03/29/2017

GROUNDHOG DAY’S First Preview Fan Performance: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Night!

On March 16, GROUNDHOG DAY was quite a night! For the First Preview, AKA initiated a highly-anticipated Fan Performance. Hundreds of cheering fans, many fully decked out in costume, filled the August Wilson theatre.

But fifteen minutes into the performance, the show stopped due to a technical issue. During the wait, fans were treated to complimentary drinks at the bar. When the tech issue could not be resolved, Matthew Warchus and Andy Karl announced the show would not be continuing for the evening. (Oh, no!) Instead, the actors gave a spectacular concert version of the show! (Oh, yes!) The audience left the theater overjoyed by the unique twist of events, proving the show must always go on and there is nothing quite like the magic of live theater!

As part of the event, ticket holders had the opportunity to use a one-night only Gif-generating photo booth and attendees were given a custom 1st preview tote bag and button upon leaving the theater.

The next day, the production had its second First Preview.  We are GROUNDHOG DAY after all!

Check out what happened at our first performance here.