Broadway Takes on Stallone's Rocky

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Andy Karl in the Broadway musical 'Rocky' Andy Karl in the Broadway musical 'Rocky' (Mathew Murphy)

Yo, Adrian! I’m on Broadway!

It might not be the last movie you ever expected to see turned into a Broadway musical, but it’s probably not one of the first either. Nevertheless, here it is: “Rocky,” the Oscar-winning 1976 movie written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, has now been set to song and dance.

The show, with a score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and a book by Stallone and Thomas Meehan, has been directed by Alex Timbers and stars Andy Karl in the title role. Charles Isherwood had a ringside seat at a recent performance, and tells us if a tune-filled Rocky wins by a knockout or should be sent to the showers.

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