THE SCREENING ROOM: Rocky's Andy Karl Takes "The Today Show" Backstage on Broadway (Video)

Rocky star Andy Karl took "Today Show" journalist Willie Geist backstage at the new Broadway musical based on the Academy Award-winning 1976 Sylvester Stallone film about an underdog boxer.

"Rocky" creator/star Stallone produces the stage production along with Stage Entertainment. The musical adaptation opened on Broadway March 13 at the Winter Garden Theatre.

Read critics' reviews here.

Featuring a score by Ragtime Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) and Stephen 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 the production. Karl stars in the title role. 

Watch the segment below: