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Soul Doctor tells the story of beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, and his friendship with Nina Simone. Beginning with his childhood escape from Nazi Germany, the show follows Carlebach's surprising journey as he becomes a rabbinical prodigy in America, discovers gospel and soul music through his friendship with Simone, and has a meteoric rise as a “Rock Star Rabbi.” In the '60s he performed with the likes of Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. However stardom had a price, and Carlebach had to make peace with his family, faith and personal demons.

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Performances ended on Oct. 13, 2013.

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About Soul Doctor: Journey of a Rock-Star Rabbi on Broadway

Previews: Jul 17, 2013 • Opening: Aug 15, 2013 • Closing: Oct 13, 2013
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Circle In The Square Theatre Circle In The Square Theatre
235 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
Hearing Assistance
Available, including loop technology. Reservations are not necessary, but arrive early. Drivers license/ID with printed address required.
Wheelchair Access
Theater is wheelchair accessible. Not all sections of the theater are wheelchair accessible.
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There is an escalator or steps from the street level to the Orchestra level. Escort to an accessible elevator is available (see staff.)
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What Is the Story of Soul Doctor?
Soul Doctor tells the powerful story of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, who transformed the face of Judaism with his music and progressive approach to spreading the word. The story follows Carlebach from his childhood in Nazi-occupied Vienna to his education in a traditional Orthodox yeshiva to finding his own voice and founding a youth-oriented temple in San Francisco, the House of Love and Prayer. Along the way, Carlebach finds inspiration from nightclub singer Nina Simone and becomes a top-selling recording artist.

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Shlomo Carlebach
Nina Simone
Ron Orbach
Reb Pinchas
Zarah Mahler
Ryan Strand
Eli Chaim


Written and Directed by
Daniel Wise
Shlomo Carlebach and Nina Simone
David Schechter
Set Designer
Neil Patel
Costume Designer
Maggie Morgan
Lighting Designer
Jeff Croiter
Sound Designer
John Shivers and David Patridge
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