Sylvester Stallone is set to produce Rocky: The Muiscal, and he's teaming up with world champion boxing brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko to do it. A Rocky musical just seems strange to me, and as much as I love Rocky, this is something I don't think I will ever see. Stallone points out in a statement that the heart of the play is the fact that it's a love story.
At the end of the day, Rocky is a love story and he could never have reached the final bell without Adrian. To see this story coming to life on a musical stage makes me proud. And it would make Rocky proud.
The script for the musical will be written by Broadway veteran Thomas Meehan (The Producers). The music for the film will come from Ragtime’s Tony-award winning lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty, and it "will include songs from the Rocky films, among them Eye of the Tiger, Gonna Fly Now and Take You Back." Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers is set to direct it direct.
The play will premiere in November 2012 in Hamburg, Germany in January. What do you all think about a Rocky being adapted into a stage musical?
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