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After Sold Out Off-Broadway Run SOUL DOCTOR Moves to Broadway This Summer

SOUL DOCTOR

LAST SUMMER’S SOLD-OUT OFF-BROADWAY HIT MUSICAL

MOVES TO BROADWAY THIS JULY!

Performances begin Wednesday, July 17
Opening night is Thursday, August 15

TICKETS NOW ON SALE
CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE

(1633 Broadway, Entrance on 50th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue)

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Following a sold-out, Off-Broadway run last summer, the hit musical Soul Doctor – the story of the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach – will begin performances on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre on Wednesday, July 17 with an official opening slated for Thursday, August 15.  Conceived by Jeremy Chess, created by David Schechter and Daniel S. Wise, with direction by Mr. Wise, Soul Doctor has a book by Mr. Wise, lyrics by Mr. Schechter and music by Shlomo Carlebach, with additional material by Neshama Carlebach.  Eric Anderson, who received a 2013 Drama Desk Award-nomination for his performance Off-Broadway, will once again play Shlomo on Broadway.  Other casting TBA.  All tickets are $135 and can be purchased now through www.telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the Circle in the Square box office beginning Wednesday, June 26 at 10am.  For groups of 10 or more, please visit www.groups.telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6262 or (800) 432-7780.  Circle in the Square Theatre is located at 1633 Broadway, entrance on 50th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

The new Broadway musical Soul Doctor tells the fascinating story of the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.  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 childhood escape from Nazi Germany, the young Rabbi formed an unlikely friendship with legendary jazz singer Nina Simone, who introduced him to soul and gospel music.  Fusing his roots with his new found inspiration, Shlomo created a revolutionary musical sound, writing songs that became instant standards.  As a "Rock Star Rabbi" of the 1960s, he struggled to harmonize his traditional beliefs with the "free love" generation.  Today, his uplifting music and message help to define America’s most defiant era.

Featuring over 30 of Shlomo’s timeless hits, Soul Doctor is an exhilarating musical journey through the triumphs and tribulations of a cultural phenomenon.

The award-winning design team for Soul Doctor includes scenic design by Neil Patel ([title of show]), costume design by Maggie Morgan (David’s Red-Haired Death), lighting design by Jeff Croiter (Newsies) and sound design by John Shivers (Kinky Boots) and David Patridge

This production is produced by Jeremy Chess, Jerome Levy, Robert Beckwitt, Edward Steinberg, Joel Kahn and Danny Boy Productions

For more information, please visit www.SoulDoctorBroadway.com

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