From First Date to Cabaret, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Musicals

By Playbill Staff
04 Apr 2014

Show: Rocky
Theatre: Winter Garden Theatre

Preview: Feb. 13

Opening: March 13
Closing: Open-ended

Creators: Book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone. Music by Stephen Flaherty. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Direction by Alex Timbers. Choreography by Steven Hoggett
Original Principal Cast: Andy Karl as Rocky Balboa, Margo Seibert as Adrian, Terence Archie as Apollo Creed, Dakin Matthews as Mickey, Danny Mastrogiorgio as Paulie and Jennifer Mudge as Gloria.

Synopsis: Rocky, according to press notes, "brings to life the iconic and inspiring 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. Both an adrenaline-infused spectacle and a surprising story of blossoming romance between two lonely outsiders, Rocky is a heart-stopping and viscerally theatrical new musical for everyone brave enough to follow their dream."

Check out photos of Sylvester Stallone with the cast.

Watch Playbill Video's feature with Rocky songwriters Ahrens and Flaherty: