Colin Hanlon Will Play Robert Pattinson Role in Twilight Reading at New World Stages
By Andrew Gans
Colin Hanlon, who was seen on Broadway in Rent, Off-Broadway in I Love You Because and in the first North American tour of Wicked, has joined the cast of 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.
Hanlon will play the role of Edward, the role played on screen by Robert Pattinson. The cast will also feature the previously reported 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).
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.
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