Transcript for "Rocky" the Musical set to take on Broadway
So a fictional character becomes person of the week this week and -- the story of rocky in Rocky Balboa in part because. Broadway Show is launching based on the film but the film. Itself. Really launched the -- and a mythical character. And that of course is the boxer who came from nowhere and from nothing and who ran up a set of stairs. In Philadelphia and triumphed at the top of this stairs and that image has lived on. For so long now for forty years. Really has an icon I think for a lot of the people who identify with -- it's the icon of a faith in yourself that you can make it to you gonna start out running alone. But that in the end you may end up the stuff with the top of the staircase with the world cheering for you that even if that doesn't happen during those times that you are alone. Maybe you're gonna -- not quite so much about that's the story of rocky. -- why so many people come to the staircase and run those steps for Yahoo! News I'm John Donvan. In Philadelphia.
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