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Darren Appreciation Thread: General News about Darren for 2017

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Please feel free to post your comments regarding general news about Darren in 2017 in this thread.

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Just saw this on tumblr (let's see if I can post it)

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Hi blaykee!   Thanks for your post! 

Hmmm.  That is intriguing.  I'm trying to reconcile that tweet from Perez Hilton and the issue of Royalties.   Either one on its own (going back to Broadway, or Royalties) would be great.  Maybe it is possible to have both?  I hope so!    It is strange that Perez is tweeting it, instead of the producers/director of a Broadway show or Darren.   I'm normally a cautious person, so I think I will wait for confirmation of this.  (No offense, Perez.)   But IF it is true, that Darren is returning to Broadway, that is cause for celebration!! 

Thanks again for posting, blaykee!   It's always fun to speculate about what is the next project for Darren. :happy face

Note:  If it is true, about Darren returning to Broadway, I wonder if it could be  A Great Big World's musical, Strokes of Genius?

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I'm scanning through Playbill's list of upcoming shows, and I'm not really seeing any good fits if it's a play and not a musical. It would be wild if it's Cursed Child, but Darren's in between the ages of Harry and James. Maybe the lead in Rear Window? I also saw speculation for Bombshell, the musical featured on TV's Smash, but I can't think of a person he could play in Marilyn Monroe's life story.

Oh, it's probably just his appearance at BroadwayCon later this month. Rolling Eyes


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DaisiesAndLilies,

Thanks for researching upcoming new shows on Broadway for us.   That was helpful.   Aw, too bad Darren doesn't fit the age group for those characters in The Cursed Child.  I had no idea what the approximate age of the characters are, so that was helpful info from you.   Can you imagine how happy he would be if he got a role in that show?

I was thinking the same thing, that maybe it's BroadwayCon, and Perez didn't know that BroadwayCon isn't a Broadway musical/play. 

Or maybe Perez is speaking loosely, and it's a workshop kind of thing, that isn't yet ready for a Broadway theater, but has aspirations of eventually opening up on Broadway.

This probably isn't applicable, but there have been recent tweets about Headless the Musical (the rock musical about Sleepy Hollow). 




Bradley Bredeweg is connected to Headless the Musical (as the producer and director I think):

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Darren's first run on Broadway:  In How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (H2$), ran from January 3- January 22, 2012.


Yesterday (January 3) was the 5-year anniversary of Darren's start dart date for H2$.  :love heart










 




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  FLASHBACK January 3, 2012
Photo Coverage: Darren Criss and Beau Bridges Premiere in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRY

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FLASHBACK January 3, 2012: Darren’s Broadway Debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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A few more pics:
 
“Thank you so much for something between ridiculous and sublime, and it’s been beautiful sharing it with all of you and with my beautiful family”
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Aw, a close-up gif of how choked up he was during his closing speech.

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Look at this cute promotional pic:

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2017 Calendar by picturestoburnbycaah.  :happy face


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Darren Criss – Calendar 2017



picturestoburnbycaah wrote:
Hey guys!

Since I haven’t seen any Darren calendars for this year, I decided to made one, woops. They are inspired by @gleeddicted​ ones and are 1024x768 (Google said it’s the most common size, but I plan on doing a bigger version soon, I just wanted to put this out asap)

If you find anything wrong on them, or want to give me a shoutout on proportions or something, any suggestions… This is my first time doing this, so… My askbox is always open!

There are two versions of them: one starting on Sunday, and another one starting on Monday, since everyone has a preference on which day to start the week.

If you download it/liked it, please reblog the post, so other people can see it and I can get a feedback from you guys! It means a lot for me. Thanks :  )

sunday // monday

Please do not repost them without credit or claim as your own, I didn’t put a water mark or anything similar on them. Also, I don’t own any of the pictures, just found them around the internet.
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BwayZone wrote:
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Celebrating Darren Criss on Bway!

Five years ago this week @DarrenCriss made his Broadway debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying back in 2012. Since then he’s strapped on heels for Hedwig and the Angry Inch and made appearances all around the theatre world hosting the 2015 Tony Awards Red carpet and at Elsie Fest!
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This article lists several Youtube videos.  I'll post a few:


























This site is interesting.    It is an official program of The Broadway League, and it states it is "the only place where you can get connected with ALL Broadway shows and theatres through their social media!" 



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A video of the closing speech :

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Thanks Jeremy for posting that video.  Aw, his voice cracked when he mentioned his beautiful family.  You can tell even at the beginning of the video that he was fighting back tears.   :cry

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From dailydarrrennews:



Darren is showing his support for Theo Katzman's new album.  :happy face








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And he wished a friend Happy Birthday.  :happy face  (It's been a long time since we've seen Darren with a beard, hasn't it?    He looks good.)

darrencriss: Wishing my craziest friend @cadehudson22 the craziest 30th bday today. Wish I could be there with ya right now to celebrate, bud… Happy Birthday Cade , ya made it!

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From dailydarrennews:

Nice pic.  Hope they are having fun.  I like how colorful their ski clothes are (including what is on Darren's head.  Is that a head band?). 

mypatronusismalec:
Via Mia’s snapchat (January 7th, 2016)












Is Darren in England right now?  dusty, do you hear this?


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From dailydarrennews:



Aw, congrats to Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.  Well deserved!







Darren supporting Cynthia Erivo.  :happy face







On The Naked American Songbook (podcast), artists talks about what makes the Great American Songbook great.   Darren is on the program on Tuesday.  :happy face

Aaron Dalton Tuesday brings !! @DarrenCriss from @GLEEonFOX & @HedwigOnBway & @ElsieFest & @TeamStarKid   >> http://bit.ly/nakedsongbook







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Congratulations, Benj!!!!! There’s a reason I haven’t been able to stop singing the soundtrack to La La Land… #goldenglobes2016 http://ift.tt/2j7YryJ

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Hi everyone,

Sorry I didn't do this earlier, but I opened up a new thread for Royalties (the TV project connected to Darren).  

Please go here (new thread):  Royalties

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Darren's Schedule:




January 27-29.          BroadwayCon.  NYC.   For tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broadwaycon-2017-registration-23224580345?aff=bwayweekarticles


February 11.              Night of Stars concert.  (FL).  For tickets:  561-832-7469 or visit the official website at http://www.kravis.org/,  or
                                  http://www.kravis.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=performances.calendar&series_id=1&dspmonth=2&dspyear=2017&CalendarInput=&monthYearJump=2%2F1%2F2017


April 2017.                 University of Michigan Bicentennial Celebration.

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ha!  Benj is cute (and you can see how touched he is with his Golden Globe win) and goofy Darren.  :big grin 


rebeccasoffer: Still recovering from my “holy cow I’m so pregnant what am I doing out at 12:30 am” jaunt. But worth it to hug our La La Land Golden Globista! Plus, a pretty adorable photo bomb.














Very interesting interview of Darren about the Great American Songbook, on the podcast The Naked American Songbook.

wnyc wrote:

Darren Criss: The Song is The Song

Unless you're what they call a "millennial," Darren Criss may be a new name for you. But this excitable heart throb who made it big on the hit show Glee and starred Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch, has a mature appreciation for the music. His love for the music is actually so deep that despite having a full day of rehearsals and a slight fever he came down to Naked American Headquarters to talk at length about Chet Baker, Jack Jones, and the immortal importance of the Rat Pack.


In the course of their chat, Darren compared Cole Porter to Carly Rae Jepson, and wondered aloud why he hasn't recorded more Radiohead covers. Host Julian Fleisher and Darren also did a little impromptu harmonizing on Darren's favorite of his own compositions, one he hopes to enter into the Naked American Songbook.

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Max Adler hung out with Darren this morning:



@Mr_Max_Adler: Always a blast hangin with this guy in NYC

Two handsome men on a dreary NY morning. Darren's almost at peak attractiveness here (to me, at least) and Max looks serene.


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Aw, that's a nice pic.  Thanks for posting, DaisiesAndLilies.  Max looks good, but serene (probably because he's been out with Darren since last night and hasn't slept a wink. :big grin ).    Darren looks good too (he's used to not sleeping Razz ).   DaisiesAndLilies, you prefer some scruff, huh?   :amused  He looks good both clean-shaven and with some scruff.  It's amazing how different he looks with short hair vs. long hair, and clean-shaven versus with a beard.  He looks younger (to me) when he's clean-shaven. 



Yup, two handsome men, with a lovely supportive friendship.  Max went to see Darren not only in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying on Broadway, but also saw Darren in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway AND saw Darren when Darren was at the Pantages Theatre (Los Angeles) for the HATAI tour.  What a true blue friend.  heart  And Darren went to the premiere of the film, Sully, which starred Max (also starred Mike O'Malley). 

This is a cute pic of all three guys.  :happy face

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   @Mr_Max_Adler: @GLEEonFOX reunion at the @SullyMovie Premiere in NY! With @TheMikeOMalley & @DarrenCriss



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That interview of Darren on the Naked American Songbook was really fun to listen to.  You could hear and feel how passionate Darren is about music, and about the process of music composition.  Also loved the harmonizing near the end during "Don't You."  I enjoyed hearing the feedback by the host about "Don't You," of how Darren was bridging the gap between the classical and contemporary songs. I have to say that the Naked American Songbook show did a great job of referencing what Darren mentioned during the interview, by playing songs/excerpts of songs, and even a part of the Six by Sondheim show.   I assume that Darren visited the Naked American Songbook when he was in the Hedwig and the Angry Inch tour, since it was mentioned that Darren was busy with rehearsals, although it seems the Naked American Songbook is in NYC.

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Did anyone else have a problem with the forum logo pic not showing up earlier today?   I couldn't see the logo pic (of Darren with his pink and green glasses and top hat) earlier today.    The URL wasn't working any more, so I replaced it.

Does anyone want to try a new pic for the forum logo?   Let me know and we can vote on some options.

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Poppy wrote:That interview of Darren on the Naked American Songbook was really fun to listen to.  You could hear and feel how passionate Darren is about music, and about the process of music composition.  Also loved the harmonizing near the end during "Don't You."  I enjoyed hearing the feedback by the host about "Don't You," of how Darren was bridging the gap between the classical and contemporary songs. I have to say that the Naked American Songbook show did a great job of referencing what Darren mentioned during the interview, by playing songs/excerpts of songs, and even a part of the Six by Sondheim show.   I assume that Darren visited the Naked American Songbook when he was in the Hedwig and the Angry Inch tour, since it was mentioned that Darren was busy with rehearsals, although it seems the Naked American Songbook is in NYC.

He probably recorded it in September when we got the first picture after his haircut. The location was listed as WQXR, which is in the same building as the WNYC studios.



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DaisiesAndLilies wrote:He probably recorded it in September when we got the first picture after his haircut. The location was listed as WQXR, which is in the same building as the WNYC studios.

Ah, great memory and detective skills, DaisiesAndLilies.  I forgot about that pic.  Thanks for the answer.   :happy face

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I'm really amazed you remembered that pic, DaisiesandLilies!!  bow to you  Impressive memory and detective skills, DaisiesAndLilies!

I was curious so I went back to when that pic was posted here, and I found this previous post that was made on Sept. 21, 2016.

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So the link to the person posting it is to Hillary Bonhomme.  She adds "WQXR."

When I looked her up, it did lead to WQXR, which led me to New York Public Radio.   It is described that New York Public Radio is "is home to three of the country’s leading public radio stations – WNYC FM, WNYC AM and WQXR FM . . . WNYC is a major producer of original content for public radio nationwide.  WQXR is New York City’s only all-classical music station."   At the WQXR website, Hillary Bonhomme is listed, and she is also listed under their other station, WNYC.

I also found info about her at this site:  National Arts Marketing Project.  It says she is a vocalist.  She has an internship with WQXR, under New York Public Radio. 

So Darren is at a classical music radio station(WQXR)/station that produces original content (WNYC) in NYC?   Why?   It could be he's just visiting a friend.   Or it could be something else.

And the link to Darren's interview on the Naked American Songbook links to WNYC. 

ha!  DaisiesAndLilies answered both my question yesterday and my question in my earlier post of Sept. 21, 2016.  The date that dasaniqueen  posted that pic is September 20.   Darren most likely was in rehearsals preparing for his performances in October for the Hedwig tour shows in SF.

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From dailydarrennews:

Darren and Max went to see The Front Page.
 

Darren at The Front Page on Broadway with Max Adler - January 10, 2017 | [x/x]









At Dear Evan Hansen:


Dear Evan Hansen The penguin, a girl, and an East-German Rocker all visited Evan last night. @robinlordtaylor #AllisonWilliams @BenSPLATT @DarrenCriss
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Michael Park Bratt and Finch 2.0 together again! #DigitalNight @DearEvanHansen @DarrenCriss

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Poppy wrote:Does anyone want to try a new pic for the forum logo?   Let me know and we can vote on some options

A poll about choosing a new picture could be fun.

Anyway, we have to modify the description in the forum logo because "perfromances" is not an English word :amused

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How embarrassing.  Embarassed   I didn't even notice that typo.  Thanks for pointing that out, Jeremy.   So if anyone is interested in a new Forum logo pic, just go ahead and post possible pics for the Forum logo.    Otherwise, I can keep this photo too.  I'm rather fond of it.

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Well, you accidentally have discovered a pun between "performance" and "romance" :amused

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ha!   :big grin

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ANNOUNCEMENT:  DISAPPEARING IMAGES




For anyone reading this forum, there is a problem that popped up this week.  First, I noticed this forum's logo pic disappeared, and then I noticed many pics which I found on tumblr (mostly dailydarrennews), that were posted in this forum in the various threads, disappeared as well.  



You may be confused as to why you see so many captions without any pics, so that is why.  I will be asking for assistance from the Forumotion Support Forum, but I'm not sure yet if they will be able to give me an easy solution.   Lin has been assisting me and she discovered that Tumblr changed the URL on the images that disappeared.  There are a lot of pics involved, and I just do not have the time to go post-to-post to fix the images in the posts.  I apologize for the missing pics.    If you are a member, you may click on the links to see the images from their various sources.


To current members:  If you see some of the images in your posts have disappeared, this is most likely why.  I greatly would appreciate it if you would take the time to repost the images in your posts.  But if you do not have the time, no worries.



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