The New York Times compared Jake Ehrenreich to Billy Crystal and Bill Murray in its review of the author-star's one-man musical comedy A Jew Grows in Brooklyn. Now, after its record-breaking run in the heart of Broadway and tours from L.A. to London, this uplifting biographical journey returns to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Theater. From growing up with parents who survived the Holocaust, to playing stickball in the streets of Brooklyn, to his show business career in the Catskills and on Broadway, to finding himself heartbroken at the bedsides of ailing family members, Ehrenreich chronicles his search for the American Dream with warmth, humor and optimism. Find out why The New York Times called A Jew Grows in Brooklyn "dazzling."
• … engaging, poignant and, at times, hilarious. —The Palm Beach Post http://www.southfloridatheatrescene.com/2009/02/cuillo-center-jew-grows-in-brooklyn-1.html
• A Jew Grows in Brooklyn has a lot in common with 700 Sundays, Billy Crystal’s 2004 Broadway trip down memory lane … You don’t have to be Jewish or Brooklynish … —The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/25/theater/reviews/25grow.html
• … he’s an engaging and thoughtful raconteur … —Los Angeles Times http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/02/theater-review-a-jew-grows-in-brooklyn-at-american-jewish-university.html
• That poignancy and specificity of place and time is what … puts it in the same elevated company as Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays or Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale_. —_The Philadelphia Inquirer http://www.jakeehrenreich.com/in-the-news-philadelphia-inquirer.html