“Rocky” Musical Officially Coming to Broadway

Let another round of “Yo!” jokes commence. Rocky das Musikal, apparently a smash-hit in Hamburg, is officially slated for the U.S.A., and we’re not talking some off-Broad Street theater, either. The stage adaptation is slated to hit Broadway’s Winter Garden Theater in February 2014 (that venue has housed Mamma Mia since 2001; I guess it’s time for another 70s-era nostalgia-trip).

Before the news was official, the New York Post reported that the play could cost as much as $30 million to put on, making it one of the most expensive ever. One of the show’s producers disputed that figure, saying it would cost somewhere closer to $15 million. At any rate, it won’t be a $75 million Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark boondoggle. [NY Times]