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(Piccadilly Circus) Shaftesbury Avenue
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First opening in 1988, Blood Brothers ran for 24 years, earning the honor as the 3rd longest running work of musical theatre in the West End District of London.



Blood Brothers is the story of Mickey and Edward, two twin brothers who are separated at birth and raised in different homes. Eventually they become best friends of the closest kind, "blood brothers". However, the fact that they are related is concealed by their mothers who strive to keep them apart for superstitious beliefs.



Their lives continue to intertwine, although the deep divisions between the privileged life of Edward and Mickey's poverty-stricken existence are apparent. As adults, they are caught up in a love triangle with Mickey's childhood sweetheart Linda. This story is told with great humor as the kids grow up and delivers a powerful message with the help of a wonderful soft-rock score.


VIDEO: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mamma Mia!, featuring the music of ABBA with a book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus and added songs by Stig Anderson, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, April 19 - May 21. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults. (more...)

BWW TV: Terra C. MacLeod of CHICAGO National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - May 8, 2017

BWW TV: Terra C. MacLeod of CHICAGO National Tour (more...)

Disney's Cinderella Kids Returns to Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The ultimate "rags-to-riches" fairytale comes to The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway this spring when Disney's Cinderella Kids returns to the stage May 6th. One of the most popular Disney princesses of all time, Cinderella is a favorite of children of all ages. (more...)

Joe Pasquale, Marti Pellow and Hayley Tamaddon to Lead ALADDIN Panto at The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Bristol Hippodrome is delighted to announce that comedy legend Joe Pasquale, recording and musical theatre star Marti Pellow and Emmerdale and Coronation Street's Hayley Tamaddon will lead the cast in this year's magical family pantomime Aladdin, from Saturday 9 December 2017. (more...)

Thrillers Release Debut Album 'Break Free' ft. Twin Shadow & Back Talk
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Electro-pop-blood-brothers THRILLERS are masters of crafting summer-sentric pop songs you won't be able to stop dancing to. (more...)

Emma Dears and Craig Price to Headline A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS for Save Our St. Bride's
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

One of Liverpool's most historic churches will take centre stage when the West End comes to the Georgian Quarter for a night of musical theatre magic. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Lewis Carroll's THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

RGM productions today announces the full cast for the West End premiere of The Hunting of the Snark, a brand-new family musical inspired by the creator of Alice in Wonderland's beloved classic poem. (more...)

A Week To Go Until Those Liver Birds Take Flight Again In Special Concert Presentation!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Excitement is mounting for the world premiere of a new musical based on Carla Lane's much-loved BBC series The Liver Birds. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Will Rock Around the Clock with HAPPY DAYS - The Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Everyone's favorite TV family will be singing and dancing their way across the stage this summer when Happy Days - The Musical opens at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre. (more...)

Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan to Star in FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2017 starring Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan, playing at the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 13 to Sat 17 June. (more...)

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!
by Matt Tamanini - May 2, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few! (more...)

Tickets Selling Fast for FOOTLOOSE at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, the legendary 80s smash hit musical sensation Footloose: The Musical comes to the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch from 22 - 27 May. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Series SIN CITY JUSTICE, 6/8
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

Shot in cinéma vérité and featuring surveillance footage, police interrogation video, and photography never released before, the series immerses viewers in the high stakes, immensely dramatic environment that makes Vegas distinctive - and its crimes even more so. (more...)

THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW Returns to The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Tommy Cooper Show returns to The Epstein Theatre this summer with West End star Daniel Taylor as Tommy Cooper, in the knockout performance of the year. (more...)

Casting Announced For LIVER BIRDS FLYING HOME at Epstein Liverpool
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical based on Carla Lane's beloved BBC series The Liver Birds. Taking on the iconic roles of Sandra and Beryl are Joanna Monro and Lesley Molony. (more...)

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with NIQABI NINJA's Bianca Flanders
by David Fick - May 12, 2017

NIQABI NINJA's Bianca Flanders took some time to answer some questions about the show, her career and the South African theatre scene in BroadwayWorld South Africa's weekly Five on Friday feature. (more...)

Jodie Prenger Stars in SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Fasten your seatbelts as the Belgrade Theatre is whisking audiences away with Shirley Valentine on the Main Stage this June! Award-winning actress Jodie Prenger will star in Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy which is visiting Coventry as part of a 30th anniversary tour. (more...)

Thriller Premiere 'Drifting' with BlackBook; 'Break Free' Out 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Electro-pop-blood-brothers THRILLERS have done it again with their danceable new track 'Drifting'. Debuting at BlackBook, the site calls the song, 'Thrillingly of-the-moment and zeitgeist.' (more...)

International Jazz and Hip-Hop Group, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Comes to BTG
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes international jazz and hip-hop group, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble to The Colonial Theatre on May 11 at 7pm. (more...)

SKIP & RIVKA'S NOT-SO-KOSHER INTERACTIVE JEWISH WEDDING EXPERIENCE Comes to Black Box Studios
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center, home of Black Box Studios, continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it presents a new Spring fundraising production, the rousing immersive comedy Skip & Rivka's Not-So-Kosher Interactive Jewish Wedding Experience in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for the Fugard Theatre's KING KONG: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Over half a century since the original production, the Fugard Theatre's forthcoming, brand new production of the legendary South African musical KING KONG is fully cast, with rehearsals commencing on 12 June. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at London's WORKING with Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Schwartz, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Directed by Luke Sheppard (In The Heights) the cast of Working includes Gillian Bevan (Teachers, Holby City), Dean Chisnall (Shrek, Blood Brothers), Krysten Cummings (Rent), Siubhan Harrison (Guys and Dolls), Peter Polycarpou (City of Angels, Miss Saigon, Oklahoma) and Liam Tamne (Rocky Horror, Les Miserables,The Phantom of the Opera). Completing the cast are rising stars Patrick Coulter, Nicola Espallardo, Izuka Hoyle, Luke Latchman, Huon Mackley and Kerri Norville, who are all making their professional debut. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Gary Trainor Talks Leading SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Marianka Swain - Jun 5, 2017

Actor Gary Trainor, whose past work includes the West End productions of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, I Can't Sing and The Shawshank Redemption, has been playing the role of alternate Dewey in School of Rock since its London premiere. He's now leading the cast as Dewey. (more...)

THE SALON Will Be A Cut And Blow Above The Rest With All Star Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Audiences of St Helens - get the rollers at the ready, as Drew Quayle's hilarious and critically acclaimed comedy play The Salon makes a welcome return to St Helens Theatre Royal this November. (more...)

National & Local Thought Leaders To Host Talkbacks After DISGRACED at BBPAC Teaneck
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Having previously announced its new production of Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced - directed by Artistic Director Matt Okin, produced by Huey Esquire and Black Box Studios, and featuring Misty Easler, Katie Housley, Alex Hughes, Hemang Sharma, and Laurence Wallace - Black Box Studios and Black Box Performing Arts Center are proud to announce that not only will most performances of Disgraced be followed by a talkback among cast, creative team, and the audience, but several noted thought leaders have  committed to leading talkbacks. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for New Production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner DISGRACED Comes to Black Box PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center (BBPAC) continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced in the heart of Teaneck, New Jersey - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 ¾ at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today has announced the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. (more...)

SISTER ACT Returns To Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening next month at Manchester Palace Theatre from Mon 24 - Sat 29 July. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Visits Storyhouse As Part Of 30th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

2017 has marked 30 years since Bill Kenwright's production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK. (more...)

GAY FOR PLAY GAME SHOW STARRING RUPAUL Returns to Logo 6/29
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Logo today announced that GAY FOR PLAY GAME SHOW STARRING RUPAUL will return with six new episodes beginning Thursday, June 29th at 9PM ET/PT. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS 30th Anniversary UK Tour Continues Into Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

2017 has marked 30 years since Bill Kenwright's production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK. In celebration, this iconic musical has been visiting theatres across the country, performing to sell-out houses and receiving standing ovations. Due to its continued success the tour is continuing into the Autumn, opening on Tuesday 29 August at G Live in Guildford. (more...)

New Wave Of Comedy And Dance Shows Added To Storyhouse Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Chester's new Storyhouse is thrilled to announce a further four new shows to its already impressive line-up for the inaugural Autumn 2017 season. (more...)

First Line-Up Of Storyhouse Shows Announced For Spring 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Storyhouse can reveal the first shows in its Spring Season 2018 - with headline names in comedy, opera and dance all making a date with the Chester venue. (more...)

Go Over The Rainbow To Stockport Plaza This Summer As Full Cast Announced For WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Regal Entertainments recently announced that their smash hit production of The Wizard of Oz would be heading to Stockport Plaza this summer, and producers are now excited to reveal the full cast. (more...)

Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell to Play 'The Plastics' in Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson have announced casting for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. (more...)

They're So Fetch! Meet MEAN GIRLS' Plastics and Friends/Enemies!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

In celebration of today's announcement, we're rounding up past performances from the new cast so that you can meet the Plastics and friends/enemies! (more...)

Courtney Love and Todd Almond at Provincetown's Crown & Anchor, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

On August 5 at 7:00 p.m., producer Rick Murray will present one of the most influential figures in contemporary popular culture, rock legend and actress Courtney Love, who will sit down with Kevin Sessums for an intimate evening of conversation and performance.  Love will be joined by her collaborator and friend, composer Todd Almond, with whom she shares a unique artistic alchemy.  (more...)

Carnegie Theatre Series to Open with THE FULL MONTY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Carnegie is preparing to 'bare it all' with the 2017-18 Theatre Series opener, THE FULL MONTY, running weekends, August 12-27, 2017. (more...)

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: High School Edition Comes to Black Box Performing Arts Center in Teaneck, NJ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center (BBPAC) continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Heathers The Musical: High School  Edition in the heart of Teaneck, New Jersey - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan.   (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED Continues Through Friday at Black Box Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center (BBPAC) continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced in the heart of Teaneck, New Jersey - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsals for ON THE 21ST CENTURY at Venice Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Brian Craft and Ashley Figlow present: On the 21st Century as part of Venice Theatre's 5th Annual Summer Cabaret Series. Check out clips of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

ON THE 21ST CENTURY Set at Venice Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Brian Craft and Ashley Figlow present: On the 21st Century as part of Venice Theatre's 5th Annual Summer Cabaret Series. (more...)

Mac Rogers' Sci-Fi Thriller STEAL THE STARS to Premiere with Weekly Episodes Starting This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gideon Media (a new venture from Gideon Productions, producers of the critically-acclaimed The Honeycomb Trilogy, Universal Robots, and Viral) in association with Tor Books & Tor Labs will present Steal the Stars, a noir science fiction thriller by Mac Rogers (award-winning writer of the global hit podcast thrillers, The Message and LifeAfter), released as 14 episodes, airing weekly from August 2 - November 1, 2017, and available worldwide on all major podcast distributors including iTunes, Stitcher, and GooglePlay through the Macmillan Podcast Network. (more...)

THE SIMPSONS Contributing Writer Gary Apple Will Debut New Irreverent Holiday Musical at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gary Apple, who has served as a contributing writer on hit comedy series such as "The Simpsons," will debut his new irreverent holiday musical Christmas In Hell during this summer's New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Chris Ellison and Robert Duncan Join the Cast of A JUDGEMENT IN STONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Continuing a successful UK-wide tour throughout 2017, Chris Ellison and Robert Duncan will join the cast of The Classic Thriller Theatre Company's A Judgement in Stone. Ellison is well-loved for his longstanding role as ITV's DCI Frank Burnside in The Bill and Burnside and returns to familiar territory as Detective Superintendent Vetch in celebrated crime authoress Ruth Rendell's multi-million-selling work. (more...)

Thrillers to Release Debut Album 'Break Free' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

THRILLERS is the new project from LA-based electro-pop-blood-brothers Greg & Jeremy Pearson. Tall, dark, and handsome, THRILLERS have constructed an emotional rollercoaster full of sure-fire synth-pop anthems and invigorating dance-rock and will release their debut album, Break Free on April 28. (more...)

2017 Roger Rees Award Nominees Announced; Tim Federle to Host May Ceremony!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Broadway Education Alliance is pleased to announce thenames of the 41 student performers who will compete for the 2016-2017 Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance. (more...)

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