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Blood Brothers - 1988 - West End

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.

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by Stephen Mosher - Sep 30, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020
Australian singer, actor, author, and television personality Helen Reddy has passed away at the age of 78.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2020
The greatest creators of Broadway musicals know how best to wrap up an Act- in a major way. Some of the most hummable, memorable tunes in the musical theatre canon happen just before intermission, leaving an impression that sparks interest and anticipation for the show's conclusion.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
Following the huge success of the run in August at the Minack Open Air Theatre, the acclaimed 40th anniversary production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA is coming back from Wednesday 28 October.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2020
What is a Broadway musical without a big, bold, belty closing number? Whether it's delivered as a last stand from the main character or a harmonious reprise from the full cast, musical finales have a reputation for  being some of the best songs in the musical theatre canon, so today, we're skipping right to the end.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
The second episode of The Theatre Channel is a specially extended Halloween themed episode with songs from Dracula, Carrie, and Jekyll and Hyde. The episode is available to purchase now, ahead of its release on 30 October, and details will be released in the coming weeks of further exciting and high-profile performers who will join the line-up.
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2020
Stay inside this Halloween and join the Queens of VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 as they sashay their way into your home for a very special Halloween eleganza!
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2020
The 16th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival will hold a special screening of the feature film drama The World Without You
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
Though performances at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre have been suspended since mid-March due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, the company's producers are looking to the future with the unveiling of Way Off Broadway's 2020/2021 Season line-up.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
On Sunday May 24 at 5pm, singer Lynelle Kenned, accompanied by Stefan Lombard on piano, will perform live in a one hour concert.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 5/21/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020
Kerry Butler took to twitter to share that she will be hosting a free online watercolor class!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
“The Vivienne Takes Hollywood” features UK's first Drag Superstar The Vivienne as she embarks on an adventure to Hollywood where, each week, she'll be joined by a different celebrity co-pilot who helps her along the way to making her first ever music video. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2020
Today, the almighty composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim turns 90 - happy birthday from all of us at BroadwayWorld! Here, BWW reviewers share some of the reasons why we adore his work.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020
Nominees have been announced for the 13th Annual Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards. The ceremony will take place on Youtube, June 14 at 7pm.
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Sir Ian McKellen will step into the iconic shoes of William Shakespeare's Hamlet in an upcoming age-blind production of the play at Theatre Royal Windsor, returning the actor to a role he first performed fifty years ago. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2020
Today's top stories: BroadwayHD will stream a free Falsettos sing-along, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2020
Inspired by Randy Rainbow's parodies, Broadway's Shauna Hicks releases her own parody series.   
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 6/11/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Multi-platinum R&B superstar Trey Songz has announced the release of a brand new companion visual for his recent single, “2020 Riots: How Many Times.” Watch the official video now, via Trey Songz's official YouTube channel below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
The acclaimed 40th anniversary production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA will play the Minack Theatre, Cornwall this August. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Mrs. Shirley Bradshaw feels stuck in the same old house with the same boring husband. When she accepts an invitation to join a friend in Greece, she discovers somebody she forgot about: her true self, Shirley Valentine. The Ojai Art Center Theater's 2020 season takes off with this life-affirming production, January 24 through February 16.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Full casting for Bill Kenwright's production of the international smash hit musical BLOOD BROTHERS at Wolverhampton Grand has today been announced.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is bringing back its very own original concert revue series: Decades in Concert. After a sold out summer preview in August, Decades in Concert: Sounds of the Seventies is slated for its official world-premiere with a three-week run beginning on January 31st.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Bill Kenwright's 'Dazzling' (Sunday Telegraph) production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers continues into Spring 2020 from 4 February 2020 at Theatre Royal, Brighton. Starring Lyn Paul in the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone, she will be joined by Alexander Patmore as Mickey, Joel Benedict as Eddie, Danielle Corlass as Linda, Paula Tappenden as Mrs Lyons, Danny Taylor as Sammy and Robbie Scotcher as the narrator.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
BroadwayWorld headed to the Netherworld for an inside look at Beetlejuice this weekend as Kerry Butler took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!
by Linnae Medeiros - Jan 24, 2020
Get ready to head to the Netherworld because Beetlejuice's Kerry Butler is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Saturday, January 25th! Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a peek inside the show's BroadwayCon panel and a two-show day at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre! All you gotta do is say his name as tune in!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Cast and crew were announced today for Theo Ubique's production of the hilarious and heartbreaking musical GREY GARDENS, to be performed at the Howard Street Theatre at 721 Howard St., Evanston, from March 6 to April 26, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is bringing back its very own original concert revue series: Decades in Concert. After a sold out summer preview in August, Decades in Concert: Sounds of the Seventies is slated for its official world-premiere with a three-week run beginning on January 31st.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
What happens when 1880 Western bandits are brought back to life in Azusa, CA by a space alien? Sam Shepard's The Unseen Hand joins Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary “Circa '69” Season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the company's inception, coupled with Shepard's gritty and audacious Killer's Head. Longtime Shepard collaborator Darrell Larson directs both plays for a Jan. 25 opening at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A., where performances will continue through March 8.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
February Jazz night features some early New Orleans jazz and blues music from jazz pioneers such as trombonist Jack Teagarden and Soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet. Early blues and other savagery.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Full casting is announced today for the new spectacular production of Zorro The Musical which will run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from 14 March a?" 18 April 2020, with opening night for press on 18 March, directed by Christian Durham. The show will be brought to life by a cast including Antony Costa as Garcia, Alex Gibson-Giorgio as Ramon, Emma Kingston as Luisa, Genevieve Nicole as Inez, Kit Orton as Don Alejandro and Benjamin Purkiss as the masked hero, Zorro. The cast is completed by Ajjaz Awad, Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, Maxwell Griffin, Matthew Heywood, Jessica Pardoe, Thomas Ping, Seren Sandham-Davies and Stylianos Thomadakis.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
American Psycho - The Musical will be presented in the Sydney Opera House Playhouse from 4 a?" 21 June, 2020. Sexy, dark and disturbing, the production is returning after a successful season at the Hayes Theatre Co. in 2019 that earned the musical nine 2020 Sydney Theatre Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
American Psycho a?' The Musical, a dangerously funny adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' best-selling novel and the 2000 cult film of the same name will have its Melbourne premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne's Playhouse from 21 a?' 31 May, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Enda Markey, the producer of Boublil & Schönberg's DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING, has announced that Rachelle Ann Go, the acclaimed West End and Broadway star, will join the concerts celebrating the creators of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and more. DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? will have its premiere at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in June prior to dates in Sydney and Melbourne.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
#CheerUpCharlie - The Show which will be taking place at The Actors' Church in Covent Garden on Sunday 3rd May at 7.30pm with an All-Star West End Cast celebrating their Ambassador Charlie Kristensen and his campaign with The Diana Award to raise awareness of anti-bullying. Proceeds from ticket sales are going to The Diana Award which runs the UK's leading anti-bullying school programme.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Opening March 5 and running through March 21st is the return of BLOOD BROTHERS.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Petula Clark will take to the Theatre Royal Haymarket stage for one night only, on Sunday 19th April 2020, in conversation with Edward Seckerson. Tickets for Downtown with Petula Clark in Conversation with Edward Seckerson are on sale now at www.fane.co.uk/petula.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Regal Entertainments have announced casting for Goldilocks and the Three Bears when the circus rolls into St Helens from 8 a?" 18 April for the Easter holiday.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Complete casting has been announced for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Sister Act, which begins rehearsals today.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Bill Kenwright's production of the international smash hit Blood Brothers will return to the Belgrade Theatre this March as part of its hotly anticipated Spring Season 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is preparing to welcome one of the greatest detectives in literary history this spring with its production of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2020
This list includes books like Wicked: The Grimmerie and Hamilton: The Revolution, as well as a Broadway cookbook, a book about Broadway art, the collected lyrics and Stephen Sondheim, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
For the 109th Kritzerland show, roll out the ribbons, throw the confetti, because Kritzerland is celebrating its tenth anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
For the 109th Kritzerland show, roll out the ribbons, throw the confetti, because Kritzerland is celebrating its tenth anniversary. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
This Easter, despite the lock-down, Regal Entertainments Ltd have created a free online Pantomime for all the family to enjoy, and what better fairy-tale to be presented during a lock-down than that of a young girl locked up in a tower?
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
3x GRAMMY® Award-nominated R&B superstar Trey Songz has returned from his hiatus to unveil his first new music in over a year.