The Verdict: Critics Review Shlomo Carlebach Musical Soul Doctor On Broadway

News   The Verdict: Critics Review Shlomo Carlebach Musical Soul Doctor On Broadway
Soul Doctor, the new musical about the life and music of controversial Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, officially opened on Broadway Aug. 15 at Circle in the Square.

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Soul Doctor played a brief run Off-Broadway last summer as a guest attraction at New York Theatre Workshop. Prior to that, Soul Doctor played engagements in Florida and New Orleans.  Previews began on Broadway July 17. 

Conceived by Jeremy Chess, created by David Schechter and Daniel S. Wise, with direction by Wise, Soul Doctor has a book by Wise, lyrics by Schechter and music by Shlomo Carlebach, with additional material by Neshama Carlebach. Benoit-Swan Pouffer choreographs the Broadway production.

The critics have filed their reviews, and has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

AM New York

Associated Press

Bloomberg News

Entertainment Weekly

The Hollywood Reporter


New York Daily News

New York Magazine

New York Post

The New York Times

Time Out New York

USA Today


For tickets visit Circle in the Square Theatre is located at 50th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.


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