‘Rocky’ to hit Broadway

“Rocky’’ is heading to its new ring — Broadway — in February 2014, according to The New York Times.

The Oscar-winning film has been adapted into a Broadway play, envisioned by original “Rocky’’ star Sylvester Stallone.

Bill Taylor, managing director of Stage Entertainment USA, the production company putting on the show, told the Times that no actors have been picked to play Rocky, Adrian, Apollo Creed or any of the other characters.

The show will reportedly include an original score, with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, both Tony Award winners for “Ragtime.’’

“Rocky’’ is not the only Hollywood blockbuster to take the stage. The 1987 film “Dirty Dancing’’ is now in the works, as well as “The Nutty Professor’’ and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’’


Previous movies-turned-musicals include “Catch Me If You Can’’ (2011), “The Lion King’’ (1997), “Legally Blonde’’ (2007), “Spiderman’’ (2011), and “Sister Act’’ (2011).

What do you think about “Rocky’’ heading to Broadway? Will you see it?

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