MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Begins Performances at Westside Theatre, Nov 8

November 5
6:41 PM 2012


Performances begin this Thursday, November 8th for My Name is Asher Lev at The Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street). It is one of the most anticipated new plays this season, which is adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok (The Chosen), and written by Aaron Posner. My Name is Asher Lev will officially open on November 28th.

A boy. His art. The story. Set in post-war Brooklyn, My Name is Asher Lev tells the coming-of-age story of a boy prodigy who must be an artist at any cost -- against the will of family, community and tradition. It is the powerful telling of a young artist with a universal theme to follow our passion – against everything.

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.

Tickets for the 18-week limited engagement of My Name is Asher Lev at The Westside Theatre are currently on sale at or by calling 212.239.6200.

The performance schedule is: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 7pm, Thursday & Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm.

Special Holiday schedule is as follows:

November 12 - December 2:

Monday at 7pm, Tuesday at 8pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday @ 3pm

December 3 - December 16:

Tuesday at 8pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 7pm, Thursday & Friday @ 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm

Tickets begin for all performances as low as $39.

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