My Name is Asher Lev

Kaplan18
Swing
joined:11/9/12
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/9/12 at 10:54am
Read this book in high school. One of my favorite books.

Bought a ticket for the 1st preview last night and was blown away. They have a little tightening to do, but a beautiful production! Acting was terrific!

I'd recommend it.

Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/9/12 at 11:37am
Information on where it is playing?
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Kaplan18
Swing
joined:11/9/12
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/9/12 at 11:41am
Westside Theatre upstairs. Cool space. Never been before.
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/9/12 at 11:44am
Thanks. I've enjoyed this book, as well as the others he wrote, so I'll go see it.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/10/12 at 01:33pm
Bought a ticket on a whim today because of your post, Kaplan. About to see the matinee.
"I know now that theatre saved my life." - Susan Stroman
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/10/12 at 03:57pm
My Name is Asher Lev.... My name is Asher Lev.... My Name is Asher Lev

We'll begin the questioning with Kitty Carlisle.
iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/10/12 at 04:53pm
The acting is wonderful, though the script isn't that fantastic. It still made me tear up at the end (quite a bit, actually) as it is a touching story.

Worth seeing if you can, especially if you love the novel.
"I know now that theatre saved my life." - Susan Stroman
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/18/12 at 11:01am
Just got an offer. I love Jenny Bacon and would love to hear about her work here.
egghumor
Broadway Legend
joined:3/9/11
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/18/12 at 12:32pm
Enjoyed your "To Tell the Truth" quip, henrik!

Updated On: 11/18/12 at 12:32 PM
MCfan2
Broadway Star
joined:4/29/06
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/18/12 at 12:49pm
Ooh, wish I could get up there to see this. It was such a good book.
iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/18/12 at 01:05pm
Bacon is fantastic in this. Plays multiple roles, one of which is unrecognizable from the rest.
"I know now that theatre saved my life." - Susan Stroman
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/18/12 at 03:39pm
I'm also a big Mark Nelson fan--he's in this too.
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
TheEnchantedHunter
Broadway Legend
joined:6/27/05
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/18/12 at 05:26pm
This adaptation is serviceable but can't hold a candle to the source novel.

Updated On: 11/18/12 at 05:26 PM
NewYorkTheater
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/10
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/18/12 at 09:14pm
Isn't that usually the case, Hunter?
Insider2
Featured Actor
joined:9/21/05
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/19/12 at 12:10pm
While this may indeed be a lovely piece of theatre, you all do realize that this thread was started by a shill, correct?
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/20/12 at 12:47am
There are Good Shills and Bad Shills.
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 11/20/12 at 08:22am
Nothing against shilling, but transparency is appreciated.... oh, I just realized that shilling requires non-transparency.... nevermind.

Updated On: 11/20/12 at 08:22 AM
HarryZinn
Swing
joined:5/30/06
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 12/3/12 at 07:07pm
Saw the show Saturday night. The script was faithful to the source material and did a good job of capturing in 90 minutes the essence of the book, which I just (re)read this week. Mark Nelson's performance was particularly noteworthy - his transformations into each of the several diverse characters he portrayed seemed effortless. While the show is almost too earnest, and there is too much exposition directly to the audience by the title character, overall it was a memorable and haunting production.
SNAFU
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/04
My Name is Asher Lev
Posted: 12/3/12 at 09:47pm
Bad shills are ugly!
Those Blocked: SueStorm. N2N Nate. Good riddence to stupid! Rad-Z, shill begone!