Theater: Musicals

'Soul Doctor,' B'Way

Casting notice expires: May 18, 2013

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The Shlomo I LP/Jeremy Chess & Danny Boy Productions
Daniel S. Wise, dir. & book; Shlomo Carlebach, composer & additional lyrics; David Schechter, lyrics & co-creator; Nina Simone, additional music; Mindy Cooper, co-dir.; Seth Farber, music dir./arranger; Red Awning Productions/Nicole Kastrinos, exec. prod.; Joy Dewing Casting, casting.

Production Description

Casting "Soul Doctor." Producer states: "'Soul Doctor,' the exuberant new Broadway musical, tells the true story of the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. A modern day troubadour, he ignited the spirit of millions around the world with his soul-stirring melodies, transformative storytelling, and boundless love. The show takes us on a musical odyssey through the challenges and triumphs of this cultural phenomenon: his childhood escape from Nazi Germany, becoming a rabbinical prodigy in America; his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, discovering gospel and soul music; his meteoric rise as a “Rock Star-Rabbi” in the 1960s, performing with Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead; his struggle to reconcile his deep traditional roots with his desire to reach people of all backgrounds in the 'free-love generation', and his personal conflicts trying to keep his family together while traversing the globe as a 'Soul Doctor,' bringing joy and song to the lonely, the searching and the brokenhearted."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin approx. June 3; opens approx. August 17 on Broadway in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

$1754 min./wk. Equity Production (League) contract.


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