About This Show

Drama Desk nominee Eric Anderson (Kinky Boots) stars as the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach! 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.

A limited number of $30.00 general rush tickets will be available at the box office only beginning at 10am for that day’s performance(s) only. Limit 2 per person on a first-come / f

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 30min (1 intermission)
Dates: First Preview: July 17, 2013 Opening Night: August 15, 2013 Final Performance: October 13, 2013

Theatermania Review

| | August 15, 2013
Eric Anderson and Amber Iman shine in this kugel-fisted bio-musical about the life of “Rock Star” Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.


Eric Anderson Shlomo, Shlomo
Jamie Jackson Father / Rebbe / Cop / Ram Das
Ethan Khusidman Young Shlomo / Joel, Young Eli Chaim / Ira
Ron Orbach Reb Pinchas / Engineer / Announcer
Michael Paternostro Moisheleh / Milt / Timothy Leary
Ryan Strand Eli Chaim / The Holy Hippie
Teddy Walsh Young Shlomo / Joel, Young Eli Chaim / Ira

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