January 21st, 2019: Ari’s new cabaret, “Celebrating Jewish Broadway” will be making its NYC debut at Birdland.

Click here for tickets!

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October 7th, 2018: Ari debuted his new cabaret, “Celebrating Jewish Broadway” to a SOLD OUT crowd at Eastern Michigan University.

He was also interviewed for the Washtenaw Jewish News. To read the interview, click here!

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October 5th, 2018: Ari was Ivonovich in a 29-hour reading of Danny K Bernstein’s new musical WINGS.

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September 28th, 2018: Ari’s company, Bridging the Gap, had it’s culminating showcase at Feinstein’s/54 Below. To watch the performances, click here!

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September 23rd, 2018: Ari sang in the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence at Don’t Tell Mama. Click here for the video!

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September 16th, 2018: Ari is Roy in Spotlight Repertory Theatre's production of Fun Home.

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August 19th, 2018: Ari was The Minister in MAZKAPAN, written by Adam Quinn (Associate Director of Dear Evan Hansen) and Jared Goldsmith (Jared in the National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen) at The Green Room 42.

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August 10th, 2018: Ari was in an Equity workshop of BEAU, a new musical written by Douglas Lyons (Beautiful) and Ethan D. Pakchar (The Book of Mormon), directed by Adam Quinn (Associate Director of Dear Evan Hansen). 

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July 26th, 2018: Ari sang the role of Tony in West Side Story Comes Home at The New York Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center. He had the privilege of sharing the stage with Grover Dale and Marilyn D'Honau who were in the original Broadway cast of West Side Story.

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May 11th, 2018: Ari did an encore performance of his critically acclaimed solo cabaret, "Taking the Wheel" directed by Tony Award WINNER Faith Prince and music directed by multiple MAC Award WINNER Alex Rybeck at The Green Room 42.

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April 21st, 2018: Ari directed the solo cabaret debut of Dean Cestari at Feinstein's/54 Below.

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March 17th, 2018: Ari is directing the "Webster Musical Theatre Class of 2018 and Alumni" concert at Feinstein's/54 Below.

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NEW REPRESENTATION: Ari proudly signed with Bloc NYC

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December 19th, 2017: Ari was featured in the 5th annual, "Chanukah with Elli the King of Broadway and Friends" at The Triad Theatre. 

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December 16th, 2017: Ari was featured in "Holiday Cheer" at Don't Tell Mama, a holiday concert directed by cabaret legend Lina Koutrakos and music directed by multiple MAC Award winner Rick Jensen.

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October 28th, 2017: "Back to Feinstein’s/54 Below by popular demand," Ari had an encore performance of his "unfailingly engaging and intelligent coming-of-age story directed by Tony Award winner Faith Prince with music direction by multiple MAC Award winner Alex Rybeck."

TICKETShttps://54below.com/events/taking-wheel-ari-axelrod-2/

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October 13th, 2017: Ari is a featured ensemble member in "TWIST" Directed and Conceived by Adam Quinn (Dear Evan Hansen, Holiday Inn) and Matt Kunkel, written by Adam Quinn.

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THIS SUMMER: Ari is Jamie in The Last Five Years, Riff in West Side Story, Corny Collins in Hairspray, a Wickersham in Seussical and Yonkers in Gypsy at The Weathervane Theatre in Whtiefield NH.

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March 10th: Ari made his NYC cabaret and solo concert debut with his show, "Taking the Wheel", directed by Tony Award WINNER Faith Prince to a SOLD OUT crowd at Feinstein's/54 Below.

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January 2017: Ari became a proud member of Actors Equity.

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January 2017: Ari made his Off-Broadway debut in Jerry Herman's "Milk and Honey" at The York Theatre Company in their 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series.  

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January 2017: Ari originated the role of Bill in "THE BISHOPS". Music, lyrics and book by Danny K. Bernstein, directed by Adam Quinn (Holiday Inn, Dear Evan Hansen) at The Fresh Grind Play Festival in Manhattan.

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January 2017: Ari was Scottlund in "TWO CONCEIVE" at The Venus Adonis Theatre Festival in Manhattan.

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December 2016: Ari debuted his solo cabaret, "Taking the Wheel" to a SOLD OUT crowd at The Monocle in St. Louis MO.

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November 2016: Ari performed "It Had to Be Jews" at The Skokie Theatre in Skokie IL.

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November 2016: Ari was Andy in the New York debut of the AWARD WINNING musical, "Ciao Bambino" at The Midtown International Theatre Festival at The Jewel Box Theatre.

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October 2016: Ari performed in "Michael Mott and Friends" at The Astor Room in Astoria Queens.