Photo Flash: Stephen Colbert Visits MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Off-Broadway

After opening to critical acclaim, My Name is Asher Lev, the hit play written by Aaron Posner and adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok (The Chosen) at The Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street) has extended its run for the third time, through September 1, 2013. Stephen Colbert recently visited the cast of My Name is Asher Lev at The Westside Theatre. Scroll down for a photo of him backstage!

Directed by Gordon Edelstein (The Glass Menagerie), the production at The Westside Theatre (upstairs) features Ari Brand (Broadway Bound, directed by David Cromer), who plays Asher Lev in this breakout performance. My Name is Asher Lev also stars Mark Nelson (nine Broadway productions including After The Fall, The Invention of Love, A Few Good Men; Obie Award winner for Picasso at the Lapin Agile) and Ilana Levine (Wrong Mountain, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Last Night of Ballyhoo, Jake's Women.)

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.

The distinguished creative team for My Name is Asher Lev includes set design by Eugene Lee (Wicked); 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, Proof). My Name is Asher Lev is produced by Darren Bagert, Martin Massman, Ruth Hendel, Daryl Roth, Sharon Karmazin, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, HIGHBROW, Ted Snowdon and Jamie deRoy.

For more information visit www.AsherLevThePlay.com.

Photo Credit: Amy Pen

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Photo Flash: Stephen Colbert Visits MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Off-Broadway
Evie Clobert, Stephen Colbert with cast members: Ilana Levine, Mark Nelson, Ari Brand, and playwright Aaron Posner

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