Sandra Bernhard is preparing a Broadway revival of the musical The Rocky Horror Show, according to the New York Post.
The unattributed item, which gives no producer or director, says comedienne and film star Bernard would gender-bend the leading role and play Dr. Frank N. Furter, created in London, on Broadway and in the cult film version, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, by Tim Curry.
Rocky Horrorran on Broadway for just a month in 1975, but was made into a film with nearly the entire Broadway cast (including Nell Campbell and Meat Loaf) intact. The film became a cult classic, playing midnight shows at art houses around the world, and notable for the ritual-like way audience members would dress up as the characters, dance along with musical numbers like "The Time Warp" and shout out double-entendre answers to the film's stylized dialog.
The campy science-fiction/horror musical is the story of two whitebread newlyweds whose car breaks down on a country road on their wedding night, forcing them to take refuge in the castle of a "transsexual transvestite from Transylvania" (the role Bernhard would play). Their host turns out to be an alien who is building the perfect man -- Rocky Horror -- in his basement lab.
The Post report said Bernard is preparing the Broadway revival for this fall.