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(Piccadilly Circus) Shaftesbury Avenue
London,

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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...)

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...)

VIDEO: Regional Premiere of BLOOD BROTHERS at Venice Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Venice Theatre will present the dramatic musical Blood Brothers opening Thursday, March 30, 2017 running through Sunday, April 23, 2017. This gripping story by British playwright Willy Russell (also known for Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) concerns twin brothers who are separated at birth, with one raised in wealth and the other in poverty. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Returns to London in Brand New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today confirmed that a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will open in September 2017 in a brand new pop-up theatre for London in Marble Arch. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Hunter Talks KINKY BOOTS
by Marianka Swain - Mar 27, 2017

Actor and musician David Hunter's previous work includes Once, Tommy and One Man, Two Guvnors. He's currently starring as Charlie in the West End production of Kinky Boots. (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...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

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Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Rounds Out Cast at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced full casting for Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas). The sassy musical comedy will not only close out GSP's 2016-17 season, but also mark the final show performed in the Playhouse's current building. Curvy Widow runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5th, 2017. (more...)

Principal Cast Announced for European Premiere of WORKING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

???????Gillian Bevan, Dean Chisnall, Krysten Cummings, Siubhan Harrison, Peter Polycarpou and Liam Tamne will lead the cast of the European Premiere of WORKING. (more...)

Kerry Butler Holds Broadway Master Class with Aspire Performing Arts Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

On Sunday, April 30, Aspire Performing Arts Company will bring Broadway to the 'burbs, welcoming Tony Award-nominated actress Kerry Butler for a special Broadway Master Class! (more...)

Heart-warming Comedy SHIRLEY VALENTINE Comes to The Marlowe Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month.  (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...)

New Revival of SHIRLEY VALENTINE Comes to the King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. Next week, a new production starring Jodie Prenger will run at the King's Theatre, Glasgow forming part of a major revival of the classic story. (more...)

Joanne Clifton Is THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at The Palace Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Strictly Come Dancing's Joanne Clifton is heading to the Palace Theatre, Manchester, in four weeks when she stars in the lead role in hit musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. (more...)

Original Comedy/Drama TWIST OF FAITH Continues this Spring at BBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 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.   This newly revised production of the Off-Broadway hit is written and directed by Michael Gurin, and based on an original concept by Matt Okin.  (more...)

Philadelphia Performers Celebrate Broadway in Manayunk
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Some of Philadelphia's biggest musical theater stars are teaming up for a one-night only salute to the Great White Way. The Summer Club Salutes Broadway will feature a 17-piece live big band performing hits from Jersey Boys, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, and more at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center (7 Lock Street, Philadelphia) at 8PM on May 1. (more...)

Israeli Opera Presents Revenge Campaign LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The New Israeli Opera will present in a new production 'La forza del destino' by Verdi, conducted by the musical director of the Israeli Opera Daniel Oren, directed by Pier Francesco Maestrini and performed by international and Israeli soloists, The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion and The Israeli Opera Chorus conducted by Ethan Schmeisser. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 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...)

Black Box Theatre Presents THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 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, starting later this week in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

First Revival of TWIST OF FAITH to be Presented by Black Box Studios
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater andcollaborative 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...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

Cast Announced For Major Revival of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Today, Theatr Clwyd announced the full cast for a major new revival of Oscar Wilde's classic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest which opens on 9 May, with previews from 4 May, and runs until 27 May. (more...)

Magical Comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Start This Spring at The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

In just two weeks' time, the most magical of comedies A Midsummer Night's Dream will be brought to life on the Epstein Theatre stage by Daniel Taylor Productions Ltd from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April. (more...)

SHIRLEY VALENTINE comes to Edinburgh's King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 11, 2017

Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makeschips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently. (more...)

Inaugural Touring Season Announced for Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The inaugural touring season has been announced for Storyhouse - the brand new £37m theatre, cinema and library in Chester. (more...)

Over 70% of Tickets Already Sold to the Musical MAMMA MIA! At Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 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...)

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