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Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford Joins Original Frank Furter Tim Curry in Fox’s Rocky Horror Show

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Feb 02, 2016 04:54 AM EST

Annaleigh Ashford was “walking down the street just having a wink, when a snake of a guy gave her an evil.” In other words, she has officially been cast in Fox’s Rocky Horror Show Live as everyone’s favorite groupie, Columbia. Ashford is a highly acclaimed stage actress who won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the revival of You Can't Take It with You. Ashford will be in good company. Original West End, Broadway and Picture Show star, Tim Curry, has officially been cast as the Criminologist.

Some of Ashfords other stage credits includes roles in Wicked (Tour and Broadway), Legally Blonde (OBC), RENT (Revival), and Kinky Boots (OBC).

Fox recently announced during the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, where Tim Curry told reporters(Via The Hollywood Reporter):

“I am very happy and excited to be a part of this new event.”

The cast for the Fox Rocky Horror Show includes Fox's Rocky Horror Show Cast: Victoria Justice as Janet Weiss, Ryan McCartan as Brad Majors, Adam Lambert as Eddie, Staz Nair as Rocky Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Tim Curry as The Criminologist, Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia and Laverne Cox as Frank N Furter.

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