Growing Up In America LP is presenting a limited engagement of the new musical comedy A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, written by and starring Jake Ehrenreich (Dancin,' Barnum, They're Playing Our Song), and directed by Jon Huberth. The show began previews on March 24th at The American Theatre of Actors (Chernuchin Theatre, located at 314 West 54th St.) and opened on April 10th; the show will run through May 28th.
"A Jew Grows in Brooklyn is an innovative and delightful new musical comedy that tells the autobiographical story of Jake Ehrenreich's first generation American journey. Through sometimes poignant, often times hysterical stories about his family, Jake weaves together haimish wisdom and a hip modern sensibility to create an entertaining and touching two hours of comedy and song," state press notes. "The show features a diverse array of music, from Rock to Broadway to Yiddish Theater. Jake is joined on stage by four talented musician/singers, who together celebrate the quintessential Borscht Belt style and even recreate their nationally televised performance of 'Meet the Mets!'"
Performances run Tuesdays-Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm & 8pm and Sundays at 3pm & 7pm. There are no evening performances 4/12 and 5/27. Tickets are $48.50 for adults and $25 for seniors and students with valid ID and can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or visiting www.theatermania.com. For group sales, call (212) 889-4300.
Photos by Billy Tompkins
Ray Josephs, Elysa Sunshine (Musical Director), Jake Ehrenreich (Creator/Performer), Ted Kooshian and David Solomon
Director Jon Huberth, Jake Ehrenreich and wife Lisa Ehrenreich
Laura Heller (General Manager), Jake Ehrenreich and Leanne Schanzer (Marketing/Promotions)
Andrea Reese (Creator/Performer of Cirque Jacqueline) and press rep David Gibbs of DARR Publicity
Jake Ehrenreich and Lisa Ehrenreich
Andrea Reese, Nan Bases and Jake Ehrenreich
Jake Ehrenreich greeting Judd Woldin (composer of Raisin
) and Amy Seidman
Jake Ehrenreich and friends
Jake Ehrenreich working the crowd some more