Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!

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. BroadwayWorld brings you complete opening night coverage - check out the pafter party 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.

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Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Mark Nelson, Ari Brand & Jenny Bacon

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Ari Brand

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Mark Nelson

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Jenny Bacon

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Mark Nelson, Ari Brand & Jenny Baco

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Darren Bagert

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Ari Brand

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Jenny Bacon

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Director Gordon Edelstein

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Director Gordon Edelstein and Adena Potok

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Director Gordon Edelstein and Darren Bagert

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Olivia Oguma

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Olivia Oguma

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Tony LoBianco & Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Richard Thomas and Darren Bagert

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Richard Thomas

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Richard Thomas & Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Darren Bagert, Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Darren Bagert, Jamie deRoy & Tony LoBianco

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Darren Bagert & Rob Ashford

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Ari Brand & Darren Bagert

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Ari Brand & Darren Bagert

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Jenny Bacon & Darren Bagert

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
Aaron Posner & Darren Bagert

Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!

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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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