TotalTheater Productions announces the return of "SHALOM DAMMIT! An Evening with Rabbi Sol Solomon," to NYC. Rabbi Sol will spend two glorious weeks at midtown Manhattan's Roy Arias Theater Center, 300 West 43rd Street (8th Avenue).
Conceived, co-written and directed by Dave Lefkowitz and starring Rabbi Sol Solomon, "SHALOM DAMMIT!" offers the Rabbi's wit and wisdom on such topics as world religions, intolerance, prayer, the Middle East and other aspects of modern Jewish life.
Punctuating the Rabbi's hilarious sermon will be such songs as "Then You're Jewish," "I Know What Goys Like" and "When Jewish is What You Are."
Joining Rabbi Sol onstage once again will be musical director Richard Shore. Bill Bradford is the stage manager.
The performance schedule for SHALOM DAMMIT! is: Tues-Sat 7pm, Wed & Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 5:30pm. Running time: 2 hrs. Parental caution: adult themes, strong language and pervasive Jewishness. Open seating is on a "first-come, first-disturbed" basis.
Prices: $18-$30 Tues 7/31, 7pm (special first preview price): $18 (students/seniors: $15) Tues 7, Wed 2 & 7, Thurs 7, Sat 2, Sun 1 & 5:30pm: $25 (students/seniors: $20) Fri 7, Sat 7: $30 (students/seniors $25). Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com or call (800) 838-3006. Information: 970-405-3077. Location: Roy Arias Theater Center: 300 West 43rd Street (8th Ave). Subway: A/C/E/1/2/3/7/N/Q/R to Times Square. Wheelchair accessible.
For more about Rabbi Sol, visit www.ShalomDammit.com or find him on Facebook.
Rabbi Sol Solomon is the spiritual leader of Temple Sons of Bitches in Great Neck, New York. Despite the valiant efforts of programming directors and city governments, Rabbi Sol continues to appear on numerous radio stations and make personal appearances wherever there's free food. His Rabbinical Reflections air weekly on UNC Radio's Dave's Gone By and are then archived on Youtube and ShalomDammit.com. A learned scholar and a thrilling kvetch, Rabbi Sol's hobbies include burping and pain management. The Rebbe dedicates this evening to his dear wife, Miriam Libby, and their 211⁄2 mostly beautiful children.
Dave Lefkowitz (Co-creator) is the host of Dave's Gone By on UNC Radio (davesgoneby.com), the co-publisher of Performing Arts Insider theater journal, and the founder of TotalTheater.com. Dave's plays include Kandide (winner Lee Korf Award and produced by The Original Theater Works, L.A.), The Triple Wedding, and the one-acts The Sky is Calling, Human Error, King Solomon the Wise and the oft-produced Blind Date. A collection of his plays, "Marriage, Babies & the End of the World," was published by Holvoe Books, St. Petersburg, and his theater writing has appeared in BackStage, Playbill, Show Business and Entertainment Weekly. As a performer, he hosted "Stagebuddy.com Live" at the Player's Theater. Dave's monthly theater column appears in Long Island Pulse, and he has written numerous cover stories for Long Island Woman magazine.
Richard Shore (Musical Director) once considered entering the rabbinate until he met Sol Solomon. After many lengthy discussions with the great tzadik, he now works happily in the theater and academia. Among his many accomplishments, Richard has been music director for Fiddler on the Roof six times.
TotalTheater Productions is the parent company of TotalTheater.com, Performing Arts Insider and the radio program, Dave's Gone By. Shalom Dammit! received a workshop at the University of Northern Colorado's Norton Theater in Nov. 2011 and a developmental staging at NYC's Richmond Shepard Theater in March 2012. Industry support is sought to reach the goal of bringing Shalom Dammit! to further commercial life in New York and elsewhere.