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David Clarke

David Clarke

David Clarke has had a lifelong love and passion for the performing arts, and has been writing about theatre both locally and nationally for years. He joined BroadwayWorld.com running their Houston site in early 2012 and began writing as the site's official theatre recording critic in June of 2013.

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Photo Flash: A Sneak Peek at JOHN & JEN in the Recording StudioPhoto Flash: A Sneak Peek at JOHN & JEN in the Recording Studio
Posted: May. 18, 2015


BWW CD Reviews: Josh Groban's STAGES is Lush and FantasticCD Review: Josh Groban's STAGES is Lush and Fantastic
Posted: May. 5, 2015


BWW Reviews: Brian Gallagher Rocks Birdland with Poise and PowerBWW Reviews: Gallagher Rocks with Poise & Power
Posted: Apr. 29, 2015


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My Top 10 (Well, 15) Albums of 2014My Top 10 (Well, 15) Albums of 2014
Posted: Dec. 31, 2014


Dallas Summer Musicals' THE KING AND I Casting Causes ControversyDallas Summer Musicals' THE KING AND I Casting Causes Controversy
Posted: Jan. 25, 2015


BWW Interviews: Rachel Potter Talks Upcoming Country Album NOT SO BLACK AND WHITEBWW Interviews: Rachel Potter Talks Album NOT SO BLACK AND WHITE
Posted: Nov. 13, 2014


Photo Flash: A Sneak Peek at JOHN & JEN in the Recording StudioPhoto Flash: A Sneak Peek at JOHN & JEN in the Recording Studio
May 18, 2015

On April 6, 2015, Broadway Recordsinvited me inside New York City's Avatar Studios to get a sneek peek at the recording of JOHN & JEN (2015 Off-Broadway Cast Recording). TheKeen Companyproduction of Andrew LippaandTom Greenwald'sJOHN & JENstarredKate BaldwinandConor Ryan.
BWW Reviews: Cast Bids SIDE SHOW a Fond Farewell with 'Added Attractions' Encore at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Cast Bids SIDE SHOW a Fond Farewell with 'Added Attractions' Encore at 54 Below
May 17, 2015

Back by popular demand, March's SIDE SHOW: ADDED ATTRACTIONS concert returned to 54 Below this week. Packing in two more performances, the Monday evening show celebrated the short lived Broadway run of the revival of Side Show, the March concert, and the upcoming release of Broadway Records' SIDE SHOW: ADDED ATTRACTIONS - Live at 54 Below.
BWW Exclusive! Photo Flash: A Two-Show Day at TUTS' THE MUSIC MAN with Charles SwanBWW Exclusive! Photo Flash: A Two-Show Day at TUTS' THE MUSIC MAN with Charles Swan
May 17, 2015

Spend atwo-show day at Theater Under the Stars' THE MUSIC MANwith Charles Swan, who plays Oliver Hix. Join himfor a tour of the show's backstage world.
BWW Reviews: Drink Me Up's 'Karma' Music Video is SexyBWW Reviews: Drink Me Up's 'Karma' Music Video is Sexy
May 12, 2015

In December of 2013, stage veterans Gabe Bowling and Michelle Vezilj released their first EP as Drink Me Up. Pulling from the traditions of singer-songwriters and indie rock, the duo's eponymous debut release quickly became an album I couldn't get enough of. Today, Drink Me Up is releasing a video for the catchy song "Karma," and the sexy single still packs a fabulous punch.
BWW Reviews: James Snyder Charms BirdlandBWW Reviews: James Snyder Charms Birdland
May 8, 2015

James Snyder got this week off to a great start when he brought James Snyder: Prince Charming to Birdland as part of the venue's ongoing Broadway at Birdland concert series. Existing partly as a way to promote the upcoming production of Ever After at Paper Mill Playhouse, this intimate cabaret concert was really just a great excuse to get to hear one of Broadway's favorite leading men sing a collection of songs.
BWW CD Reviews: Josh Groban's STAGES is Lush and FantasticBWW CD Reviews: Josh Groban's STAGES is Lush and Fantastic
May 5, 2015

No stranger to stages around the world, internationally acclaimed singer Josh Groban released his lush album STAGES late last month. The album is a sparkling collection of some of musical theater's greatest songs, giving fans of Broadway and fans of Josh Groban many reasons to rejoice. Josh Groban was drawn to these songs because of their arrangements, melodies, and the stories they tell, and across the disc his passion for these songs shows.
BWW Reviews: THAT BACHELORETTE SHOW is as Bubbly and Light as ChampagneBWW Reviews: THAT BACHELORETTE SHOW is as Bubbly and Light as Champagne
May 1, 2015

Yes, interactive Off-Broadway shows are a thing, and they can be really entertaining. The latest offering in the genre is THAT BACHLORETTE SHOW, which is a flirtatiously fun 90 minute dance party from the creator of THE AWESOME 80S PROM. More party than theatre, this frivolous concoction packs in the laughs and keeps the beats coming. You'll have a blast dancing the night away with Adrianna Orlando and her stable of aspiring beaus.
BWW Reviews: Brian Gallagher Rocks Birdland with Poise and PowerBWW Reviews: Brian Gallagher Rocks Birdland with Poise and Power
April 29, 2015

To celebrate the release of his debut solo album ALL THAT'S AHEAD, Brian Gallagher performed an intimate set in Birdland's ongoing Broadway at Birdland concert series on Monday, April 27. Joined by Megan Hilty, he and his robustly talented band brought music from the album to dazzling life. With exuberance and a down-to-earth, geeky charm, Gallagher truly rocked the packed-to-capacity audience.
BWW Reviews: The Gallery Players' EVITA Misses the MarkBWW Reviews: The Gallery Players' EVITA Misses the Mark
April 29, 2015

For actors looking for work in New York City and for audiences looking to see some of Broadway's biggest hits in an intimate venue at extremely affordable prices, Brooklyn's Gallery Players consistently provides those opportunities. This past weekend they opened a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's hit musical EVITA. Unfortunately, Gallery Player's serving of EVITA arrives overdone.
BWW Reviews: REEFER MADNESS Tenth Anniversary Reunion Concert Leaves Audience HighBWW Reviews: REEFER MADNESS Tenth Anniversary Reunion Concert Leaves Audience High
April 24, 2015

Long after the Waldos coined the term '420,' composer Dan Studney, lyricist Kevin Murphy, and actor/producer Christian Campbell decided that it was time to test the waters in New York City for the return of the hit cult musical REEFER MADNESS. Lighting up at 54 Below, they wanted to see just how high the 17-year-old material gets modern audiences while also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the film adaptation of the show.
BWW Reviews: Seth Glier Charms Rockwood Music HallBWW Reviews: Seth Glier Charms Rockwood Music Hall
April 22, 2015

Nestled in the cozy, subterranean concert space that is Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, Seth Glier celebrated the release of his latest album on Friday, April 17 in New York City. In the intimate venue, he treated the packed to capacity room of fans with charismatic performances of songs from previous albums and from his newest one, If I Could Change One Thing.
BWW CD Reviews: Migguel Anggelo's LA CASA AZUL is Artful Latin PopBWW CD Reviews: Migguel Anggelo's LA CASA AZUL is Artful Latin Pop
April 21, 2015

Migguel Anggelo's sophomore album, LA CASA AZUL, was released today by Jupiter Moons Productions, LLC. The beautiful album is rich in metaphor and poetry, weaving classical art sensibilities into the Latin pop mindset. With lush musicality, resplendent lyrics, and opulent vocals, LA CASA AZUL springs from the imagination and comes to life as it dances soulful sambas and festive flamencos in your heart.
BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Kelli O'Hara's WONDER IN THE WORLD and ALWAYS are CharismaticBWW #TBT CD Reviews: Kelli O'Hara's WONDER IN THE WORLD and ALWAYS are Charismatic
April 16, 2015

Originally from Oklahoma, Broadway superstar Kelli O'Hara has been thrilling New York audiences as Anna Leonowens in Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of THE KING AND I. While she is busy putting the final touches on this cherished, classic role before the critics take their seats for opening night, I am exploring her charismatic solo albums WONDER IN THE WORLD, a collection of classic tunes arranged and orchestrated by Harry Connick, Jr., and ALWAYS, a collection of music from Broadway shows and gifted musical writers.
BWW Reviews: Energetic THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE CD RELEASE CONCERT is Filled with Soul and HeartBWW Reviews: Energetic THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE CD RELEASE CONCERT is Filled with Soul and Heart
April 14, 2015

THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE is a glittering example of a musical that captures and is imbued with that magic in every perfectly cast note and each keenly written lyric. Celebrating Ghostlight Records' release of the original cast recording, members of the cast and creative team came together at Joe's Pub for a spirited and rousing night of music at last night's THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE CD RELEASE CONCERT.
BWW Reviews: Gregory Charles' VINTAGE LIVE is Electrifying FunBWW Reviews: Gregory Charles' VINTAGE LIVE is Electrifying Fun
April 13, 2015

With warmer weather and sunny days, New York City is ready to shake off the doldrums of winter. Luckily for the city that never sleeps, Canadian superstar Gregory Charles is bringing his revered piano man skills and keen ear for music to a truly unique concert experience. In a mindboggling pop-up on Pier 97 in the Hudson River Park, audiences are invited to take in VINTAGE LIVE, where Gregory Charles and his skilled band play a fascinating set of audience requests.
BWW Interview: Tom Galantich and Duke Lafoon Talk CLINTON: THE MUSICAL, Comedy and PoliticsBWW Interview: Tom Galantich and Duke Lafoon Talk CLINTON: THE MUSICAL, Comedy and Politics
April 13, 2015

After getting mostly positive reviews in July 2014 at New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), CLINTON: THE MUSICAL landed at New World Stages. As they ramped up for their Off-Broadway opening night, BroadwayWorld chatted about the musical and politics with the two men, Tom Galantich (WJ Clinton) and Duke Lafoon (Billy Clinton), that bring the charismatic 42nd President of the Untied States to life in the uproarious musical comedy.
BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Luba Mason's COLLAGE and KRAZY LOVE are Delightfully JazzyBWW #TBT CD Reviews: Luba Mason's COLLAGE and KRAZY LOVE are Delightfully Jazzy
April 9, 2015

I'm late to the Luba Mason party. I first took notice of her when I attended a performance of The Civilians' PRETTY FILTHY, and I was impressed by her serenely sensual alto instrument. As she is prepping to take 54 Below by storm tonight with her cabaret show MIXTURA 2, I've been acquainting myself with her albums COLLAGE and KRAZY LOVE. Both are delightfully jazzy collections sure to add some spice to your life.
BWW Reviews: Lena Hall Rocks Café Carlyle with SIN AND SALVATIONBWW Reviews: Lena Hall Rocks Café Carlyle with SIN AND SALVATION
April 8, 2015

Fresh off of her Tony Award-winning run as Yitzhak in the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Lena Hall makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with SIN AND SALVATION. With her rocker sensibilities, she is turning the intimate venue on its head with a show that features a fascinating blend of rock, pop, blues, and even a touch of rap.
BWW CD Reviews: Seth Glier's IF I  COULD CHANGE ONE THING is Vibrantly SmoothBWW CD Reviews: Seth Glier's IF I COULD CHANGE ONE THING is Vibrantly Smooth
April 8, 2015

Grammy nominated artist Seth Glier released his latest studio album, IF I COULD CHANGE ONE THING, on April 7, 2014. On the record, the 26 year old singer-songwriter brings a charming pop sensibility to these mostly mellow tunes. Crafting an album that reminds listeners of artists like Ed Sheeran and Ryan Tedder, Seth Glier does find his own distinct voice and sings with a timbre and tonality that is simultaneously airy and vibrantly smooth.
BWW Reviews: MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE Lacks PowerBWW Reviews: MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE Lacks Power
April 7, 2015

Taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie and edited by Alan Rickman and journalist Katharine Viner, the play MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE is known for being controversial. At its heart, it is a play that exposes the atrocities that occurred during the Second Intifada. The politics surrounding the Gaza Strip are complex and convoluted, and MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE puts the audience on the front lines.


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