In 1976 Sylvester Stallone wrote and starred in the boxing movie Rocky. This movie became a successful six part series. Now this blockbuster hit is being turned into a Broadway musical. Rocky tells the story of a boxer from Philadelphia who gets the chance of a life-time to go up against a super-boxer named Apollo Creed to become champion. During his journey for the title he finds love.
According to rockybroadway.com the team working on making this Oscar winning best picture into a musical is director Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher), songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), and book writers Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Sylvester Stallone. Some of the cast consist of Andy Karl as Rocky Balboa, his love interest Adrian is played by Margo Seibert and Dakin Matthews takes on the role as Mickey.
The story of Rocky is inspirational and will encourage people to follow their dreams no matter what it may be. The songs from the musical are also up lifting. Fight from the Heart and Keep on Standing are songs sung by Andy Karl. The famous song Eye of the Tiger by Survivor is performed by the cast during the second training montage. It wouldn’t be Rocky without the song Eye of the Tiger.
People are raving about this musical making this show a must see. Here are some reviews from tripadvisor.com:
“The show is incredibly well-staged, set design was excellent and the performances of the leads and supporting cast were inspired” said David R.
“Hold on to your hats, while you get ready for the fight of the year. Staging and special effects will have you on your feet chanting “Rocky! Rocky!” said Cindy M.
“The actors were incredible, the story line beautiful, the setting and interactivity with the audience amazing and the production just perfect” said Rodia
Below is a YouTube video first look into the show.