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.

Photo by Greg Salvatori.

 

 




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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 Exclusive Interview: Ben Vereen Talks CD Single, STEPPIN' OUT, SNEAKY PETE & MoreBWW Exclusive: Ben Vereen Talks CD Single, SNEAKY PETE & More
Posted: Nov. 14, 2017


Why LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is Your Halloween Must-SeeWhy LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is Your Halloween Must-See
Posted: Oct. 25, 2017


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


LAST 365 DAYS

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


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.

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 Album Review: Tyce's HERO Rocks With Precision, Lacks EmotionBWW Album 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 Album Review: COME FROM AWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Resplendent and UpliftingBWW Album 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 Album Review: Deborah Cox's I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is Enthusiastic and LaudableBWW Album 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 Album Review: Constantine Maroulis' ALL ABOUT YOU is CatchyBWW Album 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.



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