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The 2013-2014 Broadway Season

Soul Doctor
A new Broadway musical that tells the story of the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.

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Circle in the Square
Opening Night - August 15 2013
Final Performance - October 13 2013
Soul DoctorEric Stockton (holding guitar), Eric Anderson (center), and Tara Chambers (far right) in Soul Doctor.


A modern-day troubadour, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach 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.


  • Over the course of his long career, Shlomo performed on stage with Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Garcia, Pete Seeger, the Grateful Dead and Nina Simone, among others. He played numerous venues from coffee houses to Carnegie Hall.
  • The creative team for Soul Doctor includes Neshama Carlebach, a leading force in Jewish entertainment, who is Shlomo's daughter.


Soul Doctor played Off Broadway in the summer of 2012 before transferring to Broadway.


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Revised March 18, 2014