Terrence Archie, Dakin Matthews & Danny Mastrogiorgio Join Andy Karl & Margo Seibert in ROCKY on Broadway!
Stage Entertainment USA and Sylvester Stallone have announced additional casting for the upcoming musical, Rocky. Terrence Archie, who originated the role of Apollo Creed in the world premiere Hamburg production, will reprise his role for Broadway; his final performance in Hamburg will be November 24. Dakin Matthews will play Rocky's trainer, Mickey, and Danny Mastrogiorgio will play Adrian's brother, Paulie. They join previously announced cast members Andy Karl and Margo Seibert as Rocky and Adrian.
ROCKY begins previews February 11, 2014 and officially opens on March 13, 2014 at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway). Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Please visit ROCKYBROADWAY.com for more information.
ROCKY 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.
Produced on a shoestring budget, the original 1975 film, Rocky, was shot in 28 days, and starred its young and then-unknown screenwriter, Sylvester Stallone. Like the character of boxer Rocky Balboa, Stallone had to fight the studio, which wanted more bankable stars like Ryan O'Neal or Burt Reynolds, to be cast in the role. Stallone's performance would earn him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and launch his career as one of Hollywood's biggest stars. The small underdog film went on to become an American film classic, winning the 1976 Academy Award for Best Picture, and launching one of the most successful and iconic characters in Hollywood history.
ROCKY received its world premiere in fall 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, where it earned critical raves and where it continues to play to packed houses at the Operettenhaus Theatre.