Rush Ticket Policy Announced for New Broadway Musical Soul Doctor
15 Jul 2013
The general rush ticket policy for the new Broadway musical Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, has been announced.
Rush tickets will be available for all performances beginning with the first preview on July 17 at 8 PM at Circle in the Square Theatre (1600 Broadway). Opening night is Aug. 15.
The limited number of $30 general rush tickets will be available each day at the box office beginning at 10 AM for that day’s performance(s) only. There is a limit of two tickets per person, on a first-come, first-served basis.
General tickets are $135 and can be purchased through www.SoulDoctorBroadway.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the Circle in the Square box office.
Soul Doctor has music by Shlomo Carlebach, book and direction by Daniel S. Wise, lyrics by David Schechter and choreography by Benoit-Swan Pouffer, the former acclaimed artistic director of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.
The new Broadway musical, according to press notes, is an "exhilarating musical journey through the triumphs and tribulations of a cultural phenomenon. It tells the fascinating story of the father of popular Jewish music, Shlomo Carlebach, and his unlikely 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 'High Priestess of Soul' as his inspiration, Shlomo created a joyous new 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."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.