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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.


TICK, TICK...BOOM! Opens Tomorrow, Oct. 1; Meet the Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Originally conceived as a 'rock monologue'and first produced Off-Off Broadway in 1990, Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK...BOOM! plays the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium starting tomorrow, October 1, until Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Will Return to Ogunquit Playhouse; Hunter Foster to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will bring back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage October 5 through November 6. (more...)

BWW Review: Theo Ubique's Must-See FLY BY NIGHT
by Misha Davenport - Sep 28, 2016

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BLOOD BROTHERS Returns to Birmingham Hippodrome, Starring Lyn Paul as Mrs Johnstone
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The international smash hit musical Blood Brothers will make a triumphant return to Birmingham Hippodrome for two weeks this Autumn from Mon 10 - Sat 22 Oct. No stranger to Blood Brothers, 'The definitive Mrs Johnstone' (Manchester Evening News) Lyn Paul returns to the iconic role, one she first played in 1997. Lyn played Mrs Johnstone in the final West End performances at the Phoenix Theatre in 2012. She has also starred in the UK tour of Cabaret in 2013 as Fraulein Schneider, in Boy George's musical Taboo and in Footloose - the Musical. (more...)

CBEEBIES' Stars Abe Jarmand and Jane Deane Join Cast of ALADDIN - Croydon's Official Panto 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

CBeebies' stars ABE JARMAN (presenter of The Let's Go Club), and JANE DEANE, (Dee Livery in Justin's House), will lead a superb cast in the most magical pantomime of all - ALADDIN.  Croydon is the place to be this Christmas, when this festive treat takes to the stage at Waddon Leisure Centre from Wednesday 7 to Saturday 31 December.  This year's Christmas cracker is one that all the family will long remember. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS to Return to Birmingham Hippodrome with Lyn Paul
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The international smash hit musical Blood Brothers will make a triumphant return to Birmingham Hippodrome for two weeks this Autumn from Mon 10 - Sat 22 Oct. (more...)

Cheryl Fergison and Maureen Nolan Lead Cast of Comedy MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Casting has been announced for a 2017 tour of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, the all-singing, all-dancing comedy at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for one night only on Thursday 9 March 2017. (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED World Premiere Starts Tonight at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

BOXX Sponsors SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch with Innovation and Information
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premieres Tonight at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

Hunter Foster Helms Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Starting Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse brings back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage tonight, October 5, through November 6. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for the British Musical RUMPY PUMPY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Final casting announced for the British musical "Rumpy Pumpy!" The remarkable true story of two genteel ladies from the Hampshire Women's Institute who campaign for better conditions for Working Girls  (more...)

BWW Review: Louis Viljoen's DANGLED with Rob van Vuuren Offers Genius in Action at the Cape Town Fringe
by David Fick - Oct 4, 2016

It is quite remarkable when contemporary theatre-makers succeed in taking on a classic work and reinventing it so that it resonates within the context of our particular space and time. DANGLED is theatrical savant Louis Viljoen's adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story, 'Diary of a Madman', written as a performance piece for Rob van Vuuren. The result? Genius in action. (more...)

Michael Starke Stars in Michael Wynne's Music Hall Show Celebrating Playhouse's 150th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue. (more...)

John Partridge and Adrian Zmed to Star in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Bill Kenwright presents the much loved musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES with JOHN PARTRIDGE as 'Albin' and ADRIAN ZMED as 'Georges', opening at New Oxford Theatre on Thursday 5th January before embarking on its first ever nationwide tour. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Company Presents First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) is excited to announce its First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit, hosted by Trish Rigdon, Chair of Media Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. The Up Close Cocktails Benefit is Wednesday, November 9th from 6-8pm. We're transforming our theatre at Spring Street Studios, for an elegant cocktail night celebrating 4th Wall's bright future and the awesome generosity of our patrons. Patrons will enjoy live music and beer provided by Karbach Brewery, wine from Nice Winery,  hor d'oeuvres provided by Shade Restaurant and valet parking service available.  Join us to meet new friends and reconnect with old friends while making a difference in the lives of Houston performing artists. Your participation will make a big difference at this first must-attend event. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 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). (more...)

Broadway Vets Will Join Original Stars of London's Site-Specific SWEENEY TODD in NYC; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street announced today that the stars of the original London incarnation of the production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhan McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), will reprise their performances for New York audiences. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Alastair Brookshaw & More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen (Amalia Balash) will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw (Ladislav Sipos), Les Dennis (Mr Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Laszlo), Katherine Kingsley(Ilona Ritter), Dominic Tighe (Steven Kodaly) and Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack), with Rachel Bingham, Peter Dukes, Luke Fetherston, Olivia Fines, Aimee Hodnett, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Vincent Pirillo for the company's major revival of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for The Fugard Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY at the Joburg Theatre in January 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre's grand-scale, smash hit, all South African production of WEST SIDE STORY will be presented at the The Joburg Theatre Complex's Mandela Theatre from 24 January 2017. (more...)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Team Up for Duet Album TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Two of the most beloved voices in the world, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe first met at Kismet at the London Coliseum a decade ago, where they performed together. Later that year, when Ball was given a solo concert at BBC Proms-the first musical theatre star to do so-he invited Boe to perform with him.  (more...)

Casting Announced for Salisbury Playhouse's Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Casting has been announced for Salisbury Playhouse's Christmas musical productions in The Salberg - The Night Before Christmas (5 to 31 December 2016) and A Little of What You Fancy (20 December 2016 to 21 January 2017) - which have been written by Glyn Kerslake and Gareth Machin.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Grand Theatre Launches Biggest Pantomime Ever- ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

On Tuesday 18 October, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre launched its biggest pantomime to date, ALADDIN, which opens in seven weeks' time on Saturday 10 December. (more...)

Darlinghurst Theatre Company to Present A LIFE IN THE THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Performers John Gaden and Arkos Armont and director Helen Dallimore bring their formidable talent and wealth of 'life in the theatre' experience to bear in David Mamet's modern classic play and comedy.  (more...)

Jodie Prenger to Star in First Major Revival Tour of SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

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 embark on a UK tour in 2017. Opening on Thursday 2 March in Bromley, Shirley Valentine will star much loved actress Jodie Prenger as Shirley. (more...)

Facebook and Oculus Manager Joe Wagner Joins NYC-Based Agency Sociality Squared as VP, Growth
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

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English Touring Theatre Announces Casting Update for SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces a casting update for the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's new comedy Silver Lining, a co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston. Sheila Reid plays Gloria, with Rachel Davies as Maureen, Keziah Joseph as Hope, Maggie McCarthy as May, Joanna Munro as June and Amanda Walker as St Michael in the production directed by Rebecca Gatward. It opens at Rose Theatre Kingston on 8 February, before touring to Portsmouth, Oxford, Cambridge, Ipswich, Keswick, York and Salford.   (more...)

Black Box Studios Proudly Presents a New Production of BLOOD BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Black Box Studios proudly presents a new production of the London and Broadway hit musical Blood Brothers, with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Willy Russell; directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's Artistic Director Matt Okin with Musical Direction by Resident Musical Director Huey Esquire.   (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Returns to Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Few musicals have captured the hearts and minds of audiences quite like the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Returning to Birmingham Hippodrome uuntil Sat 22 Oct, the smash-hit musical will see actress and singer Lyn Paul reprise her iconic role as Mrs Johnstone, a part she first took on in 1996/1997, having first shot to fame as a member of The New Seekers in the 1970s.  (more...)

Transgender Actress to Star as 'Bernadette' in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Pride Films and Plays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Complete casting and creative team have been announced for Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, which will open in January as the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center. The musical will be performed in The Broadway, the center's 85-seat theatre at 4139 N. Broadway. (more...)

Parr Hall to Present TWOPENCE TO CROSS THE MERSEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A new stage play about the life of acclaimed author Helen Forrester is heading to Warrington this month. (more...)

Cupcake Lady Productions to Present First NYC Revival of HAZELWOOD JR. HIGH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The first New York City revival of Hazelwood Jr. High will premiere at Mayday Space Classrooms on November 11th & 18th at 8:00 p.m. and on November 12th, 13th, and 19th at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre Announces 2017 Season Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Following the recent unveiling of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 2017 Mainstage Season, the theatre's producers have announced the 2017 Season line-up for the company's popular children's theatre. A part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre since 1996, the Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway is a unique entertainment destination for weekend family outings, birthday parties, and school field trips. Since the Children's Theatre first opened, it has welcomes some of the most popular children's characters to the stage, where audiences of all ages have been able to see their stories come to life right before their eyes. From original adaptations of classic fairytales to those based on Disney animated films to musicals straight from the pages of the most popular children's books of the day, Way Off Broadway has prided itself on bringing entertainment for all ages to the region.  (more...)

The Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre Celebrates The Holidays With The Return Of CLARA AND THE NUTCRACKER PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

One of the staples of the holiday season is, without a doubt, The Nutcracker. As Christmas rolls around each year, countless productions of the classic Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ballet are performed around the world. (more...)

West End Wilma and Kieran Brown Unveil 2016 Wilma Awards Charity Single 'No Awards For You'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

OAP Theatre blogger West End Wilma has teamed up with Auburn Jam Music and West End Performer Kieran Brown (Phantom of the Opera) to release a specially written, tongue in cheek song about what it's like to be nominated for an award. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RUMPY PUMPY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

British musical "Rumpy Pumpy!" is the remarkable true story of two genteel ladies from the Hampshire Women's Institute who campaign for better conditions for Working Girls  (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

For the upcoming holiday season, 4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) brings love and laughter to Houston audiences with Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.  Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's best comedies, Much Ado is a delightfully hilarious and witty tale of love, friendship and intrigue.  Appropriate for all ages, this not-to-be-missed holiday treat opens on December 1st and runs through Christmas Eve. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, January 26 - April 15, 2017 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues it's tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

The Way off-Broadway Dinner Theatre is Set to Host A Rockin' Oldies New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

As everyone is getting ready to bid farewell to 2016 and welcome in 2017, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is preparing to host a very special New Year's Eve event to help mark the occasion.  Every few years, Way Off Broadway hosts a New Year's Eve event and this is one of those years!  (more...)

Linda Nolan to Star in New Production of OUR HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

From 10th August - 25th November 2017 The 2003 Olivier Award-winning musical OUR HOUSE will be produced by Immersion Theatre Company and Damien Tracey Productions and tour the UK from 7th August - 25th November 2017. (more...)

Marti Webb to Join LA CAGE AUX FOLLES on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Award-winning star MARTI WEBB, will join the previously announced JOHN PARTRIDGE and ADRIAN ZMED. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Featuring Marti Webb, to Hit The King's Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Marti Webb is to join John Partridge and Adrian Zmed in the first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award-winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, when it arrives at the King's in Glasgow from, 25-29 July 2017 (more...)

BIG FISH 12 CHAIRS VERSION Australian Premiere At Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

RPG Productions is proud to present the Australian Premiere of BIG FISH 12 CHAIRS VERSION at Hayes Theatre Co from 18 April to 14 May 2017.  (more...)

Cast Announced for SOHO CINDERS at Union Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Union Theatre presents SOHO CINDERS, with music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe and book by Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis. (more...)

West End Leading Lady Marti Webb Comes to Canterbury Next Month in The First Tour of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marti Webb will join John Partridge and Adrian Zmed in the multi-award-winning musical, written by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman, and based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret. (more...)

Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Reimagined Underneath an African Sky for Local Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Artscape Theatre in association with The Maynardville Theatre Trust and The City of Cape Town will present an adaptation of the romantic Shakespearean comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT, at the Maynardville's Open Air Theatre in 2017. Starring David Johnson and Elizabeth Akudugu, this uniquely African-inspired version is directed by Geoffrey Hyland. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre's Spring 2017 Lineup Full of Music, Drama and Fun
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Belgrade Theatre has revealed its new season of shows coming to Coventry in spring 2017. (more...)

Winter and Spring Events at Berkshire Theatre Group Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce an exciting variety of musical acts set to perform at The Colonial Theatre this winter and spring. (more...)

Julie Atherton to Star in New Musical JANUARY at Live at Zédel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

After a sell-out workshop production at the Canal Cafe Theatre in January 2016, Atomicus Entertainment is thrilled to bring JANUARY to the West End at one of the most prestigious cabaret venues in London, with one of the finest musical theatre stars of her generation, Julie Atherton. (more...)

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