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Get to Know 'The Band's Visit' Star Ari'el Stachel with These 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

The biggest new hit on Broadway is the musical The Band’s Visit and we caught up with the show’s breakout star Ari’el Stachel to learn more about him!

The NYU grad starred in the musical off-Broadway and earned Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award nominations for his work. He has also made appearances on the TV shows Blue Bloods and Jessica Jones.

Here are the 10 Fun Facts that Ari’el shared with us:

  • 1. I wanted to be in the NBA until freshman year of high school when my teammate was 15 years old and 6’8”… I realized it wasn’t happening …and then I found acting!
  • 2. I am bilingual.
  • 3. CitiBike is my favorite thing ever and how I get to and from everywhere in NYC.
  • 4. I love world travel and do it every time I have a break from work. In the last 3 years I’ve been to Ethiopia, Mexico, Thailand, Germany, Israel, and Sri Lanka!
  • 5. I just started a routine of watching cartoon movies after almost every show to decompress. I’m obsessed with Pixar.

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Tony Shalhoub & Katrina Lenk Celebrate 'The Band's Visit' Broadway Opening Night!

Tony Shalhoub happily poses for a photograph alongside his co-star Katrina Lenk while attending the opening night after party for their new musical The Band’s Visit on Broadway held at The Copacabana on Wednesday (November 9) in New York City.

The talented stars were joined at the event by their fellow co-stars John Cariani, Ari’el Stachel, George Abud, Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Andrew Polk, Bill Army, Rachel Prather and Jonathan Raviv.

Also in attendance to show their support was Ben Platt, Josh Groban, Denis O’Hare, Jessie Mueller and her husband Andy Truschinski, Amir Arison and Kathy Najimy.

The Band’s Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all. After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways – Buy tickets here!


“Dramatic Riches Await!” | The Band’s Visit
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