Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
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by Walter McBride
Based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok (The Chosen), My Name is Asher Lev, a new play by Aaron Posner, opened last night at The Westside Theatre. The play's New York premiere follows an acclaimed engagement at the Long Wharf Theatre earlier this year. BroadwayWorld brings you complete opening night coverage - check out the pafter party below!
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.
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.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos