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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 SHUCK Continues At Cape May Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Continuing at Cape May Stage is the World Premiere of The Shuck by Shawn Fisher. This world premiere by a Cape May native provides a gritty look inside the life of Constance, an oyster boat captain who is forced to face the truth about her family and the secrets that broke them apart so many years ago. (more...)

THE BERENSTAIN BEARS Return To WOB For Limited Fall Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The Berenstain Bears, everyone's favorite furry family is returning to Way Off Broadway for a fun fall engagement! The Berenstain Bears on Stage! will have a limited run of only four performances - October 13th, 14th, 20th, and 27th. (more...)

Jeffrey Foucault Fall Tour Starts Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Jeffrey Foucault released Blood Brothers this summer and starts his fall run behind the acclaimed album tomorrow in the Northeast. (more...)

Basilica Hudson Pioneering People Benefit to Honor Artist Courtney Love
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Basilica Hudson is thrilled to announce its honoree and preliminary lineup of hosts and performers for Pioneering People, the organization's biennial benefit set to take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018. This year's event will celebrate the achievements and legacy of musician, songwriter, actor, performer and incomparable cultural force Courtney Love and will be creative directed by Basilica Hudson Co-Founder and Director Melissa Auf der Maur and artist, creative director, and Basilica Hudson collaborator Joe Mama-Nitzberg. (more...)

BWW Review: BLOOD BROTHERS at Imprint Theatreworks
by Jared West - Oct 28, 2018

For those in the musical theatre world, you have probably heard of Blood Brothers, even if you don't really know the music or the plot. It is the third longest-running show in the West End (after Les Miz and Phantom), and played for over 10,000 performances! Imprint Theatreworks has taken on this show as the closer to their season. However, due to weakness in the writing of both the book and the music, it is difficult to imagine this being a smash hit here in the States like it was across the pond. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Celebrates The Holiday Season With SILVER BELLS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, Frederick's only year-round producing theatre, is not only in the midst of it 25th Silver Anniversary Season but it is planning to celebrate its 25th Christmas show with the brand new musical Silver Bells. (more...)

Final Cast Announced For NORTH BY NORTHWEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The final role has been cast for the 2018/19 Australian seasons of the triumphant stage adaption of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest in Brisbane and Adelaide. (more...)

The Old Globe Celebrates New Voices In The Community
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The Old Globe announces its inaugural New Voices in the Community series: free public performances at libraries across San Diego County, followed by conversations with the playwrights and experts in the community. The first New Voices in the Community features three solo shows by women: Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata, "A" Train by Anne Torsiglieri, and Unveiled: A One-Woman Play by Rohina Malik. (more...)

Imprint Theatreworks Announces Cast of BLOOD BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Imprint Theatreworks is pleased to announce the phenomenal cast and creative team of our anticipated inaugural season closer, Blood Brothers by Willy Russell!  (more...)

Rachel Tucker and More Cast in COME FROM AWAY's European Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Casting has been announced for COME FROM AWAY the Tony Award-winning musical which will land in Dublin for its long-awaited European premiere at the Abbey Theatre from 6 December 2018 to 19 January 2019 before transferring to London's West End next year for performances at the Phoenix Theatre from 30 January 2019. (more...)

William Martinez's SIGNING THE SONG Comes to The Colony for Four Performances
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a four-performance engagement of SIGNing the Song, written, performed, and directed by William Martinez, opening on November 1. Musical direction is by David Bawiec.  (more...)

Simon Willmont, Lucyelle Cliffe, Jenny Gayner, and Garry Freer Will Lead A CHRISTMAS STORY at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Casting announcement for Pasek and Paul's A Christmas Story, The Musical European Premier at Waterloo East Theatre. (more...)

Astoria Performing Arts Center To Present Benefit Concert Of LUNA PARK: A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

This December, Astoria Performing Arts Center will bring the magic of Coney Island to Queens. For two performances only, Luna Park: A New Musical will bring audiences back to 1903 Brooklyn when the lights of the world's most iconic amusement park went on for the very first time. (more...)

Trey Songz Celebrates Birthday With Double Mixtape Release
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

As he celebrates his birthday, Grammy-nominated artist, actor and entrepreneur Trey Songz returns to introduce his latest project, 11.28. The double mixtape sees appearances from Chris Brown, Swae Lee, Fabolous, Jeremih, Dave East and more. It also includes the recently released tracks “How Dat Sound” (feat. 2 Chainz & Yo Gotti) and “Shootin Shots” (feat Ty Dolla $ign & Tory Lanez). (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Columbus Award; Weathervane Playhouse Leads Theatre of the Year!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 21, 2018
by - Nov 21, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Louise Gold Talks FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Rona Kelly - Nov 19, 2018

Fiddler on the Roof returns to the London stage this Winter. Trevor Nunn's already sold out production is currently in rehearsals, before it opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Playing Yente, Louise Gold shares her journey across stage and screen, how the show resonates with her, and how she thinks it will resonate with London today. (more...)


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BWW Review: BLOOD BROTHERS at Fargo South High
by Brian Michaels - Nov 18, 2018

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THE GREAT ELF ADVENTURE Returns To Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

In 2015, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre added a new holiday production to its Children's Theatre collection with the world premiere of its original musical comedy The Great Elf Adventure. Over the years, many adaptations of holiday stories have appeared on the WOB stage including Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, Frosty the Snowman, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. The Great Elf Adventure is based on one of the most popular characters to appear at the theatre, Jingles the Elf.     (more...)

Trey Songz Releases New Song SHOOTIN SHOTS Featuring Ty Dolla $ign & Tory Lanez
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Since making his recording debut in 2005, Grammy-nominated singer, actor, entrepreneur and Virginia native Trey Songz has patiently and artfully crafted some of the most acclaimed and compelling R&B music of the decade.  His first two Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic albums, “I GOTTA MAKE IT” (2005) and “TREY DAY” (2007), yielded a trio of top ten singles, “Girl Tonight,” “Last Time,” and “Can't Help But Wait.” (more...)

Artscape Presents KROTOA, EVA VAN DE KAAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Krotoa, Eva van de Kaap is a music theatre production presented by Artscape in association with the Dutch theatre collective, the Volksoperahuis, in this, the . The production was first performed to acclaim in The Netherlands in October 2018. February marks Black History Month in many countries and 2019 is the UN's International Year of Indigenous Languages which makes this production all the more significant and hugely relevant in South Africa today. (more...)

World of Wonder's WOW Presents Plus SVOD New January Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

World of Wonder, the creative minds behind Emmy® award-winning RuPaul's Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing franchise, and Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, will roll out a new original series and all-new episodes of fan-favorite programming this month on its owned and operated subscription service WOW Presents Plus. Fans can look forward to the below all-new series and episodes: (more...)

Video Flashback: Kerry Butler Performs With a Girl Group in the 80s
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2019

Kerry Butler has made quite the name for herself on Broadway and television. But, who knew that before she was a big star, she performed in a girl group in the 80s? (more...)

Stephen Tompkinson To Star In UK Tour of EDUCATING RITA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Theatre by the Lake have announced that a major new stage production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA will tour the UK in 2019. Starring Stephen Tompkinson as Frank, and introducing Jessica Johnson as Rita, the play will be directed by Max Roberts. (more...)

Kerry Butler Stars in SEEING RED, As Part of TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Seeing Red by Joey Mazzarino and Aron Accurso, starring Kerry Butler and Directed by Jenn Thompson and presented by Laura Kriete-Bain as part of the 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series on February 4, 2019 at 7pm at the Actors Temple, 339 West 47th Street, NYC. The reading is free but reservations are required: please email name and number of tickets requested to TRUVoicesSeries@gmail.com, or use the bright red ticketing box at https://truonline.org/events/seeing-red/. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For AMERICAN PSYCHO at the Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2019

Producers BB-Arts Entertainment & Two Doors Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co today announced the remaining cast members for the upcoming Australian Premiere of the bold new stage production of AMERICAN PSYCHO - THE MUSICAL. Playing at the Hayes Theatre Co from 10 May 2019, AMERICAN PSYCHO - THE MUSICAL is based on the thriller novel by Bret Easton Ellis of the same name, which also inspired the 2000 film starring Christian Bale. Tickets are on sale now from www.hayestheatre.com.au (more...)

Three Renowned Stars Of BLOOD BROTHERS Will Reunite in MACBETH At The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Following two critically acclaimed seasons of Shakespeare, the award-winning Daniel Taylor Productions returns to The Epstein Theatre this spring with a production of Macbeth that reunites three stars of the international smash-hit musical Blood Brothers. (more...)

Cast Announced For Country Musical ACHY BREAKY BRIDE at St Helens Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

From the producers that brought audiences Rita, Sue and Bob Too! and The Salon, Regal Entertainments are back with brand-new comedy, Achy Breaky Bride this June. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2019
by - Jan 22, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR Transfers To Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Proud Haddock and Arsalan Sattari Productions today announce the transfer of Billy Bishop Goes to War to the Southwark Playhouse, following its successful run at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Charles Aitken (Younger Billy) and Oliver Beamish (Older Billy) reprise their roles. The production runs from 15 March, with previews from 13 March, until 6 April. (more...)

JR Slayer Shares New Single I'LL NEVER LEAVE U Featuring Warpaint's Jenny Lee
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Los Angeles-based band JR Slayer featuring Cody Votolato of The Blood Brothers revealed their new single 'I'll Never Leave U' which features Jenny Lee of Warpaint. The track premiered at Alternative Press along with an exclusive interview with Cody. 'I'll Never Leave U' is from JR Slayer's new album You Found Me out February 1 (pre-order). JR Slayer has a Los Angeles record release show on February 16 at The Hi Hat which will also included performances by Facial and Slugs. More info can be found HERE.  (more...)

Linzi Hateley Reprises Her Role As Mrs Johnstone In BLOOD BROTHERS 2019 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Bill Kenwright's 'Dazzling' (Sunday Telegraph) production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers announces its 2019 Spring tour, opening on Tuesday 29th January at Malvern Festival Theatre. This iconic musical has been visiting theatres across the country throughout 2018, performing to sell-out houses and receiving standing ovations. (more...)

MOVIE MIXTAPE: SONGS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN to Feature Storm Large, Ashley Park, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, gives a concert entitled Movie Mixtape: Songs from the Silver Screen, on Friday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, joined by acclaimed vocalists Mykal Kilgore, Storm Large, Ashley Park, and Ryan Silverman. The orchestra performs iconic songs from beloved movies include 'Over the Rainbow' from The Wizard of Oz, 'Moon River' from Breakfast at Tiffany's, 'The Way We Were' from The Way We Were, and 'Footloose' from Footloose. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ruth Mary Johnson Talks THE WINTER'S TALE at the National Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 6, 2019

BWW talks to Ruth Mary Johnson about her version of The Winter's Tale at the National Theatre and about her philosophy in making theatre works for young people. (more...)

Trey Songz Unveils New Track CHI CHI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Since making his recording debut in 2005, Grammy-nominated singer, actor, entrepreneur and Virginia native Trey Songz has patiently and artfully crafted some of the most acclaimed and compelling R&B music of the decade. His first two Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic albums, 'I GOTTA MAKE IT' (2005) and 'TREY DAY' (2007), yielded a trio of top ten singles, 'Girl Tonight,' 'Last Time,' and 'Can't Help But Wait.' He later followed up with READY (2009), PASSION, PAIN & PLEASURE (2010), the triumphant #1 RIAA Gold-Certified album CHAPTER V (2012), TRIGGA (2014), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and TREMAINE THE ALBUM (2017). (more...)

Alexander Patmore, Joel Benedict And Paula Tappenden To Join BLOOD BROTHERS Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Bill Kenwright's 'Dazzling' (Sunday Telegraph) production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers continues its 2019 Spring tour welcoming three new cast members Alexander Patmore, Joel Benedict and Paula Tappenden into the roles of Mickey, Eddie and Mrs Lyons respectively. They will join actress Linzi Hateley who leads the cast in the seminal role of Mrs Johnstone at Bournemouth Pavilion on 26 February 2019. (more...)

Mark Jacoby To Lead The World Premiere Of VILNA By Ira Fuchs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Vilna, a new play by Ira Fuchs directed by Joseph Discher, will begin its limited Off-Broadway World Premiere engagement at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) on Monday March 11th. Opening Night is set for Wednesday March 20th (7pm). This limited Off-Broadway engagement continues through Sunday April 14th only. (more...)

CALENDAR GIRLS Comes To The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers announce the new cast for the UK & Ireland Tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth. (more...)

New Cast Announced For the Tour of CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers have announced the new cast for the UK & Ireland Tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth. (more...)

Regal Entertainments Celebrates 20 Years At St Helens Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Theatrical powerhouse duo Jane Joseph and Chantelle Nolan are marking 20 years in charge of St Helens Theatre Royal. (more...)

HartBeat Ensemble Announces 'A' TRAIN, A One-woman Comedy About Motherhood And Autism
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

HartBeat Ensemble kicks off the new year with A Train, a new play written and performed by California-based artist Anne Torsiglieri. An intimate and oftentimes hilarious tale of one mother's ride through autism, 'A' Train is a unexpected journey replete with tigers, train obsessions, and a healthy dose of sass. The award-winning solo show runs at HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theatre for four performances, February 28 through March 3. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Columbus Awards; 42ND STREET Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Columbus Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Video Flashback: Kerry Butler Stars in Detergent Commercial in 1974
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2018

Many of our favorite Broadway stars have gotten their starts doing commercials, but it's rare that those appearances are still floating around the internet today. Kerry Butler was met with a surprise from a fan on Twitter, who uncovered a commercial she did in 1974! (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Columbus Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

David Kramer Adapts HAPPY NEW YEAR For SA Premiere At The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre present the South African premiere of HAPPY NEW YEAR, a hilarious, heart-warming rom com, adapted by South African icon David Kramer from the hit, award-winning play MIDSUMMER (A Play With Songs) by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre. (more...)

Set Sail For Laughter With GILLIGAN'S ISLAND - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Audiences at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will once again have the chance to see some of their favorite characters come to life on the stage as the theatre sets sail for laughter as it presents the area premiere of Gilligan's Island - The Musical. (more...)

Andrea McArdle And Donna McKechnie Celebrate Sondheim And Hamlisch At Feinstein's At The Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Two of Broadway's most endearing leading ladies-Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie-celebrate two of America's most beloved musical theatre composers-Stephen Sondheim and Marvin Hamlisch-at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, January 18 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, January 19 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Columbus Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

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