Project Description

Based on the famed 1976 Academy Award-winning Best Picture. In this classic story of love and redemption, Rocky Balboa, a down and out South Philly prize fighter, regains his pride when he falls in love with a shy girl named Adrian and accepts a chance to fight for the heavyweight championship of the world.

Book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, a score by Lynn + Stephen, and direction by Alex Timbers.

NOMINATED FOR  4 TONY AWARDS

NOMINATED FOR 7 DRAMA DESK AWARDS

NOMINATED FOR 6 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS, including
BEST BROADWAY MUSICAL and BEST BOOK

NOMINATED FOR 3 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS

ROCKY premiered on November 18, 2012 at the TUI Operettenhaus Theatre, Hamburg, Germany, and transferred to Broadway’s Wintergarden Theatre where it opened on March 13, 2014.

“Everything you want and more.  ROCKY turns an unlikely film into a Broadway musical with both spectacle and heart.  It leaves audiences punch-drunk with pleasure!”

-Time Magazine

“A Knockout!”

-Time Magazine, Newsday, NBC, Fox News, Time Out NY, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, New York Post, Daily News, Hollywood Reporter

“The world premiere of ROCKY has bowled over critics.

-Variety

Production Gallery

Photos by Matthew Murphy

Show Clips + Video

Purchase + Perform

Show Credits

Winter Garden Theatre
Produced by Stage Entertainment USA, Inc., Sylvester Stallone, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President), Kevin King-Templeton, James L. Nederlander & Terry Allen Kramer, Roy Furman, Bill Taylor and others.
Associate Producers: Barbara Darwall and Michael Hildebrandt

Book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the Motion Picture by MGM and United Artists
Music orchestrated by Stephen Trask and Doug Besterman
Musical Director: Chris Fenwick
Vocal arrangements and Additional Music Arrangements by Stephen Flaherty
Orchestration Associate: Neil Douglas Reilly
“Eye of the Tiger” written by Frank M. Sullivan and James M. Peterik; “Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)” written by Ayn E. Robbins, Carol Connors and Bill Conti
Directed by Alex Timbers
Choreographed by Steven Hoggett and Kelly Devine
Scenic Design by Christopher Barreca
Costume Design by David Zinn
Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design by Peter Hylenski
Video Design by Dan Scully and Pablo N. Molina
Wig and Make-UP Design by Harold Mertens
Executive Producer: Adam Silberman and Eric Cornell
General Manager: Bespoke Theatricals
Company Manager: Kate Egan
Production Supervisor: Jake Bell and Lily Twining
Production Stage Manager: Lisa Dawn Cave; Stage Manager: Charles Underhill
Musical Supervisor: David Holcenberg
Musical Coordinator: John Miller
Conducted by Chris Fenwick; Associate Conductor: Philip Fortenberry
Guitar: Eric J. Stockton, J.J. McGeehan and Andrew Zinsmeister
Drums: Warren Odze; Percussion: Javier Diaz;
Bass: Alan Stevens Hewitt
Keyboard: Chris Fenwick, Philip Fortenberry and Daniel Green
Reeds: Greg Thymius and Marc Phaneuf
Trumpet/Flugel: Craig Johnson and John Reid; Trombone/Bass Trombone: Nathan Mayland; Concert Master: Martin Agee
Violin: Monica K. Davis; Viola: Beth Meyers; Cello: Stephanie Cummins
Synthesizer Programmer: Randy Cohen
Music Copyist: Emily Grishman
Special Effects by Jeremy Chernick
Casting: Jim Carnahan, C.S.A. and Carrie Gardner, C.S.A.
VP Marketing & Communications: Michele Groner; General Press Representative: Polk & Co.
Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Interactive Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Photographer: Matthew Murphy
Dialect Coach: Kate Wilson
Dance Captain: James Brown III
Fight Captain: Vince Oddo
Associate Fight Choreographer: Patrick McCollum

Andy Karl   Rocky Balboa
Margo Seibert   Adrian
Terence Archie  Apollo Creed
Danny Mastrogiorgio  Paulie
Dakin Matthews   Mickey
Jennifer Mudge   Gloria
Adrian Aguilar   Reporter/Boxer
Eric Anderson   Gazzo/Rocky’s Cornerman/Tommy Crosetti
Michelle Aravena   Angie/Ensemble
James Brown III   Sugar Jackson/Boxer/Cameraman
Sam J. Cahn   Rocky Marciano/Boxer/Referee
Vincent Corazza    Frank Carazza (film sequence)
Kevin Del Aguila   Mike/Watchman/Jack/Doctor
Ned Eisenberg   Wysocki/Announcer/Bob Dunphy
Sasha Hutchings   Apollo Girl/Ensemble
David Andrew Macdonald  Miles Jergens/Ensemble
Vasthy Mompoint  Linda McKenna/Apollo Girl
Vince Oddo   Boxer/Ensemble
Okieriete Onaodowan  Dipper/Apollo’s Cornerman
Adam Perry   Spider Rico/Boxer/Boom Operator
Kristin Piro   Shirley/Apollo Girl
Luis Salgado    Kid Rizzo/Boxer/Rocky’s Cornerman
John Schiappa  Buddy/Jimmy Michaels
Wallace Smith  Apollo’s Manager/Fight Promoter/Disc Jockey
Jenny Lee Stern  Joanne/Ensemble
Jonathan Walker  Newscaster (film sequence)

Swings: Vincent Corazza , Bradley Gibson , Stacey Todd Holt , Samantha Shafer , Dan’yelle Williamson and Mark Zimmerman

Understudies: Adrian Aguilar (Rocky Balboa), Michelle Aravena (Adrian), Ned Eisenberg (Mickey), Bradley Gibson (Apollo Creed), Stacey Todd Holt (Paulie), Vince Oddo (Rocky Balboa), Okieriete Onaodowan (Apollo Creed), Kristin Piro (Gloria), John Schiappa (Paulie), Samantha Shafer (Adrian), Jenny Lee Stern (Gloria) and Mark Zimmerman (Mickey)