The Rocky Horror Show Revival

Opened: November 15, 2000
Closing: January 06, 2002

The Rocky Horror Show - 2000 - Broadway History , Info & More

Circle in the Square (Broadway)
1633 Broadway at 50th St. New York, NY

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (LIVE ON STAGE!) is a magical phenomenon unlike anything ever before seen on stage. Borrowing largely from horror conventions, the stage musical begins as an innocent young couple is stranded at the home of a mad scientist who is building the perfect man. The castle is filled with a most bizarre group of characters who worship their master, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, played magnificently by a fabulously sexy man, in leather jacket, pearls, fishnet stockings, and heavy makeup. Brad and Janet are forced to examine their own sexuality as the voluptuous doctor releases the hidden desires in each of them. Based on the stage musical by Richard O’Brien, the stage show comes alive with unforgettable song-and-dance numbers that have come to represent the sexual liberation of the 1970s. The outstanding costuming and makeup, the terrific acting by a talented All-Star Cast and the memorable songs ("Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite") help make THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW one of the most bizarrely entertaining and satisfying musicals ever made.

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Science Fiction--Double Feature
The Wedding Song
Over at the Frankenstein Place
Sweet Transvestite
Time Warp
The Sword of Damocles
Charles Atlas Song
What Ever Happened to Saturday Night
Toucha Toucha Touch Me
Once in a While
Eddie's Teddy
Planet Shmanet Janet
Rose Tint My World
Don't Dream It
I'm a Wild and Untamed Thing
I'm Going Home
Super Heroes
The Rocky Horror Show has had 10 productions including West End which opened in 1973, Los Angeles which opened in 1974, Broadway which opened in 1975, Broadway which opened in 1975, West End which opened in 1990, West End which opened in 1994, Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2000, West End which opened in 2006 and West End which opened in 2023.
The Rocky Horror Show has been nominated for several Tony Awards. It was nominated for Best Costume Design for David C. Woolard, Best Direction of a Musical for Christopher Ashley, Best Revival of a Musical for Jordan Roth, Christopher Malcolm, Howard Panter, Richard O'Brien, and The Rocky Horror Company Ltd.
The Rocky Horror Show has been nominated for several awards. These include Outstanding Director of a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Christopher Ashley, Outstanding Revival of a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Costume Design at The Hewes Awards for David C. Woolard, Performance at the Theatre World Awards for Raul Esparza, Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for Jerry Mitchell, Outstanding Revival - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for The Rocky Horror Show, and Outstanding Set Design of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for David Rockwell.
The Rocky Horror Show has won several awards, including the Outstanding Director of a Musical from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Christopher Ashley. It also received the Outstanding Revival of a Musical award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards. The costume design by David C. Woolard was recognized with the Hewes Award. Raul Esparza's performance in the show earned him the Theatre World Award. The choreography by Jerry Mitchell was honored with the Outstanding Choreography award from the Drama Desk Awards. The Rocky Horror Show also won the Outstanding Revival - Musical award from the Drama Desk Awards. Additionally, the set design by David Rockwell received the Outstanding Set Design of a Musical award from the Drama Desk Awards.



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