Millburn, New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Oliver!, Lionel Bart's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist.
Paper Mill's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee will direct, with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and music direction by Craig Barna. The cast will feature Tony nominee and Married…With Children star David Garrison as Fagin, along with Betsy Morgan (A Little Night Music) as Nancy; John Treacy Egan (Nice Work If You Can Get It) as Mr. Bumble; Jose Llana (Here Lies Love) as Bill Sikes; David Hess (The Ark) as Mr. Brownlow; Ethan Haberfield (Mary Poppins) as the Artful Dodger; and newcomer Tyler Moran in the title role.
The cast also includes Kristen Smith Davis (Bet), Michael Di Liberto (Mr. Sowerberry), Dierdre Friel (Mrs. Sowerberry), Juliance Godfey (Charlotte), Barbara Marineau (Mrs. Bedwin), Jeremy Morse (Noah), and Jessica Sheridan (Widow Corney). Rounding out the ensemble are Adrian Arrieta, Kate Bailey, Casey Beidel, Monica Bradley, Stephen Mitchell Brown, Casey Erin Clark, Will Flamm, Kyle Garvin, Matthew Hooper, Devin Johnson, Mary Claire King, Hunter Kovacs, Jimmy Larkin, George Merrick, Sarah M. O'Connor, Patrick O'Neill, PJ Palmer, Jason Pintar, Jeff Sullivan, Bronwyn Tarboton, Joseph Torello, and Joseph C. Townsend.
The production also features 16 "workhouse boys" — local children from throughout the state of New Jersey, selected from a pool of over 200 who attended an open call audition: Bobby Axelrod, Luke Berninger, Jake Cedar, James Freedson-Jackson, Chance Friedman, Lucas Imhoff, Jeffrey Kishinevskiy, Colton Maurer, Tyler Pelton, Jake Walsh, Arthur Wawrzyniak, and twin brothers Lee and Ryan Rosenthal.
The creative team includes costume design by Amanda Seymour, lighting design by F. Mitchell Dana, set design by Mark Morton, set coordination by Timothy R. Mackabee, sound design by Randy Hansen, hair and wig design by Leah J. Loukas, fight choreography by Michael Rossmy, and dialect coaching by Shane Ann Younts.
Performances begin November 21 in advance of a December 1 opening, and will run through December 29.