Murray, 66, starred in the 1993 film, which centers around egotistical weatherman Phil Connors as he relives the same day over again and learns to be more caring and compassionate.
Murray showed up with fellow cast members Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the screenplay and the book for the musical, and actor Brian Doyle-Murray to check out the hit show. Sopan Deb documented the night for the New York Times.
Picture here with Danny Rubin and Brian Doyle-Murray. Also in the cast. pic.twitter.com/clThU3piQR— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 8, 2017
Inside the August Wilson Theatre, Murray was all smiles, even posing for pictures with fans attending the performance.
Bill Murray being VERY gracious with his time. Staying well after to take pictures with everyone.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 9, 2017
The acclaimed actor also gave a classic inspirational speech to the Broadway cast.
"As actors, I can't respect enough how disciplined you are and how, how serving you are of the process," he said. "You're creating something that's very different. There's something that's higher and finer than an ordinary show."
Murray also received a round of applause from the crowd.
For some reason, Murray decided to needlessly climb over a woman in a mostly empty row to head to the bar during intermission. Classic.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 9, 2017
"But by the end of the performance, Mr. Murray was visibly sobbing," wrote Deb for the Times. He added that during his interview with Murray, the actor said the late director and actor Harold Ramis "would've been flabbergasted by the musical."
"The idea that we just have to try again. We just have to try again," Murray told the Times. "It’s such a beautiful, powerful idea."