Salisbury Directs Lift, a Cabaret to Benefit ASTEP, April 27 & 30

News   Salisbury Directs Lift, a Cabaret to Benefit ASTEP, April 27 & 30 Lift, a new Manhattan cabaret show to benefit ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty), will offer song, comedy and dialogue to explore what it means to be optimistic in an age of warfare and recession.

Under the direction of DJ Salisbury, a director, writer and choreographer who has done volunteer work with ASTEP in India, and musical direction of Brent-Alan Huffman (the upcoming musical Leap of Faith), Lift will play the Laurie Beechman Theatre in the West Bank Café on April 27 and April 30 at 7 PM.

In the show meanings of the word "lift" will be examined. The production will use original songs by Salisbury and Huffman.

Lift will feature Nick Cobey, Adam Enright, Marnie Klar, Michael Markham, MaryAnne Piccolo, Maureen Taylor and Elizabeth Ulmer.

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within the West Bank Café at 407 West 42nd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues.

There is a $20 cover and $15 food/drink minimum. Reservations are strongly recommended. For reservations e-mail benefitforastep2009@yahoo.com or visit www.liftthecabaret.com.

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All proceeds benefit ASTEP, which was founded by Broadway musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The charitable organization "empowers underprivileged young people around the world with the tools of self-expression and decision-making necessary to lead healthy lives and to contribute effectively in their communities. For more information, visit www.asteoponline.org.

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