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Darren's Charitable Work for 2016

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21default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:20 pm

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Darren sang Wig in a Box (from Hedwig and the Angry Inch) tonight, at Voices for the Voiceless:  Stars for Foster Kids (benefiting the organization You Gotta Believe, a charity whose goal is to find permanent homes for older kids and teens in the foster care system, who are at risk of being homeless once they age out of the foster system).  I'm so glad Darren was able to participate tonight.   Such a wonderful cause, once again organized by the kind-hearted Seth Rudetsky and his husband, James Wesley.


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sethrudetsky Cuteness alert! @darrencriss added to foster care benefit tonight! Www.YouGottaBelieve.org. Plus @meganhilty @lizgoeson StephanieMills, GloriaGaynor, GerryPolci @orfehChitaRivera & MORE!





 

 
LQ | Actor Darren Criss attends the 2nd Annual Voices For The Voiceless Stars For Foster Kids Benefit at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 12 2016 in New York
September 12 2016
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Note:  He didn't really forget the words he sang during his performance.  When he was trying to lead the audience in a sing-along for a short part, he made a mistake.


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performs onstage at the 2nd Annual Voices For The Voiceless: #stars4fosterkids at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Voices for the Voiceless) http://ift.tt/2cAs6RW
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A short clip of Wig in a Box:



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22default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:01 pm

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More pics from Voiceless for the Voiceless:  Stars for Foster Kids. 















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[UHQ] Darren Criss performs onstage at the 2nd Annual Voices For The Voiceless:  Stars For Foster Kids Benefit at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 12, 2016 in New York City.
September 13 2016   (Source)
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Some media coverage of "Voices for the Voiceless:  Stars for Foster Kids."

TheaterMania: "Darren Criss, Megan Hilty, and More Perform at Stars for Foster Kids Concert.





Link [Includes a recap video in which Darren appears briefly]
September 13 2016



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23default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:37 pm

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A few more pics.




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[UHQ] Actor Darren Criss attends the 2nd Annual Voices For The Voiceless Stars For Foster Kids Benefit at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 12, 2016 in New York.
September 13 2016   (Source)




The same snippet of Darren singing Wig in a Box.  He sounds good.  :happy face

@fdilella: Tonight on @NY1 at 11 - my story on the #Stars4fosterkids benefit… Featuring @DarrenCriss! Check it out!

September 13 2016
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24default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:36 pm

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Media Coverage of Voices for the Voiceless:  Stars for Foster Kids.   It is a very interesting article to read.  I didn't know that Megan Hilty and Rosie Perez were foster kids.

A short excerpt:
NewYork.com wrote:
Chita Rivera, Darren Criss and More Perform in Broadway Benefit Concert for Foster Kids

Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Darren Criss (Glee), Megan Hilty (Smash), Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Tony Yazbeck (On the Town), Stephanie Mills (The Wiz), NFL wide receiver Dale Moss and recording artist Gloria Gaynor were just a few of the stars headlining the second annual Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids benefit concert on September 12 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.


Darren Criss and Megan Hilty perform at the 2nd Annual Voices For The Voiceless: Stars For Foster Kids Benefit at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 12, 2016 in New York City (Photo: Anna Webber/Getty Images for Voices for the Voiceless)


On the set of the theater’s current tenant Kinky Boots, the celebrities raised their voices in support of You Gotta Believe, New York’s only non-profit specifically dedicated to finding permanent families for foster care youth, 13 and over, who are difficult to place because of their age. Every year, nearly 25,000 kids in the U.S. age out of the foster care system and must transition into adulthood without the support and love of a “forever” family. The event was produced and hosted by Sirius/XM radio host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley. “There is a need for people to be aware that there are children out there that need homes,” Rivera explained on the pre-show red carpet, “that need love, that need support to grow up to be responsible and wonderful human beings. You need family, and James and Seth brought it to my attention and to everybody here. I hope more people will be interested.”

25default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:52 pm

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From dailydarrennews:

A high-quality video by You Gotta Believe of Darren's performance of Wig in a Box at the Voices for the Voiceless:  Stars for Foster Kids charitable event.  He sounds good.  I love how much Darren can color his voice with emotion.  You can just feel Hedwig's sadness and longing in his voice.

@adoptolderkids: Darren Criss performance at the 2nd annual Voices for the Voiceless (9/12/2016)
September 16 2016
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He didn't forget the words he sang, like I thought he did, based solely on the tweets from Today on Broadway.  (It's just that he made a mistake when he was directing the audience on a sing-along.)  Very nice performance.  :happy face

26default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:07 am

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@Poppy wrote:He didn't forget the words he sang, like I thought he did, based solely on the tweets from Today on Broadway.  (It's just that he made a mistake when he was directing the audience on a sing-along.)  Very nice performance.  :happy face
Remembered the words and still has the moves down, too. Who needs rehearsal? Razz






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27default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:00 am

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Beautiful gif, Lin.  Thanks for posting it.  I love those comparisons!  (I wonder if Trask will be working with Darren for the tour?  Or Spencer Liff, since Darren said there are a few changes.  I thought he said there were changes in the choreography?  Do you remember?)

28default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:26 pm

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I'm a big fan of those comparisons, too. There was another one from Hedwig's closing night that I almost posted just because I love those gifsets so much, but I decided that was a little too offtopic for this thread. But here's the link in case you're interested. :happy face

I'm not sure Stephen Trask would be needed for rehearsal, but I hope we get some quotes from him at that event he's doing in San Fran with Lena and Darren. He's such a Darren fanboy.  
I think Darren mentioned the set is a bit different, so I'm sure they'll have to adapt the choreography a little. Didn't DDN post something about Paul McGill? Maybe he's in charge of choreography if there are just some smaller changes.


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29default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:25 pm

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Aw, thanks for the link to the other gif set, Lin.  Feel free to post it in this thread, or in the Hedwig--Broadway thread (either one is ok; I'll re-post this little discussion in the Hedwig tour thread).  It brings back such lovely memories.   

@Lin wrote:I'm not sure Stephen Trask would be needed for rehearsal, but I hope we get some quotes from him at that event he's doing in San Fran with Lena and Darren. He's such a Darren fanboy. 

Yes, always fun to hear Stephen speak.  And I love how supportive Stephen is of Darren.  It's really nice to see. 

@Lin wrote:I think Darren mentioned the set is a bit different, so I'm sure they'll have to adapt the choreography a little. Didn't DDN post something about Paul McGill? Maybe he's in charge of choreography if there are just some smaller changes.

That's right, it was about some set changes.  Thanks Lin!   And you're right again about Paul McGill.  I forgot that dailydarrennews posted about him.  You have a great memory, Lin!


paul_mcgill_: 1st day of school for @hedwigonbway tour. What should I wear?! This is my first choice…
September 06 2016
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30default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:09 am

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From @DarrenArmy:

BroadwayBox wrote:Hot Clip of the Day: Start Your Week with Darren Criss' Live "Wig in a Box"

Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.

"Wig in a Box" (Darren Criss, Hedwig and the Angry Inch)



Ulterior Motives: Criss, along with Chita Rivera, Megan Hilty, Seth Rudetsky, Stephanie Mills, & many more, took the stage the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 11 to raise money and awareness at the Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids benefit concert. Proceeds from the evening directly benefit You Gotta Believe, New York’s only nonprofit specifically focused on finding permanent families for youth in foster care aged 13 years and older.

Ultimate [raise your hands] moment:   Loving the slow, powerful lead in. He SLAYS. (You even hear say Seth say, "nice" at one point during it.)

GIF-able moments:












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31default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:23 am

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From dailydarrennews:

Darren is donating lunch and 2 tickets to Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Los Angeles or San Francisco.  :happy face 

The proceeds to go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 

Such a great idea, Darren!  :happy face

Link to Charity Buzz:  Charity Buzz

Bidding ends Tuesday, September 27 at 3:00 pm EDT.

32default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:27 pm

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From dailydarrennews:

Darren is particpating in Global Citizen, an organization devoted to global issues such as world poverty, access to education, clean water, access to food, the treatment of women, health issues, and the environment.   Link to GlobalCitizen.org





@joymarini The multi-super-talented @DarrenCriss opens the @GlblCtzn launch. Go @HedwigOnBway #TheCaringWorld
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LQ | Actor Darren Criss speaks onstage during Global Citizen The World On Stage at NYU Skirball Center on September 22 2016 in New York City




















Kelvin Mahasi My good friend @DarrenCriss was also here. It was nice catching up on some good old times. #globalcitizen
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LQ | Actor Darren Criss poses with the Kenyan Boys Choir at Global Citizen The World On Stage on September 22 2016 in New York City
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LQ | Actor Darren Criss attends Global Citizen The World On Stage on September 22 2016 in New York City



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33default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:39 am

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From dailydarrennews:


Via Global Citizen’s Snapchat - September 22, 2016




wekesahw #aboutlastnight W/ my old time buddy @darrencriss.. Always good meeting you up..! #globalcitizen #globaldancefestival





Pic with  fans and their nice message:

beamer98 Fun fact: my family invited him to go get dinner with us  Thank you @darrencriss for being so nice and genuine. I’ve never seen Paige so star struck  Thanks for being a @glblctzn and supporting the cause!  #globalcitizen #glee #newyork



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34default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:34 pm

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From dailydarrennews:


Darren is looking rested.  thumbs up  











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HQ | Actor Darren Criss attends the 2016 Global Citizen Festival In Central Park To End Extreme Poverty By 2030 at Central Park - September 24, 2016 | Darren-Criss.Fr
September 24 2016   (Source)






Darren at the Global Citizen Festival - Via Global Citizen’s Instagram story | September 24, 2016
September 24 2016





Yea!  Darren has his Hedwig nail polish back on!      


Global Citizen Festival - September 24, 2016 | Source
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35default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:55 pm

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Nice message, Darren (especially this year in the U.S.). 


From dailydarrennews:


Darren Criss - Red Carpet GC 2016 | September 24, 2016

36default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:56 am

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From dailydarrennews:




 

Global Citizen Festival - Via Elle Magazine’s Instagram Story | September 24, 2016

September 26 2016
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37default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:17 pm

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From dailydarrennews:

Some more pics of Darren with fans at Global Citizen that I didn't get to posting until today.

A new photo, with Kal Penn and fan.  Cute smile from Darren.  :happy face

Sarah.A.Harvard: Just me, Darren Criss (Glee), and Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar) just chillin. NDB
September 26 2016




Photo with his friend, Caitlin Brody.

cbroday: Ain’t no party like a party that ends at 10pm (and is jam-packed with Demi, Kendrick, Rihanna, and a whole lot of doing good). @glblctzn
September 25 2016






joliz: He is a cupcake of a person I swear. So incredibly sweet
September 25 2016


In that video that dailydarrennews posted where Darren talks about Global Citizen, it seems that the short hair makes his eyes appear larger. wha?



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38default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:56 pm

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The Charity Buzz  auction of lunch with Darren and 2 tickets to Hedwig and the Angry Inch in L.A. or SF closed today, at $5,250 (above the $5,000 estimated value).  :happy face

@Poppy wrote:
From dailydarrennews:

Darren is donating lunch and 2 tickets to Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Los Angeles or San Francisco.   

The proceeds to go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 

Such a great idea, Darren! 

Link to Charity Buzz:  Charity Buzz

Bidding ends Tuesday, September 27 at 3:00 pm EDT.


I took a screenshot of it just before the time ran out.  



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39default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 on Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:45 am

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From dailydarrennews:

A pic of Darren with a happy fan.  I'm posting because I like the cute, gushy message (with the many hearts).


im.tiaaa: MY FAVORITE PERSON  heart @darrencriss It such an honor to be in your presence #globalcitizenfestival #globalcitizen You are an amazing person heart heart



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40default From Broadway with Love on Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:12 pm

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From dailydarrennews:  
Orlando Sentinel wrote:

CD, DVD and Blu-ray of 'From Broadway With Love' Pulse benefit in Orlando to be released December 16

Back in July, a galaxy's worth of Broadway stars descended on Orlando to help the community heal and raise funds in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub.

"From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando," which took place at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, sold out in record time — leaving many disappointed.

Good news for them: Broadway Records this month is releasing a CD, DVD and Blu-ray of the event.

. . . Other performers include Chita Rivera, Lillias White, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Darren Criss and Jesse Mueller. Our own VarieTease, Orlando Philharmonic and Orlando Gay Chorus's Menage ensemble also participated.

Broadway Records president Van Dean says the release is planned for Dec. 16. But you can pre-order at broadwayrecords.com/cds, and the items should be shipped in time for Christmas.

You can feel good knowing that not only will "From Broadway With Love" be a present for whoever unwraps it, but it's also a gift to the community. Net proceeds will be donated to the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida and Zebra Coalition.

Link to Purchase:  http://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/from-broadway-with-love-a-benefit-concert-for-orlando-cd-dvd-bluray








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