Casting Complete for Twilight Reading at New World Stages; Jared Zirilli Will Play Taylor Lautner Role

By Andrew Gans
January 9, 2012

Casting is now complete for the upcoming reading of Twilight: The Musical, which parodies the "Twilight" books and films and will be presented Jan. 16 at 8 PM at New World Stages.



As previously reported, the cast will feature Colin Hanlon (Rent, Wicked) as Edward, Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal) as Bella Swan, 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).

The final additions to the cast are Jeffry Denman (The Producers, Yank!) as Charlie and Carlyle and Jared Zirilli (Lysistrata Jones, Wicked) as Jacob, the role played on screen by Taylor Lautner role.

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, Moxyrah Productions and Dreamcatcher Entertainment, the upcoming evening will feature direction by Gabriel Barre and choreography by Matthew Neff.

Proceeds will 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. Tickets are available via telecharge.com or at the New World Stages box office. For more information visit www.thetwilightmusical.com.