Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show has added another key member to its ensemble cast. Grammy nominee Christina Milian has signed on to play Magenta in the musical which is described as a reimagining of the 1975 cult classic that starred Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick. Magenta was played by Patricia Quinn in the original film.
For those not up on their Rocky Horror trivia, Magenta is “the castle’s compliant maid, who, along with her brother, Riff Raff, plots a secret plan to return to their native planet of Transsexual.” Penny Dreadful‘s Reeve Carney plays Riff Raff. Orange is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox leads the ensemble as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The cast also includes Victoria Justice as Janet, Ryan McCartan as Brad, Adam Lambert as Eddie, Staz Nair as Rocky, Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia, and Tim Curry as the show’s Criminologist Narrator.
High School Musical‘s Kenny Ortega is choreographing, directing, and executive producing. Lou Adler and Gail Berman are also involved as executive producers.
The Rocky Horror Show Plot:
The Rocky Horror Show follows sweethearts Janet (Justice) and Brad (McCartan), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Cox) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad-scientist – with the help of his faithful servants Riff Raff (Carney) and Magenta (Milian) – is holding an annual, Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of “Rocky Horror” (Nair) – a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.