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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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Friday, July 6, 2018

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: Jack White Channels Raw Punk Grit and Heart by David Clarke

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 gui…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: P!NK Satisfies Fully by David Clarke

Lena Hall rings in May with OBSESSED PNK, a tribute to the diva who transitioned from mercurial party girl to a songstress giving the world healthy doses of resilient strength, love, and fem…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

BWW Album Review: CALENDAR GIRLS (Original London Recording) is Just Nice by David Clarke

Recently released CALENDAR GIRLS Original London Recordingcis just perfectly nice. Based on the charming and quaint 2003 film by the same title written by Tim Firth, the musical itself garne…

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Friday, April 6, 2018

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: THE CRANBERRIES is Sumptuously Ethereal by David Clarke

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 whe…

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Monday, April 2, 2018

BWW Review: NBC's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT is Invigorating, Imaginative & Wonderfully Inspiring by David Clarke

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 E…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

BWW Album Review: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION Packs Gems Within Its Density by David Clarke

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…

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Friday, March 2, 2018

BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: ELTON JOHN Pulsates with Pure Electricity by David Clarke

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 …

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

BWW Album Review: ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME (Original Cast Recording) is Full of Adventure by David Clarke

The inventive musical adventure ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME tells the story of a single mom who is struggling to balance her familial obligations and her work as a video game composer. One sl…

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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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