Bill Conti

Sylvester Stallone's 'Rocky' musical makes its Broadway premiere

Sylvester Stallone's 'Rocky' musical makes its Broadway premiere

The late-career comeback of Sylvester Stallone took a detour to Broadway this week with the opening of his "Rocky" at the Winter Garden Theatre. The new show, which Stallone co-wrote and produced (but doesn't star in), is a musical version of his 1976 movie about a Philadelphia boxer who dreams of big victory.

Stallone took a bow on Thursday when "Rocky" officially opened in New York following a month of preview performances. The actor has been working on the musical for a number of years, first unveiling the show in Hamburg, Germany in 2012. 

The musical -- which comes with a reported price tag of $16.5 million, steep by Broadway standards -- features...

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