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From Sex, to Dog to Rocky Horror Annaleigh Ashford is on a Roll

From Sex, to Dog to Rocky Horror Annaleigh Ashford is on a Roll

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, one of the most popular films of all time, just got a new cast member. Singing and tapping the “Time Warp” Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sylvia, You Can’t Take It With You, Kinky Boots and “Masters of Sex”) will embody Columbia, the live-in groupie. On the heels, of the highly successful “Grease Live” This newest installment of the two-hour television event, airing this fall on FOX is starting to be starry.

Ashford joins previously announced cast members Laverne Cox (Dr. Frank-N-Furter, “Orange is the New Black”), Victoria Justice (Janet, “Victorious”), Ryan McCartan (Brad, “Liv & Maddie,” “Heathers: the Musical”), Adam Lambert (Eddie, “Glee”), Reeve Carney (Riff Raff, “Penny Dreadful,” “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”), Staz Nair (Rocky, “Game of Thrones”) and Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter, who returns as the show’s Criminologist Narrator.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows the newly engaged Janet (Justice) and Brad (McCartan), whose car breaks down in front of a nearby castle. Seeking a phone they stumble An annual Transylvanian Convention led by Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Cox). Frank-N-Furter, is a sweet transvestite from Transylvania. This sexually charged mad-scientist – with the help of his faithful servants, Riff Raff (Carney) and his sister Magenta he is about to showcase the birth of “Rocky Horror” (Nair) – the perfect specimen created to fulfill Frank’s desires.

Executive-produced by Lou Adler (Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee), Gail Berman (TV, film and Broadway producer) and Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical” franchise, “This Is It,” “Descendants,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Newsies”). Emmy Award winner Ortega will also direct and choreograph.

Still to cast is Magenta. Maybe Vanessa Hudgens ….?

What a way for The Rocky Horror Picture Show to celebrate 40 years of theatrical distribution

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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