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 Album Review: FOLLIES (2018 National Theatre Cast Recording) Touches the SublimeAlbum Review: FOLLIES (2018) Touches the Sublime
Posted: Jan. 19, 2019


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BWW Interview: Christopher Wheeldon Talks AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Movie TheatersInterview: Wheeldon Talks AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Theaters
Posted: Sep. 20, 2018


BWW Interview: For Evermore... Leanne Cope on Her Journey in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; In Movie Theaters on Sunday!Interview: For Evermore... Leanne Cope on Her Journey in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; In Movie Theaters on
Posted: Sep. 21, 2018


BWW Interview: Jessie Cannizzaro Talks Filming PUFFS, the Play Itself, and Being a Harry Potter NerdBWW Interview: Jessie Cannizzaro Talks Filming PUFFS
Posted: Feb. 3, 2018


BWW Review: NBC's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT is Invigorating, Imaginative & Wonderfully InspiringBWW Review: NBC's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT
Posted: Apr. 2, 2018


BWW Interview: Dorcas Leung Talks the Power of HAMILTONBWW Interview: Dorcas Leung Talks the Power of HAMILTON
Posted: Apr. 16, 2018


BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: NIRVANA is a Bewitching TreatAlbum Review: OBSESSED: NIRVANA is a Bewitching Treat
Posted: Nov. 2, 2018


BWW Album Review: FOLLIES (2018 National Theatre Cast Recording) Touches the Sublime
January 19, 2019

Once one of the costliest flops in Broadway history, FOLLIES is now highly regarded as a true classic in musical theater canon. The well-reviewed National Theatre revival, which ran through January 3, 2018, is scheduled to return to the West End this spring, and the sumptuously lush FOLLIES (2018 National Theatre Cast Recording) is now available digitally.

BWW Album Review: THE PROM is the Perfect Blend of Glitter, Confetti, and Heart
December 21, 2018

With moxie, sequins, and indefatigable whimsy, Sony Masterworks Broadway's THE PROM (Original Broadway Cast Recording) perfectly captures the mirth of the heartwarming Broadway production. Masterfully blending Matthew Sklar's toe-tapping score, Chad Beguelin's rib-tickling and heartfelt lyrics, and the stellar performances of the cast, this album is as charming as it is mesmerizing.

BWW Album Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK [Deluxe Edition] Rocks With Whimsy and Wit
December 18, 2018

In celebration of its third yearon Broadway, Warner Bros. Records released SCHOOL OF ROCK (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Deluxe Edition]. This "Deluxe Edition" comes across more as a hackneyed marketing ploy sincetheonly differences are changing the cover art to the current logo design and adding "School of Rock: The Musical (Medley).'

BWW Album Review: The SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY Album Is Like An Audio Book Recorded Live
December 16, 2018

The justification for a rock star to desire or even need the glitz and glamor of being on Broadway simply doesn't translate to an audio only experience. And, the final product feels like an audio book recorded live.

BWW Interview: Ken Arpino Talks RUBEN & CLAY'S FIRST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CAROL FAMILY FUN PAGEANT SPECTACULAR REUNION SHOW
December 13, 2018

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken havereunitedthis Christmas season for a holiday themed Broadway show. Inspired by the sketch shows starring the likes of Dean Martin, Andy Williams, and Carol Burnett, this duo plans to amuse and delight with vocal performances and light-hearted comedy skits. To get the inside scoop on this show, we sat down with writer and performer Ken Arpino to chat about this first annual holiday spectacular.

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: CHRIS CORNELL is Vivid and Stirring
December 10, 2018

Lena Hall's ambitious and successful year long EP project - Lena Hall OBSESSED - comes to end this month with her lovely tribute to Chris Cornell, the iconic front man of Soundgarden and Audioslave. The four-track OBSESSED: CHRIS CORNELL stands as a vivid and stirring conclusion to the series, offering listeners the entrancing angst of the grunge era and a delightful reprieve from effusively ebullient holiday music.

BWW Album Review: Barbra Streisand's WALLS is Richly Political and Evocative
December 7, 2018

I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but WALLS - Barbra Streisand's thirty-sixth studio album - is the first I have ever listened to by the iconic songstress. But I'm not embarrassed to admit that I love it. Alternating between heartfelt ballads and stirring anthems, Streisand's WALLS proves that the luster hasn't worn off of her star; in fact, it's as vibrant and enchanting as ever.

BWW Review: Trafalgar Releasing's Film Capture of THE KING AND I is Sumptuously Beautiful
November 29, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater's sumptuous Tony-award winning production of Rodger & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I transferred to The London Palladium theatre this past summer. Now, Trafalgar Releasing is screening a gorgeous film capture of the London mounting starring Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, and Ruthie Ann Miles in movie theaters across the globe on November 29 and December 4.

BWW Review: RED in Cinemas Showcases Geniuses at Work
November 7, 2018

Almost a decade after John Logan's searing, two-person drama RED first held audiences transfixed, Trafalgar Releasing is bringing it to cinemas across the US and UK tonight. This past summer's limited revival at London's Wyndham's Theatre saw Michael Grandage (director) and Alfred Molina (Rothko) reprise their celebrated work while welcoming Alfred Enoch as Ken. This sold out run was filmed and is now being screened.

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: NIRVANA is a Bewitching Treat
November 2, 2018

Lena Hall's second to last entry in her ambitious year-long EP series is OBSESSED: NIRVANA. When this project was first announced, I figured the novelty and gimmick of it all would wear thin a few months in; however, almost every title has been met with excitement and Hall has consistently delivered. This is true for November's bewitching treat of an EP, which is replete with soul shaking, gritty grunge vocals, mesmerizing guitars, and masterful artistry.

BWW Album Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Deluxe Album] Glitters with Solid Performances
November 4, 2018

Today, Atlantic Records digitally dropped DEAR EVAN HANSEN (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Deluxe Album]. This version of the lauded and critically acclaimed cast album offers four songs cut from the show, an acoustic version of 'Disappear,' and a Katy Perry cover of 'Waving Through A Window.'

BWW Album Review: HEAD OVER HEELS (Original Broadway Cast Album) Almost Has the Beat
October 26, 2018

HEAD OVER HEELS is a neon-hued, cotton candy confection served with infectious cheer. While the cast album has all the polish that a studio recording can offer, Sony Masterworks Broadway's HEAD OVER HEELS (Original Broadway Cast Recording) lacks the effervescence and pizzazz of the live performances. It's a fun listen, but the sense of giddiness that comes from seeing it live is notably missing from the album.

BWW Album Review: Margo Seibert's 77TH STREET Captivates with Versatility and Talent
October 19, 2018

Broadway chanteuse Margo Seibert, star of ROCKY and IN TRANSIT, may be one of the most underappreciated talents treading the boards of the Great White Way. Across the years, I've never seen her in something where I didn't find her to be captivating and stellar. And, those same superlatives can be easily applied to her truly enchanting forthcoming debut solo album, 77TH STREET.

BWW Interview: Nathan Lee Graham Talks ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL: A SONDHEIM SALON at The Green Room 42
October 8, 2018

Nathan Lee Graham returns to the cabaret setting with his newest show ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL at The Green Room 42. This world premiere concert will feature many of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer's most beloved compositions, including 'Loving You,' 'Bounce,' and 'Being Alive.' We sat down and chatted with Graham to get the inside scoop on the show.

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: MUSE is a Sacred Marriage of Artists
October 6, 2018

With the October entry in her OBSESSED series, Lena Hall drinks deeply from the fountain of divinity. The coupling of her raw yet controlled vocals and Matt Bellamy's nuanced and complex music and lyrics for OBSESSED: MUSE is the kind of sacred marriage that cover artists can only dream of achieving. No one could top Bellamy at his own game, but if any one is capable of coming close, it's Hall.

BWW Album Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE (Original West End Cast Recording) is Delightfully Engaging
October 1, 2018

Musicals about young people embracing their truest selves are often delightfully engaging, and Broadway Records release of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE (Original West End Cast Recording) is no exception to that rule. The altogether charming album presents listeners with catchy pop musical theatre music that entertains as much as it speaks to the heart.


September 24, 2018

La MaMa is opening its 57th season with a crowd-pleasing bang by presenting Gunnar Montana's totally rad and dizzying performance art and dance spectacle KINK HAS. The piece is just the kind of ebullient combination of high brow ballet principles and techniques mixed with low brow hedonism all played through a kaleidoscope of the futuristic punk trash aesthetic from 80s B movies that is sure to leave audiences spellbound and screaming for more.

BWW Interview: Christopher Wheeldon Talks AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Movie Theaters
September 20, 2018

Taped during the 2017 London engagement, the Christopher Wheeldon directed and choreographed Tony-winning musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS comes to movie theaters in the United States on September 20 and 23. The live capture, distributed by Trafalgar Releasing, features the original Broadway stars in the critically acclaimed musical, which is inspired by the Oscar-winning 1951 MGM film of the same title. To get the scoop on the musical and the film, we chatted with Wheeldon about it.

BWW Interview: For Evermore... Leanne Cope on Her Journey in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; In Movie Theaters on Sunday!
September 21, 2018

Taped during the 2017 London engagement, the Tony-winningmusical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS comes to movie theaters in the United States on September 20 and 23.The live capture, distributed by Trafalgar Releasing, features the original Broadway starLeanne Cope reprising her role in the critically acclaimed musical. To get the scoop on the musical and the film, we chatted with Cope about it.

BWW Interview: Tim Federle Talks New Novel NATE EXPECTATIONS
September 18, 2018

Former Broadway dancer turned award-winning writer, Tim Federle is bringing his fabulously funny and wonderfully entertaining Nate series to an end with NATE EXPECTATIONS. This third and final installment in the middle-grade series was released today by Simon & Schuster. To get the inside scoop on the new novel and Federle as a writer, we sat down for a quick chat.



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