Are we having déjà vu?
At Tuesday night's Broadway performance of Groundhog Day, there was a rather conspicuous audience member present: Bill Murray, star of the 1993 film the musical draws its inspiration from. And he apparently liked it so much, he went to see it again on Wednesday.
According to the New York Times, Murray started off the night with a glass of water at the bar, for which he rewarded the bartender with a $50 tip, then schmoozed with fans for pictures and small talk (something he's known for doing at random times all around the city). He seemed to really enjoy the show, bobbing along to the music and throwing a fist into the air when Phil, the weatherman main character, was introduced. But by the final bow, he was reportedly openly crying. After the show, he went onstage to meet the cast, telling the conductor,“It really killed me.” He told the whole cast,“As actors, I can’t respect enough how disciplined you are and how serving you are of the process. There’s nothing worse than seeing someone that’s out for themselves. And you are all in it for each other.” I'm not crying, you are.
Murray told the reporter the musical made him weep because of “...the idea that we just have to try again. We just have to try again. It’s such a beautiful, powerful idea.” Remember that on Mondays, guys.