‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Adds Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen
Ben Vereen joins ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ (Photo by Isak Tiner Photography)

Tony Award winner Ben Vereen will be playing Dr. Everett Scott in Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show musical. Vereen joins a cast that includes Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Victoria Justice as Janet, Ryan McCartan as Brad, Adam Lambert as Eddie, Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Staz Nair as Rocky, Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia, Christina Milian as Magenta, and Tim Curry as the show’s Criminologist Narrator.

Per Fox, Dr. Everett Scott is described as an “uber intelligent, ex-science teacher now working for the Bureau of Investigation looking into UFOs.” While searching for his missing nephew, Eddie, Dr. Scott winds up at the castle.

High School Musical‘s Kenny Ortega is choreographing, directing, and executive producing. Lou Adler and Gail Berman are also on board as executive producers.

The Plot:The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows sweethearts Janet Weiss and Brad Majors, who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous flirtatious alien mad-scientist, is holding an annual, Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of Rocky Horror – a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.”