Michael Stuhlbarg “Feels Fine” After Attack in Central Park, Will Appear in Broadway Show Tonight

Actor Michael Stuhlbarg will perform in the first preview of Patriots on Broadway on Monday after being attacked near Central Park on Sunday evening, according to a spokesperson for the production.

According to media reports, Stuhlbarg was walking in Central Park when a man threw a rock and hit Stuhlbarg in the back of the neck. Stuhlbarg chased the man, later identified as Xavier Israel, out of the park. Israel was taken into custody and charged with assault and Stuhlbarg declined medical attention, according to reports.

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“The entire Patriots company fully supports Mr. Stuhlbarg, who feels fine and is looking forward to performing on stage tonight,” the statement from the production reads.

Stuhlbarg, known for his onscreen work in A Serious Man, Call Me by Your Name, Dopesick and Boardwalk Empire, among many others, is due to appear onstage in Patriots as Boris A. Berezovsky, a Russian billionaire trying to recruit a then-unknown Vladimir Putin in 1991 to run for president and then facing increasing pressure after having a falling out with Putin. He has previously appeared on Broadway in several productions, including Martin McDonagh’s 2005 play, The Pillowman.

Patriots, written by Peter Morgan, creator of the Netflix series The Crown, is scheduled to begin previews Monday and open April 22. Netflix is a producer on the production.

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