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Friday, February 2, 2018

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: PETER GABRIEL Revels in the Gravely Grandeur of Her Vocals by David Clarke

Today, Lena Hall released her second of 12 EPs in her Obsessed series, OBSESSED PETER GABRIEL. The four-song collection is an immensely satisfying tribute to Peter Gabriel while allowing lis…

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

BWW Album Review: Stearns Matthews' DECEMBER SONGS Shimmers with Vibrancy by David Clarke

Stearns Matthews, a Bistro and Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs MAC Award-winning vocalist, recently released DECEMBER SONGS. This album is the first male recording of Maury Yesto…

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Friday, January 26, 2018

BWW Album Review: Scott Alan's LIFELINE is Spirited and Musically Diverse by David Clarke

When an artist moves away from the cultural capital that is New York City, it goes against every belief we have in that place to acknowledge and accept that the ability to create powerful ar…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: HEDWIG Delivers Powerful, Raw Vocals by David Clarke

Lena Hall, Broadway's reigning queen of rock, is poised to dominate 2018. And, to be honest, we couldn't be more excited. On Friday, January 5, 2018, she released the first of 12 monthly EPs…

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

How Sutton Foster, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Other Broadway Stars Landed Specials on PBS by David Clarke

Four concerts starring Foster, Odom, Andrew Rannells, and Stephanie J. Block take place through December 22 and air Live From Lincoln Center this spring.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

BWW Interview: Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye Talk Loose Cattle's SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER by David Clarke

Loose Cattle, fronted by two-time Tony award winner Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye, have released a holiday album that explores the real feels of the holidays. Shoving Burl Ives and Irvi…

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Monday, November 27, 2017

BWW Album Review: Kyle Riabko's RICHARD RODGERS REIMAGINED Sparkles with Vibrant Life by David Clarke

Kyle Riabko's latest album, RICHARD RODGERS REIMAGINED, was inspired by a fan letter Rodgers had written to Burt Bacharach. No doubt, Riabko became privy to this letter while working on CL…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

BWW Exclusive Interview: Ben Vereen Talks CD Single, STEPPIN' OUT, SNEAKY PETE & More by David Clarke

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's54 Below from November 21 to 26, filming t…

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Friday, October 27, 2017

BWW Review: FALSETTOS on Live From Lincoln Center is Timely, Important Art by David Clarke

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…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Why LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is Your Halloween Must-See by David Clarke

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 too see this beloved masterpiece on somethin…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

BWW Album Review: KID VICTORY (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) is Beautifully Turbulent by David Clarke

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 befr…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

BWW Tonys Special: Recap of the CBS Broadcast by David Clarke

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.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings by David Clarke

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 acro…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

BWW CD Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Multifaceted and Riveting by David Clarke

Inspired by a 70-page sliver of the sprawling 1215-page tome War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Dave Malloy's NATASHA, PIERRE amp THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is an all-encompassing feat of musical th…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

BWW CD Review: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Charmingly Animated by David Clarke

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 …

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Friday, May 12, 2017

BWW CD Review: HELLO, DOLLY! (The New Broadway Cast Recording) is Wonderfully Vibrant and Cheerful by David Clarke

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…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

BWW #TBT CD Review: THE BODYGUARD ? THE MUSICAL (World Premiere Cast Recording) May Become Your New Guilty Pleasure by David Clarke

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 …

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Friday, December 16, 2016

BWW Review: FALSETTOS (2016 Broadway Cast Recording) is Brilliant and Beautiful by David Clarke

Surprise Ghostlight Records just pulled a Beyonce. They dropped the digital edition of FALSETTOS 2016 Broadway Cast Recording shortly after the stroke of midnight on December 16, 2016. To be…

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings by David Clarke

It's that time of year, and I can't help but wonder if your CD collection and iPod are Tonys ready. It's just a handful of hours until the 70th annual Tony Awards, and New York City and thea…

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

BWW CD Review: AMERICAN PSYCHO (Original London Cast Recording) Brings Driving Synth-Pop to Musical Theater by David Clarke

The synth-laden opening strains of Concord Music Group's AMERICAN PSYCHO Original London Cast Recording are appropriately dark and sterile. In crafting the score for the musical adaptation o…

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Friday, April 29, 2016

BWW Interview: Benjamin Eakeley Talks BROADWAY SWINGER, SHE LOVES ME, and Career by David Clarke

This past January, Broadway performer Benjamin Eakeley charmed audiences at Feinstein's54 Below with Broadway Swinger. In anticipation of the encore performance, BroadwayWorld chatted with E…

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

BWW CD Review: Broadway Records' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (2016 Broadway Cast Recording) Charms with Nuance by David Clarke

When I saw the current Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, I enjoyed it. So, it was a surprise when I didn't feel the same way about Broadway Records' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 2016 Broadway …

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Monday, April 18, 2016

BWW Review: Broadway Records' THE COLOR PURPLE (New Broadway Cast Recording) is Powerfully Enchanting by David Clarke

THE COLOR PURPLE's critically lauded revival is currently impressing audiences eight times a week at the Jacobs in New York City. The show is one of Broadway's most popular shows, making tic…

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

BWW Interview: Chatting with FUN HOME's Smallest Alison, Gabriella Pizzolo! by David Clarke

Equally uplifting and heartbreaking, for many people FUN HOME is easily the most significant musical of 2015 and of this era of American musical theatre. Recently, Gabriella Pizzolo, who mad…

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

BWW Interview: Anika Larsen Talks Being a New Mom on Broadway by David Clarke

Anika Larsen, who originated the role of Cynthia Weil in the smash hit Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, has returned to the Broadway following her maternity leave. Recentl…

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

BWW CD Review: Telly Leung's SONGS FOR YOU Uplifts Listeners by David Clarke

For Telly Leung's sophomore album, SONGS FOR YOU, the acclaimed Broadway performer decided to make an album where each song is dedicated to the important people in his life. According to the…

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Monday, October 12, 2015

BWW Review: Well-Strung Pops with Effervescent CD Release Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below by David Clarke

Well-Strung, the popular string quartet that is also a boy band, launched their second album POPssical with a CD Release Concert at Feinstein's54 Below. The show was a reworked version of th…

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BWW Review: Beth Malone's SO FAR at Joe's Pub is Adorable and Heartwarming by David Clarke

Tony Award nominated Beth Malone, currently starring in the Tony Award winning musical Fun Home on Broadway, returned to Joe's Pub this past Monday and took it by storm with her adorable and…

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

BWW Interview: Music Director and Broadway Producer Michael J. Mortiz Jr. Talks Career, US Coaching Tour, and Music by David Clarke

Music director, Broadway producer, and skilled musician Michael J. Moritz Jr. will be spending this fall traveling the United States with one purpose in mind teaching. To get the inside scoo…

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Monday, August 3, 2015

BWW CD Reviews: Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label's THE VISIT (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Devastatingly Beautiful by David Clarke

Earlier in 2015, the final musical from legendary musical creative team John Kander and Fred Ebb opened at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. THE VISIT captivated audiences despite its brief ru…

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' SOMETHING ROTTEN! (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is a Gorgeous Capture of a Simplistic Musical by David Clarke

Pretty much all of New York is absolutely in love with SOMETHING ROTTEN, a new musical comedy with music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick…

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