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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.

BWW Reviews: MARLEY at Center Stage - From Mozart to MARLEY...What a Season!!BWW Reviews: MARLEY at Center Stage - From Mozart to MARLEY...What a Season!!
by Charles Shubow - May 28, 2015

Mitchell Brunings brings the man and his music to life. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for EAST IS EAST at Theatre Royal GlasgowFull Cast Announced for EAST IS EAST at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 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...)

NBC Sports to Air Live Coverage of 2015 PREFONTAINE CLASSIC, 5/30NBC Sports to Air Live Coverage of 2015 PREFONTAINE CLASSIC, 5/30
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

NBC Sports Group presents live coverage of the 2015 Prefontaine Classic this Saturday, May 30, from Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and continuing at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

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by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

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by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

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by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

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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...)

The Expanders to Bring Vintage Reggae to Life in HUSTLING CULTURE Album, Out 6/16The Expanders to Bring Vintage Reggae to Life in HUSTLING CULTURE Album, Out 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The Expanders breathe new life into a vintage reggae sound ont their upcoming album, HUSTLING CULTURE, available June 16, 2015 on Easy Star Records. (more...)

LTERED COURSE MONTEGO BAY Premieres 6/15 on Golf ChannelLTERED COURSE MONTEGO BAY Premieres 6/15 on Golf Channel
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The traditional golf course layout will not apply to the eight teams competing in Altered Course Montego Bay, Golf Channel's new reality competition series premiering Monday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET. The series will require teams to navigate re-imagined golf holes in excess of 700 yards all the while traversing natural obstacles they encounter along the way. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra to Offer Free Concerts This Summer, Beg. 7/15Boston Landmarks Orchestra to Offer Free Concerts This Summer, Beg. 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

 Inspired by the musical connection of people, place, and culture, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, announces the 2015 summer's free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell. Free concerts will be held every Wednesday evening (7 p.m.) beginning July 15 thru August 26, 2015.  Neighborhood concerts and youth engagement residencies featuring Brazilian composer, pianist and vocalist Clarice Assad continue throughout the summer beginning on July 12 (6 p.m.) at Pinebank Promontory in Jamaica Plain and through August 14 at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester. For more information and schedule visit landmarksorchestra.org. (more...)

New Sherri Shepherd Series Among COOKING CHANNEL's August HighlightsNew Sherri Shepherd Series Among COOKING CHANNEL's August Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Emmy Award-winning TV personality, comedian and actress Sherri Shepherd joins the Cooking Channel lineup with the premiere of all-new series Holy & Hungry! (more...)

Watchmaking and More to Be Featured in MAD's 2015-16 ExhibitionsWatchmaking and More to Be Featured in MAD's 2015-16 Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Today Glenn Adamson, the Nanette L. Laitman Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, announced the Museum's upcoming program for Fall 2015 and Winter 2016, featuring a diverse set of exhibitions. (more...)

Culture Project, Rosie O'Donnell to Debut MOTHERSTRUCK, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, This FallCulture Project, Rosie O'Donnell to Debut MOTHERSTRUCK, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

From the producers of NIRBHAYA, The Exonerated, Guantanamo and Sarah Jones' Bridge & Tunnel, Culture Project along with Rosie O'Donnell will present the world premiere of MotherStruck written and performed by Staceyann Chin and directed by Cynthia Nixon, beginning Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater.   Opening Night is set for Wednesday, October 7th. (more...)

New Musical MARLEY Breaks Box Office Records in BaltimoreNew Musical MARLEY Breaks Box Office Records in Baltimore
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

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, became the highest grossing single ticket show and the highest attended show in the 52-year history of Baltimore's Center Stage. (more...)

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Returns to HBO, 6/27WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Returns to HBO, 6/27
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

One of the sport's best fighters returns when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: TIMOTHY BRADLEY JR. VS. JESSIE VARGAS AND OSCAR VALDEZ VS. RUBEN TAMAYO is seen SATURDAY, JUNE 27 (more...)

Grafton Music Festival to Welcome A Far Cry, 7/11Grafton Music Festival to Welcome A Far Cry, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

A Far Cry, the Grammy-nominated 18-member young chamber orchestra from Boston, will return to Grafton, Vt. on Saturday, July 11 for a performance in the acoustically splendid, recently renovated White Church (55 Main Street). The concert begins at 8p. This is a program presented by the not-for-profit Grafton Music Festival. (more...)

CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to Play Fountain Theatre, 8/1-9/14CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to Play Fountain Theatre, 8/1-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

A meditation on race fusing poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, Citizen: An American Lyric is a provocative new stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine's internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America. Adapted by multiple award-winning playwright Stephen Sachs, helmed by multi award winning director Shirley Jo Finney, and featuring a talented six-member ensemble including Bernard K. Addison, Leith Burke, Tina Lifford, Tony Maggio, Simone Missick and Lisa Pescia, the world premiere of Citizen opens at the Fountain Theatre on August 1. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra Sets Free Summer 2015 ConcertsBoston Landmarks Orchestra Sets Free Summer 2015 Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Inspired by the musical connection of people, place, and culture, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, announces the 2015 summer's free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell. Free concerts will be held every Wednesday evening (7 p.m.) beginning July 15 thru August 26, 2015. Neighborhood concerts and youth engagement residencies featuring Brazilian composer, pianist and vocalist Clarice Assad continue throughout the summer beginning on July 12 (6 p.m.) at Pinebank Promontory in Jamaica Plain and through August 14 at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester. For more information and schedule visit landmarksorchestra.org. (more...)

World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y Present KING SUNNY ADE & HIS AFRICAN BEATS, 6/26World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y Present KING SUNNY ADE & HIS AFRICAN BEATS, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y co-present a rare U.S. appearance by Nigerian superstar King Sunny Ade & His African Beats on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at 92Y, to kick off WMI's 30th Anniversary Season, the first curated byrecently appointed artistic director Par Neiburger. (more...)

AAA Travel Lists Top Summer Vacation DestinationsAAA Travel Lists Top Summer Vacation Destinations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

This summer is an ideal time to travel to Europe as the U.S. dollar is nearly equal in value to the euro, helping travelers stretch their vacation budgets further. In addition to warm-weather destinations across the U.S. and Caribbean, European cities including Rome, Dublin and Paris are among AAA's top vacation destinations this summer. According to the U.S. Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, the number of Americans traveling to Europe so far in 2015 has increased 2.4 percent over last year. (more...)

Cooking Channel to Premiere New Season of MAN FIRE FOOD, 7/14Cooking Channel to Premiere New Season of MAN FIRE FOOD, 7/14
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Chef Roger Mooking returns to Cooking Channel with the hottest season yet of Man Fire Food, premiering Tuesday, July 14th at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT (more...)

JUMANJI, THREE LITTLE BIRDS & More Set for Adventure Theatre MTC's 2015-16 SeasonJUMANJI, THREE LITTLE BIRDS & More Set for Adventure Theatre MTC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Adventure Theatre MTC, ATMTC, recent recipient of the TYA/USA Harold Oaks Award for significant contributions to the Theatre for Young Audiences field, is proud to announce its 64th Season featuring five main stage productions with four world premieres. The 64th Season offers a series of fresh and diverse stories exclusive to the ATMTC stage brought to life for young audiences by award-winning directors. (more...)

Zoraida Kyan Releases Erotic Novel ORALLY TAKENZoraida Kyan Releases Erotic Novel ORALLY TAKEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

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Shayzon Prince Featured on Bravo's New Reality Show MOTHER FUNDERSShayzon Prince Featured on Bravo's New Reality Show MOTHER FUNDERS
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Shayzon Prince is the Vice President of the local Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) in the small town of Locust Grove, Georgia. As a helicopter mom and a no nonsense businesswoman, she still manages to devote time to fundraising for her children's school. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'Bob Marley Day' in Baltimore Features Cast of MARLEY and Director, Author Kwame Kwei-ArmahBWW Reviews: 'Bob Marley Day' in Baltimore Features Cast of MARLEY and Director, Author Kwame Kwei-Armah
by Charles Shubow - Jun 12, 2015

Center Stage production of the world premiere of MARLEY is honored with all day program. (more...)

ADIDAS GRAND PRIX LIVE Airs Saturday on NBCADIDAS GRAND PRIX LIVE Airs Saturday on NBC
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Headlining the event are six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica in the men's 200m, competing in New York City for the first time since 2008; U.S. Olympic gold medalist Jenn Suhr in the women's pole vault, who also holds 15 national titles; and Olympic gold medalist and world record-holderDavid Rudisha of Kenya in the men's 800m. (more...)

HBO's BOXING AFTER DARK to Return with Doubleheader, 6/13HBO's BOXING AFTER DARK to Return with Doubleheader, 6/13
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

HBO Boxing's hit late-night franchise presents an all-action doubleheader featuring four undefeated fighters when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: NICHOLAS WALTERS VS. MIGUEL MARRIAGA AND FELIX VERDEJO VS. IVAN NAJERA is seen SATURDAY, JUNE 13 (more...)

HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs to Star in Staged Reading of THE LIMP Next WeekHAMILTON's Daveed Diggs to Star in Staged Reading of THE LIMP Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Broadway-bound HAMILTON star Daveed Diggs will perform in a one-night-only staged reading of the new play THE LIMP on Wednesday, June 10, in New York. Diggs is fresh off of Lortel Award and Theatre World Award wins for his dual HAMILTON roles (Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson). (more...)

ABC to Exclusively Air Game One of 2015 NBA FINALS, 6/4ABC to Exclusively Air Game One of 2015 NBA FINALS, 6/4
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The 2015 NBA Finals - the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry versus the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James - will air exclusively on ABC, beginning with Game 1 on Thursday, June 4, at 9 p.m. ET. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Agatha Christie's PARTNERS IN CRIME Makes U.S. Premiere On Acorn TV, 9/3Agatha Christie's PARTNERS IN CRIME Makes U.S. Premiere On Acorn TV, 9/3
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Following the U.S. Premieres of Brenda Blethyn's return in the smash hit British series Vera and the BAFTA Award-winning comedy Detectorists, Acorn TVpresents the U.S. Premiere of Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime (more...)

24 Hour Fitness Launches 12 New York and New Jersey Locations24 Hour Fitness Launches 12 New York and New Jersey Locations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

SAN RAMON, Calif., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. is preparing simultaneous community celebrations at 12 of the recently acquired Bally Total Fitness Clubs in the New York/New Jersey area that now have upgraded amenities and facilities representative of the 24 Hour Fitness brand. The Grand Openings take place July 10-12, 2015. (more...)

Hershey Felder Presents JAMAICA FAREWELL at Royal George TheatreHershey Felder Presents JAMAICA FAREWELL at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Continuing to bring exciting stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings a brand new production of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed play Jamaica FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, to Chicago's Royal George Theatre. Based on her true life story, writer-performer Ehrhardt's Jamaica FAREWELL chronicles her escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970's to fulfill her lifelong dream of coming to America. Performances begin at Chicago's Royal George Theatre 1641 North Halsted, 60614, on Tuesday September 8, and continue through Sunday October 11th in a strictly limited engagement. All tickets are $50 for all performances. (more...)

Nancy Garfield Woodbridge Releases THE ISLANDERSNancy Garfield Woodbridge Releases THE ISLANDERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Is it really possible for humanity to live harmoniously amidst so many cultural and racial differences? How do these issues affect individuals, especially children? Can children be taught to understand and cope with the many human differences they encounter? In her newest children's book, author Nancy Garfield Woodbridge explores these questions through the story of 'The Islanders' (published by Xlibris). (more...)

Univision Network Ranked No. 1 for the Third Consecutive Week and No. 2, Ahead of ABC, CBS and NBC, in July Sweep-To-Date Among Young Adults 18-34Univision Network Ranked No. 1 for the Third Consecutive Week and No. 2, Ahead of ABC, CBS and NBC, in July Sweep-To-Date Among Young Adults 18-34
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

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Claudia Rankine Set for Talkback, Book Signing at Fountain Theatre, 8/2Claudia Rankine Set for Talkback, Book Signing at Fountain Theatre, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Internationally acclaimed poet Claudia Rankine will lead a talkback with the audience and sign copies of her multiple award-winning book Citizen: An American Lyric following a performance of the Fountain Theatre's world premiere stage adaptation of the same name. Rankine will attend the performance on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 3 p.m., and the audience talkback and book signing reception will immediately follow. (more...)

Bob Marley's 70th Birthday Celebration Continues With Two Vinyl Box Set ReleasesBob Marley's 70th Birthday Celebration Continues With Two Vinyl Box Set Releases
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Bob Marley's 70 th birthday year-long celebration (2015) continues with the release of two new box sets,The Complete Island Recordings and The Complete Island Recordings: Collector's Edition. (more...)

Coney Island USA Names New Executive DirectorConey Island USA Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The Board Directors of Coney Island USA is announcing the appointment of Earl Lawrence Tucker as its new Executive Director.  Earl's leadership and management experience as a non-profits arts director will bring new energy to build and expand Coney Island USA's programming and facilities as we promote American popular culture to new generations and new audiences through innovative exhibitions and performances. Earl's history as a both a showman and arts administrator is completely in line with Coney Island USA's desire to carry its mission forward into the future. (more...)

Susie Blake to Lead HANDBAGGED UK TourSusie Blake to Lead HANDBAGGED UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Susie Blake will play 'The Queen' in the Tricycle Theatre's Olivier award-winning production of Moira Buffini's West End hit comedy, Handbagged, which embarks on a major 13-week national tour this autumn from 9 September to 5 December 2015. (more...)

A.R.T. & 868 Boston to Host 3rd Annual WORDplay Summer Theater and Writing CampA.R.T. & 868 Boston to Host 3rd Annual WORDplay Summer Theater and Writing Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and 826 Boston announce the third annual WORDplay Summer Theater and Writing Camp for children ages 11-14. Twenty-five students have been chosen by lottery to participate in the free, five-week camp from July 13 through August 14. WORDplay takes place Monday through Thursday, 1:30 - 5:30pm at 826 Boston's youth writing and tutoring center, located at 3035 Washington Street in Roxbury, MA. (more...)

Jason Steele Releases WISDOM IN PUZZLEJason Steele Releases WISDOM IN PUZZLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

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Madison Realty Capital Provides $37m Loan Backed By Queens PropertiesMadison Realty Capital Provides $37m Loan Backed By Queens Properties
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

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Beres Hammond & Monty Alexander to Play NJPAC, 7/31Beres Hammond & Monty Alexander to Play NJPAC, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Beres Hammond, Jamaica's undisputed king of “lovers rock” and one of reggae's most iconic stars, is joined by revered jazz pianist Monty Alexander, whose five-decade career has included collaborations with Frank Sinatra, Milt Jackson and Dizzy Gillespie. Friday, July 31, 2015 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall.. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) Cool and hot in equal measure, this evening of romantic reggae by Hammond promises to be “the most perfect mix of reggae and soul we've ever heard,” says Reggae Reviews. (more...)

Rooftop Films to Go Non-Fiction with KHALIK ALLAH and THE CHINESE MAYOR, 7/17-18Rooftop Films to Go Non-Fiction with KHALIK ALLAH and THE CHINESE MAYOR, 7/17-18
by Movies News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

This week, Rooftop Films will present two form-challenging documentaries, proving that non-fiction cinema can be as, if not more, intellectually stimulating and politically engaging as its fictional counterparts. (more...)

BWW Review: Capital Fringe's Tempered BOND: AN UNAUTHORIZED PARODYBWW Review: Capital Fringe's Tempered BOND: AN UNAUTHORIZED PARODY
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jul 13, 2015

While the spy genre is no stranger to parody, Bond: An Unauthorized Parody can best be described in the words of another iconic superhero as rather 'mild-mannered.' (more...)

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