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Goodspeed's Oliver! to Star Donald Corren and More

The musical will be directed by Rob Ruggiero.

Donald Corren will play Fagin in Oliver! at Goodspeed.
Donald Corren will play Fagin in Oliver! at Goodspeed.
(photo provided by the production)

Casting has been announced for Goodspeed Musicals's upcoming production of Lionel Bart's Oliver!, running June 29-September 8 under the direction of Rob Ruggiero.

The title role will be played by Elijah Rayman, with Donald Corren as Fagin, EJ Zimmerman as Nancy, Brandon Andrus as Bill Sikes, Gavin Swartz as Artful Dodger, Miranda Gelch as Bet and Charlotte, Richard R. Henry as Mr. Bumble, Joy Hermalyn as Mrs. Corney, Shannon Lee Jones as Old Sally, Jamie LaVerdiere as Mr. Sowerberry and Dr. Grimwig, Andrew Mayer as Noah Claypole, Karen Murphy as Mrs. Sowerberry and Mrs. Bedwin, Owen Tabaka as Charley Bates, James Young as Mr. Brownlow, Jordana Grolnick, Megan Loomis, Russell Rinker, Alex Stewart, Dace McNally, Jessica Crilley, and Goodspeed Kids Company members EmmaRose Arelt, Gordon Beck, Owen Bryan, Alexa Calegari, Ava Cannan, Logan Erwin, Avital Goldberg-Curran, Lauren Greco, Brendan Harris, Riley Kuever, Ava Loughlin, Meghan Pratt, and Colin Soto.

The production will feature choreography by James Gray, scenic design by Michael Schweikardt, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by John Lasiter, sound design by Jay Hilton, wig and hair design by Mark Adam Rampmeyer, and musical direction by Michael O'Flaherty.