Venue Details

301 Star Starred
Alex Theatre
between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
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4.9 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from Scott M.

Easy process, really enjoyable show, great music. Thanks for making these tickets available!

reviewed Jun 18 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from DD NYC

While technically a "Staged Reading," this performance was more than sufficiently staged, sung and acted to relay the brilliance of the musical Blood Brothers. It was performed superbly and incredibly emotionally by a brilliant cast. Quite...continued

reviewed Jun 18 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from JKim

This performance was amazing. I have seen this performance in London and had to see at the Alex. Even though they have scripts in hand, they did an amazing job. I had a wonderful time.

reviewed Jun 18 2007 report as inappropriate
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Winner of the 1983 Olivier Award for Musical of the Year
“Unmissable and unbeatable” —International Herald Tribune
Blood Brothers is still one of the best pieces of popular theatre around.” —The Times of London


Blood Brothers, by award-winning playwright Willy Russell (Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine), takes the classic story of twins separated at birth and transforms it into a moving musical tragedy.

Mrs. Johnstone has been deserted by her husband, who has left her with seven children to raise. When she learns that she is expecting twins, she is close to despair. Mrs. Johnstone cleans the house of Mrs. Lyons, who is rich and childless. When Mrs. Lyons hears that Mrs. Johnstone is to have twins, she begs one of her twins from her at birth.

The two boys grow up separately, never knowing the truth about their birth. In time they become firm friends—blood brothers—and even fall in love with the same girl. Mrs. Lyons tries to keep the boys apart, but fate brings them together again.

This is a stage reading, the actor’s will have scripts in hand.

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