Back in April, "Groundhog Day" opened at the August Wilson Theatre—the musical is based on the 1993 movie of the same name, starring Bill Murray as curmudgeonly weatherman Phil Connors, who gets stuck repeating the same day over and over again in Punxsutawney, Pa. On Tuesday night, Murray attended the Broadway show for the first time, and the NY Times has a lengthy play-by-play of his every move, from joking around with audience members to "visibly sobbing... in tears" at the end of the performance. Here's what we learned:

  • Murray ordered a bottle of water, which he wanted served in a glass.
  • He tipped $50 for the water.
  • He later ordered a beer. We have no idea how much he tipped for this.
  • During intermission "he decided to climb over a woman in a mostly empty row..." He said, "Excuse me, don’t move. I’ll walk over you," before getting stuck.
  • He gave some kids some Junior Mints from his pocket.
  • He took selfies with fans.
  • After cast member Rebecca Faulkenberry belted out "Playing Nancy," he shouted "Wow!" from his seat.
  • He addressed the cast backstage, telling them, "There’s nothing worse than seeing someone that’s out for themselves. And you are all in it for each other." Amen.
  • Murray said he cried toward the end of the production because of the message: "The idea that we just have to try again. We just have to try again. It’s such a beautiful, powerful idea."

Note: the below photo is attached to a long Twitter thread from NY Times writer Sopan Deb, which contains more on Murray's movements throughout the night that didn't make it into the article.

At press time it is unclear why there is not a What About Bob? musical, but there really should be.