Really? Really? Another musical based on a movie? Didn't I just write about that in my last blog? Having said that I did see a trailer for the show and believe it or not but I actually found it quite moving. Granted it was in German but still powerful none the less. Now the movie has always been a personal favorite of mine. Not to mention the five sequels that the original movie spawned. Rocky which of course is based on the 1976 film is scheduled to begin performances at the Winter Garden Theatre in February 2014. That's right theatre fans. Mamma Mia is finally closing. Not so fast. It is only closing for two weeks before moving six blocks way to the much smaller Broadhurst Theatre. Oh well. A boy can dream. The show will officially open in March 2014 with an on sale date to be announced in the coming weeks. Now while I am not a big fan of movies being turned into musicals I have a feeling that this one might just be a hit. We shall see. The show which first premiered in Germany in November 2012 is being directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher) with a score by Tony winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime) and a book by fellow Tony winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, Hairspray). Quite the creative team don't you think? Get your tickets to see Rocky The Musical on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre. Adrian!!!!!!!! Sorry. I couldn't resist. Until next time theatre fans.
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