Among all his assets, one of the things that’s considered paramount in making Tom Izzo a star is his fierce sense of pride. The man is manic, refusing to back down in a blowout, exhorting his team to play tough defense and always trying to project a football-forged sense of identity. He practices hard, he coaches hard, he sings and dances hard.
Wait, what’s that?
(Izzo, who cares about the accordion? You’re surrounded by cheerleaders!)
Well, according to the DETROIT FREE PRESS, as of tonight, the last part of that sentence will actually be accurate. Izzo is set to star in a one-day only musical adaptation of his life — “Izzo Goes to Broadway” — in the campus theater at Michigan State. And make no mistake - this isn’t a fly-by-night production, either.
ROCKY BALBOA MUSICAL SURE TO BE BIG BROADWAY HIT: With sequel after sequel after sequel after sequel after sequel, you would think the Rocky Balboa saga would have run its course.
Fat chance, as the world better get its gloves on for “Rocky - The Musical“!PLAYBILL jabs news that the Philadelphia pugilist will be taking boxing to the box seats on Broadway. Thomas Meehan, who’ll be writing the stage show, says the Rocky story “was made to be a musical. It’s got all the elements.”
However, those hoping for a Mr. T soliloquy or a tender Russian ballad from Ivan Drago, tough luck - the show will be based on the first film.
Sadly, Sylvester Stallone himself will not be showing up on stage. He probably doesn’t have the strength - since he left that behind in Australia.