Let’s hope that the stagehand strike currently crippling Broadway soon ends, so that the Great White Way can continue to present the kind of quality entertainment which has become the hallmark of our cultural landscape, like, say the musical version of Rocky, currently being developed. Playbill reports:
A musical Rocky, now in development, will have a libretto by Tony Award winner Meehan (who penned the books to Annie, The Producers and Young Frankenstein) and songs by the Tony Award-winning team of lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime and the current Lincoln Center attraction, The Glorious Ones), the writer told Playbill.com columnist Harry Haun.
Ah yes, who better to tell the tale of underdog pugilist Rocky Balboa than the man who wrote the book to the musical Annie?
Though really, if one is mining the oeuvre of Sylvester Stallone for musical material, why not option Rambo: First Blood? Rambo and Col. Trautman could totally be the new Jean Valjean and Javert.