Broadway Cast for Rocky Announced
Andy Karl, a Broadway actor who has shown a knack for musical comedy (“The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” “Legally Blonde”) and romantic warmth (“9 to 5,”“Wicked”), will star as Rocky Balboa in the $15 million boxing musical “Rocky” that is set to begin performances at the Winter Garden Theater in February, the producers announced on Monday.
The theater actress Margo Seibert, who has worked regionally and will star in the Off Broadway musical “Tamar of the River” this fall, will make her Broadway debut in “Rocky” as Adrian, the painfully shy love interest of the title character. “Rocky,” which opened last fall with a world premiere German-language production in Hamburg, has music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens (Tony Award winners for “Ragtime”) and a book by Thomas Meehan (a Tony winner for “Annie,” “The Producers” and “Hairspray”). The Tony nominee Alex Timbers (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” “Here Lies Love”) will direct, as he did in Hamburg.