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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

by Willy Russell

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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

A contemporary musical based loosely on the 1844 novella The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas, the West End production of this musical is one of the longest-running musical productions in history.


Mrs Johnstone is working as a cleaner for Mrs Lyons when she becomes pregnant with twins. The financial burden of two children is too much for her and Mrs Lyons is longing for a child of her own, so Mrs Johnstone keeps Mickey and gives the other boy, Edward, to Mrs Lyons. Though the blood brothers are never told they are related and their mothers try their best to keep them apart, their paths do cross later in life and all hell breaks loose.

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Composer, Lyricist and Librettist
Willy Russell

Broadway Premiere

Music Box Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 25, 1993
Total Performances
Original Cast
Stephanie Lawrence, Con O'Neill, Ivar Brogger, Kerry Butler, James Clow, Warwick Evans, Jan Graveson, Robin Haynes, Mark Michael Hutchinson, Philip Lehl, Regina O'Malley, Sam Samuelson, John Schiappa, Anne Torsiglieri, Barbara Walsh, Douglas Weston
Bill Kenwright and Bob Tomson
Bill Kenwright
Musical Director
Rick Fox
Scenic Design
Andy Walmsley
Costume Design
Andy Walmsley
Lighting Design
Joe Atkins


London Revival Cast Album


Vocal Selections


The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas



1983 Olivier Award Nominations

Best New Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Con O'Neill

1993 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Con O'Neill
Best Actress in a Musical - Stephanie Lawrence
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Jan Graveson
Best Direction of a Musical

1993 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Mark Michael Hutchinson
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Con O'Neill

1993 Theatre World Award Nominations

Stephanie Lawrence

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