Staten Island Chuck, the famous winter-predicting groundhog from New York City, made a guest appearance at the at the August Wilson Theatre on February 2 to celebrate Groundhog Day with Andy Karl and the company of Groundhog Day .
In Tim Minchin and Danny Rubin's musical, Karl stars as weatherman Phil Connors, the role he originated when the show opened last year at the Old Vic Theatre in London, alongside Barrett Doss as Rita Hanson. Groundhog Day is inspired by the 1993 film of the same title and is directed on Broadway by Matthew Warchus.
The company also includes Rebecca Faulkenberry (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), John Sanders (Matilda), Andrew Call (Grease Live), Raymond J. Lee (Honeymoon in Vegas), Heather Ayers (Young Frankenstein), Kevin Bernard (Billy Elliot), Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening), Rheaume Crenshaw (Amazing Grace), Michael Fatica (She Loves Me), Katy Geraghty (Shrek), Camden Gonzales (Matilda), Jordan Grubb (Mary Poppins), Taylor Iman Jones (American Idiot), Tari Kelly (Something Rotten!), Josh Lamon (Finding Neverland), Joseph Medeiros (Matilda), Sean Montgomery (Matilda), William Parry (Sunday in the Park With George), Jenna Rubaii (American Idiot), Vishal Vaidya (1776 at Encores!), Travis Waldschmidt (Matilda), and Natalie Wisdom (Billy Elliot).
The creative team also includes several Matilda veterans: choreographer Peter Darling, co-choreographer Ellen Kane, set and costume designer Rob Howell, orchestrator and musical supervisor Christopher Nightingale, lighting designer Hugh Vanstone, and sound designer Simon Baker. Rounding out the creative team are Paul Kieve (illusions), Finn Caldwell (additional movement), Andrzej Goulding (video designer), Campbell Young Associates (hair and wig design), and Jim Carnahan (casting).
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