Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!

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Based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok (The Chosen), My Name is Asher Lev, a new play by Aaron Posner, opened last night at The Westside Theatre. The play's New York premiere follows an acclaimed engagement at the Long Wharf Theatre earlier this year. Check out the red carpet arrivals below!

Set in post-war Brooklyn, My Name is Asher Lev tells the powerful story of a boy prodigy who must paint at any cost -- against the will of family, community and tradition. It is a luminous portrait of a young artist with a universal theme to follow our passion.

Ari Brand (Broadway Bound, directed by David Cromer, The Diary of Ann Frank), who played Asher Lev in the Long Wharf production, recreates the title role, in this breakout performance.

Mark Nelson (nine Broadway productions including After The Fall, The Invention of Love at Lincoln Center, A Few Good Men; Obie Award winner for Picasso at the Lapin Agile) and theater veteran, Jenny Bacon (Heartless, Omnium Gatherum) will portray Asher's parents.

Led by Director Gordon Edelstein (The Road to Mecca, Glass Menagerie), the distinguished creative team includes set design by Eugene Lee (Wicked, Ragtime); lighting design by James F. Ingalls (Glengarry Glen Ross); costume design by Ilona Somogyi (Clybourne Park) and original music/sound design by John Gromada (Gore Vidal's The Best Man, The Columnist). Darren Bagert is lead producer.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
My Name is Asher Lev

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Maggie Grace

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Maggie Grace

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Claybourne Elder

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Claybourne Elder

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Claybourne Elder & Mom

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Naama Potok

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Naama Potok & Adena Potok

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Playwright Aaron Posner

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Adam Jacobs

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Adam Jacobs

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Paolo Montalban

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Paolo Montalban

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Leslie Becker

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Leslie Becker

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Max Crumm

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Max Crumm

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Joe DiPietro

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Joe DiPietro

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
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Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Richard Thomas

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
Rob Ashford

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
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Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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