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UK critics fall for 'Groundhog Day' musical, over and over

"Groundhog Day" is back, this time on stage. Is it deja vu, or something new?

A musical based on the much-loved 1993 movie about a jaded weatherman forced to live the same day over and over has opened at London's Old Vic Theatre at the start of what producers hope will be a journey to Broadway.

Britain's theater critics were largely enthusiastic Wednesday, the day after the show's gala premiere, praising its zany fun and dynamic theatricality, and hailing star Andy Karl as a worthy successor to the movie's leading man, Bill Murray.

Ann Treneman in The Times of London said the show "manages to couple laugh-out-loud British humor with American...