Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Rocky Horror Show gets a new Frank 'N' Furter

Executive Producer Lou Spisto has announced that Matt McGrath will appear in the role of Frank ‘N’ Furter in The Old Globe’s upcoming production of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show.

McGrath appeared on Broadway as the Emcee in Sam Mendes’ hit revival of Cabaret and in the international tour of Tom Waits and William S. Burroughs’ The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets directed by Robert Wilson. He has also appeared Off Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Itch and A Fair Country at Lincoln Center Theater. McGrath replaces the previously announced James Barbour, who has departed the production.

Oanh Nguyen will direct the musical with book, music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien, choreography by JT Horenstein and music direction by Mike Wilkins. The Rocky Horror Show runs Sept. 15 – Nov. 6, with opening night set for Friday, Sept. 23.
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