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Jamaica - Off-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.


Theatre at St. Peter's Church

(New York, NY)
Citicorp Center (619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St.)
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2020
The Queensboro Dance Festival is moving online this year, kicking off on May 16.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2020
Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed members to the following Sector Advisory Councils: Labor and Workforce; Large Business; Small Business; and Arts, Culture, and Entertainment. Sector Advisory Councils will inform the Administration's efforts to restart the economy and city life. The councils will serve as critical links to disseminate information about re-opening and provide guidance to shape the City's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Membership of the councils on Faith, Construction and Real Estate, Non-Profits and Social Services, Public Health and Healthcare, Education and Vocational Training, and Surface Transportation will be announced in the coming days.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
In 2017, Latin GRAMMY award-winning producer, engineer, and musician Victor Rice released Smoke, his first solo album in over 15 years.
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2020
Guitar legend Joe Bonamassa, in conjunction with partners Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation and Sixthman have postponed Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II into next year.
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2020
For the past 15 years, Chalwa has been sending out Positive Earthly Vibrations from the Mountains of Western North Carolina, and now the WORLD has finally found out what our friends in the “cool mountains” have known all along!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Conch Shell Productions - in collaboration with Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College - will present the 2nd annual HEAR HER CALL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN WOMEN'S THEATER FESTIVAL 2020 at MILTON G. BASSIN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER at YORK COLLEGE, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica New York March 5-March 7, 2020. Showtimes: Thursday, March 5th & Friday, March 6th: 7:30pm; Saturday, March 7th: 11am-10pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
The New York Philharmonic has announced its spring 2020 education programs: Young People's Concerts, including one tied to Project 19, the Philharmonic's celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment through 19 commissions by women composers; Very Young People's Concerts; New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program, expanding to Brooklyn; four free concerts as part of the New York Philharmonic Youth Mentorship Program; and Musicians from the New York Philharmonic performing a free concert for individuals with dementia and their caregivers as part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts's Lincoln Center Moments.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Twenty-two students from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts advanced from this weekend's five regional semi-final contests of the 15th annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest to compete in the State Finals on Sunday, March 8 at the Old South Meeting House (310 Washington Street, Boston). The event begins at 9:30am and is free and open to the public. The Huntington Theatre Company's Education Department has facilitated the Massachusetts chapter of this national contest in partnership with the Mass Cultural Council since its inception 15 years ago.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
Author Suzan Johnson is pleased to announce the release of her new children's book, Chloe Counting Jamaica by 3s. Released in February 2020, by sHjStories, the book is already receiving rave reviews from readers and reviewers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
Today, Jah9 shares an important and timely message with her new video 'Note To Self (Okay)' featuring Chronixx, the title track from her third studio album Note To Self released this past Friday (Mar 13) on VP Records.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
With the concern of general health safety, the Fox Theatre must postpone the Kabaka Pyramid & The Bebble Rockers performance on April 3 at the Fox Theatre to a new date.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2020
Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation and the Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College have announced that due to threats of the global pandemic outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, they have postponed their co-production and world premiere of a new musical, DREAMING OF 1975,
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Chronixx announces his return with his first solo material for 2020. Today, the 27-year-old Jamaican star comes through blazing with bravado on his brand new single and video “Dela Move.” The track is an alluring prelude to Dela Splash, his highly-anticipated sophomore album slated for release later this year. The LP will follow his 2017 GRAMMY-nominated debut Chronology.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation and the Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College have announced that due to threats of the global pandemic outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, they have postponed their co-production and world premiere of a new musical, DREAMING OF 1975, benefit featuring the Bessie Award-winning Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College have announced the co-production of and world premiere of a new musical, DREAMING OF 1975, and benefit featuring the Bessie Award-winning Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020
Urbano Project will be presenting experimental work created during Dominican-American Artist-in-Residence Paloma Valenzuela's Spring 2020 Youth Artist Project as part of a year-long curatorial series exploring Creative Conditions.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center has announced the 14th weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS, which was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers, and academics will talk daily for one hour with Segal Center's director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the Time of Corona and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustanda?" the State of the World. The Segal Center is the only theatre institution in NYC and the US creating original content.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Everyman Theatre's Board of Directors and its Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi have announced that Paige Hernandez will join the organization as its new Associate Artistic Director in July.
by Peter Nason - Jun 24, 2020
Happy Gay Pride! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest LGBTQ songs and anthems from 1920-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the grade!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Pegasus Opera Company have brought together  26 black opera singers from around the world digitally to sing Make Them Hear You, a social justice song from the musical Ragtime, in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. 
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 18, 2020
It could not have been better timing for the National Theatre to screen Small Island, Andrea Levy's epic and incredible story. This sellout 2019 production was due to return this autumn, but is now screened as part of the National Theatre At Home series. Levy never got to see how her novel translated so powerfully onto the stage as she sadly died just before rehearsals started. Her 2004 book is poignant, moving and warm and the themes of love, racism and prejudice set among the Windrush generation could hardly feel more prescient. Helen Edmundson's adaptation is faithful to these qualities and creates an epic of a production.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
Small Island, adapted by Helen Edmundson and directed by Rufus Norris, is streaming for free with National Theatre at Home from 7pm UK time (2pm EST) on Thursday 18 June, until 7pm UK time (2pm EST) on Thursday 25 June 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
Today (June 18) in live streaming: Broadway's Next on Stage is back, Black Theatre United Founders visit Stars in the House and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
In Call, artists Justin Allen, Yulan Grant, and S*an D. Henry-Smith create an improvised collaborative soundscape via the video conferencing platform Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2020
The U.S. release date for the upcoming Bond film, No Time To Die, has been moved up 5 days.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
The National Theatre today announces a further five productions that will be streamed as a part of the National Theatre at Home series.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
Dance/NYC moves into its fifth week of hosting a twelve part Facebook Live Conversation Series with arts workers from across the arts and culture sector.
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
Hot on the heels of his outstanding album Anloga Junction, Afro-Dancehall star Stonebwoy has unveiled an incredibly deep and meaningful official video for the opening track of the project, 'Le Gba Gbe'.
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
Lila Iké sheds layers of emotion revealing her most vulnerable side on “Forget Me,” the standout track from her debut EP The ExPerience. For its brand new video, director Oshane 'Shane Creative' Junior from Wikid Media JA & co-director Nickii Kane filmed a breakup to makeup sequence, mixed with color-saturated backdrops, in Kingston, Jamaica.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
In observance of the late and legendary Bob Marley's 75th Birthday, and in honor of the July 1 International Reggae Day celebrations, an official music video for Bob Marley's 'No Woman No Cry,' premiered today.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
Fyah Roiall (pronounced 'royal') is one of Jamaica's most exciting rappers at the forefront of the emerging 'grimehall' sound (also sometimes referred to as 'traphall'), a new forward-facing subgenre of Jamaican music that combines American trap, UK grime, and dancehall.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
Legendary Jamaican artist Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert today unveils a brand new single 'Warning Warning', the second offering from his highly anticipated first studio album in a decade Got To Be Tough, set for global release via Trojan Jamaica/BMG Records on August 29.
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
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by Andrew Child - Jul 1, 2020
In Women Behind the Curtain, Michael Lin weaves a narrative about a French spy, Renee, on a mission in Cold War Moscow. When a suspiciously-invested secretary, Aleksandra, joins her in her covert travels, the two are set on an action-packed journey through mistrusted informants, double agents, and scenarios that raise questions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
This spring, at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, see a variety of performances from Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to rock and pop concerts, spoken word, contemporary music and film screenings.
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Diana Gordon unveils a new single entitled 'Rollin' today via Facet Records / Warner Records. The genre-bending chanteuse delivers an intoxicating new wave anthem over a track that perfectly blends the spirit of rock 'n' roll and grunge with trap. Apple Music touted the song on its “New Music Daily” playlist and Zane Lowe exclusively interviewed her about it. Of the song, Lowe commented, 'The song is really special... it has a real moodiness to it.' He also praised Diana for her 'strong, passionate vocals.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Following a successful run at HOME, Manchester, Switchflicker Productions today announce the London première and UK tour of Chanje Kunda's Plant Fetish. Darren Pritchard directs Chanje Kunda in this one woman show. The production opens as part of the 2020 Vault Festival from 21-22 March, with previews at Oldham Coliseum on 10 March, before touring to Hull Truck Theatre, Bury MET, Salisbury Playhouse, Bernie Grants Arts Centre, and Pound Arts, concluding its run at The Holbeck on 28 June.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
This spring, SoHo Playhouse Inc. (Darren Lee Cole producing artistic director) and F.C.C. (Flow, Create and Connect) will present Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, the award-winning play by Samoan poet Tusiata Avia and directed by Anapela Polata'ivao. Wild Dogs Under My Skirt plays a limited six-week engagement April 16 - May 24 at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, NYC). The official opening is Thursday, April 30 at 7:30PM. Tickets are available online at
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Pulp Vérité, a new play by playwright Crystal Skillman will receive a 29-hour reading with the award-winning The Workshop Theater. The presentation will culminate in two readings on March 6th at 3 and 7 PM, at the A.R.T/NY studios (520 8th Avenue), in the Bruce Mitchell Room. The reading is free, and reservations can be made at
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Paige in Full is a blending of poetry, dance, media and music that tells the tale of a multicultural girl's journey through hip hop to self-discovery. Since its premiere in May 2010, Paige in Full has packed theaters, had exceptional reviews, successful events, unique workshops and sold out performances throughout the country.
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 21, 2020
A KIND OF WEATHER is a comedic, tragic, introspective, and thought-provoking look at transition, but not in the way that may be generally assumed.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
A new report published today by the Center for an Urban Future finds that small and mid-sized arts organizations across New York City are facing unprecedented financial challenges, with many independent theatres, nightclubs, galleries, museums, and performance venues teetering on the brink of insolvency.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2020
Populous, aka Andrea Mangia, DJ and producer hailing from Lecce, in Southern Italy, is excited to announce his new album 'W,' due out May 22nd with tastemaker imprint Wonderwheel Recordings.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
Today (April 30) in live streaming: Ben counts down Sondheim songs, Sing Street performs for BC/EFA, and so much more!
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), New York City's longest running international-competitive film festival, stands together with all New Yorkers to flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19, announcing that its 23rd edition, themed TURNING POINT, will go on in the form of a virtual festival with its full film lineup of more than 140 films viewable for free from May 29 through June 7 at
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions.
by Peter Nason - Apr 16, 2020
The Beatles! Rihanna! Michael Jackson! Johnny Cash! Kanye West! The Rolling Stones! Aretha Franklin! Bob Dylan! Miles Davis! Nirvana! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest albums from the rock and rap era (1950-2020); see if your favorites made the grade!
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan unveils a new video for 'Numbers Don't Lie,' which is featured on his debut mixtape Vanquish [Unruly/OVO Sound].
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
Jesse Royal, “one of Jamaica's most important and charismatic new stars” (Noisey), has dropped the music video for new single “Natty Pablo” from his highly anticipated sophomore release.