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A Off-Broadway transfer based on the true story of Shlomo Carlebach, the father of popular Jewish music.

Story: Soul Doctor tells the fascinating story of the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. A modern-day troubadour, Shlomo ignited the spirit of millions around the world with his soul-stirring melodies, transformative storytelling and boundless love. After his childhood escape from Nazi Germany, the young Rabbi formed an unlikely friendship with legendary jazz singer Nina Simone, who introduced him to soul and gospel music. Fusing his roots with his new found inspiration, Shlomo created a revolutionary musical sound, writing songs that became instant standards.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Shlomo Carlebach and Nina Simone
Lyricist: David Schechter
Librettist: Daniel Wise

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Circle in the Square
Opening Night: Aug 15, 2013
Total Performances:
Original Cast: Eric Anderson, Amber Iman
Director: Daniel Wise
Scenic Design: Neil Patel
Costume Design: Maggie Morgan
Lighting Design: Jeff Croiter
Sound Design: John Shivers and David Patridge



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