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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.


Natasha Hamilton and Kevin Kennedy Join FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The first image of the the Musical family has today been released, as full casting for Kay Mellor's new musical is unveiled.  (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Extends At The Marble Arch Theatre Due To Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Underbelly Productions has today confirmed the new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will extend its run at The Marble Arch Theatre until Saturday 17th February 2018, due to overwhelming popular demand.  (more...)

You Can't Sit With Them... Meet the Plastics of MEAN GIRLS on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

As BWW just announced, the highly anticipated stage adaptation of MEAN GIRLS will begin previews next spring on March 12 and open April 8 at the August Wilson Theater.  Meet the cast of the Broadway production below - as we round up performances for each of the plastics and more! (more...)

Mike Thornton and Gruppo Mondo to Bring Jazz to Egremont Barn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

No one trumps Torme! Night after night, The Capitol Steps actor Mike Thornton heats up the political comedy circuit, playing presidents from Bush to Trump. Then he cools down with jazz standards in area clubs. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a celebration of the groundbreaking musical masterpiece West Side Story on the 60th anniversary of the show's opening on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street). (more...)

Storyhouse Reveal Its New 800 Seater Auditorium This Week With Launch Of Inaugural Touring Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Storyhouse welcomes the first show in its inaugural touring season this week - giving audiences the first chance to see its stunning 800-seater auditorium in all its glory. (more...)

Casting Announced for Coventry Musical GODIVA ROCKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre has announced the cast for its Coventry Musical Godiva Rocks, including Niki Evans who wowed the judges on the 2007 series of ITV's X Factor. Premiering on the Main Stage this October, Godiva Rocks is the must-see new musical featuring a soundtrack of hit songs from Coventry artists through the decades, and brings together a talented cast of actors, singers and musicians. (more...)

BEYOND THE BINARY Coming to the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

On Sunday, September 24th @ 4pm, a cabaret entitled Beyond The Binary will debut at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Beyond The Binary shares the stories of ten LGBTQ+ artists through a variety of musical selections. (more...)

Tori Keenan-Zelt's New Play SEPH Coming to American Theatre of Actors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Do you want to grow things or kill things? As a teenage goddess, Seph lives in her family's in-between. With her mom, she makes grass grow and flowers bloom. (more...)

Andy Brady and More Join NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jamie Wilson, Entertainment One (eOne), Ramin Sabi and Belgrade Theatre Coventry have just announced the full casting for the World Premiere of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production of NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL opening at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Friday 20 October 2017. (more...)

Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of WEST SIDE STORY at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a celebration of the groundbreaking musical masterpiece West Side Story on the 60th anniversary of the show's opening on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street). (more...)

Mike Thornton and Gruppo Mondo to Perform Jazz Standards at Egremont Barn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Mike Thornton, the actor/singer who plays Presidents from Bush to Trump with The Capitol Steps, and the Berkshires-based jazz quartet Gruppo Mondo, will record an album of jazz standards before a live audience on Thursday, September 28 at 7PM at the Egremont Barn, 17 Main Street, South Egremont, MA. (more...)

United Solo Opens Its Eighth Season with 25 Sold-Out Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The world's largest solo theatre festival will begin its eighth season at Theatre Row on Thursday, September 14, with a night of two shows, both of which are completely sold out. (more...)

RuPaul's DragCon Hits New York City for First Time
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

RuPaul and World of Wonder Productions (“RuPaul's Drag Race,” “Million Dollar Listing”, “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce,”) welcomed a sold out crowd of more than 35,000 attendees to the first ever RuPaul's DragCon NYC on Sept. 9-10 at Manhattan's Jacob K. Javits Center. (more...)

Daniel Taylor Productions Rep Co Present Shakespeare Classics Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed run earlier this year, Daniel Taylor Productions' immersive production of Shakespeare`s classic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream returns to The Epstein Theatre in Spring 2018. (more...)

National & Local Thought Leaders To Host Talkbacks After DISGRACED at BBPAC Teaneck
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Having previously announced its new production of Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced - directed by Artistic Director Matt Okin, produced by Huey Esquire and Black Box Studios, and featuring Misty Easler, Katie Housley, Alex Hughes, Hemang Sharma, and Laurence Wallace - Black Box Studios and Black Box Performing Arts Center are proud to announce that not only will most performances of Disgraced be followed by a talkback among cast, creative team, and the audience, but several noted thought leaders have  committed to leading talkbacks. (more...)

First Line-Up Of Storyhouse Shows Announced For Spring 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Storyhouse can reveal the first shows in its Spring Season 2018 - with headline names in comedy, opera and dance all making a date with the Chester venue. (more...)

Go Over The Rainbow To Stockport Plaza This Summer As Full Cast Announced For WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Regal Entertainments recently announced that their smash hit production of The Wizard of Oz would be heading to Stockport Plaza this summer, and producers are now excited to reveal the full cast. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Opens At Stockport Plaza Next Week; Maddie Hope Coelho Steps Into Ruby Slippers As Dorothy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Get set to go on a magical journey Over The Rainbow as Regal Entertainments' new production of The Wizard of Oz begins its North-West tour next week, opening at Stockport Plaza from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 August. (more...)

Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell to Play 'The Plastics' in Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson have announced casting for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. (more...)

They're So Fetch! Meet MEAN GIRLS' Plastics and Friends/Enemies!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

In celebration of today's announcement, we're rounding up past performances from the new cast so that you can meet the Plastics and friends/enemies! (more...)

Courtney Love and Todd Almond at Provincetown's Crown & Anchor, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

On August 5 at 7:00 p.m., producer Rick Murray will present one of the most influential figures in contemporary popular culture, rock legend and actress Courtney Love, who will sit down with Kevin Sessums for an intimate evening of conversation and performance.  Love will be joined by her collaborator and friend, composer Todd Almond, with whom she shares a unique artistic alchemy.  (more...)

Carnegie Theatre Series to Open with THE FULL MONTY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Carnegie is preparing to 'bare it all' with the 2017-18 Theatre Series opener, THE FULL MONTY, running weekends, August 12-27, 2017. (more...)

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: High School Edition Comes to Black Box Performing Arts Center in Teaneck, NJ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center (BBPAC) 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 Heathers The Musical: High School  Edition in the heart of Teaneck, New Jersey - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan.   (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED Continues Through Friday at Black Box Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center (BBPAC) 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 Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced in the heart of Teaneck, New Jersey - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsals for ON THE 21ST CENTURY at Venice Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Brian Craft and Ashley Figlow present: On the 21st Century as part of Venice Theatre's 5th Annual Summer Cabaret Series. Check out clips of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

ON THE 21ST CENTURY Set at Venice Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Brian Craft and Ashley Figlow present: On the 21st Century as part of Venice Theatre's 5th Annual Summer Cabaret Series. (more...)

Mac Rogers' Sci-Fi Thriller STEAL THE STARS to Premiere with Weekly Episodes Starting This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gideon Media (a new venture from Gideon Productions, producers of the critically-acclaimed The Honeycomb Trilogy, Universal Robots, and Viral) in association with Tor Books & Tor Labs will present Steal the Stars, a noir science fiction thriller by Mac Rogers (award-winning writer of the global hit podcast thrillers, The Message and LifeAfter), released as 14 episodes, airing weekly from August 2 - November 1, 2017, and available worldwide on all major podcast distributors including iTunes, Stitcher, and GooglePlay through the Macmillan Podcast Network. (more...)

THE SIMPSONS Contributing Writer Gary Apple Will Debut New Irreverent Holiday Musical at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gary Apple, who has served as a contributing writer on hit comedy series such as "The Simpsons," will debut his new irreverent holiday musical Christmas In Hell during this summer's New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Chris Ellison and Robert Duncan Join the Cast of A JUDGEMENT IN STONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Continuing a successful UK-wide tour throughout 2017, Chris Ellison and Robert Duncan will join the cast of The Classic Thriller Theatre Company's A Judgement in Stone. Ellison is well-loved for his longstanding role as ITV's DCI Frank Burnside in The Bill and Burnside and returns to familiar territory as Detective Superintendent Vetch in celebrated crime authoress Ruth Rendell's multi-million-selling work. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Olivia Vadnais and Reed Allen Worth Will Skate Into Pittsburgh CLO in XANADU; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of XANADU, October 12-December 17 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL to Cut Loose at Storyhouse Chester Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Everybody cut loose because Footloose: The Musical is dancing in to Chester's Storyhouse next week on its first visit to the city and marking the first visiting production and the start of the new season. (more...)

IMPRINT theatreworks Announces Their Inaugural Season
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 29, 2017

IMPRINT theatreworks presents their Inaugural Season: Built for Longing. Built for Longing (a theme borrowed from a lyric in their first musical selection) is a Season that focuses on the internal desire for more and how it can unravel us. From needing to be on top, to fantasizing about a past lover, to starting a revolution, and to always wondering what it's like on the other side, Built for Longing features four emotionally honest, powerful, and driven pieces of theatre that will leave IMPRINT's audiences touched and excited for our vision. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 27, 2017
by - Aug 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Original Broadway 'Elvis' to Star in HEARTBREAK HOTEL Premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

From the creator of Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, the Ogunquit Playhouse will produce the World Premiere of Heartbreak Hotel, as part of its 85th anniversary season, on stage August 30 to September 30. (more...)

BWW Review: TRUE WEST at NEW CITY PLAYERS
by John Lariviere - Aug 24, 2017

This New City Players production of True West will be appearing at The Vanguard through August 27, 2017. The Vanguard is located at 1501 S. Andrews Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (more...)

Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dustin Rothbart and Danny Kapinos, Co-Artistic Directors, are excited to announce the formation of BLANK THEATRE COMPANY. Blank Theatre Company aims to present our audiences with work that is both timely & timeless. (more...)

Announcing Way Off Broadway's 2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

2018 will mark a year of change for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, which has become known for not only its presentations of classic musicals but its area and regional premiere's of hit Broadway shows as well.               (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS, BEAUTIFUL, and More on Sale at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced today that Willy Russell's Blood Brothers will return in 2018. The show will go on sale with BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL direct from the West End, the return of THE FIZZOGS - FREEZIN, BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETERS, SOMEONE LIKE YOU - THE ADELE SONGBOOK and AN AFTERNOON WITH CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS. (more...)

Broadway Hit HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins Comes to Black Box Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 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 - in the heart of Teaneck, NJ- just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.     (more...)

GAME OF GANGSTERS Interactive Mystery Event Coming to Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

For the 2017 Season, Way Off Broadway's producers announced a full Marquee Mysteries Series, which kicked off in March with Murder by Marriage. The third mystery in the series will be the upcoming Game of Gangster, on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th. (more...)

BWW Review: EVITA, Phoenix Theatre
by Andrew Tomlins - Aug 2, 2017

Last seen in the West End three years ago at the Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright's production of Evita has opened at the Phoenix Theatre for a three-month limited run. Hot off the heels of its most recent UK tour, Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti have reprised their roles as Eva Peron and Che and are, without doubt, the strongest pair to have led the show for years. (more...)

Maureen Nolan to Join Cast of PETER PAN at Blackpool Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Blackpool's own Maureen Nolan will join Jennifer Ellison, Jake Quickenden* and Scott Gallagher as Mrs Darling in the stellar line up for Blackpool Opera House's magical family Christmas adventure, Peter Pan (16 Dec - 07 Jan). (more...)

Industry: Theatrical Producer and Manager Stuart Thompson Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Stuart Thompson, a prolific theatrical producer and manager who brought plays by some of America's greatest contemporary playwrights as well as many of London's most prestigious productions to the Broadway stage over the last twenty years, died at his home in New York on the morning of Friday, August 18, 2017 (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Brings Acclaimed Production of Iconic Musical KING KONG Home to Joburg
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Over half a century since the world premiere of the original production of KING KONG, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre bring this legendary and iconic musical home to Johannesburg. The run will come hot off the Cape Town season, which is currently playing to rave reviews, rapturous responses and sold-out houses at the Fugard Theatre. (more...)

THE REVLON GIRL Comes to Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out tour across Wales last year, The Revlon Girl will come to PARK90 in September after a run at the Edinburgh Festival which is supported by The Arts Council of Wales. Written by composer and writer Neil Anthony Docking, The Revlon Girl is a poignant, heart-breaking and tender new play which explores a terrible episode in Welsh history and tells a story of amazing courage, hope and humour. (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE Boogies Into Sheffield This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The smash hit production, Footloose: The Musical comes to the Lyceum Theatre stage from Tuesday 29 August - Saturday 2 September. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Arrive in Toronto This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Drayton Entertainment will bring their popular production of the world-wide smash-hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Toronto. Written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, the Drayton Entertainment production is directed by Alex Mustakas, the company's artistic director. (more...)

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