For one night only, Broadway will be vamped up with its own Twilight musical parody.
At first I was like "Worst idea ever" (it turns out rumours of the Summit/Lionsgate venture turning Twilight into a TV series took that biscuit *cringe* please don't be true!) but raising awareness for a good cause like "Blessings in a Backpack" with vamp and wolfy goodness is all fine by me:
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.Bonus, the performance preview is actually looking like it could be pretty good - there is no way NYC is putting on anything less than Twitastic - I wish I was in town to go!
P.s. I wonder if the recent Robsten sightings in NYC mean that Rob and Kristen have stopped by for a dress rehearsal ;)