Sylvester Stallone, forever famous for his role as "Italian Stallion" Rocky Balboa, has announced on his website that he is planning to bring a musical version of his Oscar winning hit film "Rocky" to Broadway. Stallone wrote and starred in the 1976 film about Rocky Balboa, an aspiring boxer from downtown Philadelphia, who is set up through a publicity stunt to fight current heavy weight champion Apollo Creed. With all the odds against him and with Apollo set to win, Rocky knows that this is his one chance to make a better life for himself.
The Rocky story of motivation and inspiration created such a sensation and has been followed by Rockys 2, 3, 4 and 5. Stallone has mentioned the possibility of a Rocky 6, but the musical version of "Rocky" is his first priority. As intriguing as it would be to hear Stallone belt out "Eye of the Tiger," it is not likely that the 55-year-old will take to the stage in his musical, boxing and singing his heart out and keeping up with a grueling Broadway schedule. However, he will be writing the book for the show based on dialogue from the film.