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Imperial Theatre (New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.

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Jamaica is a musical with a book by Yip Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Harold Arlen. Harburg was blacklisted in Hollywood at the time of the writing of the musical. Set on a small island off the coast of Jamaica, the musical tells about a simple island community fighting to avoid being overrun by American commercialism.

Arlen's music parodies the popular form of Calypso, which was in vogue in the 1950s, largely as a result of the popularity of Harry Belafonte, for whom the musical was originally written. Belafonte withdrew from the production due to illness, and the musical was then tailored around the talents of Lena Horne.

Arizona United SC Unveils New Name and Exciting Improvements in Anticipation of 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016


Suzanna Ross to Bring A LITTLE LOVE, A LITTLE AMOUR to Metropolitan Room 2/28/2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

Suzanna Ross will be singing a collection of songs that includes American jazz, French classics, a few pop tunes of the 60s and 70s, and some movie favorites. Songs are from the lists of Peggy Lee, Dusty Springfield, Diana Krall, Sting, Michel LeGrand, Edith Piaf, Lucienne Delyle, Francoise Hardy, and more. Suzanna has performed in Manhattan at TOMI Jazz Club, Cafe Noctambulo/Pangea, and Mondays at Kitano Hotel's Jazz Club. She has also performed at cultural venues including the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.   (more...)

The Goldman Sonnenfeldt Auditorium to Present PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

'PREformances with Allison Charney" December 5th Concert to feature violinist Laura Goldberg, composer Moshe Knoll, soprano, Indira Mahajan, mezzo-soprano Sara Murphy and Russian-born American pianist Julia Zilberquit. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Coverage of Top-Five Premier League Teams, 11/26
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Chelsea host Tottenham in a battle between top-five Premier League teams and London rivals this Saturday, Nov. 26, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO, highlighting this weekend's Premier League coverage. (more...)

Meshed Ndegeocello's 'CAN I GET A WITNESS?' to Make World Premiere at Harlem Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Harlem Stage will present the world premiere of Meshell Ndegeocello's Can I Get a Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin, a new theatrical music and art work commissioned by Harlem Stage through its WaterWorks program, December 7-11. (more...)

BWW Interview: HMI's Rising Stars Slam Their Backs in Thriving Vogue Culture
by Olga El - Nov 21, 2016

The Hetrick-Martin Institute is the oldest and largest LGBTQ youth-focused organization, serving over 2000 youth annually by providing daily meals, health services, academic support, career preparation, artistic enrichment, support for homeless youth and more. It is also the birthplace of the Harvey Milk High School. One of the most popular programs at HMI is the Kiki Lounge where Vogue dancers, from all backgrounds and experience levels, get to 'slam their backs' as part of a thriving dance scene. (more...)

Monty Alexander to Bring Harlem Kingston Express to Jazz Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Monty Alexander elated the audience at this summer's Newport Jazz Festival with his Harlem Kingston Express and promises the same uplifting music soul on November 24-27 at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago! Windy City, get ready!  (more...)

Caribbean Telecommunications Report Q4 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016


by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

'Look What The Lord Has Done': an engaging story of bravery and faith, and the eternal rewards they can reap. 'Look What The Lord Has Done' is the creation of published author, Andrea Hinds, a self-proclaimed 'people person' who is always ready to share the love of God with others. (more...)

S. Thomas Liston Releases THE KINGSTON KINGPINS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

S. Thomas Liston, an author and journalist, has completed his new book 'The Kingston Kingpins': a gripping and potent work detailing the life of one of the most powerful gangsters in history, and the devastating effect he had on the lives of many. (more...)

Lafito Industrial Free Zone Da la Bienvenida a Reliable Source Industrial
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016


Quintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues it's tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets visit or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Sutherland Digital Advances Capabilities Under Direction of Newly Appointed President Andy Zimmerman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016


C&W Networks Wins Wholesale Service Provider of the Year and Service Innovation of the Year Awards at MEF Excellence Awards 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016


Fifteenth Annual Festival Of Lights Draws Thousands On Opening Day At Moody Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016


BWW Review: ESTAMPAS PORTENAS Brings Traditional Dances of Argentina in a New Cultural Light
by Caryn Cooper - Nov 11, 2016

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, Buenos Aires company Estampas Porteñas returned to the U.S. for a special one night engagement debuting their newest production Deseos: Stories of Longing and Desire along with works featuring tango and malambo- traditional dances of Argentina. Under the leadership of acclaimed dancer and choreographer Carolina Soler, this performance celebrates the essence of Argentine culture through music and dance. (more...)

New Marketing Campaign Launched for 'My Bible Says the Darndest Things'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Much of the biblical record, as what Pricely Francis believes, contravenes modern day concepts of morality, decency and civility. Francis thinks that ruling a society by biblical mores would jeopardize gains in gender relations, freedom of conscience and speech, human rights, personal autonomy and civilized behavior. Francis shines light on the unthinkable and politically incorrect things stated in the Bible in his book 'My Bible Says the Darndest Things' (published by Trafford Publishing). (more...)

Lil Wayne to Be Featured in Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Music Series ON STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Premium streaming television destination Hulu and Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment and ticketing company today announced a groundbreaking and immersive new virtual reality docu-series "ON STAGE." (more...)

The Gladiators Feat. Droop Lion to Celebrate Bob Marley at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Gladiators feat. Droop Lion will bring Bob Marley's Birthday Celebration to the Fox Theatre on February 12, 2017. (more...)

Riverside Theatre Presents Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present Noel Coward's uproarious comedy, Private Lives, which performs on the Stark Stage from January 31 - February 19, 2017. Private Lives is sponsored by Bobbie Olsen and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. (more...)

A SONG FOR CORETTA- A Staged Reading Comes to The African American Museum Of Nassau County On 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Living History Theater Group commemorates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrates his Queen on the MLK holiday weekend with a staged reading of noted author / playwright Pearl Cleage's 2007 work "A Song for Coretta' on Saturday, January 14 at the African American Museum of Nassau County (110 North Franklin Street) in Hempstead, New York.  Showtime is3:00pm, admission is $5.00 and for more information and reservations, or 516-572-0730. (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ Will Follow the Yellow Brick Road Into Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Harlem Repertory Theatre's production of 'The Wizard of Oz,' co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, has been extended through May 27, 2017 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

Travel Channel's 'The Trip: 2017' Fifth Annual Sweepstakes Kicks Off Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Travel Channel kicks off its fifth annual sweepstakes and network event,'The Trip: 2017,' which features a $100,000 dream adventure giveaway. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For SPEECH AND DEBATE At Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Defibrillator today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam whose play The Humans won four Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Play. (more...)

'Two Years Journey, The Rise from Leukemia and Aneurysm to the Opportunity of a Life Time: Healed Survivor' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Without sign or symptom, Derrick Harding's life was changed when he was diagnosed with acute leukemia. The cancer forced Harding into hospitalization where his medical challenges mounted with a fall that resulted in a severed carotid artery and an aneurysm. Harding shares his intense medical journey in 'Two Years Journey, The Rise from Leukemia and Aneurysm to the Opportunity of a Lifetime: Healed Survivor.' (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Glenn Turner Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Confirmed this morning, well-loved Broadway performer Glenn Turner passed away. Best known for his role as Little Moe in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, his Broadway career began when he replaced the role of Butch in A CHORUS LINE in 1975. (more...)

Brooklyn Center Presents National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica with 3 New York Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with the much-anticipated return of National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8pm and on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Celebrates Harry Belafonte's 90th Birthday with Release of 'When Colors Come Together'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating the 90th birthday of the iconic American singer/songwriter/actor/social activist/cultural ambassador Harry Belafonte (born March 1, 1927) with the release ofWhen Colors Come Together... The Legacy of Harry Belafonteon Friday, February 24, 2017. (more...)

Tottenham vs Manchester City on NBC Sports' Premier League Coverage
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Second-place Tottenham visit fifth-place Manchester City this Saturday, Jan. 21, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO, highlighting NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage this week. (more...)

Ozomatli to Debut Their New Album 'Non-Stop' With Exclusive Show at Troubadour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Multi-Grammy Award winning Latin-Fusion band Ozomatli will be debuting their highly anticipated new album, Non-Stop, at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood on Tuesday May 2, 2017. (more...)

HGS Celebrates Grand Opening of 4th Customer Service Center in Jamaica
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017


Paul Hillman Releases BROKEN FOR A BLESSING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

'Broken For A Blessing': an engaging and easily understood guide for those who feel broken to turn the hurt into a blessing for themselves and others. 'Broken For A Blessing' is the creation of published author, Paul Hillman, retired professional boxer and ordained minister from beautiful Jamaica. (more...)

Flow Partners with Manchester United To Bring the 'FA Cup Trophy' To The Caribbean
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017


Americans Will Head to Beach and International Destinations in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017


Prizm Art Fair Closes With Strongest Sales To Date
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Prizm Art Fair 4th edition occurred November 29- December 11, with over 2,000  people in attendance to see artwork by over 40 artists from 8 countries, including France, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, St. Martin, and Trinidad and Tobago. (more...)

Liverpool Visits Manchester United on NBC Sports & Telemundo, 1/15
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Second-place Liverpool visit Manchester United in a clash of English football's two most successful clubs this Sunday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Premier League's Leicester City vs Manchester City 12/10
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

NBC Sports Group presents 20 Premier League matches in five days, highlighted by fourth-place Manchester City visiting last season's champions, Leicester City, this Saturday, Dec. 10 (more...)

Shayna Hiller Presents Wellness Retreat In Jamaica, 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Ring in the new year with one-of-a-kind coach, Shayna Hiller at the beautiful Round Hill Resort in Jamaica, January 19-22, 2017.  Shayna will take you through a practice of intention and goal setting and help you press the reset button as you ring in the new year.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble Theater's THE OTHER CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

The cast of The Other Cinderella includes Mark J.P. Hood, best known as a finalist on The Voice Season 10, as the Prince, with Jessica Seals (Cinderella), Rhonda Preston (Stepmother), Melanie McCullough (Stepsister Geneva), Miciah Long (Stepsister Margarite), Kylah Frye (Fairygodmama), Dwight Neal (King), Shari Addison (Queen), Kyle Smith (Page), Brandon Lavell (Groundhog), Henri Slater (Peanut Butter),Trequon Tate (Attendant), and Paige Hauer (Dorothy). (more...)

GISTO & Emotionz Release New Album 'Orbits' & Video For 'Travel' ft. Moka Only & Dr. Oop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Vancouver rapper Emotionz and artist/producer Gisto have released their new joint album 'Orbits' on all digital platforms and service providers such as iTunes (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary with Chris Botti
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

January is the one-year anniversary of Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, and what a year it's been! (more...)

NBC Sports to Continue Its PREMIER LEAGUE Packed Holiday Coverage
by TV News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

NBC Sports Group continues its Premier League packed holiday this week, with midweek match action and 20 consecutive hours of Premier League programming on Monday, Jan. 2. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Welcomes Eleven New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Center Theatre Group announced the appointment of 11 new board members to its Board of Directors in 2016: Thom Beers, Mara Carieri, Susanne Daniels, Bradford W. Edgerton, M.D., Manuela Cerri Goren, Louise Moriarty, Michael Rogers, Monica Horan Rosenthal, Sandra Stern, Quentin D. Strode and Marshall Trenkmann. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present PREMIER LEAGUE-Packed Holiday Season Over Next 2 Weeks
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

NBC Sports Group presents a Premier League packed holiday season in the next two weeks, highlighted by 30 Premier League matches in 10 days, and 20 consecutive hours of Premier League programming (more...)

Author Reggie Naphtali Shares THOUGHTS OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Reggie Naphtali has completed his new book 'Thoughts of the Mind': a poetic array of masterfully crafted ideas. Reggie was born Reginald Kinghorne in Kingston, Jamaica, to George and Edna Kinghorne. He attended St. Aloysius, St. George's College, Excelsior evening classes, and Boy's High, Brooklyn, New York. He left Jamaica in 1983 to reside in America, but he has never strayed or forgotten his deep roots. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Presents Second Annual AMERICAN DANCE PLATFORM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is pleased to present the second annual American Dance Platform, a showcase of eight companies over one week, made possible by a grant from The Harkness Foundation for Dance and dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink, from January 3-8. (more...)

Amazon Prime Video Now Available in More Than 200 Countries and Territories Around the World
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016


Crystal Palace to Face Manchester United This Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

NBC Sports Group's presentation of 20 Premier League matches in five days continues tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Everton v. second-place Arsenal at 2:45 p.m. ET. The Gunners enter the match coming off a 3-1 victory against Stoke City on Saturday, while the Toffees look to rebound following a 3-2 loss to Watford. Steve Bower calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Goodison Park. (more...)

Urbano Project Presents LIBRERIA DONCELES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Urbano Project will present Libreria Donceles, a socially engaged art project consisting of an itinerant bookstore of more than 10,000 used books in Spanish. While in residence at Urbano, the participatory art installation will be a meeting place for the community, hosting a series of bilingual salon-like gatherings for conversations, performances and workshops designed to encourage cultural understanding, tolerance, and social activism.  (more...)

Alicia Keys Kicks Off Landmarks Live in Concert on GREAT PERFORMANCES This January
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Alicia Keys Landmarks Live in Concert kicks off a new arts strand within the Great Performances series, beginning Friday, January 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) This will be followed the next week by Brad Paisley Landmarks Live in Concert on Friday, January 27 at the same time. (Check local listings.) (more...)

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