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Blood Brothers - 1993 - Broadway

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.


Music Box Theatre (Broadway)

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

Blood Brothers Broadway Cast


by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2021
Star of stage and screen Susie Blake (Mrs Brown's Boys, Bev Unwin in Coronation Street, Nativity 3, Miss Marple in The Mirror Crack'd, Mrs Fisher in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em) joins the company as pub landlady Maggie, alongside Parisa Shahmir (The Last Ship) as Alwyn, Deborah Tracey (Standing At The Sky's Edge) as record label manager Leah and Georgia Bruce (Malory Towers) as Sally.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2021
Multi-awarded cabaret singer Jeff Harnar will make his Feinstein’s at Vitello’s debut with his cabaret act I KNOW THINGS NOW: JEFF HARNAR SINGS SONDHEIM September 30, 2021. With a lengthy resume as an opening act. Jeff has played some of the biggest venues, including Carnegie Hall, all over the world. Had the chance to find out what THINGS Jeff KNOWS NOW.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2021
An all-woman cast has been announced for the eagerly anticipated world premiere of Sisyphus: A Rock 'n' Roll Musical, a brand-new musical written and directed by Ian Bowkett (The Sam Neill Experience), which plays at Canal Café Theatre, October 6-9th.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
This new piece of UK musical theatre writing retells the Ancient Greek myth of Sisyphus, a Corinthian king who teams up with his divine wife Merope to defy the powers-that-be, eventually earning the eternal punishments that make them icons of rebellion for millennia to come.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021
Bill Kenwright's legendary production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers returns to the stage. The much-loved musical, which performed to sell-out houses and standing ovations on its most recent UK tour in 2019-2020, returns with gusto to Birmingham Hippodrome this November.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2021
Musical comedy Girls Just Wanna Have Fun comes to St Helens Theatre Royal this week – and promises audiences a show packed with fun, laughter and uplifting hit songs. 
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 11, 2021
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 A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2021
Star Linzi Hateley will join the West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when it returns to the stage.
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021
Written by Lesley Ross & James Williams, and based on the show of the same name, this quirky retelling of the famous fairytale touches on friendship, acceptance and how dangerous it is to fall under the spell of a Spider's dark web. 
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
The Turnip Field, a brand new play by Catherine O'Reilly and Tim Churchill, is a heartrending and  funny two-hander, which runs at The Turbine Theatre from 2 – 5 June 2021.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2021
THE TURNIP FIELD is a perfect piece of heartrending, funny theatre just right as we emerge from lockdown and theatres are able to welcome audiences once again. It universal theme will appeal to all theatregoers.  The show opens at Stoke Rep on 25th May and moves directly to The Turbine Theatre on 2nd June. 
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021
This summer, Gardenworks Farm has announced a summer kickoff concert, benefitting the grand reopening of Fort Salem Theater under new ownership. Guests will be invited for an evening of Salem Under the Stars, an open-air fundraiser concert featuring voices of the theater's past and present.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021
Promising young performers who are hoping to turn their passion for singing, dancing and acting into a professional career are being invited for a look behind the scenes at Liverpool Theatre School (@LTSchool), as the performing arts school prepares to open its doors to prospective students on 18th and 19th May.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 30, 2021
A vacationing couple heads to a Greek restaurant in Palm Springs for their anniversary dinner — but will the marriage survive the service? International City Theatre announces a virtual presentation of Slow Food, a tender, uproarious comedy by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Marya Mazor.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021
‘Stop the Show’ is a new online musical with music by composers Daniel Curtis and Laura Coyne. The musical is produced by Hundred Acre Productions, Gregory George, and Daniel Curtis. The show is set in a theatre and is to be filmed on location at the Kenneth More Theatre in London this coming weekend.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021
Consisting of 11 tracks, 'Life Of Grant' will be released on March 26th, 2021. Among the songs are the chart-topper, 'Rodeo,' as well as several of The Impersonators' previously released singles. Among the new tracks is their current single and video, 'Scarlet Hell.' 'Life Of Grant' was produced by Janne Saksa.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 23, 2021
Petula Clark first arrived in America as the distaff member of the historic British invasion of the ‘60s. Her iconic single “Downtown” soared up the charts, the first in a series of memorable hits that won the hearts of listeners.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2021
Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, recording artist, and actress Petula Clark will be honored at the 36th annual Bistro Awards on Friday, April 30. This virtual special event will have its premiere screening at 8 pm. Ms. Clark will be receiving the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award for her eight decades of artistic accomplishments.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2021
The Crazy Coqs Presents continues its season of new shows, each with a different musical theme, presented by lyricist Mark Robert Petty and with Musical Direction by Stephen Hill.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2021
Today's top stories: Harry Connick, Jr. joins the cast of NBC's Annie Live!, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announces return to Broadway as a one-part production, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021
HATCHED! is a fun, family musical about female empowerment, set on a mythical island where, for many years, the female birds have been denied the right to fly. We follow the story of one rebellious bird who dreams of flying free and taking her daughter on adventures. She decides it is time for change and, along with many friends and allies, fights for flight and equality!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021
Leading this fully BSL-integrated production will be Rhiannon Jones (Silent Witness, BBC) as Tess Canty and Hannah Brownlie (The Offenders, Amazon) as Bess Tudor. They will be joined by David King Yombo (The Visit, National Theatre), Alex Scott Fairley (Blood Brothers, West End and UK tour) and Julie Wood (Radio Sea Breeze, TV).
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2021
Something About George – The George Harrison Story will close the festival on Sunday 12 September, with performances at 5pm and 8pm. Running time is 75 minutes no interval, tickets are on sale now. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 3, 2021
Eight different acts - some new, some returning - will be performing throughout the festival. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
by Eleni Cashell - Jan 27, 2021
Reprising her role in Gatsby - A Musical, Emma Williams chats to us about juggling acting and motherhood, writing her first novel and the roles she’d love to play.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2021
Sexy, dark and disturbing, American Psycho - The Musical will be presented in the Sydney Opera House’s Playhouse from 3 - 27 June, 2021. Based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 famed novel American Psycho and the 2000 film of the same name, American Psycho – The Musical is a chilling yet wickedly comedic insight into a society driven by capitalism, self-image and wealth.
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2020
Kerry Butler's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET. Check out an exclusive clip from the concert, which premiered last night, featuring Kerry singing Somewhere That's Green.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 27, 2020
Watch as Richard chats with the incomparable Kerry Butler, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, December 27 (8pm) and Monday, December 28 (3pm).
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 26, 2020
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, December 26-27, 2020.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Dec 23, 2020
Kerry Butler and Seth Rudetsky shared a sneak peek of their upcoming concert in this clip from their recent soundcheck! The concert premieres this weekend on Sunday, December 27!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 1, 2020
Pink Pig Productions has announced its brand new Online Sitcom Pilot 'The Gift That Keeps Giving'.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021
A UK virtual reading for the new best-selling illustrated children’s book Broadway Baby, written by UK West End and Broadway theatre operator and producer Russell Miller (Guys & Dolls, Blood Brothers, Paramour, On The Town) with Judith A. Proffer, is now available to watch.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2021
Canterbury's newest performing arts venue, The Malthouse Theatre, will play host to a dazzling pantomime this Christmas with a glittering new production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will play for a strictly limited run from 10 – 24 December 2021. 
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 7, 2021
The great creators of Broadway musicals know how best to wrap up an act- with a show-stopping finale. Some of the most 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 Stephi Wild - Aug 6, 2021
The cast features past principal performers from Les Miserables and delivers over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, ending of course with a stunning finale from Les Mis.
by Team BWW - Aug 6, 2021
BroadwayWorld Stage Door has announced the next lineup of masterclass instructors! Classes with Laura Michelle Kelly (August 9th), Sam Pauly (August 16th), Kerry Butler (September 13th) and Brittany Nicholas (September 20th) are now on sale!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2021
Both the King's Theatre and Theatre Royal closed their doors on Monday 16 March 2020 following Government guidance aimed to limit the spread of Covid-19 before a mandatory closure notice was given by the Scottish and UK Governments on Monday 23 March 2020 as part of a nationwide lockdown.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2021
The new season opens on Friday, 27 August when favourite funnyman Alan Carr comes to Chester to try out new material on the city's comedy fans. The evening will also include a support act. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2021
Gaddas & Clark will initially produce small, power-packed productions based on classic books, finding new ways to tell these well-known stories with fresh interpretations and unexpected  twists. They are already collaborating with industry-leading figures to develop this work.  
by Patrick Honoré - Aug 17, 2021
After a cancelled season, Bruxellons! Festival briefly decided to go ahead with what for francophones will be a delicious discovery of a show, despite production uncertainties and a lack of support from the Belgian government. How brave! We have to be thankful to them for the bold choice of presenting a British musical which, in spite of being the third longest running in London, right after Phantom and Les Miz, is totally unknown in the French-speaking world.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2021
The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is preparing for a heartwarming romantic comedy this fall when its production of the Broadway classic The Pajama Game takes to the stage.  Opening Friday, September 10th, the production was rescheduled from earlier this season. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2021
Now added to the programme are shows Perfectly Frank, Twice Nightly and Swan Song, with cast announcements for 2Gorgeous4U, Everybody’s Talking About Musicals, Boing…Meow! The Musical, and Broken Biscuits. Tickets are on sale for all shows. 
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 12, 2021
Forte Productions is delighted to announce that legendary Scottish singer-songwriter Barbara Dickson will play Gordon Castle in Fochabers this October.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2021
In celebration of the musicals' relaunch, Lyn Paul returns for her farewell tour in the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone, which she first made her own in London's West End. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2021
Disney's Olivier Award-winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast today announces the cast to star in the re-imagined and re-designed new production. Staged by members of the original award-winning creative team, Beauty and the Beast will open a UK & Ireland Tour at The Bristol Hippodrome on Wednesday 25 August 2021 (National Press Night: Wednesday 29 September).
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2021
A vacationing couple heads to a Greek restaurant in Palm Springs for their anniversary dinner — but will the marriage survive the service? International City Theatre announces a virtual presentation of Slow Food, a tender, uproarious comedy by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Marya Mazor.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2021
Anthony Costa is confirmed to host a talk as part of the British pantomime Academy Workshops. From world tours with the amazing boyband Blue, to treading the boards in pantomime, Antony knows a thing or two about how to wow an audience! 
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2021
Today (April 19) in live streaming: a master class with Kerry Butler, André De Shields is live at the Lortel, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2021
Full casting has been announced to join previously the previously revealed Ben Gerrard for the return of acclaimed American Psycho – The Musical. After a sell-out season at the Hayes Theatre Co which won nine 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards, American Psycho - The Musical will be presented in the Sydney Opera House’s Playhouse from 3 - 27 June, 2021.