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Jamaica - 1957 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 13, 2022
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Jamaica Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Jamaica been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Costume Design for Miles White and Best Scenic Design for Oliver Smith.

What songs are in Jamaica and what's the order?
Savannah's Wedding Day
Pretty to Walk With
Push De Button
Little Biscuit
Cocoanut Sweet
Pity the Sunset
Hooray for De Yankee Dollar
What Good Does It Do?
Monkey in the Mango Tree
Take It Slow, Joe
Beach at Night
Leave the Atom Alone
For Every Fish
I Don't Think I'll End It All Today
Sweet Wind Blowin' My Way
What Did Noah Do (When the Big Wind Came)?
Ain't It the Truth

What is the order of songs in Jamaica and what's the order?
Savannah's Wedding Day
Pretty to Walk With
Push De Button
Little Biscuit
Cocoanut Sweet
Pity the Sunset
Hooray for De Yankee Dollar
What Good Does It Do?
Monkey in the Mango Tree
Take It Slow, Joe
Beach at Night
Leave the Atom Alone
For Every Fish
I Don't Think I'll End It All Today
Sweet Wind Blowin' My Way
What Did Noah Do (When the Big Wind Came)?
Ain't It the Truth

What productions of Jamaica have there been?
Jamaica has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1957, Broadway which opened in 1957 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2005.