Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show

Ed_Mottershead
Broadway Legend
joined:10/20/05
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 8/28/13 at 11:17am
I fell off my chair at work when I read this. New Hope is only a hop, skip and a jump away from where I live. Guess where I'm gonna be this Halloween? Hint: It ain't New York.
BroadwayEd
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 8/28/13 at 11:19am
You blew your chance to say it was just a jump to the left.
yes, you
TheresaG
Stand-by
joined:8/31/06
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 8/28/13 at 11:57am
This is great casting; can't wait to see Will Swenson in this show. Perfect location and perfect time of the year. I'm in.
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 8/28/13 at 12:09pm
Bucks County Playhouse is really on a roll. All of their productions this season have been top-notch, and they're continually attracting top talent. I can't wait to see this.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 8/28/13 at 12:11pm
the old BCP always did Rocky Horror the same time of year and their performances always sold-out. I would imagine the same will happen with this cast and the limited 15 performances.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
rorschach37
Broadway Star
joined:4/3/10
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 8/28/13 at 12:37pm
Seriously can NOT wait.
McBroadway2
Swing
joined:5/8/13
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 8/28/13 at 12:42pm
Since its renovation the Bucks County Playhouse really has reestablished itself as an outstanding regional theater with top quality productions and attracting some great people to work there both in the casts and creative teams. I was able to see Mothers and Sons back in June and it was fantastic and I have no doubts that this production will be anything less! Will Swenson and the rest of the cast are going to rock!
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 8/28/13 at 01:01pm
Can they get Nick Adams to be his ROCKY?
Ed_Mottershead
Broadway Legend
joined:10/20/05
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 8/28/13 at 01:05pm
BroadwayEd
Updated On: 8/28/13 at 01:05 PM
GottaHaveAGimmick
Featured Actor
joined:3/15/08
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 8/28/13 at 01:52pm
Sorry, but Will seemed so uncomfortable in "Priscilla" wearing those outfits and playing that role. How will he ever look relaxed in Frankie's getup? Just don't see him as a sweet transvestite.
paphillyguy
Leading Actor
joined:1/5/05
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 08:58am
Who ever asked for Nick Adams you got your wish. He is playing Rocky per the press release. But it does seem that Will Swenson might have left the production since he is no longer listed in the cast. Still a great cast

Nick Adams…………………Rocky
Nick Cearley…………………Brad
Jennifer Cody……………….Columbia
Jeremy Kushiner……………Riff Raff
Lauren Molina………………Janet
Steve Rosen…………………Dr. Scott/Eddie/Narrator
Luv2goToShows
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/09
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 09:05am
Will Swenson replaced Will Chase in Little Miss Sunshine @ 2nd Stage
Play Esq.
Broadway Star
joined:7/10/09
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 10:23am
Any rumors as to his replacement? Swenson was kind of inspired casting, a shame he is no longer a part of this production.
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 10:25am
It's mentioned two posts above... Nick Adams replaced Will. Here's a link confirming: http://www.broadway.com/buzz/172001/drag-a-licious-nick-adams-jeremy-kushnier-more-join-rocky-horror-at-bucks-county-playhouse/

ETA: Read the post incorrectly. Never mind. Thanks.
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Updated On: 9/27/13 at 10:25 AM
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 10:36am
No. Nick Adams is playing Rocky. Swenson was set to play Frank, and his replacement has not been announced.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 12:12pm
they're reportedly in the process of casting Frank. But I have to wonder, why only 4 Phantoms??
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 12:18pm
The way the article is worded suggests that there could be more than the four actors listed as phantoms. They are using local non-equity performers for the chorus.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
broadwayguy2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/03
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 01:14pm
ACL,
The libretto for The Rocky Horror Show, as published by Samuel French, specifically says 4 Phantoms.

"4 PHANTOMS- TRANSILVANIANS"
"Notes: ... 3. Phantoms can be increased to six. They are used onstage & off as back up singers as well as understudies."

Nick Adams will be a FANTASTIC Rocky. Frankly (pun!), Swenson as Frank'N'Furter sounded horrific to me. I've never quite gotten his appeal, but lordy... he was SO visibly uncomfortable with the drag in Priscilla. Even a year into the run, he never settled into the heels.

Kushnier reminds me a LOT of Jason Wooten, who was a great Riff-Raff (and Eddie / Dr. Scott) in the revival. No complaint there.
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 02:02pm
It's extremely common for more than 4 Transylvanians/Phantoms to appear- keep in mind that the official script is for a small-stage, small-cast black box style staging, which is traditionally made much larger on a huge stage.
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 02:40pm
I've done "Rocky Horror" three times during my career and all three times we had 10 Phantoms. That's why I find it odd.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 02:47pm
I hope there are more than 4 transylvanians. In the film there were tons of 'em!
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grandpianoalex
Stand-by
joined:2/15/10
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 03:25pm
$50/wk? Can this be true? I know it's non union but still.....
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ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 03:43pm
that's beyond sad how much they're paying their non-union people, if it is indeed $50/week. If it was $50 per performance, it would be reasonable($350/week).
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 03:46pm
that's gotta be wrong. And that's a lot of hard work on stage each night, let alone per week. Even film non union extras who might just sit and knit all day in holding can make more than that.
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Wilmingtom
Broadway Star
joined:7/18/11
Will Swenson in Rocky Horror Show
Posted: 9/27/13 at 05:05pm
I didn't really find Swenson persuasive in Priscilla and doubt that Frank would have been a good fit either.

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