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 Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: HEDWIG Delivers Powerful, Raw VocalsReview: OBSESSED: HEDWIG Delivers Powerful, Raw Vocals
Posted: Jan. 11, 2018


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BWW Album Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Multifaceted and RivetingBWW CD Review: THE GREAT COMET is Multifaceted & Riveting
Posted: May. 19, 2017


BWW Interview: Alison Luff Talks ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE's Pre-Broadway Tour Stop in HoustonBWW Interview: Alison Luff Talks ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
Posted: Oct. 20, 2017


BWW Album Review: HELLO, DOLLY! (The New Broadway Cast Recording) is Wonderfully Vibrant and CheerfulBWW CD Review: HELLO, DOLLY! is Vibrant and Cheerful
Posted: May. 12, 2017


BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast RecordingsUltimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
Posted: Jun. 10, 2017


BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: HEDWIG Delivers Powerful, Raw VocalsBWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: HEDWIG Delivers Powerful, Raw Vocals
January 11, 2018

Lena Hall, Broadway's reigning queen of rock, is poised to dominate 2018. And, to be honest, we couldn't be more excited. On Friday, January 5, 2018, she released the first of 12 monthly EPs in her Obsessed series OBSESSED: HEDWIG. For those of us who didn't get to see Hall play the titular character in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH during its recent national tour, this EP gives us a glimpse into what that experience must have been like.

BWW Interview: Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye Talk Loose Cattle's SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDERBWW Interview: Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye Talk Loose Cattle's SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
December 13, 2017

Loose Cattle, fronted by two-time Tony award winner Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye, have released a holiday album that explores the real feels of the holidays. Shoving Burl Ives and Irving Berlin out of the way, Loose Cattle's SEASON AFFECTIVE DISORDER is the perfect album for anyone willing to admit that their December isn't all sparkles, snow, champagne, cheer, and mirth. We recently sat down with the duo to get the inside scoop on the music.

BWW Review: Chris Harder's PORN TO BE A STAR Offers Witty Social CommentaryBWW Review: Chris Harder's PORN TO BE A STAR Offers Witty Social Commentary
November 30, 2017

PORN TO BE A STAR, like its salacious titles suggests, offers audiences a peek behind the screen and a chance to experience the gay porn industry from an insider's perspective. However, his experiences with the porn industry are not the only things Chris Harder offers up. Throughout the evening, he exposes layers as he showcases his burlesque talents while also letting audiences see his brain and heart.

BWW Album Review: Kyle Riabko's RICHARD RODGERS REIMAGINED Sparkles with Vibrant LifeBWW Album Review: Kyle Riabko's RICHARD RODGERS REIMAGINED Sparkles with Vibrant Life
November 27, 2017

Kyle Riabko's latest album, RICHARD RODGERS REIMAGINED, was inspired by a fan letter Rodgers had written to Burt Bacharach. No doubt, Riabko became privy to this letter while working on CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED, a show Riabko garnered international acclaim for. Now, back in the United States, Ribako deftly explores another icon of American music, creatively reinterpreting Rodgers' classics through how own energetic pop/rock aesthetic.

BWW Interview: Zane Philstrom Talks Company XIV's NUTCRACKER ROUGEBWW Interview: Zane Philstrom Talks Company XIV's NUTCRACKER ROUGE
November 22, 2017

Using Louis XIV era inspired visuals NUTCRACKER ROUGE fuses dance, theater, circus, opera, and burlesque. To get the inside scoop on this year's effervescent and sensual spectacle, we sat down with costume designer Zane Philstrom to chat about the magical and eye-catching garments (or lack thereof) worn by the cast.

BWW Interview: Chita Rivera and More Talk AN EVENING OF SONG at BirdlandBWW Interview: Chita Rivera and More Talk AN EVENING OF SONG at Birdland
November 22, 2017

For one-night-only on Monday, December 4, the Broadway at Birdland concert series AN EVENING OF SONG will be headlined by Chita Rivera, feature the artists of Yellow Sound Label, and benefit the Art Attack Foundation. The star-studded show promises an array of standards, pop hits, and original songs. To get the inside scoop on this not to be missed evening, we sat down with the stars to chat about this important fundraiser.

BWW Review: Benjamin Eakeley's BROADWAY SWINGER, VOL. 2: ALL OF ME Bounces Brightly with Swing and JazzBWW Review: Benjamin Eakeley's BROADWAY SWINGER, VOL. 2: ALL OF ME Bounces Brightly with Swing and Jazz
November 17, 2017

With a beaming smile, a ton of energy, his dazzling vocal instrument, and even delighting audiences with his clarinet, Benjamin Eakeley's debut of BROADWAY SWINGER, VOL. 2: ALL OF ME is a true celebration of the sings of the 1930s.

BWW Exclusive Interview: Ben Vereen Talks CD Single, STEPPIN' OUT, SNEAKY PETE & MoreBWW Exclusive Interview: Ben Vereen Talks CD Single, STEPPIN' OUT, SNEAKY PETE & More
November 14, 2017

Broadway legend Ben Vereen is releasing a studio recorded single today. He is also gearing up for a run of his solo show STEPPIN' OUT at Feinstein's/54 Below from November 21 to 26, filming the second season of SNEAKY PETE for Amazon, and continuing to his work with Wellness Through the Arts. To get the scoop on all of these projects, we sat down with Vereen to chat.

BWW Review: FALSETTOS on Live From Lincoln Center is Timely, Important ArtBWW Review: FALSETTOS on Live From Lincoln Center is Timely, Important Art
October 27, 2017

In theory, watching FALSETTOS in 2017 shouldn't feel as relevant and necessary as it does. Yet this story of building the family you choose and undeniable love in the face of adversity, fear, and death resonates with heartbreaking potency. The power FALSETTOS has to stir emotions in 2017, only reinforces the value of putting the show back on Broadway in 2016 and Live From Lincoln Center's sage decision to capture it for broadcast on PBS.

Why LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is Your Halloween Must-SeeWhy LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is Your Halloween Must-See
October 25, 2017

Cult classic movie musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is coming back to theaters this Halloween. We've got five reasons why the time has come for you to see this beloved masterpiece on something larger than your big, enormous twelve-inch screen.

BWW Interview: Alison Luff Talks ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE's Pre-Broadway Tour Stop in HoustonBWW Interview: Alison Luff Talks ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE's Pre-Broadway Tour Stop in Houston
October 20, 2017

BWW Interview: @AlisonLuff Talks ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE's Pre-Broadway Tour Stop in Houston @buffettmusical

BWW Album Review: KID VICTORY (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) is Beautifully TurbulentBWW Album Review: KID VICTORY (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) is Beautifully Turbulent
October 6, 2017

KID VICTORY, a challenging and dark musical, tells the story of 17-year-old Luke as he returns home and readjusts to his small Kanas community after being held captive for 11 months. He befriends the town outcast, Emily, who owns the local lawn decoration store. Now, months after the Off-Broadway production closed, on Broadway Records has released their sonically beautiful KID VICTORY (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording).

BWW Interview: Michael Cunio Talks CUNIO SINGS ETTABWW Interview: Michael Cunio Talks CUNIO SINGS ETTA
August 21, 2017

Broadway veteran and thrilling vocalist Michael Cunio is bringing CUNIO SINGS ETTA to Duane Park (308 Bowery, New York) on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. With CUNIO SINGS ETTA, Michael Cunio pays tribute to the artist, Etta James, who has been his most enduring inspiration. He will perform classic arrangements in her original keys alongside a horn driven quintet of New York City's finest soul musicians. We sat down with Cunio to get the inside scoop on this exciting evening.

BWW Interview: Riley Thomas Talks World Premiere of CONVICTEDBWW Interview: Riley Thomas Talks World Premiere of CONVICTED
July 31, 2017

Riley Thomas' new drama, CONVICTED, is having its World Premiere at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival. To get the inside scoop on the new play, we sat down with Thomas and chatted about this exciting new work.

BWW Tonys Special: Recap of the CBS BroadcastBWW Tonys Special: Recap of the CBS Broadcast
June 12, 2017

Did you miss the Tonys Broadcast? Never fear, BroadwayWorld's got you covered. BroadwayWorld writer David Clarke took copious notes during the show, and his highlights are presented below.

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast RecordingsBWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
June 10, 2017

Happy Tonys season BroadwayWorld! Is your CD collection and iPod Tonys ready? The big show-the 71th annual Tony Awards-is just over 24 hours away! Naturally, New York City and theatre fans across the world are excitedly buzzing about this year's ceremonies, which will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8/7c on CBS. As always, this Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering).

BWW Interview: Chris Harder Talks #BIGBRIGHTSTAR World PremiereBWW Interview: Chris Harder Talks #BIGBRIGHTSTAR World Premiere
May 23, 2017

New York City burlesque performer, producer, and porn star Chris Harder is known for exhilarating audiences and leaving them breathless. This week, he performs in the world premiere of his debut solo-play #BIGBRIGHTSTAR. To get the skinny on the show, we caught up with Harder for a chat.

BWW Album Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Multifaceted and RivetingBWW Album Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Multifaceted and Riveting
May 19, 2017

Inspired by a 70-page sliver of the sprawling 1215-page tome War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Dave Malloy's NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is an all-encompassing feat of musical theater. Now, Reprise Records has released the sterling and elaborate NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording).

BWW Album Review: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Charmingly AnimatedBWW Album Review: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Charmingly Animated
May 16, 2017

A musical adaptation of 1993's Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray and written by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis may not seem like the most plumb choice for Broadway. However, the show's score and lyrics by Tim Minchin will make audiences reconsider any doubts they may have had.

BWW Album Review: HELLO, DOLLY! (The New Broadway Cast Recording) is Wonderfully Vibrant and CheerfulBWW Album Review: HELLO, DOLLY! (The New Broadway Cast Recording) is Wonderfully Vibrant and Cheerful
May 12, 2017

As a whole, HELLO, DOLLY! (The New Broadway Cast Recording) is wonderfully vibrant and cheerful. From opening to close, this music-this album-is just as giddy for you to listen to it as you are to hear it.



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