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"Sylvester Stallone Rocky Musical"Sylvester Stallone has been set to produce a play ‘Rocky’ musical, which features the love life of Rocky Balboa and Adrian Pennino.

The 1976 Oscar winning boxing movie ‘Rocky’ with Italian Stallion Sylvester Stallone in the lead role is getting prepared to enthrall its fans once again. But there is a change in its version, as it would be getting in the form of a play with musical treatment. Sylvester Stallone will produce the movie ‘Rocky’ musical, along with World Boxing Champions Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko and Kevin King Templeton of ‘The Expendables’.

As per the reports, the forthcoming project ‘Rocky’ musical will be premiered at Operettenhaus in Hamburg, Germany in November 2012. The 65-year-old ‘Rambo’ actor in a statement on Monday, November 21, 2011 said that, the play will focus on the romantic life of Rocky Balboa and Adrian Pennino, the character that was famously donned by Talia Shire in the movie. He added that, ‘Rocky’ would be a love story at the end of the day, as he could never have reached the final bell without his love Adrian.

The Barnes Ross of ‘The Expendables’ further said that, he feels proud to see the story coming out on a musical stages, which would also make Rocky proud. The play will be directed by Alex Timbers. However, no actors have been tapped yet, to star in the play. Thomas Meehan, the Broadway veteran has been locked to scribe the play, while composer Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens who won the Tony award have been set to provide the original scores, which include the numbers from ‘Rocky’ movies like ‘Eye of the Tiger’, ’Take You Back’ and ‘Gonna Fly Now’. The play ‘Rocky: The Musical’ reportedly costs around $15 million to produce. Stallone is eyeing to take the English version of the play on the road to stages around the world, besides the German version.

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