Actor Michael Stuhlbarg Continues Broadway Show After Alleged Assault

Actor Michael Stuhlbarg resumed his Broadway show, “Patriots,” on Monday, following an alleged assault incident that occurred on Sunday evening. Stuhlbarg, known for his roles in “Dopesick” and “Call Me by Your Name,” previewed the play at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City. Photos released by Getty Images depict the actor in costume, surrounded by fellow cast members Will Keen and Luke Thallon, as they received applause during a curtain call.

A representative for “Patriots” confirmed that Stuhlbarg was randomly attacked near Central Park on Sunday. The statement, shared with Deadline, assured that the actor is recovering and will proceed with the play as scheduled. The New York Police responded to a 911 call reporting an assault in progress near 90th Street and East Drive in the Central Park precinct of Manhattan at approximately 7:45 p.m. EDT on Sunday. According to the police, a 55-year-old man, later identified as Stuhlbarg, was struck in the head by an unknown object, which was determined to be a rock after a preliminary investigation.

Xavier Israel, described as unhoused, allegedly threw the rock at the back of Stuhlbarg’s head. The actor pursued Israel, who sought refuge in front of the Russian Consulate office on East 91st Street, where he was apprehended by officers. Israel was subsequently arrested and charged. The Manhattan district attorney’s office confirmed that Israel was arraigned in criminal court and granted bail. He faces felony charges of assault in the second degree and harassment in the second degree.

Stuhlbarg declined medical attention at the scene. An unnamed woman, as stated in legal documents, reported that the assault caused redness, swelling, and substantial pain to the back of the actor’s head. A hearing regarding the alleged assault is scheduled for Friday.

Author: CrimeDoor

1 Response

  1. I remember a similar incident that happened a few years ago involving a well-known actor. It was during the production of a highly anticipated play, and the actor had been receiving rave reviews for his performance. However, one evening, there was an altercation backstage between the actor and a fellow cast member.

    The incident was quite shocking, as it was unexpected given the actor’s reputation for professionalism. The news quickly spread, and there was a lot of speculation about what had transpired. Some reports suggested that there

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