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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.

Mitchell Brunings Leads World Premiere Bob Marley Musical, Beginning Tonight at Center StageMitchell Brunings Leads World Premiere Bob Marley Musical, Beginning Tonight at Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The world premiere production of MARLEY, the first original musical based on both the life and music of Bob Marley, began rehearsals March 24 at Center Stage, the State Theater of Maryland. MARLEY begins tonight, May 8, and runs now through June 14. (more...)

'You Sexy Thing' Singer Errol Brown Dies at Age 71'You Sexy Thing' Singer Errol Brown Dies at Age 71
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Errol Brown, lead singer of the '70's and '80's group Hot Chocolgate has passed away from liver cancer at the age of 71.  (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: New Single 'Fire' from THE VOICE Winner Tessanne ChinFIRST LISTEN: New Single 'Fire' from THE VOICE Winner Tessanne Chin
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Billboard premieres season 5 of The Voice winner, Tessanne Chin new single, 'Fire.' (more...)

Fathom Events and UFC to Bring Double Title Fight UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier to Select Theaters LiveFathom Events and UFC to Bring Double Title Fight UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier to Select Theaters Live
by Movies News Desk - May 4, 2015

On Memorial Day weekend, Fathom Events and UFC will present a night of epic battles including two championship fights when UFC 187: JOHNSON vs. CORMIER comes to select U.S. movie theaters nationwide. Broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, May 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

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Check Out What's Coming Up at COCACheck Out What's Coming Up at COCA
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

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Veron Peterkin Pens New Musings on LifeVeron Peterkin Pens New Musings on Life
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

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BWW Reviews: MARLEY: A Rare and Topical Event at Center StageBWW Reviews: MARLEY: A Rare and Topical Event at Center Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - May 18, 2015

Even though the historical Marley was probably mainly thinking about apartheid when he sang these words, you could not possibly sing them on a Baltimore stage these days without making the audience think of events closer to home. Bob Marley, very self-consciously a prophet, sang for his moment, but he sang as well for the ages, which includes our own. Center Stage could not have bought Bob Marley's topicality, but it could earn it, and did. One could believe it really was Marley up there, singing right to us. (more...)

SPIRITUS SANCTUS is ReleasedSPIRITUS SANCTUS is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

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Director & Writer Dee Rees Talks About HBO Films' BESSIE, Debuting TodayDirector & Writer Dee Rees Talks About HBO Films' BESSIE, Debuting Today
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2015

Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah ("Chicago") stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees ("Pariah") from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

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by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 Season Celebrates 40 Years of InspirationScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 Season Celebrates 40 Years of Inspiration
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a star-studded 2015-16 season of music, dance, theater, comedy, film and more. Among the many highlights are performances by BalletBoyz, Margaret Cho, Joan Collins, Alan Cumming, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Ana Gasteyer, The Hot Sardines, Jane Lynch, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The TEN Tenors, all of whom will be making their Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts debuts, alongside returning favorites such as Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, Arturo Sandoval and Poncho Sanchez, Martin Short, and Tommy Tune. (more...)

Atlantic Records Signs KraniumAtlantic Records Signs Kranium
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Atlantic Records has announced rising Dancehall artist Kranium as the newest member of its legendary roster. The New York-based reggae/dancehall sing-jay celebrates his major label debut with the release of single, 'Nobody Has To Know (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign).' The track premieres today http://bit.ly/ListenToNHTK and will be available for purchase on May 19th. (more...)

STARTEK Reports First Quarter 2015 ResultsSTARTEK Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

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Country Singer Logan Mize to Release PAWN SHOP GUITAR, 5/19Country Singer Logan Mize to Release PAWN SHOP GUITAR, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Heartland country rocker Logan Mize has announced the release of his Arista Nashville debut, Pawn Shop Guitar -- EP, a five-song digital album set for release onMay 19.  Produced by Jim Catino, Ryan Gore, and Mize, the EP was entirely co-written by Mize and includes his fun-filled current single, "Can't Get Away from a Good Time." (more...)

Full Cast Set for EAST IS EAST TourFull Cast Set for EAST IS EAST Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Adam Karim (Sajit Khan), Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan), Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan), Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan) and Simon Nagra (George Khan) join the previously announced comedy award-winning actress Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family in the national tour of Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East. The Khans are joined by Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah), Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie).  (more...)

Travel Channel to Present 4th Annual 'We Are Summer' Programming EventTravel Channel to Present 4th Annual 'We Are Summer' Programming Event
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2015

Travel Channel's fourth annual 'We Are Summer' multi-platform programming event launches Memorial Day weekend with sizzling new series, returning fan favorites and summer-themed programming. (more...)

Little Children Dream of God: Read, Watch, DoLittle Children Dream of God: Read, Watch, Do
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Mar 31, 2015

Immerse yourself in the world of Little Children Dream of God with our recommended reading, watching and doing lists. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

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CWC/Columbus Merger Finalized; Strong Regional Telecommunications Provider Emerges CWC/Columbus Merger Finalized; Strong Regional Telecommunications Provider Emerges
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

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Watch: New Kingston Heads to Jamaica for New 'Today' Music VideoWatch: New Kingston Heads to Jamaica for New 'Today' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

New York City-based reggae band New Kingston premiered the video for 'Today' from their third album Kingston City, released on February 23rd via Easy Star Records. The video for 'Today' was filmed both in and near the city of Kingston, Jamaica, in scenic locations like Harbor View and Waterhouse. Scroll down to watch the video! (more...)

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE to Play Coventry's Belgrade Theatre in AprilA VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE to Play Coventry's Belgrade Theatre in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Belgrade Theatre Coventry is thrilled to play host to the Touring Consortium Theatre Company's new production of A View from the Bridge from Wed 8 - Sat 11 April. Directed by Stephen Unwin with Jonathan Guy Lewis as 'Eddie Carbone' and Michael Brandon as 'Alfieri', this major new touring production has been staged to celebrate the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth. (more...)

RAP GUIDE TO RELIGION Extends Through May 3 at SoHo PlayhouseRAP GUIDE TO RELIGION Extends Through May 3 at SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

After a successful five-star-rated run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and a two month run with the 2014 Edinburgh Encore series at SoHo Playhouse, the theater's Artistic Director, Darren Lee Cole, is proud to announce the final extension of Rap Guide to Religion with its final performance on May 3rd, 2015. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

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Ziggy Marley's Tuff Gong to Release 'Celebrating Bob Marley', 4/28Ziggy Marley's Tuff Gong to Release 'Celebrating Bob Marley', 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

In partnership with 1World Chorus, children from various countries cover Bob Marley classics to celebrate the reggae legend's continuing legacy. (more...)

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces 4/24 Gallery Crawl LineupPittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces 4/24 Gallery Crawl Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the line-up for its April Gallery Crawl taking place Friday, April 24, 2015, from 5:30 to 10 p.m., in Pittsburgh's Downtown Cultural District. The Gallery Crawl is a free, all-ages showcase that features a wide variety of thought-provoking art exhibitions, live bands, DJs, dance, comedy, and more. (more...)

Casting Confirmed for New Opera CROSSING at A.R.T., Directed by Diane PaulusCasting Confirmed for New Opera CROSSING at A.R.T., Directed by Diane Paulus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, announces the casting of the world premiere of Crossing, an opera by Matthew Aucoin, directed by Diane Paulus, featuring the chamber orchestra A Far Cry, produced in association with Music-Theatre Group. (more...)

The Grappler to Present 'GATEKEEPERS' Panel at The Healy Theatre, 4/7The Grappler to Present 'GATEKEEPERS' Panel at The Healy Theatre, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Where does art belong and who gets to make it? Acclaimed playwright Idris Goodwin and Louder Than a Bomb creator Kevin Coval asked these questions in Steppenwolf for Young Adult's recent production of This is Modern Art (Based on True Events). This is Modern Art represents the true story of Chicago graffiti crew MUL, depicting the events leading up to and following their decision to carry out the biggest graffiti bomb of their career on the modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. This is Modern Art asked audiences to start a revolution, and the Chicago theatre community did- more than anyone expected. (more...)

CWC Obtains Audio Rights for Barclays Premier League Football in the Caribbean for 2015/16 Season CWC Obtains Audio Rights for Barclays Premier League Football in the Caribbean for 2015/16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

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NYC Parks Breaks Ground Improvements to Rufus King ParkNYC Parks Breaks Ground Improvements to Rufus King Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

On Monday, April 27, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP joined Borough President Melinda Katz, Council Member Rory Lancman and District Manager of Community Board 12 Yvonne Reddick, and community members to break ground on renovations to Rufus King Park. (more...)

Columbus Business Solutions, Part of Cable & Wireless Communications, Recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Its Disaster Recovery as a Service solution Columbus Business Solutions, Part of Cable & Wireless Communications, Recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Its Disaster Recovery as a Service solution
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

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Keyframe-Entertainment Announces New Electronic Music Label ReleaseKeyframe-Entertainment Announces New Electronic Music Label Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Keyframe has launched its music label with artists The Wisdom of Shankara from Lyttelton, New Zealand. (more...)

AVOXI to Exhibit at ICMI Contact Center Expo & ConferenceAVOXI to Exhibit at ICMI Contact Center Expo & Conference
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

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OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE Opens at 709 PennOUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE Opens at 709 Penn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of Out of Many, One People, an exhibition exploring the vast cultural heritage of Jamaica by artist Tamara Natalie Madden. The show opens with a reception and artist talk at 709 Penn on Thursday, April 23, from 5:30–8 p.m., and it is included in the Trust's Gallery Crawl on April 24. The show is on view through June 21, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cruella in a Mantilla?: BERNARDA ALBA at FPCT Needs Some RethinkingBWW Reviews: Cruella in a Mantilla?: BERNARDA ALBA at FPCT Needs Some Rethinking
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 21, 2015

Only a brave community theater would take on The House of Bernarda Alba, Federico Garcia Lorca's last play. Written by a closeted gay playwright at the very outset of the Francisco Franco's conservative fascist rule and savagely attacking that era's repression of female freedom, both social and sexual (and by implication other freedoms), it inevitably betrays an air of extreme avant-gardeism. Ibsen and Strindberg and Wedekind may have gone into the same territory, but as of 1936 not too many others. And Lorca drives home his message as if no one had ever conveyed it before - which was more or less true in his time and place. (more...)

CWC, Official 2016 Olympic Broadcaster CWC, Official 2016 Olympic Broadcaster
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

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Harvard-Grad Breaks Sound Barrier to Help Hungry CEOsHarvard-Grad Breaks Sound Barrier to Help Hungry CEOs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

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SPIRITUS SANCTUS is ReleasedSPIRITUS SANCTUS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Jamaica, N.Y. (more...)

NBCSN & Telemundo to Air Chelsea-Arsenal Match This SundayNBCSN & Telemundo to Air Chelsea-Arsenal Match This Sunday
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

First-place Chelsea visit second-place Arsenal, this Sunday, April 26, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, highlighting NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage this weekend. Led by an Eden Hazard goal, Chelsea extended their Premier League unbeaten streak to 12 matches with a key 1-0 home win over third-place Manchester United on Saturday. (more...)

Lianne La Havas Debuts New Song 'Unstoppable' TodayLianne La Havas Debuts New Song 'Unstoppable' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

English singer/songwriter/guitarist Lianne La Havas' 2012 debut album Is Your Love Big Enough? won Album of the Year at iTunes UK as well as Barclaycard Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Best Album nominations, along with tremendous critical acclaim. (more...)

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Opens 4/17 at LakewoodTHE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Opens 4/17 at Lakewood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems presented in concert/cabaret version on Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door stage, presents the third offering in its fourth season, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Food, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase before and during the show. (more...)

'Just Got Paid' Singer Johnny Kemp Found Dead in Jamaica'Just Got Paid' Singer Johnny Kemp Found Dead in Jamaica
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

According to new reports, Johnny Kemp was found dead in Montego Bay, Jamaica earlier this week. He was 55. He was most famous for his hit song, 'Just Got Paid.' (more...)

The Shadow Box Theatre to Present THE EARTH & ME, 4/22The Shadow Box Theatre to Present THE EARTH & ME, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Shadow Box Theatre is staging Sandra Robbins' critically acclaimed dance puppet musical The Earth & Me on Earth Day, April 22. (more...)

Crystal Joy, Saycon Sengbloh & More Join Cast of Center Stage's Bob Marley Musical; Full Company Announced!Crystal Joy, Saycon Sengbloh & More Join Cast of Center Stage's Bob Marley Musical; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Center Stage announces the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Marley, a new musical with music and lyrics by Bob Marley, and written and directed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production will run May 7* to June 14, 2015 at Center Stage in Baltimore. (more...)

SEX AND THAT CITY Discusses Christian SexualitySEX AND THAT CITY Discusses Christian Sexuality
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

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Ingrid Watson Miller and Margaret Lindsay Morris Release THE DEVIL'S NOSEIngrid Watson Miller and Margaret Lindsay Morris Release THE DEVIL'S NOSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

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Spiky Music Group Introduces Newest Artist, Da ProfessorSpiky Music Group Introduces Newest Artist, Da Professor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Spiky Music Group/Spiky Records unveiled their newest artist, Da Professor. A former lead singer of the legendary band, Inner Circle, Da Professor'ssingle and music video released February 14 th, 2015. (more...)

Quotables from NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Week of 4/6Quotables from NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Week of 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Below, check out monologue quotables fromNBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, for the week of April 6: (more...)

Jeff Imada and More to Be Honored at East West Players' GOLDEN GALA, 4/20Jeff Imada and More to Be Honored at East West Players' GOLDEN GALA, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

East West Players (EWP), the nation's premier Asian American theatre, celebrates its Golden Anniversary at their Annual Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction. The Visionary Awards laud the achievements of individuals who have raised the visibility of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through their craft. The fundraising event will take place on Monday April 20, 2015 at the Universal Hilton. Proceeds from the gala will benefit East West Players' educational and artistic programs. (more...)

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