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Rocky - 2014 - Broadway

$79 - $143

Somewhere in downtown Philadelphia, a down-and-out fighter named Rocky Balboa struggles to stay on his feet. But when the chance of a lifetime comes along, he takes his best shot at becoming a champion... and his last shot at finding first love.

The iconic underdog story Rocky has inspired an innovative new stage production, brought to extraordinary life by a five-time Tony Award-winning creative team, including director Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher), songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), and book writers Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, the Oscar-winning Best Picture).

Both an adrenaline-infused spectacle and a surprising tale of blossoming romance between two lonely outsiders, Rocky is a visceral and heart-stopping theatrical experience for everyone brave enough to follow their dream.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 20 minutes

Winter Garden Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1634 Broadway (At W. 50th St.) Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Rocky


STAGE REVIEW Rocky - Entertainment Weekly
Despite the high-tech stagecraft, director Alex Timbers remains faithful to the indie spirit of the 1976 Oscar winner that made a star of Sylvester Stallone...At times the show plays less like a splashy Broadway musical than a Clifford Odets revival...The real trouble is that, unlike 'Eye of the Tiger' or the snatches of Bill Conti's triumphal theme, Stephen Flaherty's bland new songs merely shadowbox at melody and never land the pop-rock punch they often seem to be seeking...Even so, Rocky delivers edge-of-your-seat thrills - particularly in the final 15 minutes - that underscore the fact that fans of boxing and live theater share some DNA: They love to see their stars battered, bloodied, but still standing. B

Swinging at Fighters and Serenading Turtles - New York Times
The creators of "Rocky" the musical - which features a book by Thomas Meehan and Mr. Stallone, and songs by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, with Alex Timbers as the director - have perhaps gone overboard in capitalizing on this legend. For what they have given us is a show that at first feels like such a flat liner that you can't imagine that it could pull itself into any kind of competitive shape, even in a lackluster season for Broadway musicals. The doubts that plague and paralyze its title character (the appealing, deliberately underwhelming Andy Karl) seem to have informed the show as well. The governing sensibility isn't just underdog; it's hangdog...Every tool at the disposal of the creative team (and probably much of the show's budget) is brought into play now for an all-out, multimedia assault on the senses that forces much of the audience to its feet. And I won't say more, because why should I spoil the one real pleasure this show provides? The fight, for the record, lasts 16 minutes. With front orchestra tickets costing $143 (and you'll want to sit close), that comes to about $9 per heart-racing minute. Such is the price of excitement on Broadway these days. Hey, it's healthier than steroids.


 



 

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by BWW Special Coverage - August 17, 2014
Broadway's new ROCKY musical plays its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre today, August 17th, after 28 previews and 188 regular performances. ROCKY received its world premiere in fall 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, where it continues to play to packed houses. The musical opened on Broadway on March, 13, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back to the show's beginnings on the Great White Way!
by David Clarke - August 15, 2014
While the Broadway production of ROCKY is going down for the final count on Sunday, August 17, the show and its bombastic score are continuing to delight audiences on a nightly basis in New York City. Whether you've seen the show or not, UMe's release of ROCKY BROADWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is sure to pump you up and entertain you.
by BWW News Desk - August 7, 2014
Rocky may be on it's way out, with its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre scheduled for Sunday, August 17th, but some of the show's ensemble cast is just starting to heat up. Okieriete Onaodowan, Adam Perry, Adrian Aguilar & James Brown III just posed for a sexy photo series by Out's Cedric Terrell. Click here to check out all of the steamy images!
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2014
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Margo Seibert in 'Busy Being Free' tonight, July 28, 2014.
by Walter McBride - July 24, 2014
Boxing's fastest rising star, Middleweight World Champion, GENNADY 'GGG' GOLOVKIN will battle two-time world champion DANIEL 'The Real Deal' GEALE in his triumphant return to 'The Mecca of Boxing', Madison Square Garden SATURDAY, JULY 26 and televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Golovkin and legendary announcer Michael Buffer both made cameo appearances in different kind of ring last night- at Broadway's Rocky, and BroadwayWorld was there for the special appearance. Check out photo coverage from backstage with the cast below!
by Walter McBride - July 24, 2014
Boxing's fastest rising star, Middleweight World Champion, GENNADY 'GGG' GOLOVKIN will battle two-time world champion DANIEL 'The Real Deal' GEALE in his triumphant return to 'The Mecca of Boxing', Madison Square Garden SATURDAY, JULY 26 and televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Golovkin and legendary announcer Michael Buffer both made cameo appearances in different kind of ring last night- at Broadway's ROCKY, and BroadwayWorld was there for the special appearance. Check out photo coverage from Golovkin in his Broadway debut below!
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Margo Seibert in 'Busy Being Free' on July 28, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - July 15, 2014
This Just In... The Broadway musical of Rocky has been knocked out by a declining box office and will play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on Sunday, August 17th after 28 previews and 188 regular performances. Stage Entertainment is currently exploring future productions across the U.S. as well as internationally.
by BWW Staff - July 12, 2014
On Twitter Watch, Joan Rivers wrote 'Cooper, Ben and I had an amazing time seeing @RockyBroadway last night. The cast is wonderful and the show is FUN!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 12, 2014
This week's event featured performances from the cast of Rocky, including: Andy Karl,Margo Seibert, Terence Archie, Wallace Smith, David Macdonald, Sasha Hutchings, Vasthy Mompoint and Kristin Piro. Click below to watch clips of 'Patriotic,' 'Fight From the Heart,' and 'Happiness.'
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - June 25, 2014
The cast of ROCKY, including Tony Nominee Andy Karl, Terence Archie and Margo Seibert just welcomed a special guest to the Winter Garden Theatre. Medal of Honor recipient Cpl Kyle Carpenter joined the company on stage during the curtain call, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - June 10, 2014
The cast of ROCKY, including Tony Nominee Andy Karl, Terence Archie and Margo Seibert just celebrated a major milestone- 100 performances at the Winter Garden Theatre. The celebration included a special cake by Carlo's Bakery, setting of the hit TLC Show CAKE BOSS, and BroadwayWorld was there for the special event. Check out photos below!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 8, 2014
Christopher Barreca won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for ROCKY. This is Christopher Barreca's first Tony nomination. His past scenic design work on Broadway includes Search and Destroy, Marie Christine, and The Violet Hour.
by BWW News Desk - June 7, 2014
This year's Tony Awards will literally be a knockout! According to the Associated Press, Broadway's Rocky will be preforming the iconic boxing match between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed right on the Radio City Music Hall's stage.