The Olivier Award-winning musical Blood Brothers will play its final performance on October 27 at the West End's Phoenix Theatre after a nearly 24-year run. Directed by Bill Kenwright and Bob Tomson and featuring music, lyrics and a book by Willy Russell, the show will have played over 10,000 performances at the time of closing, and holds the title of London's third longest-running musical.
Blood Brothers tells the moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.
The show first opened on July 28, 1988 at the Albery Theatre, then transferred to the Phoenix in 1991. Blood Brothers played Broadway's Music Box Theatre from April 14, 1993 through April 30, 1995, and earned six Tony nominations including Best Musical. The show features songs such as "Marilyn Monroe," "Bright New Day" and "Tell Me It's Not True." The show currently stars Amy Robbins, Simon Willmont, Stephen Palfreman and Marti Pellow.