By Jennifer R Jones | Posted on May 01, 2013 6:03 PM
One of Hollywood's best-known boxers is coming to the Broadway stage in February 2014, when Rocky the Musical opens at the Winter Garden Theatre. (The Winter Garden is currently occupied by Mamma Mia!, which recently announced its impending transfer to the Broadhurst Theatre.) Rocky the Musical features a distinguished creative team. The score was written by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the pair responsible for beloved scores to musicals such as Ragtime and Once On This Island. The show's book has been penned by Thomas Meehan, who wrote the books to such musicals as Hairspray and Annie. Sylvester Stallone himself, who wrote and starred in the Oscar-winning movie Rocky, serves as a producer on the musical. "I couldn't be more proud or more excited about this production and how my original story of Rocky Balboa has been brought to spectacular life onstage," stated Stallone, recognizing that the musical's team has made the story "as exciting, heart-breaking, and inspiring as it was when Rocky first went the distance on screen."