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Jamaica - 1957 - Broadway

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.

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Imperial Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
Award winning Jamaican born actress Dianne Dixon is returning to the screen as a 9/11 mother in mourning in Echoes of A Lost Son, the filmed version of a new stage drama written by playwright Chima Chikazunga.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2020
Today (September 4) in live streaming: Jeremy Pope visits backstage Live, Stars in the House hosts a Flower Drum Song reunion, and so much more!
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2020
Today, episode six of Bob Marley's Legacy documentary series continues with Ride Natty Ride,' a visual celebration of what Bob Marley and his music means to the surf and skateboarding community worldwide.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
HausHill Entertainment, a Los Angeles based broadcast, creative media, distribution and entertainment company and David Sincere, celebrity choreographer and renowned musician - ink a collaborative 3 season deal for the 'Industry Top 10' Visual Podcast.
by Stage Tube - Sep 3, 2020
A new trailer has been released for upcoming Bond film 'No Time to Die.'
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Introducing the multi-genre recording and performing artist Papa Rosko, who will be releasing his self-titled debut album on October 16, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020
Bewitched, Not Bothered, Not Bewildered is a CD Preview show with Suzanna Ross singing selected songs from her new CD, as well as new songs.
by Jade Kops - Sep 24, 2020
Acclaimed creator of cabaret and the Queerstories series, Maeve Marsden hosts an entertaining evening of comedy, music, storytelling and drag with QUEERS ON THE FRINGE. 
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
VP Records retail stores in Hollywood, Florida and Jamaica, New York will commemorate Record Store Day Saturday, September 26th with a vinyl only DJ live stream from both locations.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
The new multimedia production company Bennu Creative House Limited formed in May 2020 by Celise Hicks, Shelley Maxwell, Michelle McGivern, and Clement Ishmael, is opening its doors to build innovative artistic concepts encompassing content across film, television, theatre, and digital media.
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
VP Records builds anticipation for the release of the Dancehall Anthems compilation project with the release of “Lots of Sign” by Wayne Marshall, a cover of the Tenor Saw song originally released in 1985.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
VP Records builds anticipation for the release of the Dancehall Anthems compilation project with the release of “Lots of Sign” by Wayne Marshall, a cover of the Tenor Saw song originally released in 1985.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
This year, The Theatre Centre is embarking on what may be the most ambitious year of creation in its history. They will be supporting an unprecedented 16 projects led by 20 artists; creating two new development streams and more.
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2020
Is the mysterious Safin (Rami Malek) 007’s most terrifying adversary yet?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
Today, UMe and Tuff Gong announce three new and exclusive limited-edition collector series coming later this year.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced additional guests for Keen After Hours. Next up is Marsha Mason (October 19th), followed by John-Andrew Morrison and Jasminn Johnson (October 26th), and Lilli Cooper (November 2nd).
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
Serving as ambassadors of good vibes and good music, BONAFIDE BAND has taken the world by storm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
Jefferson Performing Arts Society continues its presentation of nationally touring comics with a?oeThe Comedy Zonea?? on Friday October 16 and Saturday October 17 at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre (177 Sala Avenue, Westwego, LA).  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2020
As Americans across the country reckon with the future of the nation, and its history, the Boca Raton Museum of Art presents the museum premiere of The Signing, by Renee Cox. The museum premiere of this major work is on view now.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020
Plays In Progress is a unique program fostering new works by women* playwrights. Over 300 plays were submitted from across the country. The Plays In Progress Series is designed to give playwrights and audiences an opportunity to interact with work as it is being created.
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2020
Today, REVOLT announced the powerful and telling documentary.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2020
The upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die has been delayed to April 2, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
The Expanders - the Los Angeles-based roots reggae powerhouse band.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020
Until The Ribbon Breaks has released a remix and accompanying video for legendary Jamaican musical pioneers Toots and The Maytals' hit single 'Got To Be Tough' (the title track of the album released in August via Trojan Jamaica / BMG).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced additional guests for Keen After Hours. New this season, Keen After Hours connects audiences with luminaries of the theatre world, every Monday night at 6:30pm on Keen Company's website and Facebook page.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
Frigid New York and Manhattan Theatre Source presenta virtual EstroGenius Festival, the longest running festival celebrating the work of women and gender non-conforming artists in NYC, October 22-27, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Jamaicans.com to premiere “Gimme A Light” official music video from rising Dancehall sensation Bella Blair.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
The Toronto Biennial of Art (the Biennial) today announced an initial selection of Canadian and international artists for the second edition of the city-wide event on view September 25 through December 5, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced additional guests for Keen After Hours. Next up is Kate Baldwin (October 5th), followed by Marsha Mason (October 19th), and John-Andrew Morrison & Jasminn Johnson (October 26th).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Hawaiian Reggae band The Steppas have released their new single 'Stay.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale has announced the appointment of Ming Chan, Suzi Cordish, Barbara Fosco and Joan Levien Robertson to its Board of Governors.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2020
Poway OnStage has announced a partnership with ska legends The Skatalites for their ONLY LIVESTREAM SHOW of 2020!
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 13, 2020
Ready, set, celebrate. Halloween is weeks away and we have fun holiday recipes. These are also ideal for fall festivities and the ingredients feature brands that couldn't be better.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
The National Theatre of Scotland is set to continue its new work over the coming months, with an innovative mix of streamed theatre and digital projects, including two new productions from leading Scottish creatives Hannah Lavery and Adura Onashile, both addressing urgent contemporary and historical issues around race in Scotland today.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020
This week, on Monday, November 9, in the fourth of the six video podcasts, BSO violist Danny Kim and musician/filmmaker Cliff Notez join host Tim Hall (left) in a conversation including reflections on living in the moment onstage. On Wednesday, November 11, Tim Hall leads BSO violinist Bonnie Bewick, and more.
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
BBC AMERICA will air three classic films from the James Bond series starring the late Sean Connery this Friday, November 6th.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2020
The BSO and Thomas Wilkins are delighted to present Us: Sessions, a collaborative video series with Boston-based hip-hop artist Moe Pope and the award-winning band STL GLD, marking the first public manifestation of a partnership, which began in 2018 during the BSO's three-year residency in Jamaica Plain. T
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
NEXT WEEK, Nov. 30 through Dec. 6, the 2020 ADG Virtual Festival will stream WEEK EIGHT, a tribute to Garth Fagan, Martha Myers and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers/Louis Mofsie, honorees at American Dance Guild Festival 2017 - 'Celebrating Diversity.' 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
Rototom Sunsplash, the world's leading global reggae festival, will host the premiere of VP Records' Xterminator – Earth Feel It Live! on the Rototom Sunsplash YouTube channel.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
With their debut album 'Faceless' now just one week away, German duo Unknown Brain blow up all expectations with their monstrous new single 'Phenomenon', a collaboration with Italy's Hoober and featuring the electrifying vocal talents of rappers DAX and VinDon.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
Today, episode seven of Bob Marley's Legacy documentary series continues with 'Freedom Fighter,'a powerful new short featuring insight and interviews from some of the world's most respected artists, writers, activists, and filmmakers.
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
On the Star Chile EP, Dancehall, Afrobeats and Reggae meet in an ethereal place on this future knocking release from Lustre Kings Productions.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2020
10 WEEKS IN JAMAICA: Theatre Conversations from Jamaica to the World! is a series of lively weekly discussions with Jamaica's leading theatre artists exploring the histories and memories of—and future visions for—the Jamaican stage.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2020
Writers' platform Untitled, has today launched the second full issue of their global online journal: Untitled: Voices, which features work from 53 emerging underrepresented writers from around the world.
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2020
Long-running and widely influential New York music festival, globalFEST, has announced dates for its 17th edition set for January 11 – 14, 2021.
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2020
Today, the Jamaican-born, Charlotte-based musician Sanya N'Kanta has shared a video for his single 'The Hard Lesson.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020
Blakkamoore is excited to announce the release of his new album Upward Spiral Deluxe out today with Lustre Kings Productions, and available on all streaming platforms, plus as a limited edition double CD.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020
Blakkamoore is excited to announce the Deluxe Edition of Upward Spiral due out Nov. 13th with Lustre Kings Productions on all streaming platforms and as a limited edition double CD.
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2020
Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, powerhouse hip-hop artist, painter, model, poet, and reggae singer Racquel Jones is teaming up with AFROPUNK to premiere the provocative music video for the brand new single “Sacrilege,” (Magnetic Moon) directed by award-winning video director Alex Di Marco (Khalid, Wiz Khalifa).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2020
Tickets for the brand new musical Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical are finally on sale today.