website_header_art_march_2017.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Please support the music you love with your new or renewing membership donation today!
Arts and Culture News

Tim Curry Tries On King Arthur's Mantle

British actor Tim Curry's first movie was the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Curry turned heads as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite mad scientist dressed in a black corset, stockings and garters. He originated the role of a "sweet transvestite from Tran-Sexual, Transylvania" on stage in London.

Since then, Curry has been in numerous stage, film and TV productions. He was on Broadway in Travesties, My Favorite Year, and created the role of Mozart in Amadeus. He also starred in the British production of The Pirates of Penzance.

This week, Curry opens on Broadway in Spamalot, the musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He plays King Arthur.

Copyright 2022 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.