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SOUL DOCTOR to Close on Broadway Oct 13

Soul Doctor

NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

SOUL DOCTOR

TO PLAY FINAL PERFORMANCE ON

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013

CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
(1633 BROADWAY)

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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 play its final performance on Sunday, October 13 at 3pm.  Following a successful Off-Broadway run last year and a sold-out engagement in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Soul Doctor began previews at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre on July 17 and had its official opening on Thursday, August 15.  Upon its closing, Soul Doctor will have played 32 previews and 66 regular performances.  Tickets for all remaining performances are $135 and can be purchased through www.SoulDoctorBroadway.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the Circle in the Square box office.  For groups of 10 or more, please visit groups.telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6262 or (800) 432-7780Circle in the Square Theatre is located at 1633 Broadway, entrance on 50th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

Soul Doctor has music by Shlomo Carlebach, book and direction by Daniel S. Wise, lyrics by David Schechter and choreography byBenoit-Swan Pouffer, the acclaimed former artistic director of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. 

The new Broadway musical 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. 

The cast is led by its critically acclaimed stars, Eric Anderson (“Captivating” –The New York Times; who “delivers a terrific performance,” –The Hollywood Reporter), who plays Shlomo, the role that garnered him a 2013 Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, for his performances Off-Broadway, and Amber Iman (“Masterful in an exciting Broadway debut” –New York Magazine; “oozes with effervescence, consistently thrilling the audience with her sterling voice” –Associated Press), playing the role of Nina Simone.

Anderson and Iman are joined by a multi-cultural cast including Jacqueline Antaramian, Dianna Barger, Richard Cerato, Tara Chambers, 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 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 (2013 Tony®-winner for Kinky Boots) and David Patridge.  Orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Steve Margoshes, music supervision and arrangements are by Brian Koonin and music direction and arrangements are by Seth Farber.

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

Soul Doctor, the new musical about the life and music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, will play its final performance on Sunday, October 13 at Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway, entrance on 50th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue).  The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm; Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 3pm.  Tickets, ranging in price from $39 – $135 (which includes a theater facility fee), can be purchased through www.SoulDoctorBroadway.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the Circle in the Square box office.  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.  For more information, please visit www.SoulDoctorBroadway.com

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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

 

 

Website: www.facebook.com/andrewmcgibbon