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 CD 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 Review: FALSETTOS (2016 Broadway Cast Recording) is Brilliant and BeautifulBWW Review: FALSETTOS (2016 Broadway Cast Album) is Brilliant and Beautiful
Posted: Dec. 16, 2016


BWW CD Review: Deborah Cox's I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is Enthusiastic and LaudableBWW CD Review: ...ALWAYS LOVE YOU is Enthusiastic & Laudable
Posted: Apr. 10, 2017


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 CD Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Multifaceted and RivetingBWW CD 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 CD Review: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Charmingly AnimatedBWW CD 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 CD Review: HELLO, DOLLY! (The New Broadway Cast Recording) is Wonderfully Vibrant and CheerfulBWW CD 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.

BWW Interview: Migguel Anggelo Talks SO CLOSE: LOVE & HATEBWW Interview: Migguel Anggelo Talks SO CLOSE: LOVE & HATE
April 25, 2017

Migguel Anggelo, the Brooklyn based, Venezuelan born singer-songwriter and all around artist, is coming back to Joe's Pub with SO CLOSE: LOVE & HATE. It's been a while since we've seen him on stage, so we caught up with the gifted and energetic performer to get the inside scoop on the brand new show.

BWW CD Review: Tyce's HERO Rocks With Precision, Lacks EmotionBWW CD Review: Tyce's HERO Rocks With Precision, Lacks Emotion
April 12, 2017

For HERO, Tyce's rocker persona is front and center as he sings the best of Jim Steinman. Across the dual disc album, he uses an edgy bravado when singing the songs, skrelts when the music calls for it, but doesn't fully commit to the gritty emotions of these beloved rock hits.

BWW CD Review: COME FROM AWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Resplendent and UpliftingBWW CD Review: COME FROM AWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Resplendent and Uplifting
April 11, 2017

COME FROM AWAY is the celebrated new musical with lyrics and music by Irene Sankokff and David Hein. COME FROM AWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) captures the resplendent, raw emotions of the Broadway production. Just be warned: the uplifting story of human kindness and charity packs an emotional wallop on the album, so you'll probably want to listen to it with tissues in hand.

BWW CD Review: Deborah Cox's I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is Enthusiastic and LaudableBWW CD Review: Deborah Cox's I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is Enthusiastic and Laudable
April 10, 2017

Deborah Cox stepped back into Houston's footsteps when she was cast as Rachel Marron in the US national tour of THE BODYGUARD - THE MUSICAL. Cox has recently released I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, an eight track EP of her singing songs featured in the musical.

BWW CD Review: Constantine Maroulis' ALL ABOUT YOU is CatchyBWW CD Review: Constantine Maroulis' ALL ABOUT YOU is Catchy
March 31, 2017

Broadway's rockstar and Two-time Tony Award Nominee, Constantine Maroulis, is back with "All About You." The new single dropped on iTunes and Spotify this morning, and is a collaboration with hitmaker Sam Hollander (Fitz and the Tantrums, Train, Daughtry, Weezer). The catchy, new track from Maroulis is a heartfelt ballad about being completely caught up on and still in love with someone who got away.

BWW #TBT CD Review: THE BODYGUARD  THE MUSICAL (World Premiere Cast Recording) May Become Your New Guilty Pleasure
March 30, 2017

To call THE BODYGAURD - THE MUSICAL good would be kind. But, being completely honest, the theatrical confection is simply high-octane fun. The show's book is as flimsy and full of cheese as anyone could expect. Where the show excels is its score. So, it's no surprise that First Night Records/R.E.D.'s release of THE BODYGUARD - THE MUSICAL (World Premiere Cast Recording) is a treasure trove of excellently sung covers of iconic pop hits.

BWW CD Review: A BRONX TALE (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Entertaining, But Not UnforgettableBWW CD Review: A BRONX TALE (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Entertaining, But Not Unforgettable
March 29, 2017

Ghostlight Records' recent release of A BRONX TALE (Original Broadway Cast Recording) perfectly captures the spirit of the Broadway show. The record sounds reminiscent of JERSEY BOYS with music and lyrics that pulsate with a heart that reminds listeners of HAIRSPRAY. The up-tempo tracks, enthusiastic performances, and pop and funk sounds of the 60s flood the album. This ensures audiences will be tapping their toes to the infectious beats, even if the songs don't stick to their ribs after the CD ends.

BWW CD Review: Levi Kreis's BROADWAY AT THE KEYS is StunningBWW CD Review: Levi Kreis's BROADWAY AT THE KEYS is Stunning
March 28, 2017

Consummate musician and Tony Award winner Levi Kreis has returned with a stunning new album that celebrates musical theater with BROADWAY AT THE KEYS. His signature gospel and blues inspired vocal stylings reverberate with joy and sincere heart across the album, allowing him to expose the emotional depth of each song with his sparkling arrangements.

BWW CD Review: Karen Mason's IT'S ABOUT TIME is Vibrant and HeartfeltBWW CD Review: Karen Mason's IT'S ABOUT TIME is Vibrant and Heartfelt
March 27, 2017

Broadway veteran and twelve-time MAC Award winner, Karen Mason released IT'S ABOUT TIME, earlier this month. The lovely, yet understated, record perfectly captures the vibrancy of Mason's instrument. Despite being recorded in a studio, IT'S ABOUT TIME captures the magic of live cabaret performance and offers it as something listeners can experience anywhere in the world.

BWW Interview: Billy Mitchell Talks VILLAIN: DEBLANKSBWW Interview: Billy Mitchell Talks VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
March 22, 2017

Billy Mitchell's hilarious VILLAIN: DEBLANKS makes a triumphant New York City return tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below. Tonight'ssold out showfeaturesKathleen Turner,Morena Baccarin,Lesli Margherita,Michael Potts,Maulik Pancholy, andMicah Stock andwill benefit New York Civil Liberties Union.

BWW Review: PRETTY FILTHY (Original Cast Recording) is Humorous and HeartfeltBWW Review: PRETTY FILTHY (Original Cast Recording) is Humorous and Heartfelt
February 20, 2017

The hilarious, sexy, and surprisingly touching musical PRETTY FILTHY made a splash Off-Broadway in early 2015. Ghostlight Records' PRETTY FILTHY (Original Cast Recording) perfectly captures the humor of the show. Michael Friedman's often blunt but always-relatable lyrics are uncompromised on the recording. The cast's voices shine across the 13-track album.

VIDEO: Morgan Reynolds Drops Campy and Catchy 'Twirl Queen' on YouTubeVIDEO: Morgan Reynolds Drops Campy and Catchy 'Twirl Queen' on YouTube
December 19, 2016

Today, Morgan Reynolds (who recently charmed audiences as the Scarecrow in the 2nd National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE WIZARD OF OZ) turns 30! As a birthday present from him to the world, he has released a music video for his latest single 'Twirl Queen,' a campy and catchy holiday pop song that is sure to bring a smile to your face.



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