Rocky Horror Picture Show, Remade for Fox TV

rockyhorroronfoxForty-one years after The Rocky Horror Show ran for 45 performances on Broadway, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show became a cult movie that is still being shown in movie theaters at midnight, Fox TV has remade the parody science-fiction/horror/polymorphously perverse rock musical about a white bread,  newly engaged couple Brad and Janet who are lured into the horrors and pleasures in the castle of Dr. Frank-n-Furter, an alien from Transsexual, Transylvania and his motley entourage.

Unlike Grease, Fox’s previous effort at an event musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show wasn’t live, and that made it less fun. There were also way too many commercial interruptions. Even live, of course, it could not have measured up to the experience of watching the show at midnight at the Waverly with members of the Rocky Horror Picture Show Fan Club who had seen the film hundreds of times and developed an elaborate interactive script that could be mistaken for a serious ritual if it weren’t so cheeky. Still, the music holds up in the remake, the  starry cast was exciting (if uneven) and it was fun taking the following screenshots, in more or less chronological order. Click on any to see it enlarged and read the dialogue/lyrics/caption.

Main Cast:
Laverne Cox (Dr. Frank-N-Furter)
Tim Curry (Criminologist Narrator)
Victoria Justice (Janet Weiss)
Ryan McCartan (Brad Majors)
Reeve Carney (Riff Raff)
Christina Milian (Magenta)
Annaleigh Ashford (Columbia)
Adam Lambert (Eddie)
Staz Nair (Rocky Horror)
Ben Vereen (Dr. Everett Scott)
Ivy Levan (Usherette)


“Science Fiction/Double Feature” – Usherette
“Dammit Janet” – Brad and Janet
“Over at the Frankenstein Place” – Brad, Janet and Riff-Raff
“Time Warp” – Riff-Raff, Magenta, Columbia, Narrator/Criminologist
“Sweet Transvestite” – Frank-N-Furter and Brad
“The Sword of Damocles” – Rocky
“I Can Make You a Man” – Frank-N-Furter
“Hot Patootie” – Eddie
“I Can Make You A Man (Reprise)- “Frank-N-Furter
“Touch A Touch A Touch A Touch Me” – Janet
“Once In Awhile” – Brad
“Eddie” – Dr. Scott
“Planet Schmanet Janet” – Frank-N-Furter
“Planet Hot Dog”- Frank-N-Furter
“Rose Tint My World” – Columbia, Rocky, Brad, Janet
“Don’t Dream It” – Frank N Furter
“Wild And Untamed Thing” – Frank N Furter
“I’m Going Home” – Frank N Furter
“Super Heroes” – Brad, Janet, Narrator/Criminologist
“Science Fiction/Double Feature (Reprise)” – Eddie and Usherette

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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