Hannah Elless, Donna Lynne Champlin, and More Set for Blood Brothers Concert
A host of Broadway favorites will sing the score of the musical Blood Brothers during a Feinstein's/54 Below concert on June 28.
With book, music, and lyrics by Willy Russell, the show focuses on two young men, linked by a secret past, whose lives collide unexpectedly. It played more than 10,000 performances in London, becoming the third-longest-running musical production in West End history before it closed in November 2012. The Broadway production opened in April 1993 and ran for two years, garnering six Tony Award nominations, including best musical.
Singing the score will be Beau Cassidy (whose father, David Cassidy, starred in the Broadway production) as Mickey, Donna Lynne Champlin (The Taming of the Shrew) as Mrs. Johnstone, Hannah Elless (Bright Star) as Linda, Collin Kelly-Sordelet (The Last Ship) as Eddie, Kenita Miller (Xanadu), as The Narrator, Bobby Conte Thornton (Starting Here, Starting Now) as Sammy, and Teal Wicks (Finding Neverland) as Mrs. Lyons.
The 7:00pm and 9:30pm concerts feature music direction by Joseph Baker and direction by Jenny Leon, and are produced by Shoshana Feinstein.