Sylvester Stallone Talks "Rocky" Musical On "The Late Show"

Sylvester Stallone Talks "Rocky" Musical On "The Late Show"
(Undated) -- Sylvester Stallone is bringing his iconic film "Rocky" to the Broadway stage. On Wednesday's "Late Show With David Letterman," Stallone explained that he's wanted to turn "Rocky" into a musical for years.
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Since no one in the United States wanted to put the musical on stage, he started shopping it around overseas until it found a home in Germany. Sly found out about the German version of the musical through Ukrainian boxing great Vladimir Klitschko. Apparently, Stallone was writing the latest installation of his "Expendables" movies, when the boxing champ came into his office. After some conversation, Klitschko handed him a DVD copy of German actors performing "Das Musical Rocky." At first, Stallone said he thought the German title was simply his misspelling. "Rocky" opens this week at New York's Winter Garden Theatre.

In the spirit of "Rocky," Stallone and Letterman downed glasses of raw eggs. While Letterman appear apprehensive about the stunt, he wasted no time in gulping his raw egg and even eagerly grabbed Stallone's glass for a second serving. Not to be outdone, the "Rocky" star cracked two eggs into his glass and threw them down the hatch.

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Sylvester Stallone talks about how Vladimir Klitschko told him that the "Rocky" musical was being performed in Germany.
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Sylvester Stallone says he'll be nervous for the opening night of "Rocky."
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