Ari Axelrod in the Theater: “A Place for Us”


Birdland Theater 315 West 44th St New York, NY 10036


A Place For Us: A Celebration of Jewish Broadway

Bistro Award winner Ari Axelrod brings his internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning show, “A Place for Us: A Celebration of Jewish Broadway,” back to Birdland Theater for one night only.

This year saw a stark rise in local, national, and global antisemitism. It’s important not to lose the “joy” to the “oy.” Or, in other words, rather than fighting AGAINST antisemitism, we can fight FOR Jewish vitality and celebrate Jewish culture and its impact on the world. This show is just that: a celebration of Jewish vitality and Jewish culture. Join Ari in celebrating and honoring the songs and stories of Jewish composers and their contributions to the American Musical. With beloved melodies and lyrics by the likes of Bernstein and Berlin to Sondheim and Schwartz, you will be transported to the streets of the theatre district, your Bubbie’s Shabbos table, or your corner of the sky.

**A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Anti-Defamation League.

In their own words, “Anti-Defamation League is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is ‘to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.’ Today, Anti-Defamation League continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, Anti-Defamation League works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.”

Ari is a multi-hyphenate storyteller and Jewish activist. He recently received the 2022 Bistro Award for Theatrical Performance in Song. His multi-award-winning show, “A Place For Us: A Celebration of Jewish Broadway,” began with a sold-out run at the historic Birdland Jazz Club, featuring six-time Emmy & Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh, and has since grown to international acclaim performing to sold-out audiences around the world. In 2020, he received a MAC Award nomination for Best Male Vocalist and won the BroadwayWorld Award for Best Live Zoom Performance. Ari Axelrod’s first solo show, “Taking the Wheel,” directed by Tony Award winner Faith Prince, and music directed by multiple MAC Award winner Alex Rybeck, has been performed in numerous cities around the country. Ari’s work as a director has been seen at the Tony Award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse, Birdland Jazz Club, 54 Below, and The Green Room 42. Ari’s debut album, “Ari Axelrod Live at Birdland,” is now available on all streaming platforms.

Ari was the recipient of the prestigious 36 Under 36 Award, which “honors 36 noteworthy Jewish leaders, all 36 years old or younger, who make the world — and its many Jewish communities — better. These entrepreneurs, young leaders, and changemakers bring remarkable energy and new ideas to religion, philanthropy, the arts, Jewish learning, campus life, social action, inclusion, and justice.”

Ari Axelrod, A Place For Us: A Celebration of Jewish Broadway

Monday, January 30 at 8:30 pm

Birdland Theater, 315 West 44 Street, NYC or 212-581-3080

$30 cover

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