Based on the best selling novel by the author of The Chosen, My Name is Asher Lev, a new play by Aaron Posner, begins performances at The Westside Theatre(407 W. 43rd Street) on November 8, and opening night is set for November 28. Mark Nelson and Jenny Bacon have joined the cast as Asher Lev's parents, Aryeh and Rivkeh.
My Name Is Asher Lev will have its New York premiere following an acclaimed engagement at the Long Wharf Theatre earlier this year.
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 Jenny Bacon (Heartless, Omnium Gatherum) will join previously announced Ari Brand (The Neil Simon Plays, directed by David Cromer, The Diary of Anne Frank). Naama Potok has been cast as the understudy for the role of Asher's mother, Rivkeh. She is the daughter of the author Chaim Potok.
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.
Tickets for the 18-week limited engagement of My Name is Asher Lev at The Westside Theatre are currently on sale at www.Telecharge.com 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
Specially priced tickets will be offered for all performances for as low as $36.