A review from David Sabella from Cabaret HotSpot! Singer Ari Axelrod
“A Celebration of Jewish Broadway”
“A Celebration of Jewish Broadway” honors the songs and stories of Jewish composers and their contributions to the American Musical. Beloved melodies and lyrics by the likes of Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Schwartz, and Carole King will transport the audience back to the streets of the theatre district, your bubbie’s Shabbos table, or the places of your dreams.
Ari Axelrod's solo cabaret, "Taking the Wheel,” directed by Faith Prince and music directed by Alex Rybeck, has been performed in multiple cities including two sold-out performances at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. His theater credits include: Off-Broadway: Milk and Honey (Cantor/Sheep Boy) at The York Theatre Company. Regional: Spotlight Repertory Theatre: Fun Home (Roy). Weathervane Theatre: Last Five Years (Jamie), West Side Story (Riff), Hairspray (Corny Collins). Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: One Man Two Guvnors (Ensemble). He is also the founder and director of “Bridging the Gap,” a five-week master class series focused on bridging the gap between musical theatre and the intimate art of cabaret by honing the performer’s prior foundational training while stripping away the expectations of auditioning and getting in touch with your most authentic self.
Ari Axelrod in “A Celebration of Jewish Broadway”
Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00pm
Birdland Theater, 315 West 44 Street, NYC
$30 cover, $10 food/drink minimum