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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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Thursday, July 16, 2015

BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Sutton Foster's WISH and AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER are Bubbly and Vivacious by David Clarke

Sutton Foster is currently wowing audiences as Queenie in City Center's Encores Off-Center concert production of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party. Her beguiling and sweet debut album WISH was r…

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

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 69th annual Tony Awards, which will be broadcast li…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

BWW Reviews: Betty Buckley's DARK BLUE-EYED BLUES is a Beautifully Rich Experience by David Clarke

Last week, Betty Buckley returned to Joe's Pub to debut her newest cabaret concert DARK BLUE-EYED BLUES. Thrilled to have been recognized as a chanteuse in recent reviews, Buckley programmed…

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Judy Garland's JUDY AT CARNEGIE HALL is Truly Epic by David Clarke

June is just around the corner. In New York, this means that spring is melting into summer and that New York City's annual celebration and remembrance of the original Stonewall riots is here…

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Photo Flash: A Sneak Peek at JOHN & JEN in the Recording Studio by David Clarke

On April 6, 2015, Broadway Recordsinvited me inside New York City's Avatar Studios to get a sneek peek at the recording of JOHN amp JEN 2015 Off-Broadway Cast Recording. TheKeen Companyprodu…

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

BWW Reviews: Cast Bids SIDE SHOW a Fond Farewell with 'Added Attractions' Encore at 54 Below by David Clarke

Back by popular demand, March's SIDE SHOW ADDED ATTRACTIONS concert returned to 54 Below this week. Packing in two more performances, the Monday evening show celebrated the short lived Broad…

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Friday, May 8, 2015

BWW Reviews: James Snyder Charms Birdland by David Clarke

James Snyder got this week off to a great start when he brought James Snyder Prince Charming to Birdland as part of the venue's ongoing Broadway at Birdland concert series. Existing partly a…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BWW CD Reviews: Josh Groban's STAGES is Lush and Fantastic by David Clarke

No stranger to stages around the world, internationally acclaimed singer Josh Groban released his lush album STAGES late last month. The album is a sparkling collection of some of musical th…

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

BWW Reviews: Brian Gallagher Rocks Birdland with Poise and Power by David Clarke

To celebrate the release of his debut solo album ALL THAT'S AHEAD, Brian Gallagher performed an intimate set in Birdland's ongoing Broadway at Birdland concert series on Monday, April 27. Jo…

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Kelli O'Hara's WONDER IN THE WORLD and ALWAYS are Charismatic by David Clarke

Originally from Oklahoma, Broadway superstar Kelli O'Hara has been thrilling New York audiences as Anna Leonowens in Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of THE KING AND I. While she is…

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Monday, April 13, 2015

BWW Interview: Tom Galantich and Duke Lafoon Talk CLINTON: THE MUSICAL, Comedy and Politics by David Clarke

After getting mostly positive reviews in July 2014 at New York Musical Theatre Festival NYMF, CLINTON THE MUSICAL landed at New World Stages. As they ramped up for their Off-Broadway opening…

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