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Music Box Theatre (New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.

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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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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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...)

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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