It’s official: As previously speculated, Rocky, the musical version of Sylvester Stallone’s blockbuster boxing movie, is coming to Broadway in 2014. The new musical will begin preview performances in February and officially opening in March of next year at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Rocky brings to life the story of struggling small time Philly boxer, Rocky Balboa, who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed. The show, starring Drew Sarich in the title role, received its world premiere in fall 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, where it continues to play.
- Sylvester Stallone Bringing ‘Rocky’ To Broadway, But Who’ll Play Balboa? (contactmusic.com)