PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "From the Wings!" Company Manager Offers a Never-Before-Seen Backstage Look at Broadway's Rocky

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08 Aug 2014

The new Broadway musical Rocky took home a Tony Award for Best Scenic Design. Company manager Kate Egan shares these exclusive backstage photos and reveals the secrets behind some of the show's technical magic.

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Rocky changes from a proscenium setting to 360 degrees for the final fight as the Winter Garden is transformed into Philadelphia's famed Spectrum. The Jumbotron video is live every performance, fed by cameras operated by cast members.
Photo by Kate Egan

As previously reported, Rocky will end its run after 216 performances Aug. 17.

The musical features a score by Ragtime Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (music). It has a book by Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, Hairspray).

Directed by Alex Timbers, the musical stars Tony Award nominee Andy Karl (Legally Blonde, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as boxer Rocky Balboa opposite Margo Seibert (Tamar of the River) as Adrian.

Rocky, according to press notes, "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."