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 Interview: Lauren Molina on Her Rootin', Tootin' Good Time in DESPERATE MEASURESInterview: Molina on Her Rootin', Tootin' Good Time in DESPERATE MEASURES
Posted: Aug. 20, 2018


BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: BECK Falls FlatBWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: BECK Falls Flat
Posted: Sep. 7, 2018


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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 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: PETER GABRIEL Revels in the Gravely Grandeur of Her VocalsReview: OBSESSED: PETER GABRIEL Revels in Grandeur of Hall's Vocals
Posted: Feb. 2, 2018


BWW Interview: Tim Federle Talks New Novel NATE EXPECTATIONSBWW 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.

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: BECK Falls FlatBWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: BECK Falls Flat
September 7, 2018

For the ninth entry in her awe-inspiring 12 EP series OBSESSED, Lena Hall pays homage to the person that the Hipster movement appropriated its fashion and peculiarities from singer-songwriter Beck. On OBSESSED: BECK, Hall offers up four songs from the quirky and much-admired musician. And while her vocals are brilliant - as always - this particular EP falls flat.

BWW Interview: Lauren Molina on Her Rootin', Tootin' Good Time in DESPERATE MEASURESBWW Interview: Lauren Molina on Her Rootin', Tootin' Good Time in DESPERATE MEASURES
August 20, 2018

Around a decade after she originated the role ofRegina/Candi in ROCK OF AGES, Lauren Molina returns to NEW WORLD STAGES for another fun and funny musical romp. Having been with DESPERATE MEASURES since it began, Molina has gotten to throughlydevelop the hilarious Bella Rose. As the life of the party in DESPERATE MEASURES, we sat down with Molina to talk about the new Off-Broadway musical.

BWW Album Review: George Salazar and Joe Iconis's TWO-PLAYER GAME is Entertaining and FunBWW Album Review: George Salazar and Joe Iconis's TWO-PLAYER GAME is Entertaining and Fun
August 15, 2018

Before BE MORE CHILL was an Off-Broadway sensation, actor and singer George Salazar and composer-lyricist-book writer Joe Iconis were close friends. Over the years, Salazar has gotten to sing and even premiere some of Iconis's best work. Recently, Ghostlight Records released TWO-PLAYER GAME, an album that took the pair's sold-out cabaret show at Feinstein's / 54 Below and put that concept on an a delightfully entertaining and intoxicatingly fun album.

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: DAVID BOWIE is Delightfully FreshBWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: DAVID BOWIE is Delightfully Fresh
August 9, 2018

Two-thirds of the way through her ambitious 12-EP OBSESSED project, Lena Hall's August release honors rock genius David Bowie. Across its five tracks, OBSESSED: DAVID BOWIE is a delightful surprise because it adequately represents Bowie's varied musical styles without resting on the obvious hit songs. Everyone knew Hall singing Bowie would be better than good, but we probably weren't expecting it to be so refreshing.

BWW Review: NINAGAWA MACBETH at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival is Lush, Opulent & MasterfulBWW Review: NINAGAWA MACBETH at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival is Lush, Opulent & Masterful
July 24, 2018

MACBETH seems to be one of the most abused pieces from Williams Shakespeare's canon; yet, when a production does the show justice, it is incredibly spellbinding. Luckily for fans of the play and art of theatre in general, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more robustly magnificent production of the classic than NINAGAWA MACBETH.

BWW Album Review: BAT OUT OF HELL (Original Cast Recording) Features Killer VoicesBWW Album Review: BAT OUT OF HELL (Original Cast Recording) Features Killer Voices
July 22, 2018

There's another post-apocalyptic jukebox coming to theaters across the United States. Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL - The Musical kicks off a US national tour in Detroit this November. But, you don't have to wait for the show to tour to your neck of the woods to hear its score. Recently, Ghostlight Records released the rollicking BAT OUT OF HELL - The Musical Original Cast Recording, giving audiences the world over unprecedented access to the potentially epic musical.

BWW Interview: Sean Thompson Talks LOVE NEVER DIESBWW Interview: Sean Thompson Talks LOVE NEVER DIES
July 9, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to his smash hit THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, entitled LOVE NEVER DIES is currently touring across the United States. The staging of the production is inspired by the reworked 2011 Australianpremiere of the musical. To give Houston audiences an inside look into the show sure to leave them spellbound, we sat down with Sean Thompson who plays hero turned flawed husband and father,Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny.

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: Jack White Channels Raw Punk Grit and HeartBWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: Jack White Channels Raw Punk Grit and Heart
July 6, 2018

Lena Hall kicks the seventh month into overdrive with her OBSESSED: JACK WHITE. This four-track gem contains songs from the singer and songwriter that many remember as the lead singer and guitarist for The White Stripes. This solid collection of tunes is delightfully guitar heavy and features Hall beautifully alternating between her signature raucous vocalizations and softer, almost-country stylings.

BWW Interview: Kiersey Clemons and Liz Mikel Talk Eve Ensler's FRUIT TRILOGYBWW Interview: Kiersey Clemons and Liz Mikel Talk Eve Ensler's FRUIT TRILOGY
June 4, 2018

FRUIT TRILOGY isa new trioof plays by Tony Awardwinning playwrightEve Ensler. The New York debut featuresKiersey Clemons and Liz Mikel in three short plays that give a voice towomen. To get the inside scoop, we sat down with Clemons and Mikel to discuss the show.

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: Radiohead is SpellbindingBWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: Radiohead is Spellbinding
June 1, 2018

Six months in and Lena Hall's OBSESSED series is still going strong with solid homages and tributes to various artists. This month, Hall spectacularly croons her way through delightful gloomy misery on OBSESSED: Radiohead. The new EP is, more-or-less, the anti-summer collection of music you didn't know you needed.

BWW Interview: Philip Dawkins Talks New Play THE GENTLEMAN CALLERBWW Interview: Philip Dawkins Talks New Play THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
May 21, 2018

Philip Dawkins's latest play is making its New York premiereat the Cherry Lane Theatre. The play recounts the fateful meetingof William Inge and Tennessee Williams prior to the Chicago premiere of THE GLASS MENAGERIE. We sat down with Dawkins to get the inside scoop on this sexy and searing new drama.

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: P!NK Satisfies FullyBWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: P!NK Satisfies Fully
May 4, 2018

Lena Hall rings in May with OBSESSED: P!NK, a tribute to the diva who transitioned from mercurial party girl to a songstress giving the world healthy doses of resilient strength, love, and feminism. With both artists being inspiringly bold, with vocals defined by their signature grit, and both possessing magnetizing stage presences, this EP seems almost too obvious a choice. Yet, as with each of the previous entries in the 'Obsessed' series, it does anything but disappoint.

BWW Album Review: CALENDAR GIRLS (Original London Recording) is Just NiceBWW Album Review: CALENDAR GIRLS (Original London Recording) is Just Nice
April 20, 2018

Recently released CALENDAR GIRLS (Original London Recording)cis just perfectly nice. Based on the charming and quaint 2003 film by the same title written by Tim Firth, the musical itself garnered warm notices from London media. So, it is no surprise that the music and this cast was recorded for preservation; however, the two-disc album doesn't convince listeners that this musical is better than the original film as some British theater writers claim.

BWW Interview: Dorcas Leung Talks the Power of HAMILTONBWW Interview: Dorcas Leung Talks the Power of HAMILTON
April 16, 2018

Dorcas Leung, currently touring the nation with HAMILTON as the standby for Angelica Schuyler, Eliza Hamilton, Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, is an Asian immigrant whogrew up in Houston and went to elementary, middle, and high schoolinSpring Branch ISD. Making a triumphant return to the city that helped raise her in a one of the most popular musicals to ever grace the stages of the world, BroadwayWorld chatted with her about the true power of the show.

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: THE CRANBERRIES is Sumptuously EtherealBWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: THE CRANBERRIES is Sumptuously Ethereal
April 6, 2018

The January 15 news that Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, had passed was nothing short of devastating for many. With hearts broken all over the world, it's hard to know when releasing a tribute to The Cranberries would be appropriate. With OBSESSED: THE CRANBERRIES, Lena Hall proves that that time is now, and listening to the EP, I'm sure O'Riordan is simultaneously proud of Hall while jamming out to these incredible covers.

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

After sitting out the 2017 holiday season, anticipation for NBC's return to the live musical game ran high. The choice to present Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR on Easter Sunday seemed obvious. Then, they packed the cast with stalwart veterans of the Billboard Top 40 charts and Broadway stage, which added fuel to the pyre of excitement. Luckily, as millions of people tuned in on Sunday night, viewers were treated to the best televised musical since this medium was revived in 2013.

BWW Album Review: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION Packs Gems Within Its DensityBWW Album Review: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION Packs Gems Within Its Density
March 30, 2018

For many, musical theater and Andrew Lloyd Webber are synonymous. Whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying that his music has been influential within and outside of the world of musical theater. To celebrate the prolific composer's 70th birthday, UMe / Polydor has released ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION, a sprawling and somewhat bloated 4-disc collection of music personally curated and overseen by Lloyd Webber himself.

BWW Interview: Maestro Atsushi Yamada Talks Philharmonia Orchestra of New York's LA TRAVIATA With 3D HologramsBWW Interview: Maestro Atsushi Yamada Talks Philharmonia Orchestra of New York's LA TRAVIATA With 3D Holograms
March 19, 2018

This week in New York City,Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is premiering LA TRAVIATA with 3D holographic projections for the sets. On March 20 and 21, 2018 audiences at the Rose Theater will be treated to the show'sclassic and beloved arias set against awe-inspiring backdrops like Niagara Falls. To get the inside scoop on this first-of-its-kind presentation we chatted with PONYMaestro Atsushi Yamada.

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: ELTON JOHN Pulsates with Pure ElectricityBWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: ELTON JOHN Pulsates with Pure Electricity
March 2, 2018

The pulsating energy of Elton John has long been one of the things that has turned listeners into rabid fans of him and his music for decades. This is not lost on Lena Hall, who matches him kilowatt for kilowatt in her exuberant OBSESSED: ELTON JOHN, which is this month's release in her in ongoing series of EPs for calendar year 2018.



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