"A CERTIFIABLE HIT! ...GENIUS! ...A DIAMOND! ...FIVE STARS!" - The Examiner “EXHILARATING, RIVETING AND HILARIOUS!” - Wall Street Journal
“A KINETIC DYNAMO BUILDING TO A JOYOUS LEAPING ROAR!” - New York Times
The joyous Broadway musical Soul Doctor is an exhilarating journey through the triumphs and challenges of the Rock-Star-Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with the legendary Nina Simone.
With a rocking DRAMA DESK AWARD nominated score of Shlomo’s timeless hits, critics are raving about this heart-warming family musical that has audiences dancing in the aisles.
After hundreds of performances on Broadway and throughout the world SOUL DOCTOR THE MOVIE was filmed LIVE at the "Israel at 70 Festival", June 7, 2018, and stars TONY AWARD nominated Josh Young, as SHLOMO, and Nya as NINA SIMONE.
SOUL DOCTOR tells the fascinating story of the father of popular Jewish music, SHLOMO CARLEBACH and his influential 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 inspiration of the “High Priestess of Soul” Shlomo created a joyous new "Jewish Gospel" 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 and his joyous music continues to inspire millions around the world.
WHOLE LIBRARIES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THE SIMILARITIES OF HISTORICAL STRUGGLE BETWEEN JEWS AND AFRICAN-AMERICANS. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THEM PUT ACROSS MORE ELOQUENTLY THAN IN SOUL DOCTOR." - London Financial Times
"INSPIRING AND ABSORBING! A Fascinating Story with Beautiful Music..." - New York Times “A ROCKING TALE!” - New York Post
"FUELED WITH UNDENIABLY INFECTIOUS SONGS AND JOYOUS ENERGY!" –Hollywood Reporter "THE CROWD ROARS WITH LAUGHTER & SONG ALL NIGHT LONG. SOUL DOCTOR IS ALREADY A HIT!" - Larry King, CNN
"THIS REMARKABLE STORY WILL BRING INSPIRATION TO NEW GENERATIONS!" - Broadway World
"POWERFUL AND TOUCHING! Charismatic & enlightening... it rouses the SOUL...A MUST SEE!" - The Times Picayune
"PACKS MORE CHARM PER SQUARE INCH THAN SHOULD BE ALLOWED BY LAW! ...A compelling story that has been a magnificent underground secret!" – NY Theatre Guide .
"INFECTIOUS ENTERTAINMENT!" - The Miami Herald
"A SUREFIRE HIT!" - Broadway Global
"This musical about a cult hero could turn into a cult favorite itself" - NY 1 "Combine FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with JERSEY BOYS, add some HAIR, and you get a taste of SOUL DOCTOR" - Bloomberg News "GENUINELY MOVING. IT'S HARD TO RESIST!" - Bloomberg News
"Mesmerizing, tuneful and vibrant, like a revival meeting … inviting bursts of enthusiastic, rhythmic hand clapping by the audience accompanying many of the numbers. We were all a part of it." – THE EPOCH TIMES
"IT’S BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE I’VE SEEN AN AUDIENCE SO ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN A BROADWAY MUSICAL AS IS THE CROWD AT SOUL DOCTOR. THE LAUGHTER, THE HAND-CLAPPING, THE SHOCKS AT THE MOST DRAMATIC MOMENTS, THE MURMURS OF APPRECIATION FOR THE EMOTIVE PERFORMANCES – ALL ARE VIRTUALLY UNIQUE IN NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATER. IF YOU WANT TO BE MOVED IN BOTH HEAD AND HEART, THIS SHOW IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED." - New York Theatre Guide
August 26 @ 10am
where:Cinépolis Chelsea, 260 West 23rd Street, Auditorium #6, New York, NY, 10011 (map)