Lift, which features music and lyrics by Craig Adams and a libretto by Ian Watson, will run through Nov. 25.
Directed by Beautiful Soup artistic director Steven Carl McCasland, Lift features Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night With Fanny Brice, Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical).
The cast also includes Netanel Bellaishe, Morgan DeTogne, Erin Elizabeth Eichhorn, Aaron Griffin-VanderYacht, Spencer Kurtti, Samantha Mercado, Randall Glen Taylor, Jeff Van Damme with Julie Atherton, Cynthia Erivo (Evening Standard Award nominee) and Luke Kempner in unseen roles.
"Lift is about people and connections. The connections we have without knowing about them, the connections we lose sight of and the connections we don’t mean to have," press notes state. "Eight people get in a lift at Covent Garden tube station on an ordinary morning and what follows is an exploration into their thoughts. Through seeing everything they think and revealing their innermost secrets, we realize that in some way they are all connected and if they reached out to one another they might change their lives forever."
The creative team includes Molly Tiede (lighting designer) and Will Shuler (musical director). Hailli Ridsdale is stage manager. In continuing its mission to make theatre that benefits the community, Beautiful Soup donates a portion of its proceeds to a different charity for each production. Previous beneficiaries include The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network and more.
Beautiful Soup is known for reviving famously flopped plays. Previous productions have included A Doll's Life, Moose Murders and Rags.