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Bean, Meriwether join ‘Radio Girl’

Show runs July 29-Aug. 22 at Norma Terris theater

Broadway and TV vet Orson Bean and TV and stage thesp (and former Miss America) Lee Meriwether will join the cast of the musical workshop of “Radio Girl,” the new tuner based on “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” at Goodspeed Musical’s Norma Terris Theater in Chester, Conn.

The show, with music by Henry Krieger (“Dreamgirls,” “Side Show”), lyrics by Susan Birkenhead and book by Daniel Goldfarb, runs July 29-Aug. 22. Tony nommed Christopher Gattelli (“South Pacific”) helms and choreographs.

The show is set in the Depression and centers on a plucky orphan girl.

Role of Rebecca will be played by Gabriella Malek (“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”) with a cast that also includes Joey Sorge, Anthony holds, Meredith Patterson, John Bolton, Michele Ragusa and Liz Larsen.

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