It wasn't exactly the box-office knockout that producers were hoping for.
A representative for the musical said in an e-mail that "Rocky" hasn't recouped its costs, citing a capitalization of $16.5 million. The show has seen its box-office numbers decline since the
"Rocky" was adapted from the movie by Stallone, who is one of the musical's producers, and Tony-winner Thomas Meehan. It features songs by Tony winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. One of the show's most-talked about achievements was a set that included a rotating boxing ring, which allowed audiences to experience the fight scenes from different vantage points.
The musical represented an attempt by its producers to lure male audiences into the theater. Broadway audiences were 68% female in the 2012-13 season, according to a report from the Broadway League, a nonprofit industry group.
On Broadway, sports-themed shows have usually had a difficult time connecting with audiences. Productions including "Magic/Bird" and the recent "Bronx Bombers" were box-office flops.
"Rocky" has seen bigger success in Germany, where it debuted in 2012 in the city of Hamburg and continues to play. Stage Entertainment, one of the Broadway production's main backers, is exploring future versions of the musical in the U.S. and internationally, according to a statement released Tuesday.