Bob Simon has joined the cast of The Rocky Horror Show at the Tiffany Theatre in the role of Dr. Frank 'N' Furter, replacing David Arquette.
Simon performed the same mad scientist-transvestite role in Europe for three years. Prior to that (1996), he toured with an American company of Rocky Horror throughout the United States and Canada.
Simon's other stage credits include Blue Corridor, Florinda, Cabaret, Oliver, Grease, The King and I and The Shadow.The 32-year-old actor-singer says he is taking a cue from his beloved Dr. Frank 'N' Furter and planning to take Hollywood by storm. "I want it all," he said of his dream to throw his corset into the talk show ring. "Screw Martha Stewart...bring a TV camera into my life for 24 hours and I'll show everyone how to really have a good time!"
Rocky Horror is scheduled to run through Sun. April 25. Call (310) 289-2999 for information.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent