It’s opening night on Broadway for Eric Anderson, Amber Iman and the company of the new musical Soul Doctor. Starring Anderson as “Rock Star Rabbi” Shlomo Carlebach and Iman as Nina Simone, the bio musical about the two singers officially opens at the Circle in the Square Theatre on August 15.
Written and directed by Daniel Wise, 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. 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 show 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.
Click below to get a first look at cast in rehearsal.