Let the music fill your soul at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre, where Soul Doctor begins performances on July 17. The story of so-called “Rock Star Rabbi” Shlomo Carlebach, the new musical stars Eric Anderson. Written and directed by Daniel Wise, the show officially opens on August 15.
Soul Doctor tells the story of the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, and his friendship with legendary jazz singer Nina Simone (newcomer Amber Iman). As a Rock Star Rabbi of the 1960s, Carlebach struggled to harmonize his traditional beliefs with the “free love” generation. Soul Doctor premiered in the summer of 2012 at off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop.
In addition to Anderson and Iman, Soul Doctor features Jacqueline Antaramian, Dianna Barger, Richard Cerato, Maria Conti, Alexandra Frohlinger, Afra Hines, Abdur-Rahim Jackson, Jamie Jackson, Ethan Khusidman, Dillon Kondor, Zarah Mahler, Vasthy Mompoint, Ron Orbach, Ian Paget, Heather Parcells, Michael Paternostro, JC Schuster, Eric J. Stockton, Ryan Strand and Teddy Walsh.
The bio musical includes music by Carlebach and Simone, with lyrics by David Schechter, choreography by Benoit-Swan Pouffer, scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by Maggie Morgan, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge.
Get a sneak peek at the musical in the video below.