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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.


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by Mary Lincer - May 9, 2022
Mary Seacole (1805-1881) had more skills than José Andres; in addition to establishing catering in war zones (Seacole set up a rest stop for British soldiers near the front lines during the Crimean War.), she also provided health care services during Jamaica's 1850 cholera epidemic and Panama's the following year.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022
JCAL presents a Building Equity Initiative for BIIPOC (Black, Immigrant, Indigenous, People of Color) Artists, sponsored by a grant from New York Community Trust: 'Enjoy' an evening of Eastern Dances. The dance performance showcases various dance styles from the continent of Asia. The show is curated by Sangeeta Yesley and is set for Saturday, May 21 at 7:00 PM at the Black Box Theater at Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432. Admission is FREE for in-person & Virtual (YouTube live stream). 
by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022
May 6, 2022 - Two-time Grammy Award winning Los Angeles-based band,  OZOMATLI,  continues to release new music in 2022 – “Sunsets,” from the forthcoming album Marching On, is now available on all digital services. Listen to “Sunsets” now. Marching On is their first studio album since the critically acclaimed, 2017 reggae twisted Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica in 2017 and marks their debut with new label, Blue Élan Records.  The band is also hitting the road to preview this new music live. Beginning on May 15th they will take part in the popular Southern California Beach Life Festival before hitting several high-profile summer series concerts across the country. Rounding out their summer, the band will jump on The Old School Cruise in late September.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 7, 2022
Stidley Productions, Ari Stidham and David Stidham are pleased to present J. Elijah Cho as 'Mr. Yunioshi' at the Soho Playhouse Huron Club, located at 15 Vandam St, New York, NY 10013. The one-hour one-man comedy opens Wednesday, May 18th 2022 at 7:00 pm and continues Wednesday through Sundays at 7:00 pm with Sunday Matinees at 3:00 pm through Sunday, May 29th 2022. All tickets are $35.00. Tickets can be purchases at the box office, online at or by telephone at (212) 691-1555. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022
Teatro Vista’s new moving graphic novel, written and created by ensemble members Marvin Quijada and Gabriel Ruiz, is dropping 10 micro-episodes over five days this week, right now, exclusively on @teatrovista’s Instagram feed.
by Michael Major - May 31, 2022
Andrew Dosenmu is attached to direct the first episode. Based on the book by Charmaine Wilkerson, the series was created by Marissa Jo Cerar, who Wareen previously worked with on ABC's Women of the Movement.
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre is to celebrate Windrush Day with an exclusive screening of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's first ever self-produced film A JOYOUS JAMAICAN CONVERSATION, an in-conversation celebration of Jamaica's Windrush Generation at Light House Cinema.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022
MASHUP PON DI ROAD by Bahia Watson is an outdoor, bashment circus variety show-on a big truck. Punk in spirit, island in vibe and vaudeville in staging, this joyful rebellion will hit Toronto streets this summer for its world premiere.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022
Ballet Hispánico School of Dance announces that registration is now open for a week-long summer professional development program for dance teachers, July 11-15, 2022. The program is $525 for in-person attendees and $435 for virtual attendees, with discounts available for School of Dance partner organizations, including NDEO and NASD members.
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022
This autumn, Leeds Playhouse is proud to present Natasha Gordon’s critically acclaimed debut play NINE NIGHT in co-production with Nottingham Playhouse. Its three-week run on the Courtyard stage is in partnership with the OUT OF MANY FESTIVAL, which takes its name from the Jamaican national motto Out of Many, One People.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced today additional programming associated with its upcoming production of 1776 directed by Jeffrey L. Page and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus.
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022
Asase Yaa School of the Arts presents Dreams Do Come True, their 10th Annual Concert to celebrate the end of their academic year on Sunday, June 19, 2022, 4pm at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432.
by Michael Major - May 17, 2022
As the first original international iteration of the popular franchise, the series follows the opulent, over-the-top lives of Nina Ali, Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks, Dr. Sara Al Madani, Lesa Milan and network fan-favorite Caroline Stanbury.  The trailer also features 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' alum Phaedra Parks.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse has announced the homecoming of the International Fringe Encore Series. This year’s Series marks a return of the world’s best emerging theater to New York City and the SoHo Playhouse, with at least one production chosen from Fringe Festivals throughout North America.
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022
Braata Folk Singers presents Rebirth on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 6pm at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., Queens, NYC.
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022
Art at a Time Like This has announced its collaboration with Jamaica Art Society to present 2021 JAS Fellows in this context of an online exhibition.  
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022
Today, Jamaican genre-blurring dancehall star Projexx returns with the Konshens-assisted “Brace It,” the fast-rising singer’s first new offering of 2022. Listen HERE via Warner Records. Club-ready and instantly catchy, “Brace It” showcases Projexx’s pop instincts and vulnerable lyricism. It might only be May, but this is shaping up to be a Song of the Summer contender. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
Brooklyn-based nonprofit Photoville has announced Photoville NYC 2022 (June 4 - 26), marking the outdoor festival’s celebratory return to a summer format for the first time in 10 years, and filling all five of New York’s boroughs with expansive and vivid views of our world.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 12, 2022
On June 3, Cumbancha releases the album Mista Savona Presents Havana Meets Kingston Part 2 featuring an all-star lineup of musicians from Cuba and Jamaica. An epic set of 15 tracks, Havana Meets Kingston Part 2 unites the deep roots grooves of reggae, dancehall and rocksteady with the scorching soul of Cuban son, timba and salsa.
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022
On March 11th 2020 Mint Theater Company completed casting for their next production, the long delayed American premiere of Chains by Elizabeth Baker, scheduled to open that May.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022
TFANA has extended the run of Alice Childress’s Wedding Band, directed by Awoye Timpo, to May 22. (The production, which began previews April 28—postponed from an original date of April 23 due to two COVID-19 cases—was formerly set to close May 15).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022
TheaterWorksUSA  will bring Family Summer Theater back to New York audiences with the NYC premiere of El Otro Oz.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
Leeds Playhouse has revealed today the full range of ambitious productions that make up its exciting Autumn/Winter 2022 Season, showcasing creative collaboration, deep-rooted partnerships, and exciting and diverse voices from across the UK.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
Read BroadwayWorld's interview with John-Andrew Morrison, currently nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. Morrison shares how A Strange Loop is changing people's lives, his over a decade-long journey with the musical, and more.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2022
With a lineup featuring world-class dance, world music, holiday special events, and family-friendly shows, the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) has announced its 2022 Summer and Fall season.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022
Israeli singer Bat Ella, a long-time collaborator of the renowned late Jewish singer and songwriter Debbie Friedman, will join Park Avenue Synagogue Cantor Azi Schwartz for a special concert to celebrate the music and legacy of the legendary artist.
by Michael Major - Jun 3, 2022
“Smooth” lives up to its name as it becomes a catalyst for an energetic lyrical exchange between the two artists. Both artists deliver slick lyrics for the ladies of the millennium who are his paramours. Songs like “Love At First Sight,” “Powerful (Brand New),” “Dat Way” and “Broken” speak to his charisma.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022
Conch Shell Productions will celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month with the company's first in person screening of 'Aftershocks: A Tetralogy of Our Times' at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning on June 10th, 2022 at 7pm.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2022
The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami has announced a series of public activations, “Under the Electric Tree” at Griffing Park. Programming will include site-specific performances, live music, hands-on art activities, and more, in conjunction with the recently restored public artwork 'Electric Tree' by international renowned artist, Mark Handforth.
by Morgan Musselman - Jun 25, 2022
The Shakespeare Theatre Company wraps up its 2021/2022 season with a brilliant production of Red Velvet, directed by Jade King Carroll, playing now at the Michael R. Klein Theatre through July 17, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2022
Sandy Daley's “Whose Vagina Is It, Really?”: A satirical comedy' will be staged at the 2022 Toronto Fringe Festival, July 6–17, at the Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. The play, based on her book published in 2010, is about a single woman's struggle to find her Mr. Right, while truly discovering herself. 
by Grace Cutler - Jun 24, 2022
Moving Verse presents dance choreography inspired by poetic words and expressions, a collaboration between poetry & dance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Boston Landmarks Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, will bring its annual summer series of free, live orchestral concerts to the iconic DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade, with a special focus on concerts in East Boston, Chelsea, Roxbury, and Mattapan.
by Michael Major - Jun 23, 2022
Mura Masa unveils “hollaback bitch,” a new collaboration with Channel Tres and Shygirl. “hollaback bitch” follows recent release “Blessing Me,” featuring rising Jamaican rapper Skillibeng and Gambian-British breakout star Pa Salieu, which has exploded on TikTok with more than 111 million views and climbed charts in Skillibeng’s native Jamaica.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2022
“Moving Verse” presents dance choreography inspired by poetic words and expressions, a collaboration between poetry & dance.
by Michael Major - Jun 22, 2022
The New Faith will be released as part of Smithsonian Folkways’ African American Legacy series—co-conceived with and supported by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Conceived, written and recorded during lockdown, the album aims to envision what Black religious music would sound like in a not-so-distant future.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
Raven Theatre, Chicago’s newest Equity-affiliated theatre, will open its 40th Anniversary Season with a fresh take on Noël Coward’s iconic 1930 comedy Private Lives, directed by Ian Frank, playing September 29 – November 13, 2022 on Raven’s 85-seat East Stage.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022
Ghostlight Ensemble will present its original adaptation of The Woman of Colour: A Tale - the story of a biracial heiress on her travels from Jamaica to England to marry as a condition of her father's will - at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the Berger Park Cultural Center.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022
Conch Shell Productions' celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month with the company's first in person screening of 'Aftershocks: A Tetralogy of Our Times' at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning on June 10th, 2022 at 7pm.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022
In the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)'s continued efforts to include diverse voices and perspectives, the museum is offering a robust series of education and public programming to celebrate Pride Month and Caribbean Heritage Month throughout June.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022
The Museum of Modern Art will present Wolfgang Tillmans: To  look without fear, the artist's first museum survey in New York, from September 12, 2022,  through January 1, 2023, in the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Center for Special  Exhibitions.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts continues to honor and appreciate the incredible contributions African Americans make in the performing arts. In celebration of Juneteenth, the arts center highlights several African American cultural shows, events and musicians across dance, music and entertainment available to the community from June to December 2022. 
by Michael Major - Jun 15, 2022
SHOWTIME has released the official video trailer for SUPREME TEAM, a three-part documentary series directed by Grammy® winner Nasir “Nas” Jones and Peter J Scalettar for Mass Appeal that will premiere at the Tribeca Festival on this Sunday, June 19 at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022
The Public Theater announced the schedule today for The Public’s 2022-23 Season at the Public Theater. Learn all about the shows, schedule and how to get tickets.
by Michael Major - Jun 13, 2022
Throughout the show, the world-renowned musician treats fans to an array of greatest hits spanning his illustrious career, including “Roxanne,” “Message In A Bottle,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “Every Breath You Take” and several other fan favorites, plus new songs from his latest album, The Bridge.
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022
Miss a speech from the 75th Annual Tony Awards? As winners take the stage this evening, stay tuned to BroadwayWorld as we bring you full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the humorous, and everything in between.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre today announces the lead creative team of its hit panto Jack and the Beanstalk, the return of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas and a new programme of Little Lyric shows for autumn.
by Michael Major - Jun 1, 2022
Produced for SHOWTIME by JAX Media (DESUS & MERO, Emily in Paris, Russian Doll), the episodic anthology series features the bold works of various emerging filmmakers, with each episode featuring two to three short films that vary in timely subject matter, tone and perspective.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022
What Water Knows, The Land Remembers, the critically acclaimed second edition of the Toronto Biennial of Art (the Biennial/TBA), closes on Sunday, June 5, 2022. What Water Knows, The Land Remembers draws from histories sedimented in and around Toronto, revealing entangled narratives and ecologies across time and space.
by BWW Staff - Jun 1, 2022
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