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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Goes Prime Time

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Goes Prime Time
Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan

Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan

It’s just a jump to the left.

And then a step to the right.

With your hand on your hips.

You bring your knees in tight.
But it’s the pelvic thrust.
They really drive you insane.
Let’s do the Time Warp again.
Let’s do the Time Warp again.

Reeve Carney

Reeve Carney

Ok kids, so Fox TV is making a remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Orange Is the New Black Emmy nominee transgender Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. How perfect! A guy now a girl, playing a guy who wants to be a girl. She’ll be just a “sweet transvestite” from Transsexual, Transylvania.

Cox will be joined by Victorious leading lady Victoria Justice as Janet, Ryan McCartan (Heathers the Musical) as Brad, Reeve Carney (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark) as Riff Raff, and Staz Nair (Game of Thrones) as Rocky Horror. No names have been named yet for Eddie, Magenta or Columbia.

The film will be presented on the Fox network in 2016, as a two-hour taped broadcast not live. The show will be directed, choreographed and executive-produced by Kenny Ortega. Additional executive producers include Lou Adler and Gail Berman. Full casting will be revealed in the coming months.

The original Rocky Horror film starred Tim Curry (Dr. Frank-N-Furter), Susan Sarandon (Janet), Barry Bostwick (Brad), Richard O’Brien (Riff Raff), Patricia Quinn (Magenta), Nell Campbell (Columbia), Jonathan Adams (Dr. Everett V. Scott), Peter Hinwood (Rocky), and Meat Loaf (Eddie).

Fox is producing a live version of Grease, however, which will air in January.

 

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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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