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Lyric Theatre (London, )
(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.

Performers Announced for NOMINEE NIGHT at Sidetrack, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

?Chicago's best musical theatre performers gather on the same stage for one night only when the 2016 Jeff Award Nominees are honored at Nominee Night, May 17 at 7PM at Sidetrack Video Bar in Lake View, Chicago. (more...)

The Court Theatre Presents EDUCATING RITA This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

From the writer of Blood Brothers (Willy Russell) comes his most acclaimed play, Educating Rita, an hilarious and moving story of a woman determined to better herself. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Howard McGillin & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Coming to Coventry
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Following his phenomenal decade-long success with The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses all around the UK, Bill Kenwright returns with an all-new instalment of classic mystery in Rehearsal For Murder from Mon 9 - Sat 14 May. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Host Princess Breakfast 2016, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Way Off Broadway has announced that it is once again time for all of the young princesses in the land and their families to come together for this year's Princess Breakfast, The Fairytale Forest Fashion Show. This special family event will be held on Saturday morning, August 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the theatre. (more...)

PARADE Extends at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?The long-awaited revival of the hit musical Parade at Manchester's new fringe theatre is now open to rave reviews at Hope Mill Theatre. The producers have also announced that the production is to be extended for an extra week by popular demand and will now run until Saturday 11th June. (more...)

David Cassidy Set for Pair of Shows at NJPAC, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with 1970s heartthrob David Cassidy. Come on, get happy! The Partridge Family's David Cassidy performs hits from the '70s TV show ("I Think I Love You," "I Woke Up in Love This Morning"), along with favorites from his solo career ("Cherish"). (more...)

BWW Feature: MOTONES VS JERSEYS at Lone Tree Arts Center
by Chris Arneson - May 19, 2016

The ultimate '60s music battle!  Who will reign supreme in this amazing night of music?! Join the Motones and Jerseys for an evening of '60s song, dance and crowd interaction. At the end of the show, YOU decide the winner! (more...)

DISTRICT SIX - KANALA Extends Run at The Fugard Theatre Through July
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Owing to popular demand and after an extraordinary run thus far, the Eric Abraham and Fugard Theatre production of DISTRICT SIX - KANALA, David Kramer's brand new musical tribute, has now been extended to 3 July 2016, which will also be the official closing date of the show. (more...)

Sundog Theatre to Stage Existential Tragicomedy WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Sundog Theatre is pleased to announce this summer's acclaimed Samuel Beckett tragicomedy, WAITING FOR GODOT. (more...)

'70s Tidal Wave! Meet the Full Cast of DISASTER!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER! opens tonight, March 8, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. DISASTER! will play a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch footage of the cast onstage below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for PARADE at Manchester's New Arts Venue
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The full cast has now been confirmed for the revival of the classic musical Parade, which will run for three and a half weeks at Manchester's newest arts venue. (more...)

World Premiere of EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL Coming to the St. James Theatre, July 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The World Premiere of Exposure The Musical - Life Through A Lens will run at the St. James Theatre, for a limited season, from 16 July until 27 August 2016, with press night on Thursday 28 July 2016.  (more...)

'X Factor' Finalist, Lola Saunders Joins SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME UK Tour - Further Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the UK tour of Save the Last Dance for Me. Lola Saunders, a finalist on The X Factor 2014, will make her theatrical debut in the role of Jennifer starring alongside previously announced Antony Costa as Milton, with Wayne Robinson as Curtis and Elizabeth Carter returning to the role of Marie.  (more...)

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME with THE X FACTOR Finalist Lola Saunders Set for King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Final casting has been announced for the UK tour of Save the Last Dance for Me. Lola Saunders, a finalist on The X Factor 2014, will make her theatrical debut in the role of Jennifer starring alongside previously announced Antony Costa as Milton, with Wayne Robinson as Curtis and Elizabeth Carter returning to the role of Marie. (more...)

Rodney Matthews, Mark Wood, Jonathan Vickers and Ewan Petrie Will Star in THE PILLOWMAN at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Granite, Cabaret and A Play, A Pie and A Pint actors Rodney Matthews, Mark Wood, Jonathan Vickers and Ewan Petrie are set to return to the city to star in a thrilling new production of The Pillowman created in Aberdeen. (more...)

David Cassidy to Perform Pair of Shows at NJPAC, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with 1970s heartthrob David Cassidy. Come on, get happy! The Partridge Family's David Cassidy performs hits from the '70s TV show ("I Think I Love You," "I Woke Up in Love This Morning"), along with favorites from his solo career ("Cherish"). (more...)

THE GLENN MILLER STORY with Tommy Steele to Launch UK Autumn Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Following two triumphant tours, spectacular show The Glenn Miller Story extends into the autumn, opening in Southend-on-Sea on Friday 5 August. This extraordinary tale of America's most famous big band leader stars music legend Tommy Steele. (more...)

Emmy Winner Kim Zimmer to Star in OLD LOVE NEW LOVE at Luna Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Luna Stage is proud to present the world premiere of Old Love New Love, a new play by Laura Brienza. Old Love New Love, the final show in the company's 2016-2017 season, is a funny, moving, and life-affirming play about the challenges of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease. The cast of seven is led by Emmy Award-winning actress Kim Zimmer . (more...)

Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Tuesday, March 29, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 14, 2016

Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, March 29, 2016! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces THE 39 STEPS Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast and creative team of THE 39 STEPS, May 19-August 14 at the CLO Cabaret.  Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit with a riotous blend of virtuoso performances by an incredible cast and wildly inventive stagecraft, including an on-stage plane crash! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brian d'Arcy James to Star in CBS Adaptation of SUPERIOR DONUTS
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

SOMETHING ROTTEN! and SPOTLIGHT star Brian d'Arcy James has lined up his next project. (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host Benefit Reading of New Play by Lisa Lampanelli
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

'Fat Girls, Interrupted,' a hilarious yet heartfelt new play by two-time Grammy-nominated comedian/author Lisa Lampanelli, will receive a reading on Saturday, March 19, at 8 p.m., at Westport Country Playhouse. Lampanelli has requested that proceeds benefit The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport, CT. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

Emmy Winner Kim Zimmer to Star in New Play OLD LOVE NEW LOVE at Luna Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Luna Stage will welcome Emmy-Award winning actress Kim Zimmer to star in the world premiere of OLD LOVE NEW LOVE by Laura Brienza, the final show in the company's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Cast of SPOTLIGHT, Stage & Screen Stars of the Best Picture Nominee!
by Alexa Spiegel - Feb 22, 2016

In anticipation of the live 88th Annual Academy Award broadcast on ABC on Sunday, February 28th, BWW will be spotlighting the Oscar nominated movie performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. Today, we take a look back at the incredible careers, both stage and screen, of the cast of SPOTLIGHT, nominated for Best Picture. SPOTLIGHT is the story of how four Pulitzer Prize-winning columnists broke the story of the Boston archdiocese priest sex-abuse scandal in 2001. We are profiling three members of it's amazing cast, Brian d'Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, and Len Cariou. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley, Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit & More Perform at DEFYING GRAVITY Down Under!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

DEFYING GRAVITY: the songs of Stephen Schwartz played at Sydney's Theatre Royale February 12-13. The event, celebrating the composer's incredible body of work, was headlined by two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Aaron Tveit. (more...)

Lee Brennan to Join UK Tour of FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL as Willard, April 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

911 and The Big Reunion star Lee Brennan will make his musical theatre debut when he joins the cast of Footloose: The Musical, playing the role of Willard from Tuesday 19 April to Saturday 18 June 2016. Lee will join the UK tour for dates in Oxford, Weston Super Mare, Wimbledon, Liverpool, Belfast, Derry, Torquay and Glasgow. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Laura Dern and Hope Davis Board J.D. Salinger Movie REBEL IN THE RYE
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

SOMETHING ROTTEN! and SPOTLIGHT star Brian d'Arcy James is among the latest to join Danny Strong's upcoming J.D. Salinger film REBEL IN THE RYE. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 6-12
by Nora Dominick - Feb 12, 2016

Freaking out over Sutton Foster coming to Gilmore Girls? Trying hard to win the online #Ham4Ham? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Sundog Theatre Announces SCENES FROM THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY National Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Sundog Theatre is pleased to announce the 2016 Scenes From The Staten Island Ferry awardees. The six awardees' plays will be produced as 6 original, 1-act plays about life on the historic Staten Island Ferry. This year submissions came from all over the world. The five performances will be held at New Dorp Moravian Church Theatre, 2205 Richmond Road on Staten Island and Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students/seniors. For additional information, please visit www.sundogtheatre.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Aaron Tveit Dishes on His Past Costars from GREASE, LES MIS & More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2016

Below, Tveit stops by Sydney's 'Morning Show' to chat about the upcoming concert, his new TV series, and his past costars! (more...)

New Billys Announced for BILLY ELLIOT UK/Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals will alternate in the role when the show opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Wednesday 24 February 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sutton Foster & Aaron Tveit Rehearse for DEFYING GRAVITY Down Under!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

DEFYING GRAVITY: the songs of Stephen Schwartz is the world premiere concert production that is set to become the most exciting musical theatre event down under, playing at Sydney's Theatre Royale February 12-13. This event celebrating this incredible body of work is headlined by two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Aaron Tveit (Les Miserables movie, Next To Normal, Catch Me If You Can) who will appear alongside internationally renowned West End star Joanna Ampil (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Cats), Helpmann Award winner Helen Dallimore (Blood Brothers, Legally Blonde) and David Harris(Miss Saigon, Legally Blonde) who is returning to Australia for this event.  Making a very special guest appearance is Tony Award winning Broadway, TV and film icon Betty Buckley (Cats, Pippin, Sunset Boulevard, Carrie) in her debut Sydney performance. (more...)

OLD LOVE NEW LOVE's Kim Zimmer to Host Meet and Greet, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Emmy Award-Winning Actress Kim Zimmer will do a Meet and Greet for fans following the Sunday April 17th performance of Old Love New Love by Laura Brienza at Luna Stage in West Orange, NJ. Meet Kim, hear her read an excerpt from her best selling memoir 'I'm Just Saying!', and take part in a Q and A about her career and her role in the production of Old Love New Love. The performance of Old Love New Love on Sunday April 17th is at 3pm. The Meet and Greet will follow at 5:30pm. These are separately ticked events. Tickets for Old Love New Love on that date are $37. Tickets for the Meet and Greet are $25. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Cast Set for Theo Ubique's AN ANTHONY NEWLEY AND LESLIE BRICUSSE SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The British songwriting duo of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, who together wrote some of the most enduring and loved songs of Broadway and Hollywood, will be celebrated in Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's 2016 summer cabaret. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies. (more...)

Marlowe Theatre Posts Record-Breaking Year with 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

A RECORD number of people saw shows at The Marlowe Theatre last year (2015/16). (more...)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Set to Go, Go, Go at Theatre On The Bay
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Pieter Toerien presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's sparkling family musical, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, on stage at Theatre on the Bay from 12 August to 5 November 2016. (more...)

The Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2016

Broadway's WAITRESS began performances on Friday, March 25 with a bang, setting a house record for a single performance the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and announcing a new block of tickets on sale through January 1, 2017. WAITRESS opens today, April 24, 2016. Get ready for tonight's opening bows by scrolling down to learn more about the company, plus watching highlights from the show! (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Opens Next Week at Edinburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The hilarious celebration of women and 'The Change' comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 30th April. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Continue Season with THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre continues its 2016 Season with the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening Friday, May 6th. (more...)

Matt Farcher to Lead Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the American professional premiere of the new musical THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, written by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy. Performances take place May 6 through May 21, 2016. PTC has just announced the full cast and creative team for the production! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/13/2016 - NATHAN THE WISE Off-Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 13, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CSC's NATHAN THE WISE, starring F. Murray Abraham and Stark Sands, opens off-Broadway! (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Will Come Back to the Stage in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

For one night only (June 28, 2016),  experience the international mega-hitBlood Brothers on the stage of Feinstein's/54 Below. Blood Brothers tells the story of Mickey and Edward, twins separated at birth in England in the 1960s. Despite growing up on opposite ends of the social spectrum, they find their lives intertwined as they grow, never knowing their true connection. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre continues its 2016 Season with the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening Friday, May 6th. (more...)

Award-winning Psychological Thriller DEATH AND THE MAIDEN Comes to Melville Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

An Olivier Award-winning play comes to Melville Theatre this May, looking at what happens when a former political prisoner confronts her alleged tormentor years later. (more...)

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