FINAL WEEKS! Must Close Sept. 1! Based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok (The Chosen), My Name is Asher Lev is a new American play set in Brooklyn. It tells the powerful story of a boy prodigy who must be an artist 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. This New York Premiere follows an acclaimed sold-out run at the Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre.