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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.


The Canadian Premiere of the West End Hit Musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS Begins 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

David Mirvish, Michael Harrison, John Reid and Paul Elliott are delighted to present the Canadian premiere of the new British musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, based on the smash-hit film.  Performances begin Wednesday March 15 through April 23 at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre.  Media night is Wed March 22, 2017 (more...)

TWIST OF FAITH Resumes at Black Box Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center 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  the original comedy/drama Twist Of Faith in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

Black Box Studios Presents THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premier destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of  Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

Tam Mutu Signs on for Broadway-Bound SECRET GARDEN at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Broadway and West End star Tam Mutu will star as Archibald Craven in The 5th Avenue Theatre's enchanting Broadway-bound revival of The Secret Garden. Mutu joins a phenomenal cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Lizzie Klemperer, Charlie Franklin and Sean G. Griffin. (more...)

Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin, and Seth Rudetsky Come Together Again at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Broadway vets and good friends Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin and Seth Rudetsky will team up at Feinstein's/54 Below for an all-comedy evening of music and Broadway stories. (more...)

West End's Chloe Taylor Adds Touch of Magic to A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Epstein Theatre has announced the full casting for its first ever Shakespeare production. (more...)

Jodie Prenger in 30th Anniversary Production of Willy Russell's SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

???????Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. In celebration of its 30th anniversary the first major revival of this national treasure will visit the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 24 - Saturday 29 April on its UK tour, starring much loved actress Jodie Prenger as Shirley. (more...)

Cher, Anjelica Huston & More Set for New Original Movies on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lifetime's mission to lead entertainment through female-centric storytelling continues with the greenlight of three new high-profile movies: Flint, starring Cher; Watcher in the Woods, starring Anjelica Huston; and I Am Elizabeth Smart featuring Elizabeth Smart as executive producer and on-screen narrator. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes to Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Bill Kenwright presents the highly anticipated first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which opens at New Oxford Theatre on Thursday 5th January. (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Will Fly Into Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Coming to The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre this spring is the area's regional theatre premiere production of the high-flying musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The family friendly production, based on the classic film, was announced as part of the theatre's 2017 Mainstage Season last year by producers. The musical will take flight at the area's only year-round producing theatre beginning April 7th. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright, Arsenio Hall and More Coming Up This April at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, throughout the month of April. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for FOOTLOOSE UK Tour and Limited West End Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Full casting is announced today for Footloose: The Musical, which returns next month following a smash-hit 2016 tour. Opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 21 April, the tour will include a strictly limited West End season at The Peacock, playing for three weeks from Tuesday 12 September 2017.  (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Review: SHIRLEY VALENTINE, New Alexandra Theatre
by Emma Cann - Mar 10, 2017

Known for his strong female characters, from Educating Rita to Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers, Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine stands head and shoulders above his other work as an in depth exploration of what it was really like to be a woman in the 1980s. Transporting the audience from her kitchen in Liverpool to a beautiful beach in Corfu, 42 year old Shirley Bradshaw's life is thrown out of balance by an unexpected holiday, causing her to question the mundane, limiting life she finds herself leading. (more...)

BWW Review: YEARS OF SUNLIGHT, Theatre503
by Gary Naylor - Jan 31, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a play that examines the failures of the social experiment of Skelmersdale, a 60s council mega estate stuck between Liverpool and Wigan (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SORROWS OF SATAN at Tristan Bates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Casting announced for The Sorrows of Satan, a brand new musical play, based on one of the world's first bestselling novels. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Opens Friday at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the Tony Award-winning musical Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Porterspace Announces Sean Pollock and Drew Weinstein as Artists in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Porterspace, founded and curated by theatre artist Lawrence Schober, is 'an initiative to provide emerging performance artists with a space to develop their work'. Porterspace is proud to announce Sean Pollock and Drew Weinstein as their newest Artists-In-Residence for Spring 2017. Developmental readings, workshops, and other events are held throughout Porterspace throughout the year and can be accessed at www.porterspace.nyc (more...)

PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT Extends Into March at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center, has added an extra four weeks of performances and will now close on Sunday, March 12 rather than the previously announced February 12. (more...)

Riverside Theatre Presents An Evening with Brian d'Arcy James
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Riverside Theatre welcomes Broadway star Brian d'Arcy James as part of its annual Supper Club Event. Part of Riverside's Friends Committee events, An Evening with Brian d'Arcy James takes place on Monday, February 13, 2017 starting at 6pm with cocktails followed by dinner and then the performance by Mr. d'Arcy James. Chair for the event is Rosemary Haverland. (more...)

Michael Griffiths & Andrea Mcardle Set Dates In San Diego & Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced Australian cabaret sensation Michael Griffiths, making his West Coast debut with his show In Vogue: Songs by Madonna in San Diego and Hollywood in January, and Broadway's Tony Award-nominated Andrea McArdle performing her show '70s & Sunny in February. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2017
by - Jan 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Carnivals of the Heart to Stage BLOOD BROTHERS at Artscape Arena
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Carnivals of the Heart, in association with Samuel French, will present Willy Russell's Blood Brothers at the Artscape Arena in Cape Town this February. (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE NOISY NEIGHBORS OR IL CAMPIELLO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Different Stages continues its 2016 - 2017 season with Carlo Goldoni's The Noisy Neighbors or Il Campiello. Written for the Venetian Carnival of 1756, Goldoni's comedy recounts the matrimonial scheming, gossip, and games enlivening the daily activity of a bustling but poor Venetian piazza where pandemonium reigns. The commedia-inspired play centers on four scrappy, hard-working, hard-playing families whose daily lives on a small square are interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious wealthy stranger during Carnival.  (more...)

Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9 at Black Box PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center 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 Caryl Churchill's  Cloud 9 in the heart of Teaneck, NJ. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS to Visit Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre on 30th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Bill Kenwright's production of international smash-hit musical Blood Brothers visits the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield, from Monday 23 January to Saturday 4 February, as part of its 30th Anniversary Tour, with Lyn Paul in the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone. (more...)

Casting Announced for Ruth Rendell's A JUDGEMENT IN STONE At Edinburgh's King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 17, 2017

Casting Announced for Ruth Rendell's A JUDGEMENT IN STONE At Edinburgh's King's Theatre. (more...)

Conjo Players Theatre Releases Exciting News About ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Conjo Players Theatre has released exciting news about ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

Audiences Will Be "Wilde" With Laughter During Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Directed by Bob Carlton, this production begins previews on March 14th, opens on March 22nd and runs through April 30th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck Headlines 4th Wall Theatre's Inaugural Play Reading Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

4th Wall Theatre Company launches its inaugural play reading festival, 4th Wall Reads:  Women's Voices.  Running March 2nd - March 12th at STUDIO 101, the festival showcases five exceptional female playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck who is headlining the event.  The five plays, which are new to Houston audiences and range from insightful comedies to hard-hitting dramas, will be read twice over the 10-day festival with each reading to be followed by moderated talk-backs.  All general admission tickets are Pay What You Can, with a limited number of reserved seats available for advance purchase.   (more...)

Mare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham and Dimitri Joseph Moise join the previously announced cast of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck to Headline 4th Wall Theatre's 'WOMEN'S VOICES' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

4th Wall Theatre Company launches its inaugural play reading festival, 4th Wall Reads: Women's Voices. Running March 2nd - March 12th at STUDIO 101, the festival showcases five exceptional female playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck who is headlining the event. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre to Present WAITING FOR LEFTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present "Waiting for Lefty", which will be the first play directed by new Artistic Director Michael Bradford.  (more...)

Micky Dolenz, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Micky Dolenz, vocalist/drummer from The Monkees, the fifth annual interactive Downtown Freedom Seder, Chicago's own Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more. (more...)

Play 'Hermia' in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at The Epstein
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Do you love Shakespeare and would relish the opportunity to act alongside West End stars? Then head to The Epstein Theatre on Monday, 6th and Tuesday 7th March for your chance to star in The Epstein Theatre's first ever Shakespearian production! (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS To Embark on 30th Anniversary UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

2017 marks 30 years since Bill Kenwright's production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK. In celebration, the iconic musical will visit theatres across the country next year, opening on Tuesday 17 January at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking. (more...)

Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Begins Performances of WAITING FOR LEFTY and SEVERANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present "Waiting for Lefty", which will be the first play directed by new Artistic Director Michael Bradford.  "Waiting for Lefty" will be paired with "Severance", a new one-act play by Levi Alpert.  Performances will be held in the Nafe Katter Theatre from February 23rd through March 5th 2017. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH STEPH & FRIENDS Comes to The Market Place Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

An Evening with Steph & Friends, due to high demand is coming to The Market Place Theatre, Armagh on Saturday 04 March having sold out two nights at the Bardic Theatre, Donaghmore. The show has been recently updated to include new material never before heard performed by Stephanie and will include some new guests fresh from Bardic's recent production of All Shook Up, also directed and produced by Stephanie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions presents THE SORROWS OF SATAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Sorrows of Satan is written by musical theatre writing duo Bateman and Conley and directed by Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World, St. James Theatre) and runs at Tristan Bates for six weeks, opening on 21 February with previews from 14 February (more...)

Former Teen Idol & Broadway Alum David Cassidy Reveals He's Battling Dementia
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 21, 2017

Following a perplexing concert performance in Agoura Hills, CA over the weekend, former teen idol David Cassidy revealed to PEOPLE that he is battling dementia. (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Black Box Performing Arts Center presents Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center 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 Caryl Churchill's  Cloud 9 in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.  (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Visit Birmingham on First Ever UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The winner of 10 Tony and 5 Olivier Awards, Billy Elliot the Musical will be at Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time ever from Tue 7 Mar - Sat 29 Apr 2017. Seen by almost 11 million people worldwide, Billy Elliot the Musical is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/85 miners' strike and follows Billy's journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. (more...)

Black Box Studios Proudly Presents CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center 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 Caryl Churchill's  Cloud 9 in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.  (more...)

The Epstein Theatre Presents Its First Shakespeare Play A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

???????The Epstein Theatre proudly presents its first ever Shakespeare Production. The most magical of comedies A Midsummer Night's Dream is brought to the stage by Daniel Taylor Productions Ltd from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April. (more...)

Thrillers to Release Debut Album 'Break Free' 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 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...)

Lauren Paris Joins PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT Tonight at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pride Films and Plays has announced the addition of Lauren Paris to the cast of its critically acclaimed and Jeff-recommended Chicago premiere of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. (more...)

MURDER BY MARRIAGE Coming to Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, is not only known for its Broadway-style Mainstage productions and one-of-a-kind Children's Theatre, but also for its interactive murder mysteries. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Returns to the Belgrade Theatre for 30th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

2017 marks 30 years since Bill Kenwright's production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK. In celebration, the iconic musical will visit the Belgrade Theatre Coventry from Mon 6 to Sat 11 March. (more...)

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