After no less than six Rocky films spanning thirty years, Rocky The Musical has finally arrived on stage … and a hit in its premiere city of Hamburg, Germany.
The $20 million show is up there with some of the most expensive musicals ever produced. That sort of figure puts Rocky on par with The Lion King and more expensive than Wicked or Mary Poppins on Broadway.
Rocky The Musical opened November 18 to very favourable reviews. Originally written in English, the show was translated into German for its Hamburg premiere. The plot focuses mostly on the original 1976 Rocky film.
Rumour has it the producers of the musical are eying off Broadway for Rocky in 2013.