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VIDEO: On This Day, March 13- ROCKY Knocks Out Broadway

Put up your dukes today as we take step into the ring to celebrate the musical theatre take on the 1976 Best Picture, Rocky, which opened on Broadway on this day in 2014.

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 to become the heavyweight champ, as well as a shot at love.

Taking on a role made iconic by Sylvester Stallone for his first starring role on Broadway, Karl prepared to play the champ by sticking to a strict diet and fitness regimen, which included boxing lessons to help him navigate the show's complex fight choreography.

After hitting the gym and taking a few hits on stage, Andy jogged his way to a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. The show also received nominations for Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design, and Best Lighting Design.

Lace up your gloves and flashback to the show's opening night as the company welcomes film star, writer, and director Sylvester Stallone into the ring!

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