A Jew Grows in Brooklyn to Play Lamb's Theatre

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A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, which recently enjoyed a sold-out engagement at the American Theatre of Actors, will begin performances at Off-Broadway's Lamb's Theatre June 7.

The one-person comedy with music stars Jake Ehrenreich, who also penned the show. He is backed by a quartet of musician-singers. John Huberth directs with musical direction by Elysa Sunshine. The creative team also features Joseph Egan (set design), Lisa Ehrenreich (costume design), Anjeanette Stokes (lighting design) and David Ferdinand and One Dream Sound (sound design).

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, according to production notes, concerns "a young man and his family's quest for the American dream. When Jake Ehrenreich was growing up in Brownsville in the 1960s, he wanted nothing more than to be an American. But his Yiddish-speaking parents, who failed to understand the game of baseball or make sense of rock music, made it difficult for him to feel part of the mainstream culture."

Actor-writer Ehrenreich has appeared on Broadway in Dancin', Barnum and They're Playing Our Song and Off-Broadway in Jonah, Songs of Paradise, The Golden Land and A Hot Minute. He also toured internationally as Ringo in Beatlemania.

Show times are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets, priced $25-$60, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information visit www.ajewgrowsinbrooklyn.com.

The Lamb's Theatre is located in Manhattan at 130 West 44th Street.

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