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 just announced that it will extend its run for the third time, through September 1, 2013.
Beginning June 3rd through September 1st, the schedule is as follows:
Mondays at 8pm
Wednesdays at 2pm and 8pm
Thursdays at 8pm
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm
Sundays at 3pm
Please visit www.Telecharge.com to purchase tickets, and for holiday schedules (weeks including Memorial Day and July 4th).
Critics and audiences are raving about My Name is Asher Lev which the New York Times calls "Excellent and Heartfelt....A primal scene of American drama" and Time Out New York makes it a FOUR STAR/Critic's Pick. David Cote/NY1 News praises the show as "a touching and soulful portrait of a family, saturated with vivid colors and handsomely framed," while Huffington Post exclaims "One of the Best Play of the Year! Thrilling and Suspenseful."
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.
My Name is Asher Lev extends at The Westside Theatre now through September 1, 2013.
For more information visit www.AsherLevThePlay.com.