The cast for the 8 PM reading includes Colin Hanlon (Rent, Wicked) as Edward, Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal) as Bella Swan, Jeffry Denman (The Producers, Yank!) as Charlie and Carlyle, Jared Zirilli (Lysistrata Jones, Wicked) as Jacob, Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked) as Rosalie, Hermione (et al.), Lauren Lopez (A Very Potter Musical) as Alice (et al.), Jason Michael Snow (The Book of Mormon) as Harry Potter (et al.), Olli Haaskivi (Jurassic Parq: The Musical) as Jasper (et al.), Eddie Gutierrez (Miss Abigail's Guide…), Lindsay Dunn (West Side Story), Michael McArthur (Newsies), Kaitlin Mesh (West Side Story) and Clifton Samuels (Follies).
Created by Ashley Griffin, Twilight: The Musical features music and lyrics by Jeremy Ezell, Griffin, Sean Mahoney, David Mallamud and Michael Sutherland.
The musical, according to press notes, "examines our culture of obsession through the story of teenage outsider Bella Swan who risks everything when she embarks on a star-crossed romance with Vampire Edward Cullen."
Presented by Ulmer Theatricals and Dreamcatcher Entertainment, the upcoming evening features direction by Gabriel Barre and choreography by Matthew Neff.
Proceeds benefit Blessings in a Backpack, a program designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal program, but have little to no food on the weekends.
New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street. For more information visit www.thetwilightmusical.com.