and moves on, expecting his job to be finished.

However, he awakes the “following” day and discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and the fun happens again and again and again. He soon realizes he must take advantage of it in order to secure the love of a co-worker.

Faulkenberry plays Nancy Taylor and has been lauded by critics for her stunning performance of ‘Playing Nancy’ in the second act.

The Bermudian singer and actress made her first Broadway appearance in 2011 in 1980′s-era musical Rock Of Ages, and went on to appear in the Broadway hit Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.

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