PHOTO CALL: A Jew Grows in Brooklyn Blossoms Off-Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: A Jew Grows in Brooklyn Blossoms Off-Broadway The new musical A Jew Grows in Brooklyn—which tells the autobiographical story of writer-performer Jake Ehrenreich and his experiences as a first generation American—opened at Off-Broadway’s Chernuchin Theatre on April 10.
From Left: A Jew Grows in Brooklyn director Jon Huberth and star Jake Ehrenreich.
From Left: A Jew Grows in Brooklyn director Jon Huberth and star Jake Ehrenreich.

The show “weaves together haimish wisdom and a hip modern sensibility to create an entertaining and touching two hours of comedy and song,” according to a press release. Ehrenreich, who was seen on Broadway in Dancin’, Barnum, and They’re Playing Our Song, took the plot from his own memories of growing up, which range from “his parents’ survival of the Holocaust to his stickball recollections in Brooklyn to his Catskill Mountain memories.” At left, Ehrenreich and director Jon Huberth are seen after the opening night performance of A Jew Grows in Brooklyn. Below, cast member Ray Josephs, musical director Elysa Sunshine, Ehrenreich, and cast members Ted Kooshian and David Solomon celebrate the new musical at the show’s opening night party.

Photos by Billy Tompkins


From Left: Ray Josephs, Elysa Sunshine, Jake Ehrenreich, Ted Kooshian and David Solomon.
From Left: Ray Josephs, Elysa Sunshine, Jake Ehrenreich, Ted Kooshian and David Solomon.