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ROCKY Broadway Box Office Opens Fri, Dec 20 with Special $76 Ticket

 

It’s the year 1976…..

·         Nadia Comaneci earns 7 perfect scores at the Summer Olympic Games.

·         Apple Computer is founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

·         Muhammad Ali defends his heavyweight title at Yankee Stadium against Kevin Norton.

·         Live from Lincoln Center debuts on PBS.

·         Figure skater Dorothy Hamill wows the crowds at the Winter Olympic Games.

·         Little known actor Sylvester Stallone writes and stars in a low budget indie that goes on to win the Academy Award and becomes one of the most iconic films in Hollywood history.

IN HONOR OF THE 1976 OSCAR-WINNING FILM
A SPECIAL $76 TICKET

AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE OPENING
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH AT 10AM 

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Get Rocky Tickets

December 17, 2013 – The box office at the historic Winter Garden theatre (1634 Broadway) opens Friday, December 20th at 10am for the upcoming musical, ROCKY.  In honor of 1976, the year in which the Oscar-winning film was released, ROCKY will offer a $76 ticket to a select number of preview performances.  This offer is only available in person at the box office on Friday, December 20th and will be available on a first come first served basis.   ROCKY begins previews February 11, 2014 and officially opens on March 13, 2014.

 

ROCKY brings to life the iconic and inspiring 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.   Both an adrenaline-infused spectacle and a surprising story of blossoming romance between two lonely outsiders, ROCKY is a heart-stopping and viscerally theatrical new musical for everyone brave enough to follow their dream.

Produced on a shoestring budget, the original 1976 film, Rocky, was shot in 28 days, and starred its young and then-unknown screenwriter, Sylvester Stallone.  Like the character of boxer Rocky Balboa, Stallone had to fight the studio, which wanted more bankable stars like Ryan O’Neal or Burt Reynolds, to be cast in the role.  Stallone’s performance would earn him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and launch his career as one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.  The small underdog film went on to become an American film classic, winning the 1977 Academy Award for Best Picture, and launching one of the most successful and iconic characters in Hollywood history.

ROCKY features an original score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the celebrated Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated songwriters behind Ragtime, Once on This Island, and Anastasia, and a book by multiple Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Hairspray, Annie) and Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 1976 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Rocky. 

The production is directed by Alex Timbers, the Tony-nominated director behind the acclaimed musicals Here Lies Love and Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, as well as Peter and the Starcatcher, which continues to run off-Broadway.  The musical features choreography by Steven Hoggett, who received a Tony Award nomination for his work on Once and Kelly Devine, best known for the long-running Broadway hit Rock of Ages. 

The ROCKY cast features Andy Karl (Rocky), Margo Seibert (Adrian), Terence Archie (Apollo Creed), Dakin Matthews (Mickey) Danny Mastrogiorgio (Paulie), Jennifer Mudge (Gloria) and ensemble members Adrian Alfredo Aguilar, Eric Anderson, Michelle Aravena, James Brown III, Sam J. Cahn, Vincent Corazza, Kevin Del Aguila, Ned Eisenberg, Bradley Gibson, Stacey Todd Holt, Sasha Hutchings, David Andrew MacDonald, Vasthy Mompoint, Vince Oddo, Okieriete Onaodowan, Adam Perry, Kristin Piro, Luis Salgado, John Schiappa, Samantha Shafer, Wallace Smith, Jenny Lee Stern, Dan’yelle Williamson and Mark Zimmerman.

ROCKY features set design by Chris Barreca (Marie Christine), costume design by Tony nominee David Zinn (Picnic, Other Desert Cities), lighting design by Tony Award-winner Christopher Akerlind (Light in the Piazza), sound design by Tony nominee Peter Hylenski (Motown, Rock of Ages), orchestrations by Tony award-winner Doug Besterman (The Producers) and Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) with music supervision by David Holcenberg (Matilda).

Tickets can be purchased at the Winter Garden box office (1634 Broadway), by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.  Please visit ROCKYBROADWAY.com for more information. The performance schedule is as follows:  MondaySaturday at 8pm and Saturday at 2pm.  Exceptions to the schedule include the following:   no performances on Wednesday, February 12th and 19th; 2pm matinees on Wednesday March 5th and 12th.  Starting March 18th the performances schedule is as follows:  Tuesday at 7pm, WednesdaySaturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.

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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

 

 

Website: www.facebook.com/andrewmcgibbon

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