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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.

Yo-Yo Ma, Martha Graham Dance, THE RIVER and More Set for UW World Series' 2015-16 SeasonYo-Yo Ma, Martha Graham Dance, THE RIVER and More Set for UW World Series' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Executive and Artistic Director Michelle Witt today announced the UW World Series 2015-16 Season, featuring internationally acclaimed artists in music and dance from around the globe. (more...)

Legendary Cuban Musician, Tomas Diaz Premieres New Song 'Suky'Legendary Cuban Musician, Tomas Diaz Premieres New Song 'Suky'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Singer and Cuban music referent, Tomas Diaz is back with 'Suky' a new song that contains all the elements to become an international success; a true hybrid and fusion of genres that represents and brings together the musical influences collected during his career. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jonathan Guy Lewis, Teresa Banham & More in UK's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGEPhoto Flash: First Look at Jonathan Guy Lewis, Teresa Banham & More in UK's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Full casting has been announced for the Touring Consortium Theatre Company's new production of A View from the Bridge, directed by Stephen Unwin with Jonathan Guy Lewis as 'Eddie Carbone' and Michael Brandon as 'Alfieri', staged to celebrate the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth. The production will open in Nottingham on 4 March 2015, and then visit Cheltenham, Darlington, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Coventry and Edinburgh. Take a look at the first production photos below! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

NEW YORK, March 4,2015 /PRNewswire/ PFNY, LLC, the fastest growing franchisee of Planet Fitness, the New Hampshire based Franchisor who pioneered the high-value/low cost fitness experience, expanded rapidly in 2014 throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn (with 3 new clubs already opened in 2015 and another 4 scheduled to open this year) and has quickly established itself as the premier option for an affordable gym membership throughout New York. (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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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...)

Mitchell Brunings to Lead Bob Marley Musical at Center StageMitchell Brunings to Lead Bob Marley Musical at Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

March 25, 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 will run May 6 to June 14. (more...)

Lance Shabazz Releases BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARSLance Shabazz Releases BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

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Photo Flash: Opera Legend Frederica von Stade Plays  Sanders Theatre With Local StudentsPhoto Flash: Opera Legend Frederica von Stade Plays Sanders Theatre With Local Students
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

At a standing-room-only affair at Sanders Theatre, Longy School of Music of Bard College presented their second annual Sistema Side by Side Celebration on Friday, March 20, under the baton of the orchestra's newly appointed Music Director Jorge Soto. The evening was part of an ongoing series of events at Longy that pairs students (aged 8-14) from El Sistema-inspired music programs throughout Massachusetts with members of the Longy Conservatory Orchestra in rehearsals and performances featuring nationally renowned conductors and guest artists. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the event below! (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company Sets 2015-16 Season: ANYTHING GOES, GOLDEN BOY & MoreLakewood Theatre Company Sets 2015-16 Season: ANYTHING GOES, GOLDEN BOY & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 63rd season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 10, 2015. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

NEW YORK, NY, MARCH 2, 2015 - Busha Browne known for their delicious, Award-winning condiments and sauces are growing in demand in the condiment market and with consumers across the U.S. and abroad including with countries such as the United Kingdom (UK), Australia and New Zealand. (more...)

Golf Channel to Premiere New Competition Series ALTERED COURSEGolf Channel to Premiere New Competition Series ALTERED COURSE
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Golf Channel announced today a new reality competition series, Altered Course, currently in production that combines golf, speed, fitness, teamwork and decision-making as teams navigate re-imagined and extreme golf holes in excess of 700 yards (more...)

NBC Sports Group to Air 10 Mid-Week Premier League MatchesNBC Sports Group to Air 10 Mid-Week Premier League Matches
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

NBC Sports Group presents 10 mid-week Premier League matches, highlighted by first-place Chelsea visiting West Ham United this Wednesday, Mar. 4, at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. The league-leaders face a top-ten opponent in West Ham (ninth-place), who look to rebound after a 3-1 home loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Steve Bower calls the match joined by analyst Lee Dixon at the Boleyn Ground. (more...)

East West Players to Honor Paula Madison, Nahnatchka Khan & Melvin Mar at 4/20 Golden GalaEast West Players to Honor Paula Madison, Nahnatchka Khan & Melvin Mar at 4/20 Golden Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 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...)

900 Competitors Set For Winston-Salem USA National Masters Track Indoor Championship900 Competitors Set For Winston-Salem USA National Masters Track Indoor Championship
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Over forty world champions, U.S. and local stars, and the world's first-ever 90+ year-olds' four-person indoor track relay team, are among 900 competitors set for the USA National Masters Track & Field Indoor Championships at Winston Salem's JDL Fast Track Friday through Sunday, March 20-22. The track is located at 2505 Empire Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Finals run all day, from 8AM-4:30PM Friday, 8AM-5PM Saturday, and 7AM-3:15PM Sunday. Media is invited, and spectators are free and welcome. (more...)

NBC Sports Group to Air Liverpool-Manchester Match This SundayNBC Sports Group to Air Liverpool-Manchester Match This Sunday
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Fifth-place Liverpool host fourth-place Manchester United this Sunday, Mar. 22, at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, highlighting NBC Sports Group's live match coverage this weekend. Both teams come off of crucial shutout wins, with Manchester United captainWayne Rooney contributing a goal in the club's 3-0 victory over Tottenham on Sunday. Liverpool's 1-0 win over Swansea City Monday puts them within two points of the final Champions League position, held by Manchester United. (more...)

Rhode Island Philharmonic Announces Charles Dimmick as New ConcertmasterRhode Island Philharmonic Announces Charles Dimmick as New Concertmaster
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

March 13, 2015 – East Providence, RI ? Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF and the RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA have named a new concertmaster: CHARLES DIMMICK won the position in January. A member of the Philharmonic since the 2002-2003 season, Mr. Dimmick became acting concertmaster in 2013 upon the leave of Charles Sherba. (more...)

EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, embarking on a 16 week national tour and making its Scottish debut at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 10 until Saturday 15 August 2015. (more...)

EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, which was part of Jamie Lloyd's second Trafalgar Transformed season, directed by Sam Yates, on a 16 week National Tour from 11 June 2015, commencing at Theatre Royal, Brighton. East is East is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Richard Howell and sound and music by Alex Baranowski. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Diversity Reigns in Cabaret Through Sublime Shows From Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna HayesBWW Reviews: Diversity Reigns in Cabaret Through Sublime Shows From Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna Hayes
by Billie Roe - Mar 12, 2015

When Cole Porter wrote, 'Anything Goes,' he could have easily been referring to New York cabaret circa the 2000-sies. One of the joys of attending and reviewing cabaret shows in the Big Apple these days is that every performing style, show theme, cultural perspective, political point of view, race, gender, and sexual preference is represented on a stage. Some cabaret purists may not agree, but the genre seems to have no boundaries in terms of what is acceptable and what is not. And as long as a show is entertaining, who cares about boundaries and strict definitions of what works in the art form? Here are reviews of three recent shows from Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna Hayes that reflect the delicious diversity that is cabaret. (more...)

TELEPHONE LOVE by Hopeton Gray is Now AvailableTELEPHONE LOVE by Hopeton Gray is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Hopeton Gray's distant love affairs via the telephone was the catalyst to enable him to write about such a topical social media tool; the telephone. For him, it is about the cyber craze of being connected because the telephone serves as a liaison between a man and a woman from a distance. And thus, he has written 'Telephone Love.' (published by Xlibris AU) (more...)

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Monologue Highlights -2/25LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Monologue Highlights -2/25
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Below, check out Late Night with Seth Meyers monologue highlights from last night's broadcast! (more...)

THE LION KING Choreographer Garth Fagan to Receive WSU Apple Award Next MonthTHE LION KING Choreographer Garth Fagan to Receive WSU Apple Award Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Garth Fagan, Tony Award winner for "Best Choreography" in The Lion King, founder and artistic director of Garth Fagan Dance, is receiving the Apple Award from Wayne State University's Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance. "A Conversation with Apple Award Recipient Garth Fagan" will be hosted at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts on March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Fagan will appear in an "actors studio" style interview and question-and-answer session. (more...)

Akashic Books and LargeUp Present the NYC Launch Event for THE HALF THAT'S NEVER BEEN TOLD, 3/4Akashic Books and LargeUp Present the NYC Launch Event for THE HALF THAT'S NEVER BEEN TOLD, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Akashic Books and LargeUp present the New York City launch event for The Half That's Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread! Featuring DOCTOR DREAD in conversation with CHRISTOPHER JOHN FARLEY (Game World), followed by a special acoustic performance from DAVID HINDS of STEEL PULSE, with other surprise musical guests. (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...)

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...)

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

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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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