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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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BWW Reviews: Tziporela's ODD BIRDZ is Hysterical Sketch ComedyBWW Reviews: Tziporela's ODD BIRDZ is Hysterical Sketch Comedy
Posted: Oct. 16, 2014


BWW CD Reviews: Betty Buckley's GHOSTLIGHT is Dreamy PerfectionCD Review: GHOSTLIGHT is Dreamy Perfection
Posted: Oct. 2, 2014


BWW Reviews: Mary Lambert Makes People Feel in Live ConcertBWW Reviews: Mary Lambert Makes People Feel in Live Concert
Posted: Sep. 22, 2014


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BWW CD Reviews: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Music from the NBC Television Event) is CharmingCD Review: SOUND OF MUSIC is Charming
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BWW DVD Reviews: Tyler Perry's MADEA'S NEIGHBORS FROM HELL Easily EntertainsDVD Review: MADEA'S NEIGHBORS FROM HELL Easily Entertains
Posted: Apr. 30, 2014


My Top 20 Songs of 2013My Top 20 Songs of 2013
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BWW Reviews: Tziporela's ODD BIRDZ is Hysterical Sketch ComedyBWW Reviews: Tziporela's ODD BIRDZ is Hysterical Sketch Comedy
October 16, 2014

Don't feel blue if you didn't win the Saturday Night Live taping and/or rehearsal lottery. The award-winning Israeli slapstick theatre ensemble Tziporela is making their American debut with a five-week run at The Players Theatre with their show ODD BIRDZ. Until recently I had never heard of this group, but their zany and hysterical showcase of quality sketch comedy left me guffawing until I was hoarse. It's truly too good to miss.
BWW CD Reviews: Mary Lambert's HEART ON MY SLEEVE Showcases Brilliant Pop ArtistyBWW CD Reviews: Mary Lambert's HEART ON MY SLEEVE Showcases Brilliant Pop Artisty
October 15, 2014

I was invited to attend Mary Lambert's intimate and beautiful concert at SubCulture. With just a piano and her remarkable voice, she previewed songs off HEART ON MY SLEEVE and played other songs that both she and the audience love. I left that concert floating on an elevated plane of human existence, and I am happy to report that HEART ON MY SLEEVE takes me back to that transcendental field of bliss.
BWW Reviews: Abingdon Theatre Company's IT HAS TO BE YOU Offers Good LaughsBWW Reviews: Abingdon Theatre Company's IT HAS TO BE YOU Offers Good Laughs
October 14, 2014

As the temperatures fall and leaves change color, most people start preparing for the fall family holidays that are just around the corner. Knowing you'll soon be surrounded by your own family, kooky or not, the World Premiere production of Catherine Butterfield's IT HAS TO BE YOU is offering New York audiences the opportunity to trade in their families and spend some time with the one she has created.
BWW Interviews: Jennifer Damiano & Wesley Taylor Talk Straight From New York MasterclassesBWW Interviews: Jennifer Damiano & Wesley Taylor Talk Straight From New York Masterclasses
October 9, 2014

The main goal of Straight From New York Workshop and Concert Series is to offer "educational opportunities for performing arts students to work with top Broadway artists in cities around the country. In addition, the concert series features Broadway artists in performance for the public!" This October, Tony Award Nominee Jennifer Damiano and Broadway/TV Star Wesley Taylor are touring Texas to teach a series of Musical Theatre Audition Masterclasses.
BWW CD Reviews: Betty Buckley's GHOSTLIGHT is Dreamy PerfectionBWW CD Reviews: Betty Buckley's GHOSTLIGHT is Dreamy Perfection
October 2, 2014

It's those quiet hours-the last few before dawn. Every one has left the theatre, and a single, bare bulb on a stand burns on stage to keep the ghosts company. That is more-or-less the inspiration and significance of the incomparable Betty Buckley's new and haunting album GHOSTLIGHT, produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett.
BWW CD Reviews: Omniverse Vision's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY: THE MUSICAL (Live Cast Recording) Leaves Listeners Wanting MoreBWW CD Reviews: Omniverse Vision's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY: THE MUSICAL (Live Cast Recording) Leaves Listeners Wanting More
October 1, 2014

Recognized as one of the best American novels of the 20th century, it is no surprise that From Here to Eternity has continued to stay present in cultural consciousness. The only true surprise is that it took over 60 years for a musical adaptation to become reality. Recently, Omniverse Vision Productions' released FROM HERE TO ETERNITY: THE MUSICAL (Live Cast Recording), showing that this show still has some fight left in it.
BWW Interviews: Miral Kotb Talks iLuminate's ARTIST OF LIGHTBWW Interviews: Miral Kotb Talks iLuminate's ARTIST OF LIGHT
September 30, 2014

Miral Kotb, director, choreographer, and playwright, describes iLuminate's ARTIST OF LIGHT as a comic book brought to life. If you have yet to see the show, it is the perfect way to describe it. Last week, I got to see how the magic of iLuminate is brought to life and sit down with Miral Kotb. Looking at the set under normal lighting conditions, she and I discussed the inception of iLuminate and their current show ARTIST OF LIGHT.
BWW CD Reviews: Cazwell's HARD 2 B FRESH Makes Fresh Look EasyBWW CD Reviews: Cazwell's HARD 2 B FRESH Makes Fresh Look Easy
September 30, 2014

If you're a fan of Cazwell, you've been anticipating HARD 2 B FRESH since Nov. 8, 2011 when his single 'Unzip Me' was released. If you're not familiar with Cazwell, this album is a great introduction to him. Ranging in styles from house and electronica to rap and dance, Cazwell's HARD 2 B FRESH is 100% a contemporary hip-hop album that sounds like it was recorded in the early 1990s. #ThrowbackTuesday, anyone?
BWW CD Reviews: Stage Door Records' TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES (Original Cast Recording) is Atmospheric and MoodyBWW CD Reviews: Stage Door Records' TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES (Original Cast Recording) is Atmospheric and Moody
September 29, 2014

Stephen Edwards' TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES, a musical adaption of Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel, is a musical that never found its proper footing. Prior to opening on the West End, the UK tour was met with positive reviews, but poor critical reception at London's Savoy Theatre saw the musical shutter faster than anyone anticipated. Yet, TESS still has life thanks to TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES (Original Cast Recording).
A Quick Look at the 2014 THE NEW YORKER FESTIVALA Quick Look at the 2014 THE NEW YORKER FESTIVAL
September 29, 2014

It's almost October, which means it's almost time for The New Yorker's annual Festival. For it's 15th season, this year's festival is 'a three-day celebration that will once again bring together an esteemed and exciting group of writers, thinkers, artists, and other luminaries from a wide range of fields including film, music, television, politics, food, sports, literature, and technology.'
BWW Reviews: NIGHTMARE: NEW YORK is Full of NYC's Greatest SpooksBWW Reviews: NIGHTMARE: NEW YORK is Full of NYC's Greatest Spooks
September 28, 2014

It's almost October, and just about everywhere you look people are embracing the fall season and getting into the mood of Halloween. For it's 11th year, NIGHTMARE: NEW YORK is ready to scare the pants off of you as they take up their annual residency at the Lower East Side's Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center.
BWW CD Reviews: Yellow Sound Label's GRIND (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is Pop-Laden and PoignantBWW CD Reviews: Yellow Sound Label's GRIND (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is Pop-Laden and Poignant
September 26, 2014

In a world ruled by smartphones, social dating apps are at the forefront of the single's experience. Naturally, various forms of media are reflecting these trends and holding that mirror up to audiences. On October 1, 2014 audiences everywhere can experience the musical short film GRIND, but Yellow Sound Label has already released the film's infectiously pulsating, pop-laden soundtrack.
BWW Reviews: Migguel Anggelo's Thrills Audiences with BETWEEN DREAMS/ENTRE SUEÑOS ConcertBWW Reviews: Migguel Anggelo's Thrills Audiences with BETWEEN DREAMS/ENTRE SUEÑOS Concert
September 25, 2014

In support of his upcoming album, LA CASA AZUL, Migguel Anggelo took the stage at Joe's Pub last night to share his BETWEEN DREAMS/ENTRE SUEOS concert with audiences. The Venezuelan-born singer brings boundless energy and larger-than-life, charismatic performances to the stage. In concert, he thrills audiences with his bold voice, winning smile, swiveling hips, and radiant charm.
BWW CD Reviews: Yellow Sound Label's TAMAR OF THE RIVER (A World Premiere Recording) is Majestically OpulentBWW CD Reviews: Yellow Sound Label's TAMAR OF THE RIVER (A World Premiere Recording) is Majestically Opulent
September 24, 2014

The critically lauded and Drama Desk Award nominated TAMAR OF THE RIVER was originally commissioned as part of Signature Theatre's American Musical Voices Project: The Next Generation. With a rich tapestry of complicated choral and musical stylings, Marisa Michealson's inventive and experimental score has been recorded and recently Yellow Sound Label released TAMAR OF THE RIVER (A World Premiere Recording).
BWW Interviews: Karen Pittman Talks Broadway Debut of Pulitzer Prize Winning DISGRACEDBWW Interviews: Karen Pittman Talks Broadway Debut of Pulitzer Prize Winning DISGRACED
September 24, 2014

The 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winning play DISGRACED is about to begin previews at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. In anticipation of this drama's return to New York City stages, I recently had an opportunity to talk with Karen Pittman, who is returning to the role of Jory. Together, we discussed the play's Broadway debut, its exploration of relevant sociopolitical issues, and why audiences must see this show.
BWW CD Reviews: Lakeshore Records' STAGE FRIGHT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Is What It IsBWW CD Reviews: Lakeshore Records' STAGE FRIGHT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Is What It Is
September 23, 2014

Fall is upon us. As the air grows crisper, stories of gory murderous rampage grab our attention. Whether you love it, hate it, or haven't seen it, Jerome Sable's STAGE FRIGHT has Halloween 2014 written all over it. Recently, the physical album of the film's original motion picture soundtrack was released, scratching the itches of musical horror fanatics' lust for theatrical bloodshed.
BWW Reviews: Mary Lambert Makes People Feel in Live ConcertBWW Reviews: Mary Lambert Makes People Feel in Live Concert
September 22, 2014

Like most people, I first discovered Mary Lambert because of the chorus hook that she wrote and sang for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis single "Same Love." Since then, Mary Lambert has gone on to release two digital EPs and a handful of singles, growing her stardom and garnering success. Now the 25-year-old poet and singer-songwriter is promoting her upcoming full length album, HEART ON MY SLEEVE. Seeing her perform live, I have no doubt that her career will be long and full of milestone accomplishments and successes.
BWW Interviews: Lena Hall Talks Tony Award, HEDWIG, and The DeafeningBWW Interviews: Lena Hall Talks Tony Award, HEDWIG, and The Deafening
September 19, 2014

Exciting. Electric. Exhilarating. Rocking. Phenomenal. All of these words have been used to describe HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway. And, one of Broadway's hottest talents is helping to ensure that these adjectives are justified. The incomparably charming and charismatic Tony Award Winner Lena Hall, co-starring as Yitzhak, recently talked to me about her Tony win, HEDWIG, and her band, The Deafening.
BWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's ON THE TOWN (Original London Cast Recording) is a Helluva RecordingBWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's ON THE TOWN (Original London Cast Recording) is a Helluva Recording
September 16, 2014

ON THE TOWN is poised to have the best year ever. A big budget Broadway revival is set to begin previews on September 20, and Masterworks Broadway has just released the remastered ON THE TOWN (Original London Cast Recording). With zesty spunk, lively pizzazz, and indefatigable energy, this recording is sure to have you hoofing for days on end.
BWW Reviews: MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL is Glittery, Glamorous BrillanceBWW Reviews: MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL is Glittery, Glamorous Brillance
September 15, 2014

"The Queen of Disco" is back, honey! And, he is serving up something fierce and mighty real at the Theatre At St. Clement's. Anthony Wayne is channeling the disco legend and fabulously entertaining a wide range of audiences in MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL. MIGHTY REAL is what the biographical jukebox musical should be.


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