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: MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL is Glittery, Glamorous BrillanceBWW Reviews: MIGHTY REAL is Glittery, Glamorous Brillance
Posted: Sep. 15, 2014


Voting Opens for the First Annual BWW Album Awards!Voting Opens for the First Annual BWW Album Awards!
Posted: Sep. 4, 2014


BWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's ON THE TOWN (Original London Cast Recording) is a Helluva RecordingCD Review: ON THE TOWN is a Helluva Recording
Posted: Sep. 16, 2014


BWW CD Reviews: The Shapiro Sisters' LIVE OUT LOUD: Live at 54 BELOW is Cheerful and EbullientCD Review: LIVE OUT LOUD is Cheerful and Ebullient
Posted: Sep. 10, 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 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 SUEOS 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.
BWW Interviews: Filippo Sugar and Renee Fleming Talk LA DOLCE VITA: THE MUSIC OF ITALIAN CINEMABWW Interviews: Filippo Sugar and Renee Fleming Talk LA DOLCE VITA: THE MUSIC OF ITALIAN CINEMA
September 12, 2014

NY Philharmonic is kicking off their 2014-15 season with LA DOLCE VITA: THE MUSIC OF ITALIAN CINEMA. Celebrating the music of Italian cinema, the concert will feature famous music pulled from Filippo Sugar's library of soundtracks. With so many exciting elements coming together to make LA DOLCE VITA one of NYC's hottest tickets in September, I spoke with Filippo Sugar and Rene Fleming about the concerts and what audiences can expect.
BWW Interviews: Paul Leschen and Fred Sauter Talk BEDBUGS!!!BWW Interviews: Paul Leschen and Fred Sauter Talk BEDBUGS!!!
September 11, 2014

BEDBUGS!!! tells the story of Carly, an exterminator, determined to avenge the bedbug related death of her mother. In the process of concocting a bedbug pesticide, Carly accidentally morphs New York City's bedbugs into blood-sucking, heavy metal rock gods. Recently, BEDBUGS!!! creators, Paul Leschen and Fred Sauter, sat down with me to give me all the juicy details about the new Off-Broadway production.
BWW CD Reviews: The Shapiro Sisters' LIVE OUT LOUD: Live at 54 BELOW is Cheerful and EbullientBWW CD Reviews: The Shapiro Sisters' LIVE OUT LOUD: Live at 54 BELOW is Cheerful and Ebullient
September 10, 2014

On August 28, 2014, the Shapiro Sisters took the 54 BELOW stage for the fourth time and sang many tunes from the album and a few surprises as well, entertaining the audience with their brand of cuteness, charisma, and poised talent. Their debut release from Broadway Records was recorded across their first three appearances at the intimate venue and expertly captures their vibrant charm.
BWW Reviews: CLICKBAIT's Concept Trumps ProductionBWW Reviews: CLICKBAIT's Concept Trumps Production
September 9, 2014

Following a successful January run at Hunter Theatre Company David M. deLeon and Esther Ko's CLICKBAIT is currently running Off-Off-Broadway. The topical dramedy tells the story of a college-aged girl who is mistakenly identified as a suicide victim. Her collegiate peers set their social media feeds ablaze with their feelings about her death, reconstructing her story to fit their own latent emotional needs.
Voting Opens for the First Annual BWW Album Awards!Voting Opens for the First Annual BWW Album Awards!
September 4, 2014

At BroadwayWorld, we have combed through our CD collections, sang along to some fantastic showtunes, and maybe even danced a little in our offices. Using the eligibility window of release dates between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014, we have complied nomination lists that feature the best of the best in cast albums, compilations, live albums, remastered rereleases, solo recordings, and more for the 2013-2104 season. Now, we need you to let your voice be heard. That's right, we want you to vote for your favorite in each of the Editor-Generated Award Categories. CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW
BWW CD Reviews: Original Cast Records' NOL COWARD OFF THE RECORD Is a Gem for Scholars and Nol Coward FansBWW CD Reviews: Original Cast Records' NOËL COWARD OFF THE RECORD Is a Gem for Scholars and Noël Coward Fans
September 2, 2014

Noel Coward left an inedible mark on the world of theatre with his hit plays, musicals, operettas, and revues. His expansive work is studied and revered by scholars, many of whom can trace elements of modern theatrical experiences back to his brand of "wit, satire, and sentiment." Sharing this brand, Original Cast Records' release of Steve Ross' NOL COWARD OFF THE RECORD takes listeners on a journey through Coward's lesser-known repertoire.


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