Shared from the 2017-04-16 Chattanooga eEdition

BROADWAY

‘Groundhog Day’ show will go on, star a question mark

NEW YORK — Producers of the Broadway musical “Groundhog Day” said it will open as planned, but injured star Andy Karl’s status was unclear.

Karl hurt himself during a preview performance Friday, forcing the cancelation of Saturday’s matinee. Understudy Andrew Call was to fill in for him at the Friday night performance.

In a statement Saturday, producers said the musical is scheduled to open Monday at the August Wilson Theatre, with further performance information to follow. They declined to address the question of whether Karl would appear.

On Instagram, Karl posted that he tweaked his knee after a “poorly landed leap frog” and intended to see a medical specialist before going back on stage. He finished Friday’s performance despite the injury, with help from a cane and his fellow actors.

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