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Soul Doctor

$39.50-$79.50

Soul Doctor is an exhilarating musical journey through the triumphs and tribulations of a cultural phenomenon. It tells the fascinating story of the father of popular Jewish music, Shlomo Carlebach, and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone. 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.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 40 minutes, no intermission

Actors Temple Theatre

(New York, NY)
339 W. 47th Street
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by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2015
Soul Doctor: Journey of a Rockstar Rabbi, the off-Broadway musical which details the life and music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, will end after a three month run. The last performance is scheduled for Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Actors Temple (339 West 47th Street).
by Michael Dale - December 15, 2014
After a two-month Broadway run, the story of the rockstar rabbi returns Off-Broadway with a pared-down script.
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2014
The new off-Broadway production of Soul Doctor, created by Daniel S. Wise, David Schechter, and Shlomo Carlebach and directed and choreographed by Mindy Cooper, is currently in previews at the Actors Temple Theatre, 339 West 47th Street. Opening night is set for Sunday, December 14. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive article by Rabbi Dr. Natan Ophir (Offenbacher), author of the definitive biography, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission, and Legacy, Urim Publications, Jerusalem, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - December 8, 2014
The new off-Broadway production of Soul Doctor, created by Daniel S. Wise, David Schechter, and Shlomo Carlebach and directed and choreographed by Mindy Cooper, is currently in previews at the Actors Temple Theatre, 339 West 47th Street. Opening night is set for Sunday, December 14. Check out photos of the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014
The new off-Broadway production of Soul Doctor, created by Daniel S. Wise, David Schechter, and Shlomo Carlebach and directed and choreographed by Mindy Cooper, begins performances tonight, November 26, 2014. This new presentation of Soul Doctor will be performed in one act at the Actors Temple Theatre, 339 West 47th Street. With the venue's intimacy and spiritual setting, the show's story and vibrant music will captivate theatergoers. The opening is slated for Sunday, December 14.
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2014
The producers of the new Broadway musical Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, announced today that the show will return off-Broadway to the Actors Temple Theatre (339 W47th Street) with previews beginning November 25, 2014 and opening scheduled for Sunday, December 14.
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