TOP STORY: Two RHPS performing casts have announced conventions for later this year.
Downhome Decadence in Huntington, WV, is holding We Are... Rocky!, on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, 2007. The event will have many parties, as well as performances of Shock Treatment and Phantom of the Paradise, and two performances of RHPS. Check out www.rockycon07.com for more info.
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Midnight Insanity in Long Beach, CA, is holding The Pirates of Transylvania, from Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29, 2007. There will be vendors, costume contests, a picnic, and of course, performances of RHPS and Shock Treatment. Check out www.midnightinsanity.com/PirateCon for more info.
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Tim Curry has just finished reprising his Broadway role as King Arthur in the Monty Python musical Spamalot at the Palace Theatre in London, which earned him a 2007 Laurence Olivier Awards nomination. Tim has also recently done voice work for the animated short film Once Upon a Christmas Village, the upcoming animated film Fly Me to the Moon, and the animated series Me, Eloise. Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties and Queer Duck: The Movie, in which Tim lends his voice, are now available on DVD.
Susan Sarandon received The Children's Aid Society's first ever "Dreamspiration Award", an award that celebrates good role models for children, on March 31st. Her upcoming films Enchanted, Mr. Woodcock, In the Valley of Elah, Emotional Arithmetic and Bernard and Doris will be released later this year. Susan is currently filming Eleanor & Colette with Helena Bonham Carter, and is set to film The Colossus with Colin Firth. She is also in talks to play a role in next year's upcoming live-action version of Speed Racer, alongside John Goodman as Speed's parents.
Barry Bostwick is currently working on an unnamed sitcom about a Phoenix, AZ television station. He will play the station's news director. Bostwick also recently filmed Evening with Claire Danes and Meryl Streep, which is set to be released in June. He was recently in You're The One That I Want, a reality show which casts the two lead roles in the Broadway revival of Grease. In addition, Bostwick appeared in the children's film Chestnut: Hero of Central Park, now available on DVD.
Meat Loaf released his latest album, Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, in October. The album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at number 8. He is currently on his worldwide tour. He also has a role in the upcoming horror film Urban Decay. In addition, he recently had a cameo in the Tenacious D film The Pick of Destiny, now available on DVD. Visit www.meatloaf.net for more info.
In March, McFarlane Toys unveiled their latest detailed 3-D re-creation: The Rocky Horror Picture Show's iconic "one-sheet" movie poster. The 8 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 2-inch piece can be hung on a wall or displayed on a tabletop. The collectible poster sells for around $25. Check out www.spawn.com for a press release and pictures.
On January 1st, Sue Blane, RHS, RHPS and Shock Treatment costume designer, received an MBE (Members of the Order of the British Empire) Award for services to drama.
On September 5th, 20th Century Fox released a special edition DVD of Shock Treatment. A box set with Shock Treatment and the previously out-of-print 2-disc RHPS is also available. Shock Treatment has also had recent showings on the Fox Movie Channel and the HDTV cable channel INHD2. You can find the Fan Club's DVD review and screenshots at www.rockyhorror.com/shocktreatment .
For the largest and certainly one of the best websites devoted to RHPS and Shock Treatment, check out Cosmo's Factory at www.cosmosfactory.org .
To listen to a great new RHPS-related podcast, visit Rocky Radio at www.rockyradioonline.com .
For detailed info on RHPS and Shock Treatment related music, check out the newly re-designed www.rockymusic.org .
For a great Shock Treatment website, visit The Shock Treatment Network at www.shocktreatmentnetwork.com .
Visit the Rocky Horror Poster Gallery on the Web, which was put together by Australian fan Chris Hose: www.angelfire.com/movies/rhpsposter .
For info on international tour dates for The Rocky Horror Show (the stage play), visit the website of The Rocky Horror Company at www.rockyhorror.co.uk .
For info on tour dates for The Rocky Horror Show in the US and Canada, check out www.rockyshows.net .
Don't forget to check out the RHPS official fan site, www.RockyHorror.com . We've changed our look; added an interactive list of current RHPS showings; updated and added fan and cast profiles; added RHPS and Shock Treatment photos, exclusive posters, and video clips for download; and also added an online forum to talk about all things Rocky.
The mailing address for all Fan Club correspondence goes to:
RHPS Official Fan Club
1040 First Ave
New York, NY 10022-2902
Mailing address for Sal Piro (and Sal's Closet):
PO Box 653
New York, NY 10150-0653
Susan Sarandon and Daughter in Upcoming Film
Tue May 22 2007 - Susan Sarandon and her real-life daughter, Eva Amurri, are teaming up to play mother and daughter in a film called Middle of Nowhere, due to be released to theaters in 2008. Full Story
PirateCon in Late July
Wed May 16 2007 - Midnight Insanity in Long Beach, CA, is holding The Pirates of Transylvania, from Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29, 2007. Full Story
Queens of the Desert Fine Art Photos
Wed May 16 2007 - Walter J. Stickley, Jr., a well-known photographer from Tucson, AZ, captured the art and spirit of Tucson's Queens of the Desert RHPS Convention in a series a fine art photographs. Full Story
RHPS Memorabilia Offer from Sal Piro
Wed May 16 2007 - RHPS Fan Club President Sal Piro is cleaning out his merchandise closet and is making a VERY special offer... Full Story