Yo, Audience! Get Ready For ‘Rocky The Musical’


CBS Los Angeles

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a knockout in Germany. Now Sylvester Stallone hopes a musical based on his beloved boxing film “Rocky” will also be a hit on Broadway.

Producers said Sunday they plan to get “Rocky” up and punching at the Winter Garden Theatre by February following a successful debut in Hamburg last fall.

Based on the Oscar-winning 1976 film, the musical features a score by “Ragtime” veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and a story by Thomas Meehan, who wrote “The Producers” and “Hairspray.”

Originally written in English but translated into German for its world premiere and billed as “Rocky: Das Musical,” the show is produced by Stallone and Stage Entertainment USA.

“The reason I think it has worked so well there and why I think it’ll work on Broadway is that, yes, it’s a story about boxing, but the real story is actually an intimate, powerful…

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