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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.

Citywide Showcase on September 15 Celebrates Arts Projects By New York City Youth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Teens from across the city come together in Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing on Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. to tell their stories through music, visual art, film, photography, and dance as part of NeON Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Probation (DOP) in partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Launched in spring 2014, NeON Arts integrates arts programming into sevenNeighborhood Opportunity Networks (NeONs) across New York City, helping young people develop creative, social, and emotional skills while building positive peer relationships and enriching their communities through art. This summer, six organizations were selected to lead programming from July-September 2016: (more...)

Mangos Jamaica Launches as the Island's Newest Adult-Only, All-Inclusive Boutique Beach Resort
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016


INSECURE and SHOTS FIRED Added to New York's 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (, presented by REVOLT with founding sponsor HBO, announced additions to its schedule including HBO's 'Insecure' and Fox's 'Shots Fired' that will happen during the anniversary events that will take place from September 21-25, 2016 at Manhattan's AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Celebrity Series Announces Locations for Street Pianos Boston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The sound of music will be heard all across Boston from September 23-October 10, 2016 as Celebrity Series of Boston brings back Street Pianos Boston.  (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College Presents Buenos Aires Tango Company Estampas Porteñas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8pm with Argentine Tango company Estampas Porteñas and their newest production, Deseos: Stories of Longing and Desire, a celebration of the greatest artistic elements of Argentina including the indomitable tango, the athletic malambo of the gauchos, and the country's wide range of musical styles. (more...)

2ND Quarter 2016 Results - EBITDA Growth Accelerates in 2Q 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016


Birmingham Repertory Theatre Announce that ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Will Receive its UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The premiere of One Love: The Bob Marley Musical, a new musical focusing on a defining period of global legend Bob Marley's life and career in the 1970s, will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in March 2017. (more...)

ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL Currently in Development in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported on an upcoming musical based on the life of reggae legend, Bob Marley.   (more...)

Coach Shayna Hiller to Host Transformational Retreat in Jamaica, 1/19-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 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...)

Northwestern Settlement's Adventure Stage Chicago Adds More Dates to REPRISE; Postpones New Work JACK'S HOUSE to a Later Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces additional dates for its fall production of Reprise, due to popular demand. A new play with original music forming part of the National Theatre of Scotland's Home Away Festival (performing in Glasgow on October 8), Reprise will return to Chicago for public performances November 4-5.  School matinees are scheduled for November 1-10.  ASC also announces the postponement of Jack's House.  All performances take place at Northwestern Settlement's Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. Tickets are $10 for preview performances, and $17 for adults and $12 for youth aged 14 years and younger for the regular run. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 773.342.4141 (more...)

Bernard Purdue and David Haney Tell their JAZZ STORIES, October 8th @ Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Jazz Stories combines the swinging exciting music with legend Bernard Purdie and company plus some great stories retold by David Haney.  Haney talked to each of these artists and had them to recount the following stories for Cadence Magazine: Sonny Rollins, The Bridge Story; John McLaughlin's story about recording with Miles Davis; Annie Ross Meets Sarah Vaughan, Gunter Hampel remembers Thelonious Monk; Steve Swallow recalls his trip to Jamaica with Herbie Nichols; Dominic Duval on Charles Mingus; and of course Bernard Purdie breaks down the Purdie Shuffle. (more...)

Harlem Rep to Stage Jazzy THE WIZARD OF OZ for Young Audiences
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 27, 2016

Harlem Repertory Theatre will stage 'The Wizard of Oz,' co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, for young (and young-at-heart) audiences October 8 to December 13 at Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Prep Elementary School, 240 East 123rd Street (at 3rd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

Ars Nova to Host 'Off Color Salon Series' for UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Presented in conjunction with the New York premiere of Underground Railroad Game, Ars Nova presents the Off Color Salon Series which features artists, scholars, writers and community leaders in post-show discussions examining race, sexuality and education. (more...)

New Canadian Global Music Orchestra to Celebrate Canada's Sesquicentennial
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

During the 2016-17 concert season, The Royal Conservatory of Music is excited to celebrate the cultural diversity and pluralism of our great country as it turns 150 by presenting extraordinary Canadian artists from across the nation, including its world-renowned faculty and gifted students. 70 of 97 concerts include Canadian talent playing solo, in ensembles, or in special 'only at Koerner Hall' events. But that is only the beginning! (more...)

Musicians Mobilise Against TTP with Free Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

On Friday, October 7th, as part of the nationwide Rock Against the TPP tour, prominent musicians will lead the charge in mobilizing to raise awareness about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an unpopular deal that has been a contentious issue in the 2016 election. The tour, which is the largest mobilization against the TPP in U.S. history, comes to Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain from 6pm - 10pm for a FREE concert featuring indie star Mirah, beloved Ethiopian dance-pop troupe Debo Band, renowned Boston hip hop duo Foundation Movement, and more. (more...)

Rose Gordon Releases MY LIFE AS AN OVER-COMER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

'My Life as an Over-comer': a phenomenal account of a life lived for God, filled with wonder and joy. 'My Life as an Over-comer' is the creation of published author, Rose Gordon, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and went through many struggles in her life. A single mother that raised three children on her own discovered that there is more to life when it's lived for God. Her testimony of how Jesus delivered her from depression, sicknesses, oppression, and loneliness, led her to share her story to others who are experiencing similar tests. Rose Gordon is a pastor, a prophetess, and a spiritual life coach. She wants both women and men from all over the world, single or married, with children or without children, to experience God for themselves because he is real. There's no limit to what the Lord can do in the lives of many who trust and believe in him. Rose Gordon is a living testimony. All the trials and temptations she has faced and overcome has molded her and shaped her into the woman that God wants her to be. Rose Gordon is an 'overcomer,' and she is also more than a conqueror. Up until this day, God continues to empower her to be all that he wants her to be in life. (more...)

Oval in Spring Creek Park To Be Named in Honor of Cricket Legend Roy A. Sweeney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey will join former Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Julius Spiegel, President of United States Cricket Promoters Association Mascelles Bailey, niece of Roy Sweeney Ms. Nickeisha Sweeney, Bishop Dr. Cecil G. Riley, the Royal Nights Marching Band and community members for an official renaming ceremony in honor of Roy Sweeney. (more...)

Flow's Summer and Back to School Initiatives Get Students Ready for the New Academic Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016


Global Automation Solutions Market in Power Industry - Market Trends and Forecast From Technavio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016


Sneak Peek - WE tv to Premiere New Docu-Series MONEY. POWER. RESPECT. 10/13
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

WE tv introduces a new set of elite, high powered female entertainment attorneys with the premiere of MONEY. POWER. RESPECT on Thursday, October 13th at 10 p.m. ET/ PT. (more...)

Research Reports on Communication Equipment Equities -- Nokia, QUALCOMM, Ericsson, and Ciena
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016


Choreographer Nora Chipaumire to Explore African Masculinity at Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago welcomes choreographer-performer nora chipaumire with her most recent artistic investigation of the black body, Africa and the self, portrait of myself as my father ('father' is crossed out in the title), co-commissioned by the Dance Center. (more...)

Abarukas to Premiere BERNADAC at GK Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

ABARUKAS, a young and vital contemporary dance company under the direction of Yoshito Sakuraba, will dance the world premiere of Sakuraba's 'Bernadac,' joined by repertory  works 'The Master' (2014) and 'No Man is an Island' (2016), dances that explore the theme of fatality, set to music by Massive Attack, Terrorfikt, and Frank Bretscheneider.   Three performances, October 28 & 29, at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street in Brooklyn. (more...)

Mackenson Louis to Present Primetime Comedy Showcase in Queens
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Comedian, actor and 'Comedy Joy Ride' television pilot creator/producer Mackenson Louis continues his weekly Primetime Comedy Showcase at the New Brass-Riz Creole Restaurant / Nightclub (227-02 Linden Blvd) in Jamaica, Queens (NY) on Friday, October 7th with a talented lineup of performers headlined by comics Nikki Carr (NBC-TV's Last Comic Standing') and Jacob Williams (MTV's 'Wild N Out'). (more...)

Julie Casteel Assumes New Role at IBEX Global
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016


Extreme Athlete to Run Marathon at Sea Aboard the Crystal Serenity Cruise, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Proving in the most definitive way that one need not abandon a regular fitness routine while on vacation - even a luxury vacation at sea - Crystal Cruises has set a comprehensive lineup of health and fitness experts for its December 6 Mind, Body & Spirit theme cruise. Aboard the 14-day Crystal Serenity sailing from New Orleans to Miami, world renowned extreme runner Dane Rauschenberg will complete a full marathon on the award-winning ship on December 11, 2016 while cruising the Caribbean Sea. A 26.2-mile feat that translates to approximately 96 laps around the 360-degree Promenade Deck. Once completed, Rauschenberg will be the first to run a marathon at sea. The challenge is the latest in Rauschenberg's long career as a long-distance runner, which has seen him complete 52 marathons in 52 consecutive weekends, as well as a 350-mile run up the coast of his native Oregon and a 202-mile relay, solo. Noted as a powerful, passionate and engaging speaker, Rauschenberg will share tales and experiences from his colorful career during presentations in Crystal Serenity's posh lounges and theaters. (more...)

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture and CUNY Dance Initiative Present MAWU Dance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

As part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture presents the premiere of MAWU Dance's 'Journey into House' for the Company's performance on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30pm in the Repertory Theater of Hostos Community College, located at 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx. The performance will be followed by a brief Q&A, and then an after concert party, featuring the sounds of DJ Sabine Blaizin, in the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. (more...)

Meet The Man Behind The Olympic Triple Treble In The Usain Bolt Documentary I AM BOLT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016


The Theater 14th Street Y & Bearded Ladies Productions Present Y CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Theater 14th Street Y & Bearded Ladies Productionspresent Y Cabaret, as part of the Theater/Dance Series curated at The Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from October 31-November 1, 2016 at 7:30pm. Y Cabaret features: Abrakus, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Brendan Drake, Jenn Freeman, LoudHoundMovement and shawnbibledanceco., Jenn Freeman. Tickets are $20 in advance ($22 at the door) and are available (more...)

Prizm Art Fair Announces 2016 Exhibitors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Prizm Art Fair is proud  to announce exhibitors for the fair's fourth edition. Spanning two weeks and coinciding with Miami Art Week, Prizm Art Fair will take place November 29 through December 11, 2016 at its new location: 7230 NW Miami CT in the Little Haiti / Little River community. The fourth edition will showcase over 40 artists from eight countries including: France, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, St. Martin, and Trinidad and Tobago, split between two sections curated by fair Director and Founder Mikhaile Solomon and interdisciplinary artist William Cordova. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio Theater's MOTHERSTRUCK Strikes a Chord
by Hannah Menchhoff - Oct 2, 2016

MOTHERSTRUCK touches audiences with a lot of humor and a bit of sadness. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago's REPRISE Returns from Acclaimed Scotland Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), kicked off the National Theater of Scotland's Home Away Festival on Saturday, October 8th, to standing ovations and great acclaim. (more...)

Neville Dance Theatre to Present EXPOSED in Brooklyn This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Neville Dance Theatre, a NY-based theatrical dance company with contemporary innovation, presents the works of Brenda Neville and guest choreographers Billy Blanken and Ursula Verduzco. The program, titled EXPOSED, will feature four world premieres-ensemble works Exposed and Blessed by Neville, Epidermis a duet by Verduzco, and Brahm's Double Concerto a quintet by Blanken. EXPOSED will have two performances on November 5 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn. (more...)

'QUEER SCARE III' Readings Coming Up This Fall at Village Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016


Cecelia Powell Announces JORDAN'S IMAGINATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Cecelia Powell has completed her new book 'Jordan's Imaginations': a heart-warming and fun children's story full of the magic of childhood. Cecelia the sixth child of seven children, was born in Manchester, Mandeville Jamaica in 1963. She moved to the United States in 1997 where she began working retail. She has been writing Gospel Music, Poems and Bible Study lessons for church for many years. She has always had a love for children, which is why she ventured out into the Childcare Business after being in the retail business for over twenty years. It is very important to her that children get a good education at an early age, along with love, nurturing and teaching them to always use their imagination. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bram Stoker's DRACULA at The Company Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The award-winning Company Theatre's spooky stage classic production of Dracula opens this Friday, October 14, playing through October 30, at The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. Dracula is dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, from the novel by Bram Stoker, directed by Maryann Zschau. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Mirah, Debo Band and More Rock Against the TPP in Boston
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2016

More than 200 people turned out on Friday as the nationwide Rock Against the TPP tour protesting the unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal came to the Boston area. The concert, which featured well known acts including Mirah and Debo Band, was followed by a training session where participants planned future actions to pressure undecided local lawmakers Rep Seth Moulton and Joe Kennedy, to vocally oppose the TPP. Click below to watch footage from the concert! (more...)

Ashani Dances Makes Baltimore Debut with LOVE ME/LEAVE ME ALONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ashani Dances presents Love Me/Leave Me Alone for its Baltimore debut. The concert is a collection of danced vignettes that take inspiration from five Edward Hopper paintings and provides the audience with a voyeuristic glimpse into the lives of seven city dwellers. This year's concert features DMV talent with alumni from Baltimore School of the Arts, Goucher College, Governor's School of the Arts, and Virginia Commonwealth University. (more...)

Sandals Resorts International And CMT After MidNite With Cody Alan Host First Story Behind The Songs Concert Featuring Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann And Dylan Scott At Beache
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016


11.5 Million CodeRED Calls Sent Successfully Supporting Clients Throughout Hurricane Matthew
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016


'Digicel Play' Adds WeatherNation to Its Channel Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016


TELEMUNDO DEPORTES Presents Round Four of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers This Friday, Sept. 2
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Telemundo Deportes, the home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, presents six matches in the fourth round of CONCACAF qualifiers this Friday, September 2. Just a few games remain to determine which six teams will advance to the final round of qualifiers for the federation's three and a half slots in the next World Cup. The schedule for this exciting afternoon and evening of soccer is as follows:  (more...)

Cable & Wireless Partners With Ericsson and Cisco to Enhance Its Caribbean IP Networks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016


Tickets On Sale Now for Damien Escobar at The Neptune
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Easy come, easy go; was the lesson two-time Emmy Award winning violinist, Damien Escobar learned when he and his brother walked away from a multi-million dollar brand that took ten years to build. The now 27-year-old's claim to fame came early on in his teens when he, alongside his brother, appeared on 'America's Got Talent' as Nuttin' but Stringz. (more...)

mSurvey Secures Latest Strategic Investment From Safaricom
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016


Flow Salutes Caribbean Athletes and Region With Ground Breaking Coverage of the Olympic Games
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016


Digicel Appoints Usain Bolt as Chief Speed Officer (CSO)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016


No Southwest Effect for Travel to the United States
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016


BWW Review: Jeff Harnar Dazzles A Sold-Out Metropolitan Room With An Engaging Revival of His '1959 Broadway Songbook'
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 23, 2016

When a show at the Metropolitan Room starts over thirty minutes late because the staff is frantically trying to find chairs and room for the better part of New York's cabaret community, you know you're in store for something truly special. And unless there's a chair thief on the loose in Flatiron who doesn't like Broadway, someone clearly oversold this show and/or lost track of comps; this was extremely vexing with a heat advisory in effect. Still, the mood was festive in anticipation of Jeff Harnar's 1959 Broadway Songbook, the 12th installment in Stephen Hanks' impressive (and increasingly well-known) New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits series. Harnar's show premiered 25 years ago at the Algonquin's Oak Room. Two years later, PBS filmed the collaboration with musical director Alex Rybeck, whose arrangements honor the original compositions but reimagine them in sometimes astonishing ways, making them genuinely creative acts. (more...)

Double Edge Theatre's SPRINGFIELD SPECTACLE Comes to Forest Park for Free
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Springfield's City Mosaic will present free performances of Double Edge Theatre's Springfield Spectacle September 23 & 24 in Forest Park. (more...)

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