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Thursday, May 9, 2019

BWW Album Review: BE MORE CHILL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Does Not Always Compute by David Clarke

With a slightly different cast and some changes to the music, it is no surprise that BE MORE CHILL's Broadway production was recorded for Ghostlight Records BE MORE CHILL Original Broadway C…

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

BWW Album Review: WE ARE THE TIGERS (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) Bops with Beats and Bite by David Clarke

Preston Max Allen's WE ARE THE TIGERS Off-Broadway run had music and lyrics that were fully realized and demanded to be recorded. Broadway Records answered that call and released WE ARE THE …

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Friday, April 12, 2019

BWW Album Review: Ben Platt's SING TO ME INSTEAD Radiates Pure Joy by David Clarke

Ben Platt's SING TO ME INSTEAD is ready to be the pop album you leave on repeat all spring long, and deservedly so. His soaring vocals, especially those grandiose belts, sans the affectation…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

BWW Album Review: TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL (Original London Cast Recording) Lets Adrienne Warren Shine by David Clarke

The London production of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Is slated to transfer to Broadway this fall, but Ghostlight Records is offering audiences a sneak peek into the critically well-receiv…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

BWW Album Review: CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE '90S MUSICAL (Original Cast Album) Rests On Nostalgia by David Clarke

ABKCO's CRUEL INTENTIONS THE '90S MUSICAL Original Cast Album is undoubtedly Kidz Bop for adults. And there's nothing wrong with that in this case. The album features Every You, Every Me, Co…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

BWW Album Review: MYTHIC (Original London Cast Recording) Delivers Bland Pop Schmaltz by David Clarke

Musicals inspired by the Greek myths are a dime a dozen, and Marcus Stevens' and Oran Eldor's MYTHIC is just another entry in that overpopulated canon. Despite the overzealous ebullience and…

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

BWW Album Review: UNBREAKABLE (Original Cast Recording) is Stirring and Evocative by David Clarke

Broadway composer Andrew Lippa has written a poignant song cycle with UNBREAKABLE, which was premiered by The San Francisco's Gay Men's Chorus at Nourse Theater in San Francisco, CA on June …

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Friday, January 25, 2019

BWW Album Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (New York City Center 2018 Encores! Off-Center Cast Recording) is Glorious by David Clarke

Jason Robert Brown's beloved and thrilling song cycle SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD was recently produced. Starring Shoshana Bean, Colin Donnell, Mykal Kilgore, and Solea Pfeiffer, there is no denyi…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

BWW Album Review: Brian Gallagher's BROWNSTONE is a Moody, Bluesy Murderous Musical by David Clarke

Broadway veteran Brian Gallagher recently released the concept album for his new musical BROWNSTONE. The thrilling record is mostly sung by Gallagher himself, but it also features the vocals…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

BWW Album Review: FOLLIES (2018 National Theatre Cast Recording) Touches the Sublime by David Clarke

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 …

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Friday, December 21, 2018

BWW Album Review: THE PROM is the Perfect Blend of Glitter, Confetti, and Heart by David Clarke

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. Mas…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

BWW Album Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK [Deluxe Edition] Rocks With Whimsy and Wit by David Clarke

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 hackneye…

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

BWW Album Review: The SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY Album Is Like An Audio Book Recorded Live by David Clarke

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 …

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Thursday, 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 B…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: CHRIS CORNELL is Vivid and Stirring by David Clarke

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 Aud…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

BWW Album Review: Barbra Streisand's WALLS is Richly Political and Evocative by David Clarke

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 adm…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

BWW Review: Trafalgar Releasing's Film Capture of THE KING AND I is Sumptuously Beautiful by David Clarke

Lincoln Center Theater's sumptuous Tony-award winning production of Rodger amp Hammerstein's THE KING AND I transferred to The London Palladium theatre this past summer. Now, Trafalgar Relea…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

BWW Review: RED in Cinemas Showcases Geniuses at Work by David Clarke

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…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

BWW Album Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Deluxe Album] Glitters with Solid Performances by David Clarke

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…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: NIRVANA is a Bewitching Treat by David Clarke

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 …

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Friday, October 26, 2018

BWW Album Review: HEAD OVER HEELS (Original Broadway Cast Album) Almost Has the Beat by David Clarke

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 H…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

BWW Album Review: Margo Seibert's 77TH STREET Captivates with Versatility and Talent by David Clarke

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 …

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: MUSE is a Sacred Marriage of Artists by David Clarke

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 mus…

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Monday, October 1, 2018

BWW Album Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE (Original West End Cast Recording) is Delightfully Engaging by David Clarke

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…

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Friday, September 21, 2018

BWW Interview: For Evermore... Leanne Cope on Her Journey in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; In Movie Theaters on Sunday! by David Clarke

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 Tra…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

BWW Interview: Christopher Wheeldon Talks AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Movie Theaters by David Clarke

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 Septemb…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

BWW Interview: Tim Federle Talks New Novel NATE EXPECTATIONS by David Clarke

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 fin…

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Monday, August 20, 2018

BWW Interview: Lauren Molina on Her Rootin', Tootin' Good Time in DESPERATE MEASURES by David Clarke

Around a decade after she originated the role ofReginaCandi in ROCK OF AGES, Lauren Molina returns to NEW WORLD STAGES for another fun and funny musical romp. Having been with DESPERATE MEAS…

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

BWW Album Review: George Salazar and Joe Iconis's TWO-PLAYER GAME is Entertaining and Fun by David Clarke

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 sin…

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: DAVID BOWIE is Delightfully Fresh by David Clarke

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 su…

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

BWW Album Review: BAT OUT OF HELL (Original Cast Recording) Features Killer Voices by David Clarke

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,…

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