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Rocky - 2014 - Broadway

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
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Featured Reviews For Rocky


‘Rocky’ Theater Review: Sylvester Stallone's Boxer Comes Out Swinging and Singing - The Wrap
It's never a good sign in a stage musical when the most rousing numbers are not written by the credited songwriters, in this case Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens for their Broadway version of "Rocky," which opened Thursday at the Winter Garden...Stallone and Meehan are faithful to that script, and on stage the dialogue plays even weaker than on screen. The corny jokes and meet-cute lines don't land or define character; they just sit there surrounded by dead air. Flaherty and Ahrens have merely punctuated that lame dialogue with their songs - or other people's songs...The show's Rocky is a bright spot in the production. Andy Karl has been in and out of a lot of Broadway shows, often as a replacement. Unlike Stallone's performance, there's nothing sentimental about Karl's Rocky, except the dialogue he's been stuck with. He's tough, resilient and displays a real macho edge, which isn't always the easiest task for a boxer singing on stage in a big Broadway musical.

Rocky, Winter Garden Theatre, New York – review - Financial Times
This new musical version of Rocky premiered last year in Germany, an appropriate choice: the 1976 movie and its five sequels are their own kind of Ring cycle. And that is, in fact, the key word here, as the main reason to see this spectacle is the stately Act Two emergence, from the proscenium into the audience, of a boxing ring. What precedes that coup is, in Broadway terms, an unexpectedly intimate affair -- a well-acted, occasionally dull and sometimes touching story of two wounded souls: Rocky Balboa, a piddling club fighter, and Adrian, a bespectacled clerk at a pet store...it becomes apparent that the musical Rocky subscribes to the method of Mamma Mia!...for ensuring a hit: wallop the audience for the final 15 minutes. The fight, which includes movement by choreographers Steven Hoggett and Kelly Devine, draws in the audience. By then, Andy Karl's painstaking performance as Rocky disappears among the cheers.


 



 

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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 Nicole Rosky - 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 Robert Diamond - 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 Courtnie Mele - 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.