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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: Gregory Charles' VINTAGE LIVE is Electrifying FunBWW Reviews: Gregory Charles' VINTAGE LIVE is Electrifying Fun
Posted: Apr. 13, 2015


BWW Reviews: Lena Hall Rocks Café Carlyle with SIN AND SALVATIONBWW Reviews: Lena Hall Rocks with SIN AND SALVATION
Posted: Apr. 8, 2015


BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Kelli O'Hara's WONDER IN THE WORLD and ALWAYS are CharismaticCD Review: WONDER IN THE WORLD & ALWAYS are Charismatic
Posted: Apr. 16, 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


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 Caf 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.
BWW Reviews: Patti LuPone Burns Bright in THE LADY WITH THE TORCH Encore at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Patti LuPone Burns Bright in THE LADY WITH THE TORCH Encore at 54 Below
April 3, 2015

Patti LuPone, living Broadway legend and Two-time Tony winner, returns to 54 Below with her acclaimed solo show THE LADY WITH THE TORCH. Showcasing her breathy alto and stunning belt, Patti LuPone 'belly ache[s]' (her words) her way through an inspired evening of well-known torch songs. And once the diva takes the stage, there is simply no denying that LuPone's grace, poise, and power are pure magic.
BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Amy Lynn & The Gunshow's DON'T TRIP ON THE GLITTER is a Party in Your EarsBWW #TBT CD Reviews: Amy Lynn & The Gunshow's DON'T TRIP ON THE GLITTER is a Party in Your Ears
April 2, 2015

Imagine that ska-era No Doubt had a baby with the soulful divas of 70s disco and their horn sections. That is what Amy Lynn & The Gunshow sounds like. After being blown away by a live performance at 54 Below, I knew I had to get my hands on their album DON'T TRIP ON THE GLITTER, which is just as impressive, catchy, and fun as I expected it to be.
BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Original Cast Recording) is Accessible and ArtfulBWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Original Cast Recording) is Accessible and Artful
March 31, 2015

The sounds of the seventies are alive and well in musical theatre. Taking lessons he has learned from previous outings, Michael Freidman's compositions for THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE fly based on his keen ear for integrating disparate musical modalities into the fabric of musical theatre. These elements gel perfectly for Ghostlight Records' mesmerizing release of THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Original Cast Recording).
BWW CD Reviews: Stage Door Records' JACK THE RIPPER (Original London Cast Album) is Odd and IntriguingBWW CD Reviews: Stage Door Records' JACK THE RIPPER (Original London Cast Album) is Odd and Intriguing
March 30, 2015

JACK THE RIPPER first premiered at London's Players' Theatre. Yet, this musical's unique original cast album would take 40 years to see the light of day. On March 30, 2015 Stage Door Records released the odd and intriguing JACK THE RIPPER (Original London Cast Album).
BWW Reviews: Well-Strung Thrills with POPSSICAL Encore at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Well-Strung Thrills with POPSSICAL Encore at 54 Below
March 30, 2015

New York City based string quartet Well-Strung returned to 54 Below on Friday, March 27, 2015. Performing to a sold-out house, the always charming and handsome performers delighted audiences with an encore engagement of their entertaining hit show POPssical. While reprising much of what they performed the last time I reviewed them in late October, the guys' charismatic set had a handful of new surprises.
BWW Interview: Emily Skeggs Talks FUN HOME's Humor and Universal RelatabilityBWW Interview: Emily Skeggs Talks FUN HOME's Humor and Universal Relatability
March 27, 2015

The Bechdel family is moving into Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. To get the inside scoop on the highly-anticpated Broadway transfer from The Public Theater, BroadwayWorld chatted with Emily Skeggs, who plays Medium Alison, about the universally relatable musical.


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