It turns out 2006’s Rocky Balboa was not the end the line for our favorite boxer after all. The film, like no other sequel before it, rediscovered the edgy, independent spirit of the 1976 masterpiece that captured the heart of the world. When audiences walked out of the theater this time around, there was a collective feeling that the Rocky franchise had gracefully come full circle. Writer, actor, director and producer Sylvester Stallone tells Original UnOriginal that his new Rocky musical will take Rocky fans “an extra 360 degrees.”
“I don’t know…it’s like, ugh, there’s no nail in Rocky’s coffin yet? You know in the last one we got da stuff outta da basement, now we gotta get some stuff outta da closet,” says Stallone.
Rocky: The Musical is like nothing Rocky fans have every experienced before. Here, Rocky faces new challenges in a fast-paced world that is always a step ahead of him. Rocky Jr.’s new homosexual relationship with a Russian figure skating coach ignites a bitter feud that puts Sly back on the ice for the first time in over thirty years. While searching for answers to the prejudice inside him, the former champion must come to terms with not only his son’s sexual identity, but his also his own.Dignan