Photo Flash: First Look at Drew Sarich and More in ROCKY DAS MUSICAL
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by BWW News Desk
The world premiere of ROCKY premiered today, November 18 in Hamburg under the direction of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Tony nominee Alex Timbers. Check out the photos below!
As previously reported, American actor Sarich stars as Rocky Balboa, joined by Dutch actress Wietske van Tongeren as Adrian. Rocky won the 1977 Oscar for Best Picture, Best Director (John G. Avildsen) and Best Film Editing. It was nominated for Best Original Song, Best Original Screenplay and Best Sound. Sylvester Stallone, who was on hand to promote the event, and Talia Shire were nominated as lead actors; Burt Young and Burgess Meredith were nominated for their supporting roles.
The musical adaptation held a reading last year prior to a planned Broadway run in 2013; the cast for the developmental lab featured Andy Karl as Rocky, Glenn Flesher as Pauly and Tricia Paoluccio as Adrienne. ROCKY will be produced by Stage Entertainment, which also produced the German productions of TARZAN, THE LION KING and SISTER ACT.
The Hamburg production is said to include a boxing ring on which "Gold Circle" ticketed patrons will be able to stand to form a more interactive experience; fight chreography is by ONCE Tony nominee Steven Hoggett with traditional choreography by ROCK OF AGES' Kelly Devine.