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Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Musical Premieres in New Orleans

The musical tells the story of "the foremost innovator in Jewish music in the 20th century."

By: Miriam Cross

Published: May 3rd, 2010 in Culture » Music » News

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Musical Premieres in New Orleans

A musical about the life and music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach will be making its regional premiere in New Orleans before moving to Broadway in 2011, Playbill.com reports.

Soul Doctor “tells the story of the foremost innovator in Jewish music of the 20th century, and one of the most pivotal, unconventional and controversial Jewish personalities of the post WWII generation,” according to press notes. It will feature over 40 of Carlebach’s melodies.

In a statement, writer/producer Daniel S. Wise said, "There’s no better city in the world to launch the Broadway production of Soul Doctor than New Orleans, where soul and music pulsate through the streets day and night. Shlomo Carlebach performed and recorded here often, and I know that it would mean so much to him that his music is being sung here to bring life and revival to the people of this great city."

Soul Doctor will run May 7-12 at Muriel’s Cabaret Stage at Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans.

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