'Rocky' musical headed for Broadway
April 29th, 2013
02:16 PM ET

'Rocky' musical headed for Broadway

Rocky and Adrian are set to give their regards to Broadway.

A stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning movie is scheduled to open on the Great White Way in February.

Sylvester Stallone, who has portrayed the titular boxer throughout the decades starting with the 1976 film, serves as a producer on the "Rocky" musical, which opened in Germany last fall.

"Ragtime's" Tony-winning duo, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, have composed the score, and Thomas Meehan (“Hairspray”; “Annie”) handled the book.

As Meehan told the New York Times in 2011 ahead of "Rocky's" German opening, the production itself has had "a long gestation period, but it’s come to be a work that we’re really proud of. There was some worry early on — could we really make a musical out of a boxing picture? Could you make Rocky sing and dance? But when we did the reading, people were very impressed."

"Rocky" is slated to play at the Winter Garden Theatre.


Filed under: movies • theater

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  1. Sol Thornberry

    Good Article! I will to revisit everyday. Thank you

    November 26, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Actually no....give it too Draper...

    thanks..

    May 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ForwardOverWhenDone

    I am too see this show on broadway

    May 12, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 50

    u didn't know rocky when he was 20...he's tame now

    May 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Its best you leave rocky50 alone--

    cuz they will make that glove FIT.....have a great day everyone..

    May 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Miss Gunn Coward

    you see your meeting rocky at a tame moment in his life--you don't know what rock was capable of years ago...

    May 2, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Great News

    the show will do well.

    April 30, 2013 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  8. Another success story for the great rocky balboa

    the play will do well. the movies are not the greatest but he is a beloved character then every loves too watch.

    April 30, 2013 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. Adrien is not a criminal Miss November is.

    ==

    April 30, 2013 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  10. Gunns is you Miss November...you just don't have i too be adrien

    ==

    April 30, 2013 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. Gunn Is Your Miss November

    what a performance....

    April 30, 2013 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. Rocky is not a criminal...Miss November

    thanks

    April 30, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. Meh

    It used to be that 'Rocky' was synonymous with masculinity....oh well, it was good while it lasted.

    April 30, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. Buck Rogers

    There's nothing quite like showering with a hot, sweaty boxer right after his winning match. Yowza!

    April 29, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. TM

    i am so there!!!!!

    April 29, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Buck Rogers

    I'm sure the gays will flock to see this musical. A musical based on a performance by a former Adult Film actor. Revolting, all of it.

    April 29, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Hey, Miss Prude, get over yourself and go read about something you're not so hateful about... or is that even possible with the likes of you?

      April 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Let me guess...

    The song "Gonna Fly Now" will feature heavily in the second act, and as the closing number. There will be a song called "Yo, Adrian." Apollo Creed will sing "Ain't Gonna Be No Rematch."

    April 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Nate

    I pray everyone here is having a happy day. I've been playing in twitter some. It's ok. : )

    April 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |

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