The cast for Fox’s upcoming 'Rocky Horror Show Live' event is almost complete. It was recently announced that Annaleigh Ashford was cast as Columbia. It has now been announced that Broadway legend Ben Vereen has been cast as Dr. Scott. The Tony Award winning actor is known for his roles in 'Pipin,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Hair' and 'Wicked.'
Fox’s 'Rocky Horror Show Live' event is starting to feel real. The casts is all coming together with the recent addition of Tony winning actress Annaleigh Leigh as Columbia and Tim Curry as the Narrator. Recently Victoria Justice (Janet Weiss) has been sharing with us looks at the show behind the scenes now that rehearsals and recording have begun.
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.
The Nielsen rating are in for Fox’s 'Grease Live' musical event. Regardless of how many people tuned in Sunday night, some of theater and dance industry’s best have given their seal of approval to the newest version of the classic music. Broadway favorite Neil Patrick Harris ('Assassins', 'Hedwig & The Angry Inch') and 13-year-old dancing superstar, Maddie Ziegler ('Dance Moms'), both sing the praises for Grease under the @GoGrease Twitter tag.
Although her father, Greg, died only hours ago, a brave Vanessa Hudgens has announced that she still plans to participate in the FOX' 'Grease: Live' tonight. While it no one would blame the former Disney diva for taking some personal time in the wake of such a private tragedy, the 27-year-old 'High School Musical' star let her fans know through Twitter that she endeavors to persevere. L.A.'s inclement weather also threatens to sideline the live TV musical, but director Thomas Kail has assured the media that they plan to make do -- regardless of the rain.
Fox’s broadcast of 'Grease Live', starring Julianne Hough & Aaron Tveit, is just around the corner. All the hype surrounding the show has me waxing nostalgic, musing about the movie that shaped my life.
Some people are born to fly. Others are born to become poets. Some are just born to hand jive. Take Max Crumb ('Disaster') and Laura Osnes ('Pride & Prejudice') for example. The duo won the roles Danny and Sandy, respectively, on the NBC reality series 'Grease: You’re the One That I Want.' Now the summer lovers are getting back together to discuss Fox’s new liver version of the iconic Broadway musical.
Forget about Susan Sarandon and Meat Loaf; it's just been announced that Fox has successfully talked Hollywood legend Tim Curry into joining their TV remake of 70s cult classic, 'Rocky Horror Picture Show.' According to the latest gossip news updates, the original Dr. Frank-N-Furter will be trading in the thigh-stockings and stiletto heels for an unseen role as the Criminologist Narrator. Orange is the New Black star, Laverne Cox, who is set to play the sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania, revealed that she cried tears of joy upon learning that the network has signed Curry up for the remake.
It would seem that 'So You Think You Can Dance' host, Cat Deeley, got a double dose of good news in the New Year. According to the latest gossip news updates, Fox has announced their plans to bring back the dance show the very same day this week that the English TV host revealed via Twitter that she had just given birth to a brand new baby boy. Interestingly, the birth of Deeley's third child coincides with a change in 'So You Think You Can Dance's' format. When the reality series returns later this year, it's contestants will all be kids à la 'Project Runway: Junior' and 'MasterChef Junior.'
Trying to fill Olivia Newton-John's iconic shoes isn't going to be easy for Julianne Hough, but thankfully she has all her Dancing with the Stars experience to help get he through it. The reality TV beauty is set to play the lead role of Sandy in Fox's Grease: Live, which airs January 31. According to Hough, her vast experience as a dancer has left her uniquely prepared to blend the physical and spiritual for her first musical performance. Meanwhile, Bindi Irwin's little brother, Robert, claims that he and his mom, Terri, have been in talks to join Dancing with the Stars latest celebrity cast.
Tim Curry is going home, back to the place that made him a cult icon. The former Frank N Furter actor who originated the role in London, on Broadway and in the film, is returning to the 'Rocky Horror Show; as The Narrator in Fox’s upcoming live production. 'Orange is the New Black' star, and real life transgender actress Laverne Cox will be stepping into Frank’s famous high heels.
Lou on 'Glee,' a righteous would-be episode, indeed, thanks to Seth Kaufman at the New Yorker.
For the 2013 MLB World Series, the brass sections of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra filmed a smackdown, taunting one another and trash-talking each other's home team.
And with the world's best musicians, singers, dancers and actors going back to repertory work after their summer stocks, there's more good news happening now than there was, say, back in August.
So, in an effort to keep all you Classicalites abreast of each and every situation, we'll be trawling the web for the best headlines--those stories, those people making the biggest waves.