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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.


Akram Khan's Final Full-Length Solo Production to Premiere in Sadler's Wells' Spring 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

One of the most celebrated and highly regarded dance makers working today, Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan announces a new production, XENOS, which will mark his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece. (more...)

Anita Antoinette Announces Debut Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Anita picked the title of her independent debut album via Instagram. She reached out to her tens of thousands of fans on social media to help her decide on a title. (more...)

Jesse Cook and NF on Sale This Friday at STG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) has announced the following show going on sale... Jesse Cook and (more...)

Junkyard Announce Tour Dates and Video Release
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Junkyard's third full length studio album, High Water (released April 21, 2017) made huge waves upon release, selling out of initial pressings and cracking Billboard's Top 25 Hard Rock Album Sales Chart. Fans and critic's agree the album, the band's first in full length 26 years, is among the strongest rock records released in 2017. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

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Gloria Steinem And Robin Morgan Curate Festival Albertine 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books, the dynamic bookshop and cultural center operated by the French Embassy in New York, have just announced that pioneering feminist writers and activists Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan are the curators of the fourthannual Festival Albertine. (more...)

Ripe Time Premieres Haruki Murakami's SLEEP in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Sleep will make its world premiere, October 27-28, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania and will have its New York premiere at BAM Fisher as part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival, November 29 - December 2. (more...)

SNAPSHOTS IN TRANSIT Closes Due to Cast Member Illness
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

The choreopoem 'Snapshots in Transit,' set to close on Sunday, October 29th, has had its last performance on October 22nd due to the sudden illness of a cast member. (more...)

DTT Becomes the Exclusive Provider of Video Surveillance Technology for Cellairis After Signing Master Purchasing Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

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AIN'T THAT RICH Comes to the Marsh San Francisco Through 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

The Marsh San Francisco welcomes a new solo show to the Studio stage, Ain't That Rich by Kate Robards. A favorite of the 2016 Capital Fringe Fest in DC, the show was named one of the Best of Fringe by DC Metro Theater Arts and won first prize at the 2017 Maui Fringe Festival. In this compelling work, Kate describes growing up poor in an East Texas town, where she tries to keep up with the small-town wealthy people. (more...)

Broadway's THE LION KING to Treat Audience Like Royalty with Free 20th Anniversary Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of The Lion King on Broadway, and to thank the city of New York for being its home for the past 20 years, the show is giving away every ticket via a free lottery to the evening performance on Wednesday, November 15th at 8pm at the Minskoff Theatre. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

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Katchafire Release New Single 'Addicted' + Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

The Hamilton, New Zealand eight-piece band, Katchafire, release a new single Addicted, in anticipation of their forthcoming album, which will feature collaborations with some of Jamaica's finest talent. (more...)

The Lodge At Chaa Creek Likes These Belize Tourist Arrival Figures
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

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Adelaide Festival Launches 2018 Program; Full Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

The 2018 Adelaide Festival program will launch on Tuesday 24 October 2017 at the Adelaide Town Hall. It is a festival program rich with Australian and international voices, bold new visions and contemporary theatre classics, as Joint Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy return to the helm for their second Adelaide Festival in 2018. (more...)

Ithaca Law Firm Voted #3 Best Place to Work in Central New York
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

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Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express Bring Blend Of Jazz & Jamaican Music to Austin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

In a career spanning over five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation for exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. He has performed and recorded with a wide array of distinguished artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, and Quincy Jones, and as a leader, Monty has recorded over 70 albums. (more...)

The Loken Group Named # 1 Best Place To Work In Houston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

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Monty Alexander to Play Jazz Forum in Tarrytown This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The legendary Jamaican piano master Monty Alexander is coming to Jazz Forum (1 Dixon Lane) Tarrytown, NY, this Today & Saturday, Oct. 20-21 at 7pm & 9pm. (more...)

Wild Belle Unveils New Charity Single 'Hurricane' b/w 'Paralyzed'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Much-lauded sibling duo Wild Belle debuts a new double A-side single, Hurricane b/w Paralyzed, today. (more...)

Inventor Develops Improved Apparel Kit for Wear in the OR (LGI-2393)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

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Morgan Heritage Release Sizzling New 'Reggae Night' Video on Huffington Post
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The clip for Reggae Night also straddles two worlds. The Morgan family maintains deep roots in New York and Jamaica, and the animated video makes that apparent: avatars for these musicians appear in both places. (more...)

CheapOair Announces Top Destinations for Thanksgiving 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

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Daphne du Maurier's JAMAICA INN to Premiere at The Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

NOBODY GOES TO Jamaica INN lonely and dark on the bleak Cornish moors. A place full of secrets, violence, and rum that fuels nightmares of ghosts that howl with the wind. Young and innocent, Mary comes to stay, only to get entangled in its mysteries. (more...)

Review: JOSEPH Proves to be Musical of Biblical Proportions Performed in Fabulous Broadway Style by 5-STAR THEATRICALS
by Shari Barrett - Oct 17, 2017

Thanks to the magnificent performance of handsome and muscular Adam Hollick, there is an overwhelming Spiritual Presence that shines within Joseph, a power that allows him to overcome every obstacle in his way. He rises above being separated from his loved ones, sold to nomads traveling through the harsh desert, being thrown into a pit, sent to prison, and then elevated by a hard-rocking Elvis-impersonator Pharaoh (Patrick Cassidy living it up to the hilt in blue suede shoes and sequins) to a position of respect and authority after one of his visions proves to save the people of Egypt. (more...)

Ripe Time to Premiere Haruki Murakami's SLEEP in Philadelphia & Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Sleep will make its world premiere, October 27-28, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania and will have its New York premiere at BAM Fisher as part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival, November 29 - December 2. (more...)

Monty Alexander to Play Jazz Forum in Tarrytown This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

The legendary Jamaican piano master Monty Alexander is coming to Jazz Forum (1 Dixon Lane) Tarrytown, NY, this Friday & Saturday, Oct. 20-21 at 7pm & 9pm. (more...)

Legendary Jamaican Piano Master Monty Alexander Coming to Tarrytown's Jazz Forum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

The legendary Jamaican piano master, Monty Alexander, will be appearing at Jazz Forum in Tarrytown, NY on Oct. 20-21 at 7pm & 9pm (more...)

August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING to Return to JPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

The Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation, Andrea J. Fulton, Founder & Producer, in association with the Jamaica Performing Arts Center/JPAC, presents the return of August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING. Ms. Fulton first presented TWO TRAINS RUNNING in the summer of 2016 as a free community offering to 40-seat audiences in Bed-Stuy's Fulton and Von King Parks as part of 'August in August,' an arts initiative created by the Fulton Foundation in partnership with Joseph Grant, Jr., the Arts and Cultural Ambassador of Councilman Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.'s Office in the 36th District in Brooklyn. Scroll down for a look at that production! (more...)

SNAPSHOTS IN TRANSIT Explores The Playwright and History of Choreopoem
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

SNAPSHOTS IN TRANSIT weaves a rhythmic poetic tapestry of 5 'seasoned' adult characters evaluating and coming to terms with; love, life trials, family upbringing, politics, and honoring one's nationality in often dire and humorous aspects. (more...)

Olympic Channel Presents Over 60 Hours of 2017 World Championshiops Action
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents World Champions Week, with more than 60 hours of coverage of the most thrilling moments from the 2017 World Championships since the launch of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA in July. (more...)

'FRUIT FLIES', KAFKA AND SON and More to Close Out Soho's Fringe Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Remaining show are Fruit Flies Like a Banana: World Tour, Kafika and Son, Just Like Life and Turbulence! (more...)

Over 30 Caribbean Artists Join Hurricane Relief Concert in Jamaica
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

With more than 30 bold-faced names in Caribbean music expected to perform, the historic benefit concert Caribbean Love Now JAMATHON is set to take place at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston, Jamaica on November 22, 2017. (more...)

Maurice Emmanuel Parent to Star in MAN OF LA MANCHA at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Man of La Mancha, December 1-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Monday, December 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Make a Splash as Largest Show in Northern Stage's History
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

The Little Mermaid by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, and Doug Wright, based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, November 15 - January 7. (more...)

Dessa, Bridget Everett, Shaina Taub and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, November 8-19, 2017, featuring Dessa, Bridget Everett, Janelle James, Zoe Sarnak, Shaina Taub and more. (more...)

August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Returns to JPAC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

The Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation, Andrea J. Fulton, Founder & Producer, in association with the Jamaica Performing Arts Center/JPAC, proudly presents the return of August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING. (more...)

'Havana Meets Kingston' - Blending the Sounds of Two Distinct Islands To Be Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

On November 3rd, VP Records/17 North Parade will release Havana Meets Kingston. The innovative, culture-centric album pairs legendary and emerging Cuban and Jamaican musicians to reimagine classic songs and create new compositions, infused with Jamaican reggae and dancehall and traditional Cuban and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Produced by Australia's leading reggae and dancehall producer Mista Savona (aka Jake Savona), 'Havana Meets Kingston' is the first full-length project to present the blended sounds of these two distinct island nations supported by an all-star cast of musicians. (more...)

August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Returns to JPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

The Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation, Andrea J. Fulton, Founder & Producer, in association with the Jamaica Performing Arts Center/JPAC, presents the return of August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING. Ms. Fulton first presented TWO TRAINS RUNNING in the summer of 2016 as a free community offering to 40-seat audiences in Bed-Stuy's Fulton and Von King Parks as part of 'August in August,' an arts initiative created by the Fulton Foundation in partnership with Joseph Grant, Jr., the Arts and Cultural Ambassador of Councilman Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.'s Office in the 36th District in Brooklyn. Scroll down for a look at that production! (more...)

Cast Announced for West End Transfer of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Casting is today announced for the West End transfer for Bob Dylan's and Conor McPherson's Girl From the North Country, following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at The Old Vic. (more...)

Emmy Award-Winning Physician And Talk Show Host 'Doctor Nandi' Set To Join The HITN TV Family
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

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Morgan Heritage Release Sizzling New 'Reggae Night' Video on Huffington Post
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

The Morgans have been carrying on the family business for the past two decades, redefining reggae for modern audiences while staying true to the style and the spirit of the movement that animates it. (more...)

J BOOG Comes to Fox Theatre, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

J Boog (Jerry Afemata), a reggae singer of Samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, CA. He is the youngest of seven brothers and one sister who come from hard working parents that relentlessly instilled a strong cultured household. (more...)

The SCANDAL Season Comes to Jermyn Street Theatre Spring 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Jermyn Street Theatre's dynamic Spring Season 2018 focuses on scandal and its impact. Putting on stage four shocking stories that will outrage, delight, and open our eyes to new perspectives, this season casts light on some of the extraordinary women who didn't mind being the subject of scandal as long as they could remain true to themselves. (more...)

NBC Sports & Universo Announce Weekend PREMIER LEAGUE Coverage Highlights
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage this weekend is highlighted by one of the fiercest rivalries in English football, as Arsenal host Tottenham in the 181st North London Derby this Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. (more...)

Astoria Big Band Presents MEMORIES OF JAZZ IN QUEENS On November 17 At Flushing Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Led by baritone saxophonist Carol Sudhalter, the Astoria Big Band presents the music of Queens' greats Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Big Nick Nicholas, Jimmy Heath and more at Flushing Town Hall on Friday, November 17. Two prominent vocalists and the swing dance group 'Big Apple Lindy Hoppers' bring zest, color, and movement to this already engaging performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Daphne du Maurier's JAMAICA INN at Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, adapted by Lisa Evans, directed by Anastasia Revi, is a dark and disturbing gothic tale where nothing is quite what it appears to be. Jamaica Inn is premiering at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick now through Saturday 2 December. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: JAMAICA INN, Tabard Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 11, 2017

Daphne du Maurier is the master of Cornish gothic storytelling and ghostly intrigue. Jamaica Inn is her 1936 novel; a haunting tale set in Cornwall in the 1800s. Following the death of her mother, Mary Yellan goes to live with her downtrodden aunt Patience and bullying uncle Joss in mysterious Jamaica Inn. She soon discovers mysterious goings on in the dead of night and deadly events taking place on the Cornish coast, which draw her in to a dark and ghostly world of murder and theft. (more...)

Paderewski Cycle, Kyle Riabko, Bernard Purdie and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running November 1-12, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan to Curate Festival Albertine 2017 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books, the dynamic bookshop and cultural center operated by the French Embassy in New York, have announced that pioneering feminist writers and activists Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan are the curators of the fourth annual Festival Albertine. (more...)

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