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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.


Photo Flash: Harlem Rep Skips Down the Yellow Brick Road with THE WIZARD OF OZ, Extended Through January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close December 16. It has been extended through January 13, 2018 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended three times. (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ Extends Again Into January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close December 16. It has been extended through January 13, 2018 due to continuing and steady audience interest. (more...)

Urbano Project to Present Salvador Jimenez-Flores' TORTILLA SOCIAL Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Urbano Project will present the final phase of the community building art project Tortilla Social-an exhibition of prints created during workshops held throughout the city of Boston this fall. (more...)

2018 Sundance Film Festival Feature Films Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Sundance Institute showcases bold, independent storytelling at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with today's announcement of feature films selected across all categories. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18 28. (more...)

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair to Return with 'BACK TO BLACK: NO ON/OFF RAMPS'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair explores how Black Arts respond to the assaults that currently beset the global African Diaspora and the world at large and how artists of African descent and the global south create modes of intervention of radical autonomy. (more...)

David Heyman Adapting Andrea Levy Novel THE LONG SONG for BBC One
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

HARRY POTTER Producer David Heyman has signed on Andrea Levy's novel THE LONG SONG into a drama for BBC One, as reported by Deadline. (more...)

Dianne Dixon Joins FALLING IN LOVE WITH MR. DELLAMORT World Premiere at The Slipper Room
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Award-winning Jamaican actress Dianne Dixon has joined the cast of the World Premiere musical Falling in Love With Mr. Dellamort, which opens for a limited run at the legendary Slipper Room in Manhattan on Wednesday, December 6. (more...)

Annual investments in public safety LTE infrastructure will surpass $800 Million by the end of 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

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Chronixx Nominated for Grammy + Lands Rolling Stone's 2017 Best Album Lists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Amidst the last leg of his 2017 Chronology World Tour, Chronixx earns two major accolades for his debut album Chronology this week. (more...)

Manchester City Visit Liverpool 1/14 on NBCSN and Telemundo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Manchester City Visit Liverpool 1/14 on NBCSN and Telemundo (more...)

Access Showroom Brings Najee, Sommore and More to Aliante This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Platinum-recording jazz artist Najee, Queen of Comedy Sommore and celebrated local bands will bring their acclaimed performances to Access Showroom at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa this January. (more...)

Ars Lyrica Houston presents ESTHER & JONAH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Ars Lyrica Houston presents the fourth concert of the 2017/2018 Artful Women season with Esther & Jonah in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center on Friday, February 16 at 7:30pm. Produced in collaboration with Bach Society Houston as part of the 2018 Houston Early Music Festival, this program comprises two concise music dramas from opposite ends of the 18th century: G. F. Handel's Esther (1718) and Samuel Felsted's Jonah (1775). (more...)

Great American Songbook Museum Finds Home in Local Mansion
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The Great American Songbook Foundation today announced a transformative gift in the form of one of Indiana's most stately and renowned private residences. (more...)

$30M Simon Gift presented To Songbook Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The Great American Songbook Foundation today announced a transformative gift in the form of one of Indiana's most stately and renowned private residences. (more...)

A Scandal is Revealed in MAD AS HELL at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Documenting the scandalous relationship between Peter Finch and Eletha Barrett in Hollywood, Cassie McFarlane's Mad As Hell will continue Jermyn Street Theatre's Spring Scandal Season. A battle between race and prejudice and the courage of love, Mad As Hell will reveal for the first time how the backdrop to Finch's iconic performance was as fiery as the role he played. (more...)

Ovation Acquires Rights to Season Two of RACHEL HUNTER'S TOUR OF BEAUTY
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Ovation, America's only arts network, has struck a licensing deal with Banijay Rights for Season Two of the popular travel series RACHEL HUNTER'S TOUR OF BEAUTY (10 X 30'). Under the terms of the agreement, Ovation will gain U.S. cable premiere rights to the series for Ovation TV, as well as digital rights for VOD, Ovation NOW. The announcement was made today by Ovation EVP of Programming Scott Woodward. (more...)

FSLC Announces Life Is a Dream: The Films of Raul Ruiz (Part 2)
by Movies News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Life Is a Dream: The Films of Raul Ruiz (Part 2), February 9-18. Following a memorable first part in December 2016, FSLC is pleased to present the next edition of an ongoing retrospective devoted to Ruiz, among the great visionaries in film history and perhaps its most intrepid explorer of the unconscious. (more...)

Thierry Fischer Conducts The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra In Debut At The Soraya
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

The Younes and Sarah Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) presents the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Thierry Fischer, Music Director of the Utah Symphony since 2009 and Principal Guest of the Seoul Philharmonic since January 2017 at the Great Hall on Friday, January 26 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Monty Alexander Trio Announces First West Coast Run In A Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. (more...)

Monty Alexander Trio Embark on First West Coast Run In A Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ: A JAZZ MUSICAL FOR ALL AGES Extends Through 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close January 13. It has been extended through June 16, 2018 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended four times. (more...)

The Idea Fund Announces Round 10 2018 Grantees
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The Idea Fund, a re-granting program administered by a partnership of DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, is thrilled to announce the Round Ten (2018) TIF jury awarded a total of $50,000 to the following artists: Pamela Council; Bill Davenport; Brian PlutoLenz Ellison; Failure to Con/Form (Ching-In Chen, Jorge Galvan Flores, Cassie Mira Nicholson, John Pluecker, Addie Tsai) Sebastian Gomez de la Torre; Alex Goss; Shana Hoehn; jenaeveeve; Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin; Monica Villarreal; and Laura Wellen. (more...)

MAWU Presents A Creative Movement Workshop Series At Town Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

MAWU presents A Creative Movement Workshop Series (10th Anniversary Special Edition) on Saturday, December 9, 2017 and Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 12noon at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. Suggested donation of $15. (more...)

MAWU to Present 'A Creative Movement Workshop Series' at Town Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

MAWU presents A Creative Movement Workshop Series (10th Anniversary Special Edition) on Saturday, December 9, 2017 and Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 12 noon at Town Stages. (more...)

Double Edge Theatre Receives ArtPlace America Grant for Arts Campus Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Today, ArtPlace America announced that out of nearly 1,000 applicants, Double Edge Theatre, located on a 105-acre farm in Ashfield, Massachusetts, will receive $275,000 in funding through its 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund. (more...)

Manchester City Play for Premier League Win Streak History at Rivals Manchester United In Manchester Derby This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Top-flight history is at stake this Sunday, December 10, as second-place Manchester United host first-place Manchester City in the Manchester Derby at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Raheem Sterling and Manchester City look to win their 14th straight Premier League match when they face Romelu Lukaku and Manchester United in a matchup of the top-two teams in the Premier League. A victory would see Manchester City set the record for most consecutive wins in a single season in top-flight history. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - OUTLANDER's 'Eye Of the Storm' Season Finale
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

On the Season Finale of OUTLANDER titled 'Eye of the Storm,' Claire is forced to play a game of cat and mouse with an old adversary as she searches for Young Ian. The Frasers race through the jungles of Jamaica to prevent the unthinkable. (more...)

Legendary Rockers STYX Already Racking Up Shows For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Legendary and multi-Platinum rockers STYX--Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James JY Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo are getting ready to wrap up another busy year of touring in the U.S., having performed over 100 shows. (more...)

Premier League FESTIVE FIXTURES Continue Through 1/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2017

Premier League FESTIVE FIXTURES Continue Through 1/4 (more...)

Braata Productions Celebrates Historic Year of Achievement in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017

'You've come a long way, baby' was one of the most iconic advertising campaign slogans of the 1970's. And now, Braata Productions, the nonprofit Caribbean Cultural entity founded by Jamaican Andrew Clarke some eight years ago, is giving new life to that timeless tag line. (more...)

An Evening with Monty Alexander and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with an exciting series of acts (more...)

The 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2017 - 2030 - with an Evaluation of Wi-Fi and WiMAX
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

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BWW Review: BROADWAY AT THE GOOD THEATER Serves Up Holiday Cheer
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Dec 2, 2017

Among the many holiday season theatrical offerings, the annual musical revue, Broadway at the Good Theater inevitably proves to be a refreshing and original approach to ushering in a season of good cheer. The 2017 production, conceived, written, and directed by Brian P. Allen, is no exception; in fact, if anything, this year's show is bigger, bolder, and full of delightful surprises. (more...)

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Celebrate 20 Years Of Their Annual HOMETOWN THROWDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

The Mighty Mighty BosstToneS, known for their unique brand of ska-core, celebrate their 20th annual HomeTown ThrowDown concert series between Christmas and New Year's three consecutive nights at Boston's House of Blues. (more...)

Bassist/Composer Mark Wade and His Trio to Release 'Moving Day' CD This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

On their 2015 debut, 'Event Horizon,' bassist/composer Mark Wade and his trio displayed an uncanny empathy and earned a warm reception from press, radio, and fans. 'Moving Day,' his sophomore recording which will be released February 2 by his label Mark Wade Music, showcases the evolution of the trio's tight, seemingly telepathic interplay. (more...)

Premier League Packed Holiday: 40 Festive Fixtures In 14 Days Plus More Than 20 Hours of Coverage On Boxing Day 12/26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Premier League Packed Holiday: 40 Festive Fixtures In 14 Days Plus More Than 20 Hours of Coverage On Boxing Day 12/26 (more...)

Review: Contemporary Music Enhances the Classic Tale of Sexual Obsession in WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
by Shari Barrett - Dec 19, 2017

Thanks to director Gloria Gifford, who retains Shakespeare's text while augmenting the proceedings with a contemporary and very soulful song score in the current production at Grey Studios in NoHo, the overall addition of the much-needed modern sensibility through music makes the complicated plot easily understood, even while adding in moments of sheer levity. Just imagine Anthony and his troops starting off the show by lining up and singing Super Freak by Rick James, as their way to describe Cleopatra and you get the idea. (more...)

Ovalhouse's Spring Season to Include New Show by Olivier Award-Winning Playwright Mike Kenny
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Ovalhouse begin 2018 with another dynamic and innovative season of shows plus four new FiRST BiTES. For the first time, Owen Calvert-Lyons, Ovalhouse's Head of Theatre & Artist Development, will be directing a brand-new show Random Selfies by Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Kenny, as part of a three-year research project into child loneliness. (more...)

Boston Book Festival Donates Books and Funds to Curley K-8 in Jamaica Plain
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Last week, organizers of The Boston Book Festival visited Jamaica Plain's Curley K-8 school to deliver the results of its recent Shelf Help efforts to donate books and funds to this public school's soon to be reopened library. (more...)

Champions And Rising Stars Set Fast Pace At Opening Of 44th Annual Colgate Women's Games
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

A number of personal best performances marked an exceptional early start to the indoor track season as East Coast athletes from Boston to Virginia competed in one of the largest opening preliminary meets of the 44th annual Colgate Women's Games. (more...)

Cast and Creative Announced for Lyric Stage's ROAD SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

On his continuing journey through the works of Stephen Sondheim, director Spiro Veloudos brings us Sondheim's latest work,Road Show, the true boom-and-bust story of two of the most colorful and outrageous fortune-seekers in American history. From the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, entrepreneur Addison Mizner and his fast-talking brother Wilson were proof positive that the road to the American Dream is often a seductive, treacherous tightrope walk. (more...)

Up-and-Coming Dancehall Reggae Artist Keywee Signs With MVB Records
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2017

Damian 'Keywee' Morgan is a Jamaican Dancehall Reggae artist from Old Harbour, Jamaica, who has been making rounds in the underground Dancehall Reggae scene for several years. He has been featured on a handful of music compilations with various producers in Jamaica, performed on several stage shows, and even shot a music video. Despite all of these efforts, Keywee was never able to 'officially' crack into the Jamaican Dancehall music industry; until the Summer of 2017. (more...)

Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato & More to Perform on Season Finale of THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Superstar recording artists Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, N.E.R.D., Charlie Puth, Sia and season 12 winner Chris Blue are set to perform on the live two-hour Tuesday, Dec. 19 season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE. (more...)

Un-Common Theatre Announces Auditions For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The Un-Common Theatre Company is thrilled to announce auditions for their Spring Production of Little Shop of Horrors on Sunday, January 7, 2018, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The production will feature a cast of 7th through 12th graders and will be performed at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro on April 6-8, 2018. (more...)

Monty Alexander, John Pizzarelli, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for January 2018 at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its January 2018 lineup, featuring An Evening with Monty Alexander - From Kingston to Harlem, Vijay Iyer Sextet, John Pizzarelli, Vincent Herring's The Story of Jazz: 100 Years, David Murray Infinity Quartet, La Tanya Hall and The Andy Milne Trio, Fleurine, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Steep Hill & University of Technology, Jamaica Champion Cannabis Testing at Rastafari RootzFest in Jamaica on December 15-17, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

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Marc Kudisch, Bebe Neuwirth, Nancy Opel, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams and More Tapped for HEY, LOOK ME OVER! at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced additional details and casting for Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), the Encores! original production which opens the 25th season of the beloved, Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Extends MAN OF LA MANCHA Through December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Due to popular demand, New Repertory Theatre has extended its run of Man of La Mancha through December 31, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Chronixx Shares New Dance Video for LIKES & Gears Up for Homecoming Shows in Jamaica This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Following his GRAMMY & MOBO nomination for his debut Chronology and his recognition on Rolling Stone's 2017 Best Albums List, Chronixx finally returns to Jamaica this weekend for two homecoming shows in support of his release. (more...)

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