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Blood Brothers - 1993 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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.

History:

Original Production
Run Type:Open Run
Market:Broadway
Previews: April 14, 1993
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Closing:April 30, 1995

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Blood Brothers Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Blood Brothers been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Willy Russell Best Direction of a Musical for Bill Kenwright and Best Direction of a Musical for Bob Tomson .

What songs are in Blood Brothers and what's the order?
Marilyn Monroe
My Child
Easy Terms
Shoes Upon the Table
Kids Game
Bright New Day (preview)
Long Sunday Afternoon
Bright New Day
Marilyn Monroe (2)
That Guy
I'm Not Saying a Word
Miss Jones
Marilyn Monroe (3)
Light Romance
Shoes Upon the Table/Madman
Tell Me It's Not True

What is the order of songs in Blood Brothers and what's the order?
Marilyn Monroe
My Child
Easy Terms
Shoes Upon the Table
Kids Game
Bright New Day (preview)
Long Sunday Afternoon
Bright New Day
Marilyn Monroe (2)
That Guy
I'm Not Saying a Word
Miss Jones
Marilyn Monroe (3)
Light Romance
Shoes Upon the Table/Madman
Tell Me It's Not True

What productions of Blood Brothers have there been?
Blood Brothers has had 6 productions including West End which opened in 1983, Regional (US) which opened in 1988, West End which opened in 1988, West End which opened in 1991, Broadway which opened in 1993 and Broadway which opened in 1993.