The Verdict: Critics Review New Broadway Musical Rocky
By Playbill Staff
Rocky, the new Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty musical based on the Academy Award-winning 1976 Sylvester Stallone film of the same name, officially opened on Broadway March 13 at the Winter Garden Theatre after previews that began Feb. 13.
Andy Karl (Legally Blonde, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) stars as boxer Rocky Balboa in the musical that has a score by Ragtime Tony Award winners Ahrens (lyrics) and Flaherty (music), Rocky has a book by Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, Hairspray). Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Peter and the Starcatcher, Here Lies Love) directs.
"Rocky" creator/star Stallone produces the stage production along with Stage Entertainment.
The cast also features Margo Seibert (Tamar of the River) as Adrian, Terence Archie (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity) as heavyweight champ Apollo Creed, Dakin Matthews (A Man for All Seasons) as Rocky's trainer, Mickey, and Danny Mastrogiorgio (Lucky Guy, Golden Boy) as Adrian's brother, Paulie.
The critics have filed their reviews and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.
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