Toronto Loves Brooklyn!
A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN
Toronto, May 17, 2010 - A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN is a hit! David Mirvish is proud to announce that A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN - the heart-warming, true story, comedy musical by and starring Jake Ehrenreich - has been extended by popular demand and will return to the Panasonic Theatre for a limited engagement from June 3 - 13 after a short hiatus.
Since its Canadian premiere on April 28, A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN has routinely received standing ovations from sold-out crowds, with over 10,000 tickets sold in three weeks. After its originally scheduled run to May 16, Ehrenreich heads to New York to honour previous commitments at BookExpo America and the Jewish Book Council for his eponymously-named book based on the stage show and then returns to Toronto for the extension.
What Toronto reviewers said about A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN:
"You're going to want to make a visit to the Panasonic TheatreŠ. Warm-heartedŠ He takes us back to a world that is at the same time uniquely his, but yet familiar to all of usŠ. Great timing, boundless energy." - Toronto Star
"A good production makes 'em laugh and makes 'em cry. Jake Ehrenreich's endearing solo show is peppered with genuinely funny one-liners, but in recounting the hilarious chronicle of his life, he does not forget his Holocaust survivor parents and the loss of European Jewish cultureŠ. His show is a true Yiddish fusion of self-deprecating humour and heart-felt pathos." - New Classical 96.3 FM
"One of the most touching, soulful and laugh out loud show's you'll ever see! " - Jazz.FM91
"An entertaining evening of fun Š will resonate with you." - New AM 740 Zoomer Radio
"A rich theatre experienceŠ. A stroll down memory lane doesn't come more insightful." -torontostage.com
"A great voice and a great bandŠ. Ehrenreich has a clear knack for comedy... Enough funny moments to lose count of." - ShalomLife.COM
"You don't have to be Jewish...or grow up in Brooklyn...to love it." - Friday Night Magazine
A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN broke box records at the historic Lamb's Theatre (in the heart of the Broadway theatre district) where it ran for over a year, garnering acclaim from the likes of The New York Times and others. From his family's survival of the Holocaust, to stickball in Brooklyn, to summers in the Catskills, to his mother's and sister's heartbreaking early-onset Alzheimer's disease, the incomparable Jake Ehrenreich and four fabulous singer/musicians take you on a "delightful journey with joy, tenderness and heartbreak," (WOR New York). From his mothers Yiddish lullabies to "the cleverest 'sixties rock medley you'll ever hear" (critic Jon Sobel), and a "beautiful medley of Christmas songs" (New York Times), audiences and critics agree that A Jew Grows in Brooklyn "has a glow all its own" (Chicago Tribune) and is "a winner... engaging, poignant and hilarious!" (Palm Beach Post).