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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.

Suzanna Ross Returns to the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Suzanna Ross Returns to the Metropolitan Room Bringing A Little Love, A Little Amour (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, May 9: Remembering Lena Horne
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2017

Today we remember stage and screen star, singer Lena Horne died who passed away on this day in 2010 at the age of 92. (more...)

Orbit Festival Returns To HOME This September/October
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Following the success of the first Orbit Festival in autumn 2016, HOME is delighted to confirm the programme for this year's festival, to be staged Thu 28 Sep - Sun 15 Oct 2017, bringing together exciting new work from theatre-makers across the globe who want to explore our place in the world, and which investigate our relationship with our past. (more...)

Ozomatli's 'Non-Stop Mexico - Jamaica' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Grammy-winning Ozomatli will release an album of classic and contemporary Mexican hits reimagined with a dancehall reggae feel, on May 5, 2017, on Cleopatra Records: (more...)

Texas Performing Arts Announces The 2017-18 Essential Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

]Texas Performing Arts continues to present world-class performances to The University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas audiences with the unveiling of the 2017-18 Essential Series. (more...)

Dianne Dixon Joins HAIR'ITAGE- THE PLAY at Black Lady Theater in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Award-winning actress and singer Dianne Dixon has joined a stellar lineup of actresses for the Brooklyn premiere of Hair'itage the Play - The Journey of Sistahs with Their Hair, which will open at The Black Lady Theater on Friday May 12 at 8pm. (more...)

Young People's Chorus of New York City Presents School Choruses Program Annual Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Bringing together over 1,000 young choristers from 16 schools, the Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) presents its annual, year-end concert for the citywide YPC School Choruses Program, staging this year's performance at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater on Monday, May 15, at 10:45 a.m. (more...)

Lloyd Lovindeer to Headline 2017 Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Award-winning musical icon Lloyd Lovindeer headlines the list of performers slated to appear at the 2017 Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival to be held on Saturday, June 3, beginning at 12 noon. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic Announces Post-Show Panellists for Women-Only Night of MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On Friday 26 May, Bristol Old Vic is taking the radical step of hosting a performance of its politically charged production, Medea, to an exclusively female audience. Directly after the show, there will be a panel discussion hosted by Bristol Women's Voice about the issues raised in the production; of what it is to be a woman and a mother today, resisting the loss of identity, and the struggles some women undertake to find retribution in a system that is often unfair. (more...)

ESPN to Present Live Coverage of 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the ESPN app will combine to present more than 15 live hours of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, presented by Kindle, from National Harbor, Md., on May 31 and June 1. (more...)

Watch 311's New Video On Billboard Today; New Album Out This June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

As 311 gear up for the release of their new studio album MOSAIC, out June 23 via BMG, the multi-platinum group has partnered with to exclusively premiere the official video for the album's first single 'Too Much To Think' today, Wednesday May 24. Watch the video on Billboard (more...)

NBC Sports Presents Live Coverage of PREFONTAINE CLASSIC TRACK & FIELD This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

NBC Sports Group presents live coverage of the 2017 PREFONTAINE CLASSIC TRACK & FIELD from Portland, Ore., beginning this Friday, May 26, at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN (more...)

MEDICINE BALL: PLAYWRIGHTS V. POETS 2017 to Hit the Erickson Theater This June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Announcing Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets 2017! Come join us for the literary battle of the millennium June 22-24th at the Erickson Theater, 1524 Harvard Avenue in Seattle. Performances for this unique, annual, barnbuster of a show are three nights only at 8 pm. (more...)

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Announces Summer 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce the lineup and sponsors for the 39th annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, which returns this year with 31 performances, June 7 - August 12. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn's eclecticism and diversity, will feature a wide array of free, world-class performances at the beautiful Prospect Park Bandshell. (more...)

Juan Porter's THE SERIES this June at the Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Curated by Juan Michael Porter II, THE SERIES 2017 presents a versatile range of artistically provocative choreographers in contrasting programs of dance.  At each performance, one or two of the 12 guest companies will share the program with Michael Mao Dance in a set of works that run the gamut from social dance to jazz to contemporary ballet to abstract pieces marked by their German Expressionistic values. The common thread running through each company featured in THE SERIES  is the use of spectacular physical virtuosity to communicate fantastic ideas, June 6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street. (more...)

June Events at Green Space Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Green Space has announced its full programming lineup for June. See the full schedule below! (more...)

The Caribbean Nights Series Presents Prima Donna and the Irie Vybz Band
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Primadonna "THE LITTLE LADY WITH THE BIG VOICE" has been singing since the tender age of 13 when she was invited to sing in a concert by a former teacher/musician's band. She was voted as best female vocalist for three consecutive years at the Annual Music Awards in SVG. She is truly the "ORIGINAL FIRST LADY", being a very diverse and multitalented artist. (more...)

Visual Artist Bernard Hoyes to Exhibit at Museum of African American Art This July
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Visual artist Bernard Hoyes has accomplished yet another career defining feat. The master craftsman was recently commissioned by a private collector to recreate the divinely celebrated winged stallion Pegasus, one of the best-known creatures in Greek mythology. (more...)

Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival to Return to Queens This June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The music, culture and cuisine of the Caribbean Islands will be on colorful display once again when Braata Productions in association with Sam's Caribbean Marketplace presents the 2017 Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival on Saturday June 3 beginning at 12 noon. (more...)

Ben & Jerry's Celebrates Bob Marley's Legacy with New 'One Love' Flavor
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

'One love, one heart...' So begins one of the most recognized songs in reggae history. Bob Marley's memorable refrain is a call for global compassion, and is a perfect anthem for Ben & Jerry's latest flavor, One Love. (more...)

Young Footballers from Antigua and Trinidad emerge as winners of Flow Ultimate Football Experience
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017


NBC Sports Continues IAAF Diamond League Track & Field Coverage This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

NBC Sports Group continues coverage of the IAAF Diamond League this Saturday, May 13, from Shanghai, China, at 7 a.m. ET on Universal HD and streamed live with NBC Sports Gold's “Track and Field Pass.” (more...)

Digicel Announces Pricing and Commitments for US$1,255 Million of Term Loans With Demand for Facilities More Than Twice Oversubscribed
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017


NBC Sports to Present Eight PREMIER LEAGUE Match Days Beginning Today
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2017

With just 11 days remaining until Championship Sunday, league-leaders Chelsea can clinch the Premier League title with a win over West Bromwich Albion this Friday, May 12, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. (more...)

Photo Flash: W.Bruce Cameron Celebrates the Release of A DOG'S WAY HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Last night, W.Bruce Cameron (A Dog's Purpose, Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) held a launch party for his latest book, A Dog's Way Home. Coinciding with the release, the party was held at the Jamaica Inn in Marina Del Rey, California.  Notable attendees included Tony Winner Marissa Jaret-Winokur, 3x Golden Globe winning Executive Producer and Writer Cindy Chupak.  (more...)

California's 15th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival Hosts Its Spring Edition
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Located at Joshua Tree Lake Campground, the 3-day Joshua Tree Music Festival endorses creativity, community empowerment, and arts education for all ages. (more...)

June Events at UNDER St. Marks and The Kraine Theater Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

June events at UNDER St. Marks and The Kraine Theater have been announced, See the full schedule below: (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2017 Free Summer Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer,  announces its 2017 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. Concerts will be held every Wednesday evening (7 p.m.) from July 19 through August 23, 2017. For more information visit (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Maritza Bostic and Jared Troilo to Lead CAMELOT at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A love triangle for the ages meets a new adaptation for today in Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT at Lyric Stage. (more...)

Live Coverage of 'USA vs The World' at Penn Relays Beginning Today on NBC Sports
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

NBCSN presents live coverage of “USA vs. the World” at the Penn Relays tomorrow, Friday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. ET and Saturday, April 29, at 12:30 p.m. ET, plus live coverage of the Drake Relays Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Casting is today announced for Girl from the North Country which previews from Monday 10 July 2017 with a press night on Wednesday 26 July 2017. (more...)

Nari Ward at Lehmann Maupin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present TILL, LIT, Nari Ward's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. Ward will debut a series of new work comprised of mixed media paintings, sculptures, and installations. (more...)

Big Stars Mark This May at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

May has major stars lining up at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, kicking off with two local favorites DeAndre Brackensick and Robert Cazimero, followed up by seminal reggae artists Black Uhuru, soul songstress Meleana Brown and American Idol star Taylor Hicks. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Welcome to America - A Caribbean Musical, has extended its limited run due to sold out performances and overwhelming audience demand during its first run of shows last weekend. (more...)

Little Feat Comes to bergenPAC 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Little Feat comes to bergenPAC Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 8PM. Tickets available at or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)

Record-Breaking Performances at Flow CARIFTA Games 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017


Scoop: CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS on CBS - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, airing on CBS on Wednesday, May 10, 2017! (more...)

MY BODY: NOT FOR CONSUMPTION Headed to Brooklyn for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Artist Yunique A. Saafir and curator Corinne Werder are collaborating for My Body: Not for Consumption to provide a counter narrative from the dominate normalization of sexual violence. With this unique collaboration between photographer, curator and community-we aim to show that a naked body is not an inherently sexual object. (more...)

ARTWEEK Kicks Off Friday; Over 250 Creative Events Beginning 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Produced by the Boch Center, the award-winning innovative festival ArtWeek will officially kick off its largest festival ever this Friday, April 28, and run through Sunday, May 7. This season's festival offers more than 250 creative events in over 70 neighborhoods and towns across Eastern Massachusetts. In celebration of the region's rich cultural community, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has issued a proclamation declaring 'ArtWeek' to be observed from April 28 - May 7-a milestone for the creative festival. (more...)

Sports Fans Score as CONCACAF U-17s Kick Off on Flow Sports and Flow Sports Premier
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017


GHOST BROTHERS Return to Destination America with New Season Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Beginning this tonight, April 21 at 10/9c, the GHOST BROTHERS return to the home of paranormal programming at Destination America with all-new premieres of the hit ghost hunting series that brings humor, good manners and a healthy dose of southern charm to the spirit world. (more...)

BWW Interview: Matthew Jones of SHREK THE MUSICAL at Lyric Opera Theatre
by Erin Kong - Apr 20, 2017

While Jones may seem like the typical, cliched tale of the Athlete/Frat Boy who found his true self through theatre and the performing arts, Jones is anything but average. He relays his backstory with ease, with the kind of calm rare for an actor his age. But his laidback nature should not be mistaken for complacency--every word Jones says is calculated and purposeful. This is a young man who knows his words are important, and knows the art of storytelling extends even off the stage. (more...)

Marley Family Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Bob Marley & The Wailers' Classic 'Exodus'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017


Author Marjorie Kong Luczak Highlights Women's Spirit Will In Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017


Morgan Heritage Leaves Lasting Impression on Avrakedabra World Tour 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

In a recent series of firsts and historical moments, the Grammy winning Royal Family of Reggae, Morgan Heritage thrilled fans and music lovers from Asia to Africa on the Avrakedabra World Tour 2017. (more...)

Manchester Derby Highlights NBC Sports' Coverage of 5 PREMIER LEAGUE Match Days
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

NBC Sports Group presents five Premier League match days in a six-day span, highlighted by fourth-place Manchester City hosting fifth-place Manchester United in the Manchester Derby on Thursday, April 27, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. (more...)

Resort for a Day Adds Hawaii to its Portfolio of Destinations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017


Artist Yunique A. Saafir and Curator Corinne Werder Collaborate for My Body: Not for Consumption
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Artist Yunique A. Saafir and curator Corinne Werder are collaborating for My Body: Not for Consumption to provide a counter narrative from the dominate normalization of sexual violence. (more...)

THE WAILING SOULS Come to the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Fusing the harmonies of Motown with the roots and dancehall sounds of reggae, The Wailing Souls have ridden the crest of Jamaica's music for more than four decades. Nominated for Grammy awards three times, the group scored hits with classic roots reggae tunes, War and Bredda Gravlicious, Firehouse Rock, and 1992 album and title track, All Over The World. Additionally, the group scored number one hits with Things and Time, Jah Jah, Old Broom, and Shark Attack. The Wailing Souls' recording career has been nothing short of historic. (more...)

Blue Man Group and More Among Make Music New York's 1,000 Free Concerts This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Make Music New York is back with its 11th year of free, outdoor, public concerts all around the city on Wednesday, June 21, the first day of summer. (more...)

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