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.


Photo by Greg Salvatori.


 


 

Subscribe to Alerts on This Author
MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Interview: Chatting with FUN HOME's Smallest Alison, Gabriella Pizzolo!BWW Interview: Chatting with FUN HOME's Smallest Alison, Gabriella Pizzolo!
Posted: Feb. 4, 2016


BWW Interview: Nicholas Carlisle and Erik Stangvik Talk BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYINGBWW Interview: No Bully Talks BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING
Posted: Feb. 4, 2016


BWW Review: Brian Gallagher and Friends Shakes Birdland Jazz ClubBWW Review: Brian Gallagher and Friends Shakes Birdland Jazz Club
Posted: Feb. 4, 2016


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast RecordingsBWW Tonys Guide to Cast Recordings
Posted: Jun. 6, 2015


BWW Interview: Music Director and Broadway Producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. Talks Career, US Coaching Tour, and MusicBWW Interview: Michael J. Moritz Jr. Talks Career, US Coaching Tour, and Music
Posted: Aug. 30, 2015


BWW Review: Brian Gallagher and Friends Shakes Birdland Jazz ClubBWW Review: Brian Gallagher and Friends Shakes Birdland Jazz Club
February 4, 2016

Closing January 2016 with a bang, Broadway veteran and singer-songwriter Brian Gallagher shook Birdland Jazz Club with BRIAN GALLAGHER AND FRIENDS. He has been crafting new songs, writing a musical about a serial killer haunted by her victims, and even crafting a song cycle about rats. Utilizing his recent birthday as leverage, he assembled a roster of celebrated Broadway and musical theatre talent to debut his new work.
BWW Interview: Chatting with FUN HOME's Smallest Alison, Gabriella Pizzolo!BWW Interview: Chatting with FUN HOME's Smallest Alison, Gabriella Pizzolo!
February 4, 2016

Equally uplifting and heartbreaking, for many people FUN HOME is easily the most significant musical of 2015 and of this era of American musical theatre. Recently, Gabriella Pizzolo, who made her Broadway debut in MATILDA, THE MUSICAL, took over the role of Small Alison in FUN HOME. I caught up with the young star to talk about the show and this now iconic role.
BWW Interview: Nicholas Carlisle and Erik Stangvik Talk BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYINGBWW Interview: Nicholas Carlisle and Erik Stangvik Talk BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING
February 4, 2016

Globally, bullying is a problem facing many school aged children. It is a comfort to know that many are looking for ways to curb bullying and make the world a better place for our children. On Monday, February 8, 2016, to celebrate it's expansion to the East Coast, the international anti-bullying organization No Bully will be rocking Feinstein's/54 Below with their fundraising concert BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING.
BWW Review: Benjamin Eakeley Dazzles with BROADWAY SWINGER at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Benjamin Eakeley Dazzles with BROADWAY SWINGER at Feinstein's/54 Below
January 11, 2016

Last week, Broadway veteran Benjamin Eakeley delighted audiences with his charming solo cabaret Broadway Swinger at Feinstein's/54 Below. The 60s themed show featured a book by Tim Murray and Eakeley, which was filled with interesting factoids about the decade. It was also masterfully directed by JV Mercanti. Through the songs of Broadway and with a gorgeous vocal instrument, Eakeley charted how musical theater, much like the rest of America, transitioned from the saccharine sweet ideals of the 50s to the uninhibited and libidinous vibes of the sexual revolution.
BWW Interview: Timothy Haskell Talks SANTASTICAL: A VERY, MERRY TWISTMASBWW Interview: Timothy Haskell Talks SANTASTICAL: A VERY, MERRY TWISTMAS
December 20, 2015

Timothy Haskell and Psycho Clan are finding news ways to delight New Yorkers during the holidays. They have successfully scared the pants off many with the critically acclaimed Nightmare Haunted House. They have brought New Yorkers gleeful, springtime joy with Full Bunny Contact. Now, they're ready to give New Yorker's copious amounts of mirth and frivolity with Stantastical: A Very, Merry Twistmas. To get the inside scoop, I chatted with Timothy Haskell about the new project.
BWW Interview: Anika Larsen Talks Being a New Mom on BroadwayBWW Interview: Anika Larsen Talks Being a New Mom on Broadway
December 16, 2015

Anika Larsen, who originated the role of Cynthia Weil in the smash hit Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, has returned to the Broadway following her maternity leave. Recently, I went back stage at BEAUTIFUL and chatted with the celebrated actress in her dressing room. We talked about what it's like being a Broadway actress and a new mom, the upcoming holidays, and more.
BWW Review: Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DeBLANKS Offers Killer ComedyBWW Review: Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DeBLANKS Offers Killer Comedy
December 13, 2015

What happens when you mix equal parts Murder, She Wrote with Mad Libs? You get Billy Mitchell's rib-tickling theatrical confection VILLAIN: DeBLANKS. Currently enjoying a residency at The Triad, audiences can catch the madcap hilarity on the first Sunday of each month through April 3, 2016.
BWW Review: Well-Strung Make the Holidays Brighter with A WELL-STRUNG CHRISTMASBWW Review: Well-Strung Make the Holidays Brighter with A WELL-STRUNG CHRISTMAS
December 12, 2015

Well-Strung, the celebrated boy band string quartet, are gleefully following in the footsteps of their predecessors. With A Well-Strung Christmas, the charming foursome gives plenty of reasons for us all to put aside our copies of New Kids on the Block's Merry, Merry Christmas and 'N SYNC's Home For Christmas. They also leave us asking Santa to turn this show into an album in time for Christmas 2016 too.
BWW Interview: Lea DeLaria Talks HOUSE OF DAVID, Jazz, and ConcertsBWW Interview: Lea DeLaria Talks HOUSE OF DAVID, Jazz, and Concerts
November 24, 2015

Lea DeLaria, the television, stage, and music star who is currently best known as Carrie 'Big Boo' Black in the hit Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, recently released HOUSE OF DAVID: DELARIA + BOWIE = JAZZ. The innovative album earned strong reviews, and she has been treating New York audiences to live performances of the record. To get the inside scoop on the record and concerts, I recently chatted with DeLaria.
BWW CD Review: Telly Leung's SONGS FOR YOU Uplifts ListenersBWW CD Review: Telly Leung's SONGS FOR YOU Uplifts Listeners
November 22, 2015

For Telly Leung's sophomore album, SONGS FOR YOU, the acclaimed Broadway performer decided to make an album where each song is dedicated to the important people in his life. According to the liner notes that is where each of the classic tunes that compose the track listing found their breath of life, allowing Leung to "focus on the sentiment and energy of the song." Thus, audiences are presented with an album that almost sounds like a cabaret act, except it's clearly recorded in a studio.
BWW Review: Rumer Willis and Tye Blue Blow Audiences Away with HOMAGEBWW Review: Rumer Willis and Tye Blue Blow Audiences Away with HOMAGE
November 11, 2015

Fresh from her stint as Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicago, Rumer Willis and her "nonsexual life partner" Tye Blue took Feinstein's/54 Below by storm with Homage, their soulful and decidedly jazzy cabaret show. Thoroughly enjoying their New York City cabaret debuts, the talented duo had no high concept for the evening. "We're not trying to reinvent cabaret," Blue said. They sang the songs they love to sing in the car when driving around Los Angeles together. As eye rolling and groan inducing as this concept may sound, it must be noted that this simplicity ensured that each and every number had the enthusiastic audience energized and left them applauding and cheering with abandon.
BWW Review: WHO'S YOUR BAGHDADDY? is Exceptionally Executed Intellectual ComedyBWW Review: WHO'S YOUR BAGHDADDY? is Exceptionally Executed Intellectual Comedy
October 29, 2015

A musical comedy where the first act climaxes in a dramatic representation of the collapse of The Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 may not be the easiest ticket to sell, especially in New York City. Yet, the Off-Broadway musical WHO'S YOUR BAGHDADDY? OR HOW I STARTED THE IRAQ WAR by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo, based on a screenplay by J.T. Allen, has found an audience with material that is both challenging and truly funny.
BWW Review: Well-Strung Pops with Effervescent CD Release Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Well-Strung Pops with Effervescent CD Release Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
October 12, 2015

Well-Strung, the popular string quartet that is also a boy band, launched their second album POPssical with a CD Release Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show was a reworked version of their cabaret revue titled POPssical, and included new surprises mixed in with the familiar favorites. As always with the gifted group, the guys played their instruments with virtuosic integrity and provided stirring vocals, especially during melodious harmonies.
BWW CD Review: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Vibrantly BodaciousBWW CD Review: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Vibrantly Bodacious
October 7, 2015

The boys of Well-Strung are back with their thrilling sophomore album, POPssical. With a track listing inspired by their acclaimed cabaret show by the same title, this follow-up to their self-titled debut album avoids the treacherous waters of the dreaded sophomore slump and gifts fans and newcomers with a vibrantly bodacious new record that improves on their original and alluring concept.
BWW Review: Beth Malone's SO FAR at Joe's Pub is Adorable and HeartwarmingBWW Review: Beth Malone's SO FAR at Joe's Pub is Adorable and Heartwarming
September 2, 2015

Tony Award nominated Beth Malone, currently starring in the Tony Award winning musical Fun Home on Broadway, returned to Joe's Pub this past Monday and took it by storm with her adorable and heartwarming solo cabaret show Beth Malone: So Far. Through songs and often hilarious vignettes about her life, she took audiences on an inspiring journey of discovering her sexuality and proudly owning her true self.
BWW Interview: Music Director and Broadway Producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. Talks Career, US Coaching Tour, and MusicBWW Interview: Music Director and Broadway Producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. Talks Career, US Coaching Tour, and Music
August 30, 2015

Music director, Broadway producer, and skilled musician Michael J. Moritz Jr. will be spending this fall traveling the United States with one purpose in mind: teaching. To get the inside scoop on his US coaching tour, I sat down with Michael J. Moritz Jr., and we discussed his multifaceted career, teaching, and music.
BWW Interview: Ben Perry, Dana Ivgy, and Efrat Aviv Talk Tziporela and ODD BIRDZBWW Interview: Ben Perry, Dana Ivgy, and Efrat Aviv Talk Tziporela and ODD BIRDZ
August 27, 2015

Hilarious and critically lauded Israeli sketch comedy troupe Tziporela is starting their last two weeks of ODD BIRDZ in New York City today at The Players Theatre. With Tziporela garnering international attention for being so funny, BroadwayWorld sat down with Ben Perry, Dana Ivgy, and Efrat Aviv to learn more about this group of deft comedians.
BWW CD Review: Lea DeLaria's HOUSE OF DAVID is Jazzy GeniusBWW CD Review: Lea DeLaria's HOUSE OF DAVID is Jazzy Genius
August 20, 2015

Lea DeLaria's HOUSE OF DAVID serves as a jazz tribute to David Bowie. Each of the twelve tracks has been pristinely arranged by Lea DeLaria. Across the recording, Lea DeLaria pays fascinating homage to David Bowie's original genius while creating wholly original and spellbinding versions of these well-known and beloved tunes.
BWW Review: Jane Lynch Makes 'Em Laugh with SEE JANE SING! at Joe's PubBWW Review: Jane Lynch Makes 'Em Laugh with SEE JANE SING! at Joe's Pub
August 17, 2015

At the top of her show, SEE JANE SING!, Jane Lynch jokes that she always wanted to be the kind of TV celebrity that held an audience hostage for an hour as she dabbled in the art of cabaret. Luckily for us, deft comedienne Lynch surprises the audience by being a fantastic singer, leaving the audience begging her for more encores.
BWW CD Reviews: Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label's THE VISIT (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Devastatingly BeautifulBWW CD Reviews: Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label's THE VISIT (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Devastatingly Beautiful
August 3, 2015

Earlier in 2015, the final musical from legendary musical creative team John Kander and Fred Ebb opened at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. THE VISIT captivated audiences despite its brief run and lack of Tony Award wins. Now, the unique and devastatingly beautiful score is available from Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label on THE VISIT (Original Broadway Cast Recording).


...
1



BROADWAYWORLD TV

Musicals
Plays