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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 Review: HAMILTON on Disney+ Is A Gift That 'Gets The Job Done' PhotoReview: HAMILTON on Disney+ Is A Gift That 'Gets The Job Done'
Posted: Jul. 1, 2020


BWW Album Review: LOSING MY MIND: A SONDHEIM DISCO FEVER DREAM is Just What the Docto PhotoAlbum Review: LOSING MY MIND is Just What the Doctor Ordered
Posted: Mar. 21, 2020


BWW Album Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SKIVVIES SHOW: THE ALBUM is Wildly Fun Entertainme PhotoAlbum Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SKIVVIES SHOW is Wildly Fun
Posted: Dec. 11, 2020


BWW Interview: Stan Zimmerman Talks YES, VIRGINIA, Starring Mindy Sterling and Arnetia Walker
December 15, 2020

YES, VIRGINIA is a heartwarming and hilarious holiday comedy about two older women navigating the perils of aging in suburban Detroit. The acclaimed dramedy is crafted in the vein of Stan Zimmerman’s writing for 'The Golden Girls'. To get the inside scoop about the upcoming digital production of YES, VIRGINIA, we chatted with Zimmerman about creating the play and working with Mindy Sterling and Arnetia Walker to bring this production to life.

BWW Album Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SKIVVIES SHOW: THE ALBUM is Wildly Fun Entertainment
December 11, 2020

Just in time for Halloween 2020, Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina independently released THE ROCKY HORROR SKIVVIES SHOW: THE ALBUM. Following COVID safety protocols, they gathered their friends and colleagues together to produce one of the most entertaining cast albums ever recorded.

BWW Review: WILD MOUNTAIN THYME is Enchanting Escapism
December 9, 2020

WILD MOUNTAIN THYME, a film you’ve likely not heard of, is truly one of 2020’s most beautifully lyrical and heartwarming romances. Adapted from John Patrick Shanely’s 2014 hit Broadway play OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, the film is both a love letter to Ireland and fairy tale romance, featuring enchanting performances from Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Christopher Walken, Dearbhla Molloy, and Jon Hamm.

BWW Review: THE PROM is an Uplifting, Feel-Good Musical Comedy
December 3, 2020

I approached Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of THE PROM, expertly crafted for the stage by writers Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin and composer Matthew Sklar, with a lot of trepidation. Fortunately, most of my fears were misplaced and the final product is a joyous, technicolor celebration of living authentically that tugs all the right heartstrings while tickling every funny bone.

BWW Review: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM is a Relevant and Powerful Must-See Film
November 30, 2020

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson is heralded for progressing and helping to develop contemporary black theater, tackling a wide array of important themes from the black American experience while also allowing white America to truly see black Americans. The expertly crafted 2020 film adaptation of Wilson’s MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM brings this masterpiece and these still relevant themes to stunning and visceral life.

BWW Album Review: Laura Benanti's Self-Titled Debut Album is Self-Care at its Finest
November 6, 2020

Recently, Laura Benanti released her delightful self-titled debut album on Sony Masterworks. The record springs to life with light jazz covers of cherished classic and contemporary pop hits.

BWW Interview: Kirk Coombs Talks SOLE MATES: THE MUSICAL (Studio Cast Recording)
October 12, 2020

The charming and witty SOLE MATES: THE MUSICAL didn't let COVID-19 keep their art in the dark. We chat with Kirk Coombs, the writer behind the surprisingly relatable tale about laundry items looking for their purpose, love, and more, about how he and his teamed pivoted in order to keep moving forward with their project.

BWW Album Review: SHE IS RISEN: VOLUME TWO is a True Superstar
October 5, 2020

We asked for it, and 2020 delivered! Last month, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the musical, the All Female Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR dropped their highly anticipated second EP.

BWW Album Review: Nick Cordero Proves He Is 'One Of The Great Ones' with LIVE YOUR LIFE - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
September 17, 2020

The fact that Nick Cordero isna??t here to celebrate NICK CORDERO: LIVE YOUR LIFE - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW is an injustice. The record is absolutely breathtaking. Corderoa??s sincerity, heart, and remarkable talent radiates across every second of the recording.

BWW Exclusive: Michelle Vezilj Premieres New Single 'SAD GIRLS DON'T CRY'
September 14, 2020

Michelle Vezilj is an accomplished actress, comedienne, writer, and singer-songwriter. She recently played a sold out concert at Los Angeles' fabled Troubadour, and now she is officially releasing the music video for her latest single, the breathtakingly poignant 'SAD GIRLS DON'T CRY,' on Friday, September 18, 2020; however, BroadwayWorld has exclusively been granted early access to the gorgeous video and evocative song.

BWW Interview: Margo Seibert Talks New EP INFLUENCE | SEARCHER
September 4, 2020

Today, Margo Seibert and collaborator Alan Steven Hewitt have released their stunning new EP INFLUENCE | SEARCHER. The EP features two new songs, both recorded and mastered remotely during the COVID-19 lockdowns, and showcases impressive and sincere artistry coupled with timely and poignant messages. To get the inside scoop on the EP, we chatted with Seibert about the thrilling EP and how she'll be donating all its proceeds to The Actor's Fund for Covid Relief and The Loveland Foundation.

BWW Album Review: Ethan Slater's LIFE IS WEIRD EP Short and Sweetly Introspective
August 3, 2020

Ethan Slater's LIFE IS WEIRD is a short and sweetly introspective record that features two original songs and a cover. The three tracks allow listeners an intimate peek behind the yellow-hued, bubbly effervescence we associate the artist to see the man behind the sponge for whom he really is.

BWW Review: HAMILTON on Disney+ Is A Gift That 'Gets The Job Done'
July 1, 2020

On July 3, 2020, Disney+ will start streaming the smash hit HAMILTON, filmed on Broadway, and it is truly a gift to the world. It's truly too good to miss, so don't throw away your shot.

BWW Review: Broadway Records' FRANKIE! THE MUSICAL (Studio Cast Recording) is Mostly Bubbly
June 8, 2020

Recently, Broadway Records released FRANKIE! THE MUSICAL (Studio Cast Recording). The bubbly album is made up of highlights from the new musical, features music and lyrics by teen writer Elise Marra, and it stars Caitlin Kinnunen, who is best known for playing Emma Nolan in THE PROM on Broadway.

BWW Interview: Brandon Dirden & Crystal Dickinson Talk Being Honorees For The 52nd Street Project's Virtual Gala
May 18, 2020

The 52nd Street Project pivoted their annual gala fundraiser from an in-person fête to a digital party featuring many famous faces. We chatted with this year's honorees, Brandon Dirden and Crystal Dickinson, about why The 52nd Street Project is a crucial part of New York City's theater community.

BWW Album Review: RAGS - THE MUSICAL (Original London Cast Recording) is Timely & Beautiful
May 15, 2020

Ghostlight Records has released RAGS - THE MUSICAL (Original London Cast Recording). The musical's examinations of attitudes towards immigration and its frank discussions of labor and unions are timely, even if the lyrics keep the songs from being truly memorable.

BWW Interview: Bandits on the Run & Lane Halperin Talk LOVE IN THE UNDERGROUND Film
May 5, 2020

To dig deeper into Bandits on the Run's 'Love in the Underground' short film, which stars Broadway veterans Jason Gotay and Michael Hartung, we sat down to talk with the band members and the video's choreographer Lane Halperin. We dive into what inspired the spirited and heartfelt song, the visually appealing and romantic choreography, and more.

BWW Interview: Jason Gotay & Michael Hartung Talk Bandits on the Run's LOVE IN THE UNDERGROUND Film
May 4, 2020

Recently, Bandits on the Run released a short film to accompany their song, 'Love in the Underground.' The charmingly romantic video stars Broadway veterans Jason Gotay and Michael Hartung. To get the inside scoop on the film, we sat down with Gotay and Hartung for a brief chat.

BWW Album Review: SHE IS RISEN: VOLUME ONE is a Must-Hear Artistic Communion
April 21, 2020

Earlier this month, Hedonist Records released SHE IS RISEN: VOLUME ONE, a concept EP of Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR performed by an all female cast. The record, inspired by and featuring cast members of a 2017 concert at the Highline Ballroom, takes the cherished rock opera back to its 1970 concept album roots by letting listeners experience magnificent highlights from the score while envisioning an exhilarating new chapter for this triumphant piece of theater.

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's THE VILLA SATORI is Perfectly Polished Yet Intensely Raw
April 15, 2020

As of April 14, 2020 data from Spotify indicated that listeners were turning to throwback hits during the era of quarantines and stay-at-home orders. For fans of music looking for something new that is also nostalgic, they need look no further than Lena Hall's lively new album, THE VILLA SATORI: GROWING UP HAIGHT ASHBURY, released by Hall on April 10, 2020.



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