Welcome Back, Rockstar Rabbi! SOUL DOCTOR to Reopen Off-Broadway at the Actors Temple Theatre This Winter
According to a listing on Telecharge.com, SOUL DOCTOR, which ran on Broadway last year at the Circle in the Square Theatre, will reappear off-Broadway this season. The production is set to begin performances December 1st at the Actors Temple Theatre, with an opening slated for December 15, 2014. No word yet on who will star, but BWW will keep you updated as we learn more!
SOUL DOCTOR, a musical about the life and music of Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, began on Broadway on July 17, opened on August 15, and played its final Broadway performance on October 13, 2013. Upon its closing, SOUL DOCTOR had played 32 previews and 66 regular performances. Eric Anderson starred as Shlomo, with Amber Iman in the role of Nina Simone in her Broadway debut.
SOUL DOCTOR has music by Shlomo Carlebach, book and direction by Daniel S. Wise, lyrics by David Schechter and choreography by Benoit-Swan Pouffer, the acclaimed former artistic director of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.
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 escape from Nazi Germany, the young Rabbi befriended the legendary jazz singer Nina Simone who introduced him to soul and gospel music. With the "High Priestess of Soul" as his inspiration, Shlomo created a joyous new sound with melodies that fused his roots with American popular music. With his meteoric rise as a "Rock Star Rabbi," he struggled to harmonize his traditional beliefs with the "free love" generation of the 1960s. Today, his uplifting music and message help to define America's most defiant era.
Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg