Sylvester Stallone was in Hamburg recently to promote the first stage adaptation of his film, Rocky. Stallone is a producer of Rocky – Das Musical, along with the champion boxing brothers Vladimir and Vitali Klitschko. The original 1976 movie won three Oscars and spawned five sequels.
The musical tells the rags-to-riches story of Rocky Balboa, a talented but unsuccessful amateur boxer, realising his potential and winning his romantic interest, Adrian. The new trailer for the German version of the musical is presented below.
Stallone said: “All I provided was the story and then Tom Meehan wrote the book for the play.” But Stallone was confident about the musical’s prospects: “I really truly believe that this thing here is going to be extraordinarily successful.”
Rocky – Das Musical features all the original film’s main characters, as well as songs like ‘Gonna Fly Now’ and ‘Eye Of The Tiger’.