Rocky

Theater

Musicals

Winter Garden Theatre

Until Sun Nov 23

  • $$$
  • Photograph: Matthew Murphy

    Rocky

  • Photograph: Matthew Murphy

    Rocky

  • Photograph: Matthew Murphy

    Rocky

  • Photograph: Matthew Murphy

    Rocky

  • Photograph: Matthew Murphy

    Rocky

  • Photograph: Matthew Murphy

    Rocky

  • Photograph: Matthew Murphy

    Rocky

  • Photograph: Matthew Murphy

    Rocky

  • Photograph: Matthew Murphy

    Rocky

  • Photograph: Matthew Murphy

    Rocky

  • Photograph: Matthew Murphy

    Rocky

Photograph: Matthew Murphy

Rocky

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Rick
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Incredible production, great lighting, great new-comer in the role of Adrian, pleasantly surprised at the whole presentation. Immersive environment, felt like you really were at the fight at the end. Really enjoyed it.

Steve
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Great show. My family and I loved it. It is a great story that has been turned into a very fun musical. Who would have thought that they could have turned Rocky into a musical. The sets were great especially the Box Ring. We are planning to go back to see the show for a rematch.

Robert S

Since I am not a fan of Sylvester Stallone's 1976 movie, I'm not sure what possessed me to buy a ticket for the musical version, now in previews at the Winter Garden. Curiosity, I guess. After all, it was a hit in Hamburg. The creative team is impressive: music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, a book by Thomas Meehan and Stallone, choreography by Steven Hoggett (and Kelly Devine) and direction by Alex Timbers. The cast has no big names, but that's not an essential. The real stars here are the designers; there is a spectacularly mobile set by Christopher Barreca with projections by Dan Scully and Pablo N. Molina, vivid costumes by David Zinn, fine lighting by Christopher Akerlind and excellent sound by Peter Hylenski. Alas, when the show's design is its strongest feature, it does not bode well. Andy Karl is terrific as Rocky and the other actors are energetic, but their roles are so lacking in nuance that they are little more than caricatures. The show belatedly springs to life for the last 10 or 15 minutes with the wonderfully choreographed fight scene. The first several rows of the theater are emptied and their occupants are invited onstage for ringside seats as the boxing ring moves forward into the theater. It's a gimmick, but it works. The fight itself is spectacular, but for me it was not worth over two hours of boredom waiting for it. The music made so little impression that the point of turning the film into a musical was lost on me. All that being said, most of the audience seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves.

BARBARA S

A true knockout outside the ring as well as inside the ring!  If you are an athlete like my husband or a romantic like me, then this show will keep your juices flowing.  We see almost every show that opens on Broadway so believe we know what the theater is all about, and this show is pure entertainment and enjoyment.

T D

Two stars for the set and the incredible fight scene at the end. Otherwise this is almost unwatchable. Tone-deaf tunes. Cliched characters and dialog. 

Tim A

I have to be honest in saying I enjoyed it way, way more than I thought I was going to. The set and lighting is spectacular, the cast were great and the story held up remarkably well. I guess if I was to get a little bit picky about it I'd say the music wasn't as memorable as it might have been but it still served the needs of the show and had enough humour to cover up any flaws. Overall I thought it was a thoroughly enjoyable and even moving evening. Fans of the original movie will not be disappointed and people who've never seen it will be in for a treat. This show should run and run. I'll definitely be back.

MM

Loved it!!! Didn't expect much when I first purchased, but as a Rocky fan I had to see. Went on opening night it was romantic and funny. The set was amazing, Loved the way the boxing ring moved into the audience. It really felt like I was at a real boxing match. The characters were very believable, forgot a few times I wasn't really watching Sylvester Stallone. You will definitely enjoy!!