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Darren in Hedwig and the Angry Inch Tour--SF and L.A.

SF:  October 2-30, 2016  (SHN Golden Gate Theatre)

L.A.:  November 1-27, 2016 (Hollywood Pantages Theatre)



Please feel free to use this thread to post pics and gifs of Darren as Hedwig at the SF and L.A. venues for the Hedwig and the Angry Inch tour.

Also, feel free to post videos from the media, as well as stage door videos and curtain call videos.


Please feel free to use this thread to post about any of Darren's friends, former cast members, as well as any other noteworthy persons, who attend Darren's performances in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the SF and L.A. venues for the tour.

However, please do not post any bootleg videos here taken of Darren's actual performances in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the two theaters, due to copyright infringement.   Thank you! 

To post in this thread ("Topic"), please select "Post Reply."

If you would like me to start a new thread (Topic) that is within the Category of Hedwig and the Angry Inch--SF and L.A. (Tour), please let me know. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask either here or you can PM me.   Don't be shy!

I am so looking forward to Darren performing in this wonderful musical again! 

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                                                                 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Tour at SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco:   October 2 - 30, 2016.





I did not know at all that there was a dress rehearsal for tonight in SF!   YEA!

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costalotta16 Front row at Hedwig dress, nbd. #darrencriss #shn #saturdaywiththehomies #theater





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Beautiful and potentially haunted home for the next 5 weeks. #shnsf #hedwigtour http://ift.tt/2dOxsJg



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Ok this is the day!   The Hedwig tour opens up today in SF with Darren and Lena!   Yea! 


A cute lil' fun video of Darren, Mason Alexander Park (Darren's Standby), and Paul McGill during a break.  :happy face


masonalexanderpark In honor of this goober’s first preview as Hedwig in San Fran, here is a heinous video of us bumbling out way through heads up with @paul_mcgill_ on a break during tech. Break all the legs you sexy man @darrencriss #hedwigandtheangryinch #hedwigtour #darrencriss #headsup

October 02 2016
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Production of Hedwig has its own geo filter on Snapchat | source
October 02 2016







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davidbinderarts: Hedwig in San Francisco begins today. With @lenarockerhall @darrencriss @stephentrask
October 02 2016   (Source)
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calmisty Here we go!!! Show # 1 of ??? @shnsf @hedwigonbway @darrencriss @lenarockerhall #darrencriss #darrenishedwig #goldengatetheatre
October 02 2016







So is this a screen (see below pic), versus having all the little parts hanging over the stage?


@struckbyColfer I’m dying. Will said the stage and show is different from NY. Now I see!!
October 02 2016
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Ooh, pics from yesterday's dress rehearsal!

From Hedwig’s dress rehearsal on October 1st, 2016 | source
October 02 2016







Love this portrait by Michael Arthur, who is a Brooklyn-based artist who specializes in drawing about theater, dance and music. 


michael arthur‏ Last week, I watched invited dress rehearsal of @HedwigOnBway tour with @DarrenCriss – San Francisco is in for a treat. #sketchbook
October 02 2016
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You're so on top of everything, Poppy!  Thanks so much for posting all of the exciting new bits!  I can't believe that Hedwig is currently playing to her first preview crowd right now!  

The photos from yesterday's dress rehearsal with family and friends are FABULOUS!  I was wondering how Tommy would look with Darren's short hair, but from what little we can see, it looks great!  He still looks boyish and stunning as usual!

The explosion in the back of the stage looks great.  I guess it's a bit easier to transport  and set up/take down than all of those hanging pieces. lol. This is probably my imagination running away with me, but is that Darren's dad standing in that pic?  

THE PLAYBILL HAS DARREN'S HEDWIG EYES ON IT! I repeat, THE PLAYBILL HAS DARREN'S HEDWIG EYES!!! :very happy excited

I'm so glad they're keeping the "Hurt Locker" faux Playbills. I hope I get to snatch one when we attend. Did any of you that were lucky enough to attend the NYC show get one?  I heard it is not blank inside but has some cleverly written things.  Is that true?

And I like that Hedwig's Tour has its own geo filter for snapchat . . . not that I would have any idea how to take advantage of that!  lol.  It's very cool though! 

Speaking of snapchat, Mia posted a very cute video of her walking up to Darren's Hedwig boards in front of the theater in a "star" dress.  That is so cute.  heart

That head's up game video with Darren, Mason, and Paul was fun to watch. The Hedwig family seems like a close one and that makes my heart smile. 

I've been enjoying all of the supportive tweets from Playbill, Paul, etc. regarding today's opening night!  Can't wait to see the tweets/instagrams that will be showing up after today's show! 

So sorry for the long, text-heavy post. 
Me? Excited? Pshaw! :amused

ETA:  Here's another look at the stage from someone who is sitting in the first row: 



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Front row nbd…

Lucky girl!  :happy face



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Love your excitement, Lilikoiluv!   I'm sooo excited tooo!    I need to be off somewhere.  I will return!!

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I'm so proud and happy!  


Michael Mayer‏ San Francisco put up their hands for @HedwigOnBway #soproud
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So many effusive tweets of praise!  Here are a few that DDN has posted.  I'm sure more will be forthcoming!








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First preview curtain call!  Look at those faces! 


thedivax SLAY QUEENS #hedwig #sf #heslay #darrencriss #amazing #rightnow @darrencriss 





Curtain call from opening night on October 2nd, 2016 | source


Sooo proud and happy for everyone involved in this production!  BRAVO! 


** confused I'm not sure if you will be allowing spoilers, or how you would like them posted if they are allowed, Poppy. I removed the spoilers I initially posted, just in case you don't want them posted at all, or in this general thread. Let me know what you think.  :thank you



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Look at the stage door for today!

Danica Chan ‏@SaysDanica  5m5 minutes ago[size=1]SHN Golden Gate Theatre[/size]
.@DarrenCriss and cast just had a great first performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Get tickets while you can SF!


@TodayonBroadway Stage Door. First show done. Perfection. Better than ever. @LenaRockerHall @DarrenCriss #DarrenIsHedwig #HedwigSHN


And some of the merchandise for sale from DDN: 

@mcalteach Some new merch. @HedwigOnBway @DarrenCriss #DarrenIsHedwig

Is that Darren's EP on the merchandise wall?  You mean in addition to all of the Hedwig goodies, I will finally be able to replace my "Human" EP?   8)

The prices look a bit steep to me though.  wha?

One more clearer curtain call photo from DDN:

@LaurenMColman Go see Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Golden Gate. Darren Criss was amazing! 


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Lilikoiluv, Thank you sooooo much for posting all the wonderful photos and comments!   Aw, this is so wonderful that Darren gets this opportunity once again to shine in a show that he loves so much!  :love


@Lilikoiluv wrote:The photos from yesterday's dress rehearsal with family and friends are FABULOUS!  I was wondering how Tommy would look with Darren's short hair, but from what little we can see, it looks great!  He still looks boyish and stunning as usual

Yes, he looks great! 

That screen with the explosion does look great!   And yes, that makes sense what you said, Lilikoiluv, that it would be much easier to transport a screen from city-to-city for the tour, than to have to hang all those parts for each venue. 



That couple on the right in this  photo does look like Darren's dad and mom, doesn't it?  


@struckbyColfer I’m dying. Will said the stage and show is different from NY. Now I see!!
October 02 2016
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@Lilikoiluv wrote:THE PLAYBILL HAS DARREN'S HEDWIG EYES ON IT! I repeat, THE PLAYBILL HAS DARREN'S HEDWIG EYES!!!

Yea!   I love that!   Thank you for noticing that, Lilikoiluv!   How wonderful!  applause 




So cool that they kept the "Hurt Locker" Playbills.   You know, I was not one of the lucky ones to get one of those.  I don't know what is inside of those.  Does anyone know? 


@Lilikoiluv wrote:
And I like that Hedwig's Tour has its own geo filter for snapchat . . . not that I would have any idea how to take advantage of that!  lol.  It's very cool though!

Because I'm one of those folks who don't know anything about Snapchat, what does it mean to have its own geo filter? 


Lilikoiluv, if you want, go ahead and post the video of Mia in front of Darren's Hedwig boards.  Or if you want me to, just post the link or PM me the link, I'll do it.  The video  sounds cute.  I haven't seen that on dailydarrennews, so that must be on tumblr?

@Lilikoiluv wrote:That head's up game video with Darren, Mason, and Paul was fun to watch. The Hedwig family seems like a close one and that makes my heart smile.

They seem to be very comfortable with each other.  It definitely made me smile to see them having fun and getting along so well.  :happy face 

@Lilikoiluv wrote:
I've been enjoying all of the supportive tweets from Playbill, Paul, etc. regarding today's opening night!  Can't wait to see the tweets/instagrams that will be showing up after today's show!

Talk about being on top of things, you are on top of all the Darren-related/Hedwig-related news, Lilikoiluv!

@Lilikoiluv wrote:Me? Excited? Pshaw!

haha!   You're not alone, Lilikoiluv!    I'm excited too!   I'm so happy to see the pics and the lovely tweets about how well the performances went!   I like that pic you posted from someone who had front row seats! 




Great pic!  How touching!  Thanks for posting this photo and all the other photos and comments, Lilikoiluv! 
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Michael Mayer‏ San Francisco put up their hands for @HedwigOnBway #soproud
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Aw, love the messages from Stephen Trask and Michael Mayer!  Very touching!    Also loving all the nice tweets about Darren's performance!   So glad folks who were not able to see the show on Broadway  are able to see it on the West coast (and soon, other cities too)!



@Lilikoiluv wrote:Sooo proud and happy for everyone involved in this production!  BRAVO!

I second that, Lilikoiluv!  :bravo

 
@Lilikoiluv wrote:** I'm not sure if you will be allowing spoilers, or how you would like them posted if they are allowed, Poppy. I removed the spoilers I initially posted, just in case you don't want them posted at all, or in this general thread. Let me know what you think. 


Thanks for asking, Lilikoiluv.  I think most of Darren's fans know so much about the show because of the Broadway shows.   I don't mind the little spoilers that are specific to the SF and L.A. shows that are not really plot-related (like the glasses being tossed to the audience) because folks will soon find out on tumblr.  I think it's ok to post without any spoiler tags.  If anyone rather have spoiler tags, just PM me and we will try to do them.   I won't mention any names, of course. :happy face



Nice pics of the stage door and merchandise, Lilikoiluv.  Thanks again for posting everything!    We appreciate it!

I love the curtain call pics.  So proud of Darren!


EDIT:  Sorry, I just realized, Lilikoiluv, that your question about spoilers was about the new jokes Darren made for the SF shows.   You know, I don't mind if those are posted without spoiler tags.  But again, if anyone does mind, just PM me or say it in a post/comment and we will try to use spoiler tags.

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From dailydarrennews:

A nice pic at curtain call. 


theshirin Darren Criss slaying as Hedwig. Will go see him again. Highly recommend.

October 02 2016





Thanks again to Lilikoiluv for posting all these great photos and comments!  :hug





A nice pic inside the SHN Golden Gate Theatre.

whits.wonderland "To be free, one must give up a part of oneself.“ #HedwigAndTheAngryInch #DarrenCriss #goldengatetheatre
October 02 2016





A nice little video by the lovely yanks02, of Darren being gracious and practical--thanking fans for coming and saying he will sign, but that it's not practical to take photos with every individual, especially given the area where the theater is located.

yanks02:


The sun all kinds of effed the quality up but here’s Darren talking at the stage door.

October 02 2016   (Source)
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Some nice pics at stage door and fan messages.  :happy face


October 02 2016   (Source)









@ryanronquillo  Dreams come true! Finally met @DarrenCriss #HedwigSHN :heart eyes :heart eyes










kiddcookieface Finally got see@darrencriss as Hedwig, YASS!!  #hedwigandtheangryinch #hedwig #darrencriss #hedwigshn #shn#sanfrancisco #glee #blaineanderson #gleek

thedivax #darrencriss #yummy #sf #hedwigandtheangryinch @darrencriss #slay










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Some photos of Darren at the stage door today after the matinee of “Hedwig”. October 2, 2016.



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Hmmm.  Having 4 threads for Hedwig and the Angry Inch--SF and L.A. shows may not be necessary, and gets sorta complicated.  What do you guys think?  Should we just combine the 4 threads?  

We could do just one thread for the SF show --for the time period October 2-October 30.   So I would combine the one thread for Pics/stage door videos/curtain call videos, with the other three threads of Who Saw Darren, Fan Reviews, and Media Reviews.  It would be easier to post that way.  

And then I could do another separate thread for the L.A. shows (for the time period of November 1-27).    Does anyone have any thoughts?  Let me know if you have a preference.

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From @DarrenArmy:



Note:  @reggieAqui is a news anchor for ABC7 News Bay Area. 












From DarrenCrissArmy:

A  nice tweet from @HedwigOnBway:

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These are nice pics (with a cute message):


Source:  @mcalteach
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Lilikoiluv, is this the video you were talking about with Mia?  I did not have a chance to check DarrenCrissArmy, until now.  I had to play with the dimensions a bit.


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From dailydarrennews:

This is a nice pic:

Curtain call October 2nd, 2016 via laurenmcolman’s Instagram story
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@Poppy wrote:Lilikoiluv, Thank you sooooo much for posting all the wonderful photos and comments!   Aw, this is so wonderful that Darren gets this opportunity once again to shine in a show that he loves so much!  :love
My pleasure! And thank you for posting all of the beautiful stagedoor photos and praising tweets! I especially loved the curtain call one of Darren pointing to the band members. It was all so glorious, wasn't it? 

@Poppy wrote:
That couple on the right in this  photo does look like Darren's dad and mom, doesn't it?   

@struckbyColfer I’m dying. Will said the stage and show is different from NY. Now I see!!
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Okay, I'm glad I wasn't imagining things.  I had to laugh at myself though--the things that catch a Darren fan's attention in a simple stage pic.    :blush


@Poppy wrote:Because I'm one of those folks who don't know anything about Snapchat, what does it mean to have its own geo filter?  
I don't have snapchat so I'm not sure, but I gather that it's the "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" frame that one can use when taking videos? They had one for Elsie Fest too, iirc. 

 
@Poppy wrote:I think it's ok to post without any spoiler tags.  If anyone rather have spoiler tags, just PM me and we will try to do them.   I won't mention any names, of course. :happy face
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EDIT:  Sorry, I just realized, Lilikoiluv, that your question about spoilers was about the new jokes Darren made for the SF shows.   You know, I don't mind if those are posted without spoiler tags.  But again, if anyone does mind, just PM me or say it in a post/comment and we will try to use spoiler tags.
Okay, thanks Poppy! Perhaps I'll add spoiler tags to these first ones until you're able to hear back from most members, just in case.

Here's one of my favorite pics from yesterday's stage door: 

darrenarmy#Repost @raziiel12 
sad he couldn't take pics, but he is so talented and the show was so so so good!!#darrencriss  

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Darren looked so happy and relaxed at the stage door yesterday. I'm amazed that he could do that after such an intense performance.  But then again, he is Darren Criss.  :big grin




And Darren was wearing the perfect t-shirt yesterday!

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(Not so) suddenly he’s this punk rock star of stage and screen and he ain’t never turning back!
At the stage door after the first performance of the Hedwig and the Angry Inch tour in San Francisco, CA on October 2, 2016.
Topman AMPLIFIED Sex Pistols T-Shirt - no longer available
But this one is nearly identical and just $13.99!
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Here's an interesting comment from a fan (I've copied only one of the many pics in her post since they were all similar to ones that have already been posted. You can view her entire post at the "x" link):

sacteachv2:
Loved everything about this first show! The SF references were great and the combo of Lena and Darren was amazing. It seemed like Darren hadn’t taken any time off- he was right back in the role without hesitation. He got some fun lines in - talked about Darren Criss, referenced Lea Michele and got a dig in about If/Then. So glad the “Chris Col-fur” line is gone. Some elements were a little different but they worked. Not used to major cheering after WLT curious to see if that changes. Both Michael and Darren confirmed that LA is it for Darren and Lena and there will be a new group for other cities. Pretty much knew that but hearing it directly was good. Stage door was interesting but Darren made sure to sign for everyone. Going back on Tuesday and can’t wait!
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Her comments on how strong the performances were and how well the show went make me so happy. It seems that she also got confirmation from both Darren and Michael Mayer that Darren and Lena will be doing just San Francisco and Los Angeles. Things could change, I guess, especially if Lena's performances go well--she seems to have had a fantastic (as we all knew) final dress rehearsal last night with family and friends.



I thought this was cute from Mia's snapchat:

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So true!  :laughing
And thank you for posting Mia's little Hedwig vid, Poppy! I liked that she wore a "star" dress to Darren's first preview. He truly shined "like the brightest star" yesterday!




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Those glasses from the earlier BTS photo are an actual prop! 



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This is brilliant! I can just hear it: "All the privileges of homosexuality and none of the responsibilities!" :laughing  According to others, the audience loved it!




And a new Glee reference:



x  I think this is khal-blaine on tumblr. She has a whole bunch of Glee memorabilia, lots of Blaine's clothes, including Blaine's Dalton Blazer from the Ellen Show.  She flew in that morning for the show, and then flew out that night so she could be at work at 8 a.m. this morning!


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@Poppy wrote:Hmmm.  Having 4 threads for Hedwig and the Angry Inch--SF and L.A. shows may not be necessary, and gets sorta complicated.  What do you guys think?  Should we just combine the 4 threads?  

We could do just one thread for the SF show --for the time period October 2-October 30.   So I would combine the one thread for Pics/stage door videos/curtain call videos, with the other three threads of Who Saw Darren, Fan Reviews, and Media Reviews.  It would be easier to post that way.  

And then I could do another separate thread for the L.A. shows (for the time period of November 1-27).    Does anyone have any thoughts?  Let me know if you have a preference.
That makes sense, Poppy.  There will probably be a ton of pics, videos, and reviews for each city, so splitting them sounds great. 

Thank you for keeping the pre-opening stuff in a separate thread for us to look back to. 

I realize having the reviews in one thread makes more sense and is less awkward when deciding where to post things, but I must admit that I really have enjoyed the nostalgia of reading through the NYC review thread that you've so meticulously compiled. That said, I'm fine with whatever everyone decides is best.  :happy face


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Love your new posts, Lilikoiluv!

Thanks for the answer about Snapchat, Lilikoiluv!



Cute pic!  He does look relaxed and happy!
@Lilikoiluv wrote:
Here's one of my favorite pics from yesterday's stage door:


darrenarmy#Repost @raziiel12 
sad he couldn't take pics, but he is so talented and the show was so so so good!!#darrencriss  

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Darren looked so happy and relaxed at the stage door yesterday. I'm amazed that he could do that after such an intense performance.  But then again, he is Darren Criss. 

ha!  Darren is so full of energy, that not only did the intense performance of Hedwig at the preview and doing stagedoor not make a dent in his boundless amount of energy (he is the Energizer Bunny after all), but he went to an event after.  That's Darren. :amused    He has a day off today, so he could sleep in. 


AsiaSF Honored to have @DarrenCriss and @HedwigOnBway at #AsiaSF tonight


Note:  I saw the above pic at Asia SF last night and thought:  "Wait, this can't be taken today.  He has got to be too tired."  But I checked the date on the tweet and yup, the tweet was dated last night at 11:20 pm.  :big grin 




Love that rock and roll shirt, Lilikoiluv. 

I enjoyed reading the comments from sacteachv2.  Thanks for posting.   It's nice to get confirmation that Darren is doing the SF and L.A. stops only.  I was wondering if he was going to do the San Diego location, but I guess not.   And I agree, Lilikoiluv, Lena easily could change her mind if she wants later in terms of extending her shows.  Glad she had a good dress rehearsal.  :happy face


Cute pic from Mia's snapchat.  And yes, I like that "Like the brightest star" symbolism on her dress! 

Thanks for the spoilers, Lilikoiluv.

**SPOILER ALERT**
I especially liked how he changed the James Franco line.  We know people were thinking it, so hey, let's be upfront about it.  :big grin   And I like how he is using a different reference to Glee too, with the Lea comment.  New jokes keeps the show fresh. 






I like khal-blaine's tumblr.  She's a big fan of Darren.  So glad she could go to the preview show and how nice that she shared with the rest of Darren's fans.

From dailydarrennews: 

Another video of Darren at stage door for the preview day (yesterday).  The audio is clearer in this video:


Darren’s speech at stage door after the opening performance of the Hedwig tour on October 2nd, 2016 | source

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I also prefer to keep the Fan Reviews separate.  I wasn't sure if that would be confusing for folks, though.

I could keep the Fan Reviews as its own separate thread.  So I would have (1) One thread for pics/stage door videos/curtain call videos/media videos, combined with "who saw Darren " in the SF/L.A shows, along with the media reviews for the SF/L.A shows (so combine 3 threads into one thread for the SF/L.A shows), and (2) Fan reviews for the SF/L.A. shows.   If it turns out we get more media reviews, I get make that its own thread later. 

It gets a little confusing when it comes to posting only about fan reviews, because if the tweets or tumblr posts have pics, then sometimes they end up in the Pics thread.

Let's give it a try.  I'll  let people decide which thread they want to put a tweet or a tumblr post with pics.   It's gonna be flexible.  So some Fan Reviews may end up in the Pics Thread, and some photos may end up in the Fan Review thread.  I'm flexible, and I'm willing to give it a try if others are.  :happy face

Edit:  I think I will try this:
(1) One thread for pics, stage door videos, curtain call videos, media videos, and "who saw Darren in the SF/L.A. shows, and
(2) A second thread for Reviews, so Fan Reviews, as well as any Media Reviews or comments from members of the media.  If we get a good number of Media reviews, I'll make a separate thread for that later. 

If anyone wants to give feedback, feel free.  You can PM me or comment in a post.  Thank you!  :happy face

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From dailydarrennews:

A few more pics from yesterday, from sacteachv2, whose interesting comments Lilikoiluv already has posted:









sacteachv2:
Loved everything about this first show! The SF references were great and the combo of Lena and Darren was amazing. It seemed like Darren hadn’t taken any time off- he was right back in the role without hesitation. He got some fun lines in - talked about Darren Criss, referenced Lea Michele and got a dig in about If/Then. So glad the “Chris Col-fur” line is gone. Some elements were a little different but they worked. Not used to major cheering after WLT curious to see if that changes. Both Michael and Darren confirmed that LA is it for Darren and Lena and there will be a new group for other cities. Pretty much knew that but hearing it directly was good. Stage door was interesting but Darren made sure to sign for everyone. Going back on Tuesday and can’t wait!
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Note:  I just couldn't resist posting the pics since he looks pretty cool in his sunglasses and leather jacket.



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From dailydarrennews:

lenarockerhall "It is clear that I must find my other half. But is it a he or a she? Is it Darren???“ @hedwigonbway #hedwigram

October 04 2016

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Awww, love, Love, LOVE that photo and caption of Lena and Darren's Hedwig hands! I also the love the friendship these two seem to have developed, and can't wait to see it translated into their performances and Hedwig and Yitzhak's relationship.  :amused

Arianne Phillips brought cupcakes to work today! 

ariannephillips:  

The Hedwig family seems like a great bunch of supportive talent!  :happy face

This is rather OT, but I just enjoy Mia's enthusiastic support of Darren's career and current Hedwig run!  On Sunday, she wore a star (as in "brightest star") dress and today she's wearing one with crosses: 

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I applaud her fashion choices!  She's so cute. :amused



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@Lilikoiluv wrote:Awww, love, Love, LOVE that photo and caption of Lena and Darren's Hedwig hands! I also the love the friendship these two seem to have developed, and can't wait to see it translated into their performances and Hedwig and Yitzhak's relationship. 

Yes!   It's nice to see the mutual support of each other!


Cute cupcakes!   The person posting is the same person who posted about Darren's SF shirt.  She is a costume designer, who was nominated for a Tony Award in the category Best Costume Design for a Play, for her work  Hedwig and the Angry Inch, on Broadway.

 

ariannephillips: throwing back to my first meeting with @darrencriss for @hedwigonbway at my house trying on his bespoke HEDWIG boots #hedwigandtheangryinch #costume #tbt #ariannearchive #darrencriss

Lilikoiluv had posted this pic upstream.  :happy face



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Thanks for the Mia photos, Lilikoiluv!   She is very supportive of Darren's career, and also so creative.  How did she get the Hedwig eyes purse?   I wonder if she did that herself.

I need to go now.  Thanks for all the lovely posts, Lilikoiluv!  :hug

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Yes! Arianne Phillips also posted the photo of all the wigs. She also posted a nice pic of the painting of Stevie Nicks on the back of Yitzhak's jacket earlier.  I enjoy her instagram sharing.  (Sorry.  Part of my post, including my comment about the Hedwig family love, were missing from my original post.  I don't know)

I'm not sure if Mia made the purse with Hedwig's eye's herself, or if she got it from someplace like Redbubble.com.  People had similar phone cases at the NYC shows last year.

Edited to add: 
Found it!  Yes, Mia did get it from Redbubble! 
Her adjustment was that she added the chain. Very nicely done, Mia!  thumbs up  I seem to remember her buying and wearing other fan-made products from redbubble during Darren's NYC run, but I can't recall exactly what it was though.  I remember the fan being quite excited to see Mia with it though.


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Thanks for the info about how Arianne Phillips is great about posting, Lilikoiluv.  Yes, it's fun when the Hedwig family shares with us these bts tidbits!

Sorry about part of your post missing, Lilikoiluv.  I've been there.  I know it's frustrating. 

Aw, thanks, Lilikoiluv, for searching for that purse for me.  Such a cool image.  I've seen cell phone cases with Darren's Hedwig eyes.  Now, I'm thinking of getting something.  Yes, I remember a fan being excited to see Mia using something the fan designed.   It's cool that she supports some of the great stuff that fans come up with.  :happy face


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paul_mcgill_ Happy 1st preview (again),@darrencriss and @hedwigonbway!! This show continues to make me laugh, cry, and rediscover who I think I am. What a gift! Love you, my @hedwigonbway family.
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Thanks for posting all of the pre-previews wishes and goodness, Poppy!  I'm hoping that we'll get more for today's opening night! 

Here's some stage door goodness from last night's performance (most via the ever-awesome DDN):

I love this pic: 

stevenunderhill SF Bay Area’s own@darrencriss signs poster for fan pre-opening of @hedwigonbway in San Francisco. @aidslifecycle benefit hosted by @seanraysf @shnsf #stevenunderhill #broadwaytour #hedwigandtheangryinch 
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Part of the Lorentz family and their friends seemed to have gone to see Hedwig last night (via DCA): 

darrencrissarmy:
#Repost bryanlorentz 
Great job my brother. Come over while you’re at home, burritos in the fridge. #budlogram #jlorentz #groverchildes #pdpl #darrencriss #charlescriss http://ift.tt/2cSd8Sm
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You all probably know this, but Chris Lorentz has been a long-time friend, high school classmate, and family friend of Darren's. He also helped produce Darren's "Human" CD and even did some work on Glee's "Candles" recording with Darren in Chris' home recording studio. Oh, and he's been played in the band for several of Darren's gigs and his tour.   heart


More stage door goodness from DDN:

 
 
 
 
 
Okay, I know I'm literally preaching to the choir here, but look at these photos. There are a lot of people there, but he doesn't just sign and move on as other celebrities would (understandably) do in such a situation.  As many of these pics and the corresponding fan comments will atest to, Darren takes the time to engage and, as he says, "have a moment" with the each person he meets of that stage door crowd and fans he meets elsewhere. What a special gift to his fans. This was one of the things (of many, many) that made me admire him so, and continues to delight and seal my Darren fangirl heart every single time. He is such an appreciative, gracious, generous class act.   :love



This is adorable:

le_fashionisto Honestly I don’t know what to say. I met one of my style icons. He was wowed by my warbler outfit. Omg I was speechless. Like nonsensical crap came out of my mouth. Love ya Darren/hedwig/Blaine!


There's a really sweet video of Darren chatting with a fan that came all the way from Australia and finally got to meet him.  I don't know how to post non-youtube videos.  Could someone more savvy than me please post it here?  Thank you!  :heart:


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It's opening night for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"!  :very happy 
 A nice wish and announcement via DarrenCrissArmy:

Choreographer Paul McGill now sending his opening night wish!

darrencrissarmy:
#Repost paul_mcgill_ 
Happy Opening to my beautiful #hedwigonbway family!! When it comes to huge openings, a lot of people think of Hedwig.http://ift.tt/2cT8sk4
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And from the @hedwigonbway twitter:

darrencrissarmy:
#Repost hedwigonbway
When it comes to huge openings… #HedwigTour starring #darrencriss #lenarockerhall @titsofclay opens in S.F. tonight http://ift.tt/2dw4go7
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I wonder if that's someone's fan art that they're using. If so, how wonderfully San Francisco!  :big grin



Time Out San Francisco has an article about the Hedwig and the Angry Inch Tour (via DDN): 

Darren Criss returns home for launch of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' tour in San Francisco



@Poppy wrote:Aw, thanks, Lilikoiluv, for searching for that purse for me.  Such a cool image.  I've seen cell phone cases with Darren's Hedwig eyes.  Now, I'm thinking of getting something
Looook . . . 

 It's a top with Darren's Hedwig billboard in Times Square! I think it was khal-blaine that posted about it a few months back.  Love!


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@Lilikoiluv wrote:I love this pic: 

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stevenunderhill SF Bay Area’s own@darrencriss signs poster for fan pre-opening of @hedwigonbway in San Francisco. @aidslifecycle benefit hosted by @seanraysf @shnsf #stevenunderhill #broadwaytour #hedwigandtheangryinch 
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Yes, nice pic of him signing his Hedwig poster!   Thank you so much, Lilikoiluv, for your wonderful posts!   So fun to look at and read! 


@Lilikoiluv wrote:Part of the Lorentz family and their friends seemed to have gone to see Hedwig last night (via DCA): 

 

darrencrissarmy:
#Repost bryanlorentz 
Great job my brother. Come over while you’re at home, burritos in the fridge. #budlogram #jlorentz #groverchildes #pdpl #darrencriss #charlescriss http://ift.tt/2cSd8Sm
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You all probably know this, but Chris Lorentz has been a long-time friend, high school classmate, and family friend of Darren's. He also helped produce Darren's "Human" CD and even did some work on Glee's "Candles" recording with Darren in Chris' home recording studio. Oh, and he's been played in the band for several of Darren's gigs and his tour.  

I really appreciate the background you gave on Chris Lorentz.  I still haven't mastered keeping straight all of Darren's friends, so I appreciate your refreshing my memory.  Wow, high school friend!  So nice that Darren keeps in touch with his old friends.  Chris must be an engineer then, since he helped produce Darren's Human CD and helped recordthe Candles song.  Did he record Darren's CD in Chris's own room too, if you happen to know?     He just had a wedding this summer too, right?  

I think it says something when someone has reached celebrity status, yet stays grounded and keeps in touch with the friends that he had before he became famous.   I really like that about Darren.

@Lilikoiluv wrote:
There's a really sweet video of Darren chatting with a fan that came all the way from Australia and finally got to meet him.  I don't know how to post non-youtube videos.  Could someone more savvy than me please post it here?  Thank you! 

Darren's interaction with her was very sweet.  Lilikoiluv, do you mind if I post it in this thread?  Fan Experiences during 2016



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@Poppy wrote:Darren's interaction with her was very sweet.  Lilikoiluv, do you mind if I post it in this thread?  Fan Experiences during 2016
Thank you for doing that, Poppy!    heart


@Poppy wrote:Did he record Darren's CD in Chris's own room too, if you happen to know?     He just had a wedding this summer too, right?   
lol.  I just realized that I never explained that Bryan (who tweeted last night) is Chris' brother.  Embarassed 


IIRC, most (if not all) of Darren's "Human" EP was recorded in Chris' home studio. (Is this right, Lin?) Darren used to comment on how things have changed and we now live in a DIY world, and this is a perfect example. Here's one of Chris' youtube videos where Darren talks about this: 


And yes, Mia and Darren attended (and played music) at Chris' lovely wedding this past summer.  :amused 



@Poppy wrote:I think it says something when someone has reached celebrity status, yet stays grounded and keeps in touch with the friends that he had before he became famous.   I really like that about Darren.
Beautifully said, Poppy! I like that about him too. That is an incredible accomplishment within the crazy whims and demands of the entertainment industry and speaks volumes to the strength of Darren's character.  8) Yet another one of the many, many reasons to admire Darren Criss!  :love

Via DDN: Darren's seems to have worked out this morning in anticipation of opening night (or, you know, just to work out...lol)


desireechoy Silly morning with @_lisamarie89 and fellow SF native/Glee’s @darrencriss! Y'all should check him out in Hedwig and the Angry Inch opening at Golden Gate Theatre tonight #humpday 
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I forgot to respond to something you said, Lilikoiluv.   

@Lilikoiluv wrote:Okay, I know I'm literally preaching to the choir here, but look at these photos. There are a lot of people there, but he doesn't just sign and move on as other celebrities would (understandably) do in such a situation.  As many of these pics and the corresponding fan comments will atest to, Darren takes the time to engage and, as he says, "have a moment" with the each person he meets of that stage door crowd and fans he meets elsewhere. What a special gift to his fans. This was one of the things (of many, many) that made me admire him so, and continues to delight and seal my Darren fangirl heart every single time. He is such an appreciative, gracious, generous class act.  

Yes!  Well said, Lilikoiluv!   I couldn't agree with you more.   I noticed this too.  Darren consistently takes time to do this, to try to connect with each fan.  He seems to appreciate each person's support, and he seems to realize that each person truly would appreciate sharing a moment with him, whether it's a smile or a joke, or Darren listening when fans share their thoughts with him.  Yes, truly a class act.  His kindness is a huge factor to me, in terms of why I am a fan.  :happy face

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@Lilikoiluv wrote:It's opening night for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"!   
 A nice wish and announcement via DarrenCrissArmy:

Choreographer Paul McGill now sending his opening night wish!
 

darrencrissarmy:
#Repost paul_mcgill_ 
Happy Opening to my beautiful #hedwigonbway family!! When it comes to huge openings, a lot of people think of Hedwig.http://ift.tt/2cT8sk4
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And from the @hedwigonbway twitter:

 

darrencrissarmy:
#Repost hedwigonbway
When it comes to huge openings… #HedwigTour starring #darrencriss #lenarockerhall @titsofclay opens in S.F. tonight http://ift.tt/2dw4go7
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I wonder if that's someone's fan art that they're using. If so, how wonderfully San Francisco! 

Yea!  Opening night!  celebrate   Break a leg, Darren and Lena! 

Paul McGill has been great about posting on social media for the Hedwig family!

Cool pic from HedwigOnBway!  It does look like fan art from someone, doesn't it?   And so very San Francisco!   I guess for L.A., they can post a pic of the Hollywood sign. 

Thanks for posting the Time Out article, Lilikoiluv.


@Lilikoiluv wrote:Looook . . . 


 It's a top with Darren's Hedwig billboard in Times Square! I think it was khal-blaine that posted about it a few months back.  Love!

Nice!  Very well done!  

Liliikoiluv wrote:lol.  I just realized that I never explained that Bryan (who tweeted last night) is Chris' brother. 

I didn't even notice (because I read your tumblr first).    :amused

Thanks for the video of Chris L. and Darren working on Candles, and for answering my question about Chris Lorentz and Darren's Human EP, Lilikoiluv.

Darren makes us all look bad.   It's not enough that he does a strenuous show where he sings the majority of the songs, and executes challenging choreography, but he also works out in the morning! 




I wanted to post this video at curtain call from last night.

Curtain Call on October 4th, 2016 | source


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It's nice to see support from Samantha.  :happy face

Darren retweeted Stephen’s tweet last week
October 04 2016
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From dailydarrennews:

   

   
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From DarrenCrissArmy



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# Repost pott28

Happy Opening #hedwigonbway Hedwig tour is about to kick off in #sanfrancisco #hedwigonbway #hedwignationaltour http://ift.tt/2cUYyt3







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