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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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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 CD Reviews: Idina Menzel's HOLIDAY WISHES is Splendidly MirthfulBWW CD Reviews: Idina Menzel's HOLIDAY WISHES is Splendidly Mirthful
Posted: Nov. 5, 2014


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW CD Reviews: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Music from the NBC Television Event) is CharmingCD Review: SOUND OF MUSIC is Charming
Posted: Dec. 9, 2013


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
Posted: Dec. 29, 2013


BWW Reviews: Steve Tyrell's 10th Anniversary Holiday Season Show at Café Carlyle Is Appetizing, But Ultimately UnfulfillingBWW Reviews: Steve Tyrell's 10th Anniversary Holiday Season Show at Café Carlyle Is Appetizing, But Ultimately Unfulfilling
November 26, 2014

With another holiday season upon us, it's time to celebrate time honored traditions, and in keeping with what's become a New York tradition, Steve Tyrell is celebrating his 10th year as the holiday season entertainment at the swanky Caf Caryle on the Upper East Side (through New Year's Eve). This Grammy award-winning record producer and singer is treating audiences to his latest cabaret show, That Lovin' Feelin', which features hit tunes that are the heartbeat of America.
BWW Reviews: Magos & Limón Croon to the SoulBWW Reviews: Magos & Limón Croon to the Soul
November 25, 2014

Last week, New York based jazz duo Magos & Limon took the stage at Joe's Pub. Jazz vocalist Magos Herrera hails from Mexico City and has garnered great attention for her singing abilities. Javier Limon, who plays minimalist Flamenco on guitar, is originally from Madrid. Together the duo bridges the gap between their home countries and creates a unique and intriguing sound that lures the audience into the performance and croons to the soul.
BWW CD Reviews: Kristin Chenoweth's COMING HOME Enchants with CharmBWW CD Reviews: Kristin Chenoweth's COMING HOME Enchants with Charm
November 18, 2014

Ever since WICKED made her a household name, there isn't much that Kristin Chenoweth does that doesn't make Broadway babies jump with joy. Recently, the Broadway megastar returned to her hometown of Broken Arrow, OK for a series of concerts. Concord Music Group has released Kristin Chenoweth's first-ever live album COMING HOME, and she enchants audiences with her signature vocal talent and charm.
BWW Reviews: BLANK! THE MUSICAL is Truly Your MusicalBWW Reviews: BLANK! THE MUSICAL is Truly Your Musical
November 18, 2014

Come one, come all to the musical you help create. Just a few blocks north of the heart of Times Square, the vastly talented improv actors, orchestra, and crew of BLANK! THE MUSICAL are treating audiences to the opening and closing night of a musical. (No, they're not reviving the 1988 production of CARRIE.) When you enter New World Stages for BLANK! THE MUSICAL, you'll have no idea what you're in for in the best of possible ways.
BWW Interviews: Rachel Potter Talks Upcoming Country Album NOT SO BLACK AND WHITEBWW Interviews: Rachel Potter Talks Upcoming Country Album NOT SO BLACK AND WHITE
November 13, 2014

While many know Rachel Potter as the breakout Broadway star from the EVITA revival, she also wowed audiences on Fox's The X Factor with her stellar rendition of Queen's 'Somebody to Love.' Following a recent concert, I sat down with Rachel Potter to discuss NOT SO BLACK AND WHITE, her upcoming solo country album.
BWW DVD Reviews: JERSEY BOYS is Fun & FascinatingBWW DVD Reviews: JERSEY BOYS is Fun & Fascinating
November 11, 2014

For fans of JERSEY BOYS, today is the day you have been waiting for because the film adaptation of the musical is now in stores. Available on both DVD and Blu-ray, the fascinating film is directed by Clint Eastwood. John Lloyd Young reprises his Tony Award-winning portrayal of Frankie Valli. Erich Bergen stars as Bob Gaudio, with Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi, Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito, and Christopher Walken as mobster Gyp DeCarlo.
BWW Reviews: REVENGE OF THE POPINJAY is Engrossing Yet Sometimes Brutal ArtBWW Reviews: REVENGE OF THE POPINJAY is Engrossing Yet Sometimes Brutal Art
November 8, 2014

Someone is killing the heterosexuals in New York City based performance art company AnimalParts' latest mind-bending theatrical offering, REVENGE OF THE POPINJAY. With a bold sense of humor and a deeply intellectual aesthetic, REVENGE OF THE POPINJAY, a not for the faint of heart experimental rap-horror show, takes audiences on a wild ride through the chaos of string theory while pristinely satirizing homophobia.
BWW CD Reviews: AUDIO WITH A G: SOUNDS OF A JERSEY BOY, THE MUSIC OF BOB GAUDIO is a Strong Collection of FavoritesBWW CD Reviews: AUDIO WITH A G: SOUNDS OF A JERSEY BOY, THE MUSIC OF BOB GAUDIO is a Strong Collection of Favorites
November 7, 2014

JERSEY BOYS is due out on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 11. But, if you just cannot get enough of the music of Bob Gaudio, Rhino Records has got you covered. This summer they released the 2 Disc set AUDIO WITH A G: SOUNDS OF A JERSEY BOY, THE MUSIC OF BOB GAUDIO, which features all of your favorites and the best renditions of the Bob Gaudio classics.
BWW Reviews: HAPPY KARAOKE FUN TIME is a Happy Fun TimeBWW Reviews: HAPPY KARAOKE FUN TIME is a Happy Fun Time
November 7, 2014

HAPPY KARAOKE FUN TIME has been kicking around for some time now. Last night, this plucky group of improv heroes just ended their (first) Off-Broadway run at The Davenport. With the goal of "bridg[ing] the gap between NY theater-goers and improv comedians," HAPPY KARAOKE FUN TIME allows audiences to enjoy the opening, and closing, night of a brand new musical every time they perform.
BWW CD Reviews: Idina Menzel's HOLIDAY WISHES is Splendidly MirthfulBWW CD Reviews: Idina Menzel's HOLIDAY WISHES is Splendidly Mirthful
November 5, 2014

In 2003, she sang "I Saw Three Ships" on BROADWAY'S GREATEST GIFTS: CAROLS FOR A CURE, VOLUME V, and left her fans longing for a Christmas/holiday album. Finally, in 2014 our holiday wishes came true when Warner Brother's Records released her mirthfully charming HOLIDAY WISHES.
BWW CD Reviews: Scott Alan's GREATEST HITS, VOL. 1 is Too Good Not to OwnBWW CD Reviews: Scott Alan's GREATEST HITS, VOL. 1 is Too Good Not to Own
November 4, 2014

I can't imagine a world without the music of Scott Alan. I first discovered his work by following Stephanie J. Block. Her recording of "Never Neverland (Fly Away)" led to me purchase DREAMING WIDE AWAKE, and I have personally been a fan of Scott Alan's charismatic brand of pop songs infused with Broadway storytelling elements ever since. Today, fans can rejoice as they add Scott Alan's GREATEST HITS, VOL. 1 to their music collections.
BWW CD Reviews: Joel B. New's STANDALONE is Engaging but Not NovelBWW CD Reviews: Joel B. New's STANDALONE is Engaging but Not Novel
November 3, 2014

Joel B. New, a 2008 American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson grant recipient has written music and lyrics for several projects. His work has been seen and developed at places like Ars Nova, Lincoln Center, and New York Theatre Barn. Earlier this summer, he released the engaging premiere studio recording of his song cycle, STANDALONE.
BWW Reviews: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Astoundingly VibrantBWW Reviews: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Astoundingly Vibrant
October 29, 2014

Well-Strung is impressing audiences with their brilliant mash-ups of classical hits and modern pop standards. Touring their latest show POPSSICAL, Well-Strung visited New York City's 54 BELOW last night and left the assembled audience both awestruck and invigorated. Their pulled from the pages of a magazine looks, winning personalities, wonderful voices, and incredible instrumental skills easily dazzle and delight for their entire set.
BWW Interviews: Jaston Williams Talks MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CARBWW Interviews: Jaston Williams Talks MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR
October 28, 2014

Texas stage legend, Jaston Williams, is heading back to Galveston's The Grand 1894 Opera House. This time around he is bringing his newest play, MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR, to tickle our ribs. Gearing up for the production, Jaston Williams talks to me about why you should see MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR.
Inside the Rehearsal Studio for BLANK! THE MUSICALInside the Rehearsal Studio for BLANK! THE MUSICAL
October 28, 2014

No two performances are ever the same. This couldn't be truer for the upcoming interactive Off-Broadway improvised musical BLANK! THE MUSICAL. Co-created by Michael Girts, Mike Descoteaux, and T.J. Shanoff, this innovative improv showcase promises to have audiences busting a gut with the only musical show that requires them to help create it.
BWW Interviews: Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson Talk N THE QUEEN OF PARISBWW Interviews: Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson Talk N THE QUEEN OF PARIS
October 28, 2014

With its World Premiere about a year away, tickets are already on sale for the Broadway bound musical N THE QUEEN OF PARIS. And 2015 is shaping up to be the year of Emile Zola. Recently, I sat down with Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Ferguson, the co-creators of N THE QUEEN OF PARIS, and Pascal Nadon to discuss the upcoming musical.
BWW Reviews: Natalie Arneson's MAMA DRAMA is CharmingBWW Reviews: Natalie Arneson's MAMA DRAMA is Charming
October 28, 2014

Natalie Arneson and her husband, without securing jobs before landing in the city that never sleeps, packed their bags in the middle of the Great Recession and embarked on the Texas to Empire State journey. The duo came with the soul purpose of allowing Natalie Arneson to chase her dreams and audition for Broadway musicals. Now, in her charming one-woman, solo cabaret, MAMA DRAMA, Natalie Arneson shares her story, her struggles, and her talent.
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.


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