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Monday, July 28, 2014

Rocky Down for the Count as Musical Sets Closing Date on Broadway

Filed under: Performing Arts — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 00:37

rockyWC2 Rocky: The Musical is down for the count. The stage production of the famed 1976 Sylvester Stallone film will play its final performance at the Cadillac Winter Garden Theater on August 17th. The show was nominated for several Tony Awards, including a Best Actor nom for Andy Karl (Rocky) along with nominations for Best Choreography and Set Design. It didn’t win any of them. The show’s music and lyrics are written by major Broadway talents Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty (the dynamic duo behind Ragtime). But unfortunately, the increasing competitive marketplace of the Great White Way was too tough on the show, which has a high weekly overhead cost. Rocky: The Musical was hovering around the $650K/week range, insufficient for sustainability. To read my review of Rocky: The Musical, click here: Theater Review: Bridges of Madison County The Musical, ROCKY: The Musical, Machinal, and All The Way

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