Casting Announced for Beautiful Soup Production of New Musical Lift

By Andrew Gans
06 Sep 2013

Casting has been announced for the Beautiful Soup Theater's American premiere of Craig Adams and Ian Watson's musical Lift, which made its sold-out premiere at London's SoHo Theatre earlier this year after being developed with Perfect Pitch Musicals.



Beautiful Soup artistic director Steven Carl McCasland will direct the production, which will play New York City's Richmond Shepard Theatre (309 East 26th Street) Nov. 13-24. Will Shuler is the musical director.

The cast will feature Kimberly Faye Greenberg as The French Teacher with Netanel Bellaishe, Erin Elizabeth Eichhorn as The Secretary, Spencer Kurtti as The Busker, Randall Glen Taylor as Bright Young Thing, Samantha Mercado-Tudda as The Lap Dancer and Morgan DeTogne and Jeffrey Van Damme as The American Tourists. Aaron Griffin-VanderYacht serves as understudy. Original West End Lift cast members Julie Atherton and Cynthia Errivo will lend their voices to 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."

Hailli Ridsdale stage manages.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Broadway Impact's fight for Marriage Equality; visit www.broadwayimpact.com.

Tickets (priced $18) are available online now by clicking here.

For more information visit www.beautifulsouptheatercollective.org.