Coming Soon: Rocky, the Musical

Sylvester Stallone says he always pictured it as a musical
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2011 9:01 AM CST
Coming Soon: 'Rocky,' the Musical, Says Sylvester Stallone
In this 1976 file photo originally released by United Artists, Sylvester Stallone, left, and Talia Shire are shown in a scene from the "Rocky."   (AP Photo/United Artists)

Can you picture Sylvester Stallone’s famous Rocky character bursting into song after winning a boxing match? Because that might just happen when Rocky: The Musical becomes a reality. “I always had the idea of Rocky as a musical,” says Stallone, who has teamed up with boxers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko to create the German stage show, opening next November. “At the end of the day, Rocky is a love story and he could never have reached the final bell without Adrian,” Stallone continues.

The musical will, of course, include “Eye of the Tiger” and other classics from the film, the Telegraph reports, but Stallone himself is not likely to be included in the cast. “To see this story coming to life on a musical stage makes me proud,” says Stallone. “And it would make Rocky proud.” (More Rocky stories.)

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