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My Name Is Asher Lev - Off-Broadway

Based on the best-selling novel about one boy’s struggle between tradition & art.

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Ari Brand on the Family Dynamics That Make My Name Is Asher Lev So Relatable

 Ari Brand on the Family Dynamics That Make My Name Is Asher Lev So Relatable

My Name Is Asher Lev star Ari Brand discusses the universal appeal of the show and the demanding job of the production’s three performers.

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Jenny Bacon Headed Back to Off-Broadway’s My Name Is Asher Lev

Jenny Bacon Headed Back to Off-Broadway’s My Name Is Asher Lev

Original cast member Jenny Bacon is set to return to the off-Broadway production of My Name Is Asher Lev on June 10, replacing Ilana Levine in the play’s female roles, including Asher’s mother. Bacon will re-join original stars Ari Brand in the title role and Mark Nelson as Asher’s father and other male roles.

Adapted by Aaron Posner from the ...

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Tony Winner Cynthia Nixon Takes In the Art and Drama of Off-Broadway’s My Name Is Asher Lev

Tony Winner Cynthia Nixon Takes In the Art and Drama of Off-Broadway’s My Name Is Asher Lev

Tony and Emmy winner Cynthia Nixon may not be on stage currently, but the loyal theater enthusiast is never far from the stage. On April 24, Nixon took in the powerful off-Broadway drama My Name is Asher Lev at the Westside Theatre. Based on the best-selling coming-of-age novel by Chaim Potok, the play explores one young man’s balance between religion ...

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Ilana Levine to Join My Name Is Asher Lev Off-Broadway

Ilana Levine to Join My Name Is Asher Lev Off-Broadway

Stage actress Ilana Levine will join the cast of off-Broadway’s My Name Is Asher Lev beginning February 26. Levine will replace current star Jenny Bacon, playing all of the show's female characters, including Asher’s mother Rivkeh. Bacon plays her final performance at the Westside Theater on February 23.

Set in New York City, My Name Is Asher Lev is the story ...

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Ari Brand on His Asher Lev Connection and His Even Deeper Relationship with the Surf Sounds of Music

Ari Brand on His Asher Lev Connection and His Even Deeper Relationship with the Surf Sounds of Music

Age & Hometown: 28; New York, New York

Current Role: Starring as the title character, a sensitive art prodigy in the acclaimed stage adaptation of Chaim Potok’s classic novel My Name Is Asher Lev.

A Father/Son Story: New York native Ari Brand feels a special bond with Asher Lev, a Hasidic Jew who, because of his work as an ...

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My Name is Asher Lev Extends Off-Broadway Run

My Name is Asher Lev Extends Off-Broadway Run

Good news for the critically acclaimed off-Broadway production of My Name is Asher Lev. The stage adaptation of Chaim Potok’s classic coming-of-age novel has extended at the Westside Theatre through May 26, 2013. The play opened on November 28.

Set in New York City, My Name is Asher Lev is the story of a Hasidic Jewish boy who wants to ...

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From Page to Stage, My Name Is Asher Lev Celebrates Its Off-Broadway Opening

From Page to Stage, My Name Is Asher Lev Celebrates Its Off-Broadway Opening
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A stage adaptation of Chaim Potok’s classic and inspiring coming-of-age novel My Name is Asher Lev opened off-Broadway on November 28. This New York premiere stars newcomer Ari Brand as Asher and lauded off-Broadway actors Jenny Bacon and Mark Nelson in a variety of roles, including Asher’s religious parents. Aaron Posner's drama follows the journey of a young art prodigy ...

Get Inside the Heartbreaking Stage Version of Chaim Potok's My Name Is Asher Lev

Get Inside the Heartbreaking Stage Version of Chaim Potok's My Name Is Asher Lev

The stars of the stage adaptation of Chaim Potok's enduring tale of a young artist struggling in a cloistered Hasidic community explain why the play would be moving no matter where it is set. Get to know the cast of the off-Broadway powerhouse!

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Stage Adaptation of My Name is Asher Lev Opens Off-Broadway

Stage Adaptation of My Name is Asher Lev Opens Off-Broadway

The stage adaptation of Chaim Potok's classic coming-of-age novel My Name is Asher Lev officially opens at off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre on November 28. Adapted by Aaron Posner and directed by Gordon Edelstein, the play stars newcomer Ari Brand as Asher Lev and features performances by Jenny Bacon and Mark Nelson in a variety of roles including Asher’s parents Rivkeh and ...

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Playwright Aaron Posner on How He Turned the Classic Novel My Name is Asher Lev Into a Living Work of Art

Playwright Aaron Posner on How He Turned the Classic Novel My Name is Asher Lev Into a Living Work of Art

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Aaron Posner has built a thriving career as a theater administrator and director of award-winning productions in the Washington DC area, with an emphasis on Shakespeare. But this busy stage pro has also found time to adapt two beloved works of fiction by Chaim Potok, The Chosen (co-written with Potok) and the coming-of-age drama My Name is ...

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Art Comes to Life: Get a First Look at Ari Brand, Jenny Bacon and Mark Nelson in My Name Is Asher Lev

Art Comes to Life: Get a First Look at Ari Brand, Jenny Bacon and Mark Nelson in My Name Is Asher Lev
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Chaim Potok’s classic novel My Name Is Asher Lev has found new life on stage at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre. Ari Brand stars as the titular character, alongside Jenny Bacon and Mark Nelson as his parents. Adapted for the stage by Aaron Posner and directed by Gordon Edelstein, Asher Lev centers on a Hasidic Jewish boy and aspiring artist living in ...

Stage Adaptation of Acclaimed Novel My Name is Asher Lev Begins Off-Broadway Run

Stage Adaptation of Acclaimed Novel My Name is Asher Lev Begins Off-Broadway Run

The stage adaptation of Chaim Potok's classic novel My Name is Asher Lev begins performances at off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre on November 8. Adapted by Aaron Posner and directed by Gordon Edelstein, the play stars Ari Brand as Asher Lev and features Jenny Bacon and Mark Nelson in a variety of roles including Asher’s parents Rivkeh and Aryeh. My Name is ...

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The Stars of Chaim Potok's Classic Coming-of-Age Drama My Name is Asher Lev Meet the Press

The Stars of Chaim Potok's Classic Coming-of-Age Drama My Name is Asher Lev Meet the Press
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Chaim Potok's My Name is Asher Lev tells a classic story about breaking from tradition and finding acceptance within one's community. This beloved novel has been adapted for the stage by Aaron Posner and is headed to off-Broadway's West Side Theatre on November 8 in a production starring Ari Brand in the title role and featuring stage vets Mark Nelson ...

Jenny Bacon and Mark Nelson to Play Ari Brand's Parents in My Name is Asher Lev

Jenny Bacon and Mark Nelson to Play Ari Brand's Parents in My Name is Asher Lev

Jenny Bacon and Mark Nelson will play Rivkeh and Aryeh, the parents of Ari Brand’s character in the stage adaptation of My Name is Asher Lev. Adapted by Aaron Posner (The Chosen) and directed by Gordon Edelstein, the play is based on Chaim Potok's classic novel of the same name. My Name is Asher Lev begins performances at off-Broadway’s Westside ...

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Tickets Now on Sale for Stage Adaptation of My Name Is Asher Lev

Tickets Now on Sale for Stage Adaptation of My Name Is Asher Lev

Tickets are now on sale for the stage adaptation of My Name Is Asher Lev at off-Broadway’s Westside Theater. Adapted by Aaron Posner and directed by Gordon Edelstein, the play is based on Chaim Potok's classic novel of the same name. Starring Ari Brand, the production will begin performances November 8, with an official opening night scheduled for November 28 ...

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Stage Adaptation of My Name Is Asher Lev, Starring Ari Brand, to Play Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre

Stage Adaptation of My Name Is Asher Lev, Starring Ari Brand, to Play Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre

A stage adaptation of Chaim Potok’s novel My Name Is Asher Lev is heading to off-Broadway’s Westside Theater starring Ari Brand, according to The New York Times. Adapted by playwright Aaron Posner and directed by Gordon Edelstein, the production will begin performances November 8, with an official opening night on November 28.

My Name Is Asher Lev originally premiered at ...

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