The Italian Stallion’s grand entrance has been postponed to February 13. The first preview of Rocky, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, had been set for February 11, with February 12 a scheduled rehearsal day with no performance. According to a statement, the cancellation is a result of a delay in technical rehearsals after salt and melted ice caused damage to underground cables near the Winter Garden Theatre.
Directed by Alex Timbers, with a score by Tony-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and a book by Tony winner Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, the production's opening night is set for March 13.
Rocky brings to life the story of struggling small time Philly boxer, Rocky Balboa, who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed. The new musical is based on the Academy Award-winning 1976 film of the same name, which starred Stallone in the title role.
In addition to Karl as Rocky and Seibert as Adrian, the cast includes Danny Mastrogiorgio as Paulie, Dakin Matthews as Mickey, Terence Archie as Apollo Creed and Jennifer Mudge as Gloria.