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Based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok, My Name is Asher Lev is a new American play set in post-war Brooklyn, which tells the coming-of-age story of a boy prodigy who must be a painter at any cost ---against the will of family, community and tradition.

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Performances ended on Sep. 1, 2013.

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About My Name Is Asher Lev on Broadway

Previews: Nov 8, 2012 • Opening: Nov 28, 2012 • Closing: Sep 1, 2013
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Westside Theatre Downstairs
407 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Hearing Assistance
Equipped with a Sennheiser Infrared Listening System. Headsets are available free of charge on a first- come first-serve basis.
Wheelchair Access
Downstairs Theatre for those patrons using wheelchairs or scooters, a wheelchair lift provides access to wheelchair locations.
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What Is the Story of My Name Is Asher Lev?
Set in post-war Brooklyn, My Name Is Asher Lev tells the story of a young art prodigy who must reconcile his passion for painting (particularly nudes and crucifixion pieces) with his life as a young Hasidic Jew. With the help of a gifted mentor, Asher reaches his full potential as an artist and learns exponentially about himself in the process. However, Asher's religious father cannot understand the artistic path his only son has chosen. When Asher's breakout piece causes controversy, he must decide whether to be true to himself or appease his family and community.


A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"Clearly one of the best shows of the year."

The Huffington Post

Michael Giltz

"The versatile Mr. [Mark] Nelson shines both as the father and as Jacob."

The New York Times

Rachel Saltz

"Adapted faithfully by Aaron Posner from Chaim Potok’s 1972 novel of the same name, this warm, worthwhile and well-acted production, directed by Gordon Edelstein, arrives Off-Broadway following a run at the Long Wharf Theatre."

The New York Daily News

Joe Dziemianowicz

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Asher Lev
Mark Nelson
Aryeh Lev
Jenny Bacon
Rivkeh Lev


Adapted by
Aaron Posner
Based on the novel by
Chaim Potok
Gordon Edelstein
Set Designer
Eugene Lee
Lighting Designer
James L. Ingalls
Costume Designer
Ilona Somogyi
Sound Designer
John Gromada
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