Jamaica

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Theatre at St. Peter's Church (New York, NY)
Citicorp Center (619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St.)
New York, NY
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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.

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2nd Edition of Sound + Vision Documentary Series
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the second edition of Sound + Vision, the annual documentary series that explores a diverse range of music, artists, genres, and styles from all over the world. (more...)

City Parks Foundation Presents SummerStage, 7/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Hip hop, Indie-rock, punk and folk artists committed to social change will come together to honor musician and activist Pete Seeger. The program's hosts are Gina Belafonte, Harry Belafonte's daughter and Kitama Jackson, Pete Seeger's grandson. Mr. Seeger and Mr. Belafonte became international household names as singers who stood for change. For Belafonte that meant being involved in both the Civil Rights Movement in US and the Anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa. For Seeger that meant getting people singing, and then using song to lead marches and rallies around the world. From the labor movement to the Civil Rights movement to the environmental movement, Pete Seeger was always on the front lines. Today's artists aren't that different from Seeger and Belafonte, they also use music as a means to give voice to the voiceless and inspire people to change the world for themselves, their communities and future generations. (more...)

Schoolboy Q, Rise Against and More Set for PETERPALOOZA III at Best Buy Theater, Beg. 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Best Buy Theater just announced 'PeterPalooza III', featuring ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson, and Danny Brown on Wednesday, July 23 as well as punk rock band Rise Against with Touche Amore and Radkey on Friday, September 26. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra's Free Summer Wednesday Concert Programs to Run 7/16-8/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The DCR's Hatch Shell on the Esplanade comes alive with orchestral splendor on Wednesday evenings during July and August, as the Boston Landmarks Orchestra returns for its 2014 main series. (more...)

James Franco to Open ROCKAWAY! Arts Festival with Poetry Reading at Fort Tilden; Runs 6/29-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. (more...)

Mike Daisey, Julie Klausner, Catie Lazarus & More Set for Joe's Pub, 6/25-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup for June 25-July 6, including JULIE KLAUSNER'S CABARET SITUATION, MIKE DAISEY: YES THIS MAN, CATIE LAZARUS: THE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW, LEONID FEDOROV AND VLADIMIR VOLKOV, SHARABI FEAT. MANU NARAYAN, FRANK LONDON & DEEP SINGH, DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - KARSH KALE: COLLECTIVE SESSIONS, SYMPHONIC SUNDAYS W/ MOTHER FALCON & TODD REYNOLDS FOURPLAY STRING QUARTET. (more...)

Over 30,000 New Yorkers Attend 10th Annual ADVENTURES NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

On Saturday, June 21, NYC Parks and Backpacker Magazine hosted the tenth annual Adventures NYC, the city's largest outdoor adventure festival, at the bandshell in Central Park. And on Sunday, June 22, New Yorkers returned for a second day of adventure in Brooklyn's Marine Park. (more...)

FRONTERAS Concerts Set for 2014 River To River Festival at South Street Seaport This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

At South Street Seaport, River To River presents 'Fronteras: New and Old Sounds from Latin America and the Caribbean,' a series of concerts and DJ sets curated by Isabel Soffer/Live Sounds, June 27-29. From an accordion fronted Tex-Mex punk band to socially conscious Haitian songs, and from ambient folk and electronica to the NYC debut of the king of Colombian vallenato and cumbia, the series travels the crossroads, the blurs and the beats of both traditional and contemporary sounds. Friday night highlights experimental groups that explore musical boundaries; Saturday night features hard rocking socially conscious artists that speak to today's political and social movements; and Sunday brings out some of the finest dance rhythms on the planet. All evenings feature sets by the NY-based DJ Nickodemus. (more...)

New Children's Book, The Spider in My Den, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Coram, N.Y. (more...)

King Diamond, Twisted Sister, Morning Musume 14, The Australian Pink Floyd, and More at the Best Buy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Best Buy Theater has just announced rockers Twisted Sister with Adrenaline Mob and Don Jameson on Friday, September 5, Japanese girl group Morning Musume 14 on Sunday, October 5, Danish heavy metal band King Diamond on Tuesday, October 14 as well as The Australian Pink Floyd returning to Best Buy Theater on Sunday, October 26. (more...)

VIDEO: Island Records Rapper Nova Rockafeller Releases New Music Video for Single 1990S
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2014

Island Records female rapper, Nova Rockafeller is a spunky little hip hop artist that was raised in Jamaica and has a huge love for everything 90's. Her current single, '1990s,' has an official video that will take you back to everything from Nirvana, Gameboys, and 90's fashion references. (more...)

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group at Jacob's Pillow, 7/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

With an array of ideas and images at its source, Reggie Wilson's Moses(es) takes audiences on a captivating journey in six performances at Jacob's Pillow, July 9-13. Wilson's precise, energetic fusion of modern and African dance is remarkable; Brian Seibert of The New York Times comments, “The dance vocabulary is rich: wide squats, jumps that spin and kick, Egyptian poses, arms rippling like bulrushes, heavy steps.” The choreography is married to a diverse score including music by Louis Armstrong, The Klezmatics, Amahlokohloko, Ngqoko Women's Ensemble, MaZarher, Aly-Us, Tiger, Bi Kidude, Southern Sons, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and traditional African-American spirituals “Wade In the Water” and “Eli, Eli (Somebody Call Eli)” sung live by the artists of Fist & Heel Performance Group. (more...)

Bravado Launches Marley Apparel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

In a move that reflects the company's continued expansion into the fashion apparel space, Bravado, Universal Music Group's global music merchandising company, has launched Marley Apparel, a new and exciting men's clothing line, drawing inspiration and paying tribute to the late and legendary Bob Marley and his signature style during the 60's and 70's. (more...)

Liss Fain Dance Premieres THE IMPERFECT IS OUR PARADISE, 9/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

In the world premiere of The Imperfect is Our Paradise, choreographer Liss Fain creates a new environmental work with longtime collaboratorsMatthew Antaky, set design; Mary Domenico, costume design; Dan Wool, sound design; andFrederic Boulay, projection design. Using spoken text from Faulkner's 1929 masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury, the company explores the technique of stream of consciousness as a source of inspiration. The Imperfect is Our Paradise runs September 11-14, 2014 at ODC Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

Quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, June 9 - June 13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

That's right, President Obama faced some criticism for chewing gum during a D-Day ceremony. He was like, “Sorry, but if I don't get my Nicorette, there's going to be another war on this beach.” (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Show Palace Entertainment's FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Show Palace Entertainment presents FOREVER PLAID, running July 19 - August 24, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

LOVE MOTOWN! Comes to the Southbank Centre, July 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Jazz Jamaica All Stars and Urban Soul Orchestra return to the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 19 July at 7.30pm to celebrate a sensational musical extravaganza - Love Motown! (more...)

J.P. Licks Hand-Churned Ice Cream Cafes Scoop Up Customers With Comcast Business WiFi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

BOSTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Comcast Business today announced that J.P. Licks, a local chain with 12 hand-churned ice cream parlor-cafes serving the greater Boston area, is using Comcast Business Internet, Business WiFi and Business Voice to provide public Internet access for customers while also maintaining separate, secure connectivity for its internal communications. With this deployment, J.P. Licks is successfully managing network expenses while also enhancing the speed of its customer service operations for customers hungry for its celebrated ice cream, coffee and pastries. (more...)

Dance-Pop Icon Jade Starling Celebrates 1st Solo Album, CAPTIVE; 1st Single Hits Billboard Top 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

New Jersey's own JADE STARLING, best known as the vocalizing half of the platinum-selling duo Pretty Poison (#1 hit 'Catch Me, I'm Falling' on Virgin Records), will release her first-ever solo work, CAPTIVE, Aug. 12, on Subpoena/Universal. (more...)

'Jamerican: The Gift of Poverty' by Author Sherwin P. Brown is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

BOCA RATON,Fla., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Available NOW at Amazon.com and everywhere books are sold: This rags-to-riches autobiography has a major twist; it starts in Jamaica. 'Jamerican' follows the improbable true-life journey of Sherwin Brown, who grew up the poorest of the poor in an already poverty-stricken country Jamaica. This book will inspire, educate and entertain, all at the same time. Mr. Brown writes with such an easy style, one feels like he's sitting right there telling you the story in person. (more...)

James Messam Offers New Poetry Collection
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

WALTHAM CROSS, England (more...)

World Premiere of Contemporary Opera White Witch Set for This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

White Witch, a new contemporary American opera, will have its world premiere in October 2014 in New York City. The work, with music by Brian Schober and libretto by Joan Ross Sorkin, is a one-act monodrama for voice and percussion (more...)

NJPAC to Welcome Beres Hammond, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening of romantic, soulful reggae with long-reigning singer-songwriter Beres Hammond, Jamaica's undisputed king of "lovers rock" and one of contemporary reggae's most iconic stars. Featuring special guests Chaka Demus & Pliers Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8pm. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

Long Beach International Film Festival to Kick Off Next Week
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The 3rd Annual Long Beach Intl Film Festival will run Wednesday, July 30th through Monday, August 4th in various locations throughout Long Island. Come watch the latest and greatest hand-picked independent movie releases from around the world and take part in exclusive film and music events, Q & A panels with award winning filmmakers and directors and much more! (more...)

GB Group to Implement Tideworks Technology for Greenfield Terminal in Haiti
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Located just 19 kilometers north of the Port-au-Prince industrial zone and international airport, Port Lafito's primary objective is to deliver a modern port and terminal operations to efficiently serve the needs of both Haitian and international markets. Port Lafito forms part of an integrated economic zone project being developed by GB Group on 300 hectares of privately owned land. The project lies at the crossroads of two major highways, which lead directly to the country's agricultural heartland, and aligns with the government's goals of decentralization and promotion of infrastructure development outside the congested city of Port-au-Prince. (more...)

Maria Hinojosa to Host Documentary Series AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Launching in fall 2014, AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS is the first national series to examine the new American mainstream-with its growing numbers of Asians, Latinos, African Americans (more...)

MTC Announces 2nd Annual Theater Series for Young Audiences in Partnership with Bay Area Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Building on the success of its inaugural Theater Series for Young Audiences, of which every performance was sold out, Marin Theatre Company will again partner with Bay Area Children's Theatre to present five productions in MTC's 99-seat Lieberman Theatre and 231-seat Boyer Theatre. The series includes four BACT productions - Five Little Monkeys, James and the Giant Peach, Three Little Birds, and Fancy Nancy, the Musical! - as well as one MTC production - Around the World in 80 Days. Based in Mill Valley, MTC is a 47-year old professional nonprofit theater that is a destination for smart, uncommon and adventurous theater. (more...)

Full Schedule Announced for the 2014 Long Beach International Film Festival, 7/30-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The full schedule of films and events has been announced for the 3rd Annual Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF), happening at locations in the City of Long Beach and Rockville Centre, Long Island NY from July 30 - August 4, 2014. Tickets are on sale now at www.longbeachfilm.com. (more...)

Jade Starling Releases Single 'Think About U', Plays New York Show Tonight to Celebrate CAPTIVE Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jade Starling, best known as New Jersey's vocalizing half of the platinum-selling duo Pretty Poison (No. 1 hit 'Catch Me I'm Falling' on Virgin Records), today releases 'Think About U', the 2nd single from her acclaimed first-ever solo work, CAPTIVE, hailed as a 'masterpiece' by AXS.com (AEG Live) and due Aug. 12 on Subpoena/Universal. 'Think About U' follows the Top 30 Billboard Dance Chart success of the album's first single, 'Insomniak'. (more...)

New Children's Book MOLLY AND BABOU is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Monroe, N.Y. (more...)

VIASPACE Establishes Giant KingTM Grass Research Collaboration With the University of California
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

WALNUT, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the company has entered into a research collaboration with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division (UCANR). The objectives of the research are to: (more...)

Six-Time Grammy Winner Ziggy Marley Brings FLY RASTA TOUR to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Heir apparent to the Marley Family musical dynasty, six-time Grammy winner, Emmy Winner, humanitarian, singer/songwriter and producer Ziggy Marley brings his Fly Rasta Tour to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $75, $90, $105 and are available online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

The House of Marley introduces The Get Together, the NEW Boombox of our time.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ THE GET TOGETHER (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Lilla Releases Her Second Album 'The Awakening'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Musician, singer, and songwriter, Lilla releases her second album, "The Awakening," just one week after graduating from Berklee College of Music (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/4/2014
by - Aug 4, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 8/4/2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EYE OF A NEEDLE, Southwark Playhouse, August 29 2014
by Gary Naylor - Aug 30, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a new play set in the Kafkaesque world of the UK's Border Agency as a young idealist butts up against an old hand when a charismatic political activist shakes up the system. (more...)

GOD'S LOVE LANGUAGE by Waldon Wright is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Kingston, Jamaica (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

FringeNYC Encore Series to Run 9/4-10/5 in Two 'Mini Festivals'; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

In 17 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a fraction of the over 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival. (more...)

Ramsey Lewis, Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Lydia Johnson Dance and More Set for SOPAC's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its 2014-15 performance schedule through February 2015. (more...)

FringeNYC ENCORE Series Lineup Announced 9/04-10/05
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

In 17 days, there will be 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival, September 4-October 5. (more...)

Dance Theatre in Westchester, Nai-Ni Chen Dance, Moscow City Ballet and More Set for Brooklyn Center's 2014-15 World Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has announced its 2014-15 60th Anniversary World Dance series. (more...)

Denver Zoo Welcomes Three Spotted Hyena Cubs to Start New Clan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

Denver Zoo welcomed the addition of three spotted hyena cubs this week from two locations for needed socialization and to promote healthy breeding for the species. Kelele (keh-LAY-lay), a male born on June 26, arrived from the Buffalo Zoo on July 31. On August 1, two unnamed females born on June 11 arrived from Kapi'yva Exotics, a private facility in Houston, Texas that specializes in the propagation of rare and endangered species. The cubs must first pass a mandatory, month-long quarantine before visitors can see them. All three cubs arrived on flights donated by Frontier Airlines, Denver's hometown airline and the Denver Zoo's official airline sponsor, accompanied by a Denver Zoo keeper and staff member. (more...)


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'Beyond the Light is the Love of God' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Atlanta (more...)

Dr. Patricia Ferdinand Releases AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

FAIRFAX, Va. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST Combines Enchantment and the Wonder of First Love
by Shari Barrett - Aug 11, 2014

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST, the last of his romantic comedies, was written in 1610 and published in 1623. This great romantic comedy has it all: danger, intrigue, politics, revenge, a mighty sorcerer, and his beautiful daughter who falls deeply in love at first sight with the handsome prince who is so conveniently shipwrecked near her island home. THE TEMPEST still exerts an influence over popular culture four centuries later, ranging from "Forbidden Planet" to "Gilligan's Island" to "Lost." (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/11/2014
by - Aug 11, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 8/11/2014. (more...)

Bob Weir & Ratdog Show at Fox Theatre Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Bob Weir & Ratdog have canceled the remainder of their summer tour and fall tours dates. The band was scheduled to perform at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Tuesday, Aug. 26. That show, along with more than 20 subsequent shows, has been canceled. (more...)

Third Annual Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater Festival to Feature over 15 Adventurous Acts, 9/11 - 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

On September 11-20, 2014, the third annual Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) Festival will take place, showcasing Brooklyn's most current crop of local theater, dance, and voice talent, performing in intriguing locations borough-wide. (more...)

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