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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.

Marcus Center-Live at Peck Pavilion Series Returns in July
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016 is proud to present Live @ Peck Pavilion on the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts grounds this summer. The season will run from July 24 through August 27 and each day of the series will have a different program focus and all events will all be free and open to the public. (more...)

Hard Rock's World Burger Tour Takes Guests On The Trip Of A Lifetime
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Guests say bon voyage as their taste buds take flight on Hard Rock Cafe's World Burger Tour. Hard Rock Cafe locations in North America are celebrating the start of burger season with a menu showcasing international Local Legendary Burgers from the English Breakfast Burger, which pays homage to a classic English breakfast, and Hard Rock's first-ever location in London, to the Jamaican Jerk Burger, which features mango jalapeo cream cheese and jerk seasoning inspired by Montego Bay. The limited-time menu is available now through Thursday, June 30, 2016. This year, Hard Rock isalso offering a literal World Burger Tour, a travel package that takes the most adventurous burger enthusiasts on the road (and the skies) to sample offerings from the World Burger Tour menu at Hard Rock Cafe locations in London, Athens, Buenos Aires and Seattle! (more...)

LGBT Fertility and Family-Building Happy Hour in Boston on May 5, 2016 to Offer Lesbians, Gay Men and Transgender People a Chance to Learn More About Their Fertility
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Boston IVF and IVF New England, two of the most experienced and progressive fertility centers in the country, will hold a unique LGBT fertility "happy hour" event on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Bella Luna & The Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. (more...)

Selah Sue Premieres 'Reason' Video; New Album Out 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Today, Belgian's Selah Sue reveals a striking new video for 'Reason', the title song of her upcoming album, via FADER HERE. The video director Tim Erem created Rihanna's 'Work' and Major Lazer's 'Lean On' video's as well. (more...)

BWW Interview: Reji Woods, Portrait of an Actor/Cabaret Producer
by Marakay Rogers - May 29, 2016

Reji Woods, a Lancaster area stage and song fixture, has a full plate this summer, with his PORTRAIT OF A LADY series and two summer shows in Philadelphia and Vermont. He talks about producing and performing at the same time. (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Sets June Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, June begins with one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in recent history, Christopher Cross, followed by a Reggae Meets Jazz series with Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express, contemporary jazz instrumentalist group Acoustic Alchemy and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton. June also brings a host of local talent including Adagio, Willie K, Paula Fuga, Darren Benitez, Hotclub of Hulaville, Rolando Sanchez, Little Albert and Jake Shimabukuro. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. show time and doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

FATAL ODDS by John F. Dobbyn is Available in Hardcover and Digital Format
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Oceanview Publishing Releases Fatal Odds by John F. Dobbyn in Hardcover and Digital Format. (Mystery/Suspense, $26.95, ISBN: 978-1608091997, 352 pages, 8/2/16). (more...)

NeON Arts Sets Upcoming Public Events Celebrating Student Work
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute in partnership with the Department of Probation (DOP) today announced nine public events across all five boroughs of New York City in May and June celebrating creative work by members of the community as part of NeON Arts, a citywide arts education initiative. (more...)

by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 will combine to present over 13 live hours of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, presented by Kindle, from National Harbor, Md., on May 25 and 26. (more...)

Digicel And Huawei Technologies Successfully Test 10 Gbps Broadband In Jamaica
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016


Big Apple Circus to Welcome Guest Ringmaster NYC Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Big Apple Circus welcomes Guest Ringmaster New York City Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik to the Big Top on May 21, 2016 at 4:30pm for the company's 38th season with the Queens Premiere of its all-new show, The GrandTour. (more...)

Kaieteur Records Dancehall Artist G.Blunt Teams With the Biggest Name in Guyana
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Collin Clarke out of East Kingston Jamaica, known as G. Blunt, has become the most talked about emerging dancehall artist, and he has no plans of slowing down right now. (more...)

The Skatalites Set for the Fox Theatre This September
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Skatalites will play in concert at the Fox Theatre on September 20th, 2016. (more...)

Soccer's 'Copa America Centenario' Semi-Finals & Final Match to be Shown Live in Select U.S. Theaters
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2016

In celebration of 100 years of Copa America, the 2016 Copa America Centenario, the Championship of the Americas, will be staged outside of South America for the first time ever this summer. (more...)

1st Quarter 2016 Results - INTRALOT Rebounds in 1Q2016 With Strong Ebitda Increase, and Net Debt Stabilization
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016


by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bernice Small, a passionate writer and dedicated author, has completed her new book 'Creature of the Dark Woods': a thrilling and original work of fiction about a magical prince, a legendary monster, and a young girl that is connected to nature; all are intertwined by fate. (more...)

BWW Review: The Hope in Love: Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Presents GIRLFRIEND
by Kristen Morale - May 18, 2016

With a book by Todd Almond, with music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet (from the latter's album of the same name plus songs derived from Altered Beats and 100% Fun) and originally produced by Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, CA, Girlfriend is now directed by Christopher Ostrom as it comes to WHAT on the Julie Harris Stage. Girlfriend: A Rock Musical tells the story of two young men living in Nebraska, fresh out of high school and each with different plans as to what his future will look like after the summer ends. Michael is ready to move out of his tyrannical father's house but not so adamant about following in his footsteps and becoming a doctor; with a full ride to college, his life is not necessarily the fairy-tale a person could look at him and see unfolding. On the other hand, Will hasn't an idea in the world what to do with himself beyond his high school years. As summer vacation is about to begin, Michael asks Will if he'd like to hang out sometime and from that moment onward, the summer is spent trying to understand the feelings that were already blooming between them from the start; it just took two young men and the chance they gave themselves to see something that needed to be made clear for each of them. (more...)

Lorretta Henry Grant Pens GIVING UP WAS TOO EASY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Author Lorretta Henry Grant is a purpose-driven person who has always sought to experience life to the fullest. In 'Giving Up Was Too Easy,' (published by Trafford Publishing) she chronicles some of her experiences and details some aspects of her journey in life. Some things are pleasant, others are painful, but all are told with the candidness and honesty that she has come to be known for. (more...)

Flow Gives Customers More Self Help Access via New State-of-the-Art Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016


Kenneth G. Blake Shares 'Autobiography Of A Little Jamaican Boy, Survival Of A Delicate Orchid Among Thorny Weeds'
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Kenneth G. Blake, a Christian, traveler, devoted writer and author has completed his new book 'Autobiography Of A Little Jamaican Boy, Survival Of A Delicate Orchid Among Thorny Weeds': a passionately crafted work that portrays the beauty of life and self-worth. (more...)

Apollo Theater Appoints New Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Apollo Theater today announced the appointment of Kamilah Forbes as the Theater's new Executive Producer. A director, producer, and co­founder of Hi­ARTS/Hip Hop Theater Festival, Forbes will join the Apollo in September 2016. (more...)

Playa Hotels & Resorts Appoints Hospitality Veteran Hugh Goodwin As Director Of Tour Operator Sales
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Playa Hotels & Resorts, the leading, owner, operator and developer of prime, oceanfront all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean announced Hugh Goodwin as the company's new Director of Tour Operator Sales. Goodwin will be responsible for establishing new relationships with tour operators and continuing to build upon Playa's strong existing relationships through the development and execution of promotional and marketing strategies. (more...)

Frontier Airlines Selects Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions as Exclusive Engine MRO Provider for CFM56-5 Fleet
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

MONTREAL, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Frontier Airlines has awarded Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions (LMCES) (NYSE: LMT) an eight-year, exclusive contract to perform engine maintenance, repair and overhaul on CFM56-5 engines for their Airbus A319s and A320ceos. (more...)

GLOWBERON, WE'RE GONNA DIE and More Set for OBERON's April Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces offerings for OBERON Presents -- GLOWBERON and WE'RE GONNA DIE; as well as other events to be presented at OBERON during April - May -- including Visiting Artists, Artists in Residence, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

Palladium Hotel Group Selects Cornerstone OnDemand to Engage and Enable its Global Workforce
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016


High Performance Breathing Technology Runners Win Two Gold Medals at IAAF World Indoor Championships
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

High Performance Breathing Technology Runners Patrick Feeney and Chris Giesting along with National Indoor Champion Vernon Norwood, Kyle Clemons, Calvin Smith and Elvyonn Bailey of team USA displayed a memorable performance in front of a sell-out crowd at the Oregon Convention Center for the IAAF World Indoor Championships held March 19 and 20, 2016. (more...)

Royalton Riviera Cancun Wins Second Consecutive Gold Crown Resort Award by RCI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

CANCUN, MEXICO - For the second year in a row, Royalton Riviera Cancun is the recipient of a Gold Crown Resort Award, the most prestigious award handed out by the world's largest vacation exchange network, RCI. This designation is particularly impressive as the resort has achieved this distinction for each year since operations began in the luxurious 1183 room all inclusive resort. (more...)

NBC Sports Coverage of PREMIER LEAGUE Continues This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Second-place Tottenham visit Liverpool this Saturday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO, and first-place Leicester City host Southampton this Sunday, April 3, at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO as the race for the Premier League title intensifies. (more...)

Beres Hammond & Marcia Griffiths to Perform at NJPAC, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents reggae superstar Beres Hammond with special guest Marcia Griffiths who will perform together on Saturday, July 9th at 8pm. (more...)

HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU to Make World Premiere at Factory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU, presented by Trey Anthony Studios in association with Girls with Bow Ties, is a raw and honest portrayal of the choices many mothers have made in effort to create a better home for their families. Written and directed by award-winning playwright Trey Anthony (Da Kink in My Hair) the play makes its world premiere in Toronto on May 7 and runs May 5 - 15 at the Factory Studio Theatre (125 Bathurst Street), just in time for Mother's Day. (more...)

Jazz at Lincoln Center to Celebrate International Jazz Appreciation Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates International Jazz Appreciation Month with a diverse line-up of artists throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall, the "House of Swing." The exciting offerings in April include an homage to Broadway composers with jazz-oriented roots, sets celebrating International Jazz Day and Duke Ellington's birthday, and an historic showcase of Sy Oliver arrangements performed only once in its entirety in nearly 30 years. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Welcome Noel Coward Expert Geoffrey Johnson, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) welcomes Geoffrey Johnson, longtime friend and representative of Noel Coward and a Trustee of the Noel Coward Foundation, as he shares personal reflections on the playwright. From Ten Chimneys to Jamaica, New York to London, we'll be treated to an intimate look at the last decade of Coward's life. Randy Bryant, Executive Director of Ten Chimneys - where Coward was a frequent guest - will moderate the presentation. "Remembering Noel" will be at the Broadway Theatre Center on Wednesday, April 20 as part of MCT's ViewPoints series in conjunction with our production of Coward's FALLEN ANGELS.  The ViewPoints presentation is free and open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. immediately before the 7:30 p.m. evening performance of FALLEN ANGELS. (more...)

Brisbane Writers Festival to Welcome Marlon James
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Brisbane Writers Festival is excited to be partnering with the State Library of Queensland to bring 2015 Booker Prize author Marlon James to Brisbane for one night only this May.  (more...)

NBCSN Sets Weekend Premier League Coverage
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

With five weeks until the Premier League's “Championship Sunday,” NBC Sports Group presents a full slate of action featuring title and Champions League hopefuls, and clubs desperate to avoid relegation. Action begins this Saturday, April 9, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Liveon NBCSN, followed by 6th-place West Ham United v. third-place Arsenal on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Arsenal kept their title ambitions alive on Saturday by defeating Watford 4-0. (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

(Boston, MA)--Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer  announces its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell at the Esplanade.  (more...)

Travel Channel Announces All-New Water-Themed Premieres
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Five new and returning series that celebrate heart-pumping water thrills, gorgeous sunny beach destinations and over-the-top water attractions will hit the air on Travel Channel beginning in June. (more...)

Bakdraff Releases New Album that Documents Steel City Struggles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

'The Vault' is the latest release from Bakdraff Entertainment. Seventeen tracks long, it features music that was created by six music producers and 16 artists over the course of several years. (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer announces its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell at the Esplanade.  (more...)

100 Days to Rio 2016 -- Until the Magic Begins!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016


Boston-Area Playwrights to Workshop New Pieces This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Artists from Suburbia, a new community-based theatre initiative and proud member of the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters, announces three local playwrights as the winners of its Perspectives Playwriting Competition. Their one-act plays will be workshopped June 15 and 16, culminating in an evening of staged readings on June 17 at 7 p.m. at the East Bridgewater Public Library. The event will be free and open to the public. (more...)

Extended Call Recording Provides Affordable, Cloud-Based Call Storage Solution
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016


10th Annual Make Music New York Set for June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Make Music New York, dubbed 'the largest music event ever to grace Gotham' (Metro New York), celebrates its 10th year with a cornucopia of free, outdoor, public concerts all around the city on Tuesday, June 21, the first day of summer. Since the festival first began in 2007, Make Music New York has become an indispensable part of the city's cultural life, offering a dazzling array of events in all five boroughs. Wrote Russell Platt of The New Yorker, '...this project has overrun the city with song and sound on the first day of summer, brimming with more than twelve hundred concerts in all imaginable genres.' (more...)

5th Annual Anguilla Lit Fest is Presented, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

THE VALLEY, ANGUILLA - Anguilla is set to host the fifth annual Anguilla Lit Fest: A Literary Jollification at the Paradise Cove Resort from May 19-22, 2016. This year's distinguished panel of authors includes: (more...)

Dianne Dixon Joins Cast of Braata's Caribbean Playreading Series in Queens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Award-winning actress and singer Dianne Dixon has joined a stellar lineup of actors from across the Caribbean for the Braata Productions Caribbean Playreading Series, to be held at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) in Queens, New York, from April 22- 24. (more...)

'Marathon Meb' Keflezighi Celebrates UNICEF Kid Power for the Boston Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BOSTON, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Boston Marathon principal sponsor John Hancock, with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF New England region, today hosted Scholars & Stars in Boston at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. (more...)

Mayor Walsh announces partnership with Verizon to transform city's technology infrastructure
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016


Concierge Auctions Announces Record-Breaking First Quarter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016


Randy J. Phifer Releases BLIND CHESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Randy J. Phifer, a native of Jamaica,NY, chess enthusiast, educated writer and author, has completed his new book 'Blind Chess': a creative and eye-opening work that explains the benefits and capability of playing chess without board nor pieces. (more...)

Winthrop Playmakers to Present THE SHADOW BOX, 4/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Winthrop Playmakers will present the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Drama winning play, 'The Shadow Box' by Michael Cristofer, April 21 - 24, 2016. As directed by Nicholas Raponi, this powerful production is being performed at Memorial Hall at Winthrop High School, which will be reconfigured to an intimate black box space onstage. The Winthrop Playmakers are also spotlighting three local organizations associated with topics faced by the families in the play: AIDS Action Committee, Survivors by the Sea, and the Winthrop Council on Aging/Senior Center. (more...)

Registration Now Available for NYU Forum on Educational Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

On the 50th Anniversary of the Program in Educational Theatre at NYU, the annual Forum promises to offer continuing opportunities to learn about practitioners and theorists who have developed the field, as well as the chance to meet those who are currently working in the work.  (more...)

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