Skip to comments.Yo, Audience! Get Ready For ‘Rocky The Musical’
Posted on 04/28/2013 9:48:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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 musical stays close to the film, which charted the rise and romance of amateur boxer and debt collector Rocky Balboa, played in Germany by Drew Sarich. No casting has been decided for New York.
The German production kept the trumpet-laden funky theme Gonna Fly Now and the anthem Eye of the Tiger, written for Rocky III. Both will also be in the Broadway version.
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At first I thought it was about ‘Rocky’ (Rocket J. Squirrel) the flying squirrel. And Bullwinkle.
A musical, translated into German.
I was relieved to find it was not. Ja, it is bedtime for squirrel, moose & dice.
Didn’t know June Foray could sing.
I can’t wait! I was greatly inspired by the first film when I saw it in its first run in theaters and I have been a huge fan ever since. I became a fitness trainer at the age of 52 because of several inspirations in my life, but this was certainly one of them. I am also intensely shy, so I always identified with Adrian, and adored Rocky for being so kind to her! Yeah...I’ll go see this! :-D
if yer with me i tink i can