Bill Murray is living his own Groundhog Day, watches the Broadway musical two days running

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Aug 10, 2017

Bill Murray just can’t shake off that feeling of déjà vu.

In 1993’s Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays a man forced to live the same day over and over again. Off-screen, Bill Murray is apparently a man who likes to see Groundhog Day The Musical over and over again.

The veteran comedian was spotted attending a performance of the Tony-nominated production in New York City on Tuesday … and then again on Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News.

On Tuesday, Murray was seen at the bar, where he reportedly left a $50 tip for a glass—yes, he asked for a glass, not a bottle—of water, The New York Times reports. Murray was joined by his brother Brian Doyle-Murray (who also starred in the film), along with Danny Rubin, who had worked on both the movie’s screenplay and the book for the musical.

At the end of Tuesday’s show, the paper reports, an emotional Murray was seen in tears.

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The musical, which opened in April and is playing at the August Wilson Theatre, is based on the hit cult film in which Murray portrays a weatherman who somehow finds himself in a time loop reliving the same day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

No doubt the show’s Thursday-night audience will be keeping an eye out to see if Murray plans to make it a threefer. After all, he does have a thing for déjà vu.


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