We recently told you about plans being made to stage a musical based on the Rocky franchise, with Sylvester Stallone serious enough about the idea that he hired some Broadway veterans to carve out a show using many of the songs made famous by the movie, like Eye of the Tiger and Gonna Fly Now. The show, titled Rocky: The Musical, is budgeted at around $15 million, and will debut next November in Hamburg, Germany, because when you think of an Italian growing up on the streets of Philadelphia, you immediately think Hamburg!
Good news for you Rocky fans out there is that one part of the opening musical number has leaked online. Seems a little rough around the edges, but that's Rocky for ya. When you listen, just try to picture an entire ensemble dressed in grey hooded jumpsuits dancing joyously in the background, and the whole thing will really start to come together for you.
Have a listen, courtesy of our friend (and Movies.com contributor) Eric D. Snider.