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A Jew Grows In Brooklyn ()

Produced by

Mirvish Productions

Playwright: Jake Ehrenreich
Creator: Jake Ehrenreich
Directors: Jake Ehrenreich and Jon Huberth
Music: Jake Ehrenreich
Lyrics: Jake Ehrenreich


CAA Theatre


April 28th, 2010 – May 16th, 2010


A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN tells Jake’s true story growing up in Brooklyn and his search for identity. As a boy, he wanted nothing more than to fit in. But the reality of being the first American-born child of Holocaust survivors with thick European accents made him do everything he could to conform to his vision of what it meant to be a “real” American. Still, no matter what he did and despite his expertise on the ball field, his extraordinary musical talent and his popularity, he always felt uncomfortable with his identity and with his family’s haunting past.
In poignant, touching and hilarious stories and songs – including a hard hitting classic rock medley from his youth, a multi instrumental version of Sing, Sing, Sing, a beautiful Christmas medley and a selection of Yiddish folk songs – along with the use of visual multi-media, Jake recreates his boyhood, adolescence and adulthood and his unforgettable journey of discovery and acceptance. From the front stoops of Brooklyn to the comedy and musical stages of the Catskills and Broadway, from the Rock n’ Roll road to the bedsides of ailing parents and siblings, Jake’s story is personal and universal at the same time. It is the story of all our journeys, no matter where we are from. (


Jake Ehrenreich Performer

Creative Team

Jake Ehrenreich Playwright
Jake Ehrenreich Creator
Jake Ehrenreich Director
Jon Huberth Director
Jake Ehrenreich Music
Jake Ehrenreich Lyrics
Joseph Egan Scenic Designer
Lisa Ehrenreich Costume Designer
Anjeanette Stokes Lighting Designer
Elysa Sunshine Music Director
Mike Reilly Music Director
Larry Cohen Assistant Musical Director


Jason Fellito Keyboard / Vocals
Larry Cohen Guitar / Vocals
Jonathan Hurley Bass / Vocals
Mike Reilly Drum / Vocals


Erin Waters Sound Engineer
Jeffrey C. Stevenson Production Manager
Andrew Levine General Manager
Lisa Ehrenreich Creative Consultant
David Mirvish Producer
Brian Sewell Executive Producer
Scot Whitham Director of Production
Nathan Giles Assistant Director of Production
Chris Prideaux Production Manager
Desirée Proveau Production Administrator
Anne Mirvish Creative Consultant
Linda Intaschi Associate Producer
Rachael Mirvish Associate Producer
Sarah Sisko General Management Associate
Charles Chu Senior Company Manager
Grace Tadgell Assistant Company Manager
Erin O’Hanley Company Management Assistant


Ron Jacobson General Manager
Wade Sheedy Head Technician
Wayne Thomas Head of Wardrobe
Helen Gregor Wig Head
Kevin McCarthy Maintenance Manager