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bill-swift - April 30, 2013

Rocky is coming to Broadway. Yes. The classic movie about a mentally challenged boxer from Philly getting a shot at the heavyweight championship is getting the musical treatment. It was conceived by Sly Stallone himself and premiered last fall in Hamburg. The show will tell the tale of the Italian Stallion through songs by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a book by Annie writer Thomas Meehan. This is just a stupid idea. How are you going to have a musical whose main character can barely utter an intelligible word and a female lead who doesn't speak for half of it? The production could cost up to 15 million in order to recreate the big boxing and meat punching scenes. Not that Rocky is the only movie to be turned into a crap musical. Here is a list of 7 of the worst films turned into stage musicals.

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