‘Groundhog Day’ star Andy Karl injured during Broadway preview

The show, which is adapted from the 1993 movie of the same name, played in London before coming to New York, and last week was named best new musical at Britain’s Olivier Awards, while Karl took the award for best actor in a musical. “Finishing the show for all the [Groundhog Day]   fans and audience members was something I had to do. Total pro. We will update you on further news as we hear it.”

@ChrisNashawaty Had to lean on cane for the last 20 mins. Thank you for your support.”

Hi everyone…So, within 5 minutes of getting into the ER waiting room, the word "philanthropist" was on the plaque in front of me and this clock fell off the wall and nearly hit me. Thank you all for hanging in there. #theshowmustgoon ❤👍🏻🎉😮😡
A post shared by Andy Karl (@andy_karl) on Apr 14, 2017 at 10:26pm PDT

Producers also announced Saturday that the day’s matinee performance is canceled and that actor Andrew Call will play Phil Connors in that evening’s show. They did not say when Karl is expected to return. — Rob Kahn (@RobertKahn) April 15, 2017

In an Instagram post Saturday morning, Karl told fans that he hurt his knee and would be seeing a specialist before determining when he can return to the stage. Andy insisted on finishing the show and after a 15-minute break went on stage with a cane. — Andrea Kannapell (@AKannapell) April 15, 2017

What a night at the theatre—Andy Karl, the terrific lead in "Groundhog Day," injured his leg in the 2nd act and came back to finish. Thank you all for hanging in there. Karl’s injury came just days before Groundhog Day is scheduled to officially open on Broadway this   Monday. Emotional for cast, audience. “At approximately 10:30 in the second act of Groundhog Day, during the song ‘Philanthropy,’ Andy Karl injured himself during the performance and left the stage,” producers said in a statement late Friday. — chris nashawaty (@ChrisNashawaty) April 15, 2017

Something went wrong at "Groundhog Day." House lights went up. I'm gonna get it looked at by specialist before I go back on stage, but know I love this show and this company and everyone that supports me more than you'll ever know. Is it irony that I was doing the "philanthropy" number when I fell? The last song ‘Seeing You’ was for you guys. Finishing the show for all the @groundhogdaybwy fans and audience members was something I had to do. The last song "Seeing You" was for you guys. I'm home now and I have no broken bones but tweaked my knee after a poorly landed leap frog. Call for a Dr. Looked like one of the stunts in the second act went awry. “The show was stopped. pic.twitter.com/qeaSujpkp2
— Nancy Franklin (@nancyfranklin) April 15, 2017

Injury at "Groundhog Day" tonight was leading man Andy Karl, who finished show limping and got a standing o. Very emotional. Show Full Article @orfeh and I are overwhelmed by the concern & love you've shown us. Thank you for your support. Andy Karl, the star of Broadway’s Groundhog Day, was injured Friday night during a preview performance of the new musical. The injury halted the show for about 15 minutes, after which Karl — a two-time Tony nominee who plays arrogant weatherman Phil Connors —   returned to the stage and finished the performance with the help of a cane. Standing O. Or is it Karma for beating up clocks in the commercials? Following the performance Andy was taken to see a doctor.