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The Hedwig and the Angry Inch Tour in SF and L.A. (Promotion, Pre-Performances & Miscellaneous Information)

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The online article in The San Francisco Chronicle: 'A huge homecoming' for S.F. 'Hedwig' stars was in the newspaper print today. 

From dailydarrennews: 



shnsf   Pick up today’s @sfchronicle Datebook for a cover story on @HedwigOnBway, @DarrenCriss & @LenaRockerHall! #HedwigSHN
August 28 2016




A new pic from that San Francisco Chronicle article


‘A huge homecoming’ for S.F. ‘Hedwig’ stars
August 28 2016
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Darren Criss in the San Francisco Chronicle today (August 28, 2016).
Poor quality, I know. But if anyone really wanted to see or read the article.
It’s not mine.
Also, he looks real good in that plaid shirt.
August 28 2016   (Source)





A larger view of that pic:







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From dailydarrennews:

Video of Darren urging San Franciscans to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch.   Love his enthusiasm. 




Something about him looks different.  Is he wearing eyeliner?

They should change that poster on the right with the incorrect starting date.  It starts on October 2 (left poster is correct) at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre.

Link to shnsf.com for Tickets

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From dailydarrennews:

 

 

  

 
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Darren Criss wants you to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch in San Francisco
August 29, 2016   (Source)



I like how the color of his shirt (and the dark navy on his shirt) matches with the bright magenta color of the letters on (along with the black background of) the Hedwig posters in the background.



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From dailydarrennews:



August 29 2016






Aw, Bobby Devlin tweeting his support to Darren.  Love it!  



mypatronusisklaine:
Bobby commented on Hedwig’s facebook post about Darren


Note:  Bobby Devlin was the body guard at the Belasco Theatre (while Darren was in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway).



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From dailydarrennews:


Darren will be performing a song from Hedwig and the Angry Inch on September 15 on the rooftop of the Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles (not far from the Hollywood Pantages Theatre). 
etoneline.com wrote:
EXCLUSIVE: Darren Criss to Perform Special Acoustic Song from 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Emmy-nominated actor and musician Darren Criss will serenade lucky fans with a special acoustic performance from the Broadway hit, Hedwig and the Angry Inch!
 
The performance, which will take place on Sept. 15 on the rooftop of the Montalbán Theatre in Los Angeles, is part of the popular Rooftop Cinema Club series — an outdoor screening experience that shows cult and recent films on rooftop venues around the world.

This comes just ahead of Criss reprising his lead role in the critically acclaimed musical during its U.S. tour this fall. Criss will first perform at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco in October, followed by the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles in November.

“We are thrilled to have Darren join us and our guests for the screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He is an incredible and talented performer, it will be such a treat to for all the Hedwig fans to get the opportunity to see him perform a song from the film,” said Gerry Cottle Jnr, creator and owner of Rooftop Cinema Club.

Tickets are available for the Rooftop screening at http://rooftopcinemaclub.com/la now. Tickets sell out quickly, and guests must be over the age of 18.

August 31, 2016







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janel-moloney:
We’re #LiveatFive talking about MOULIN ROUGE, Elsie Fest and more with Darren Criss!
September 01 2016   (Source)
(via dailydarrennews)




From this video:



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From DarrenCrissArmy:





Via Hedwig on Broadway Facebook
Link:  http://bit.ly/presaleLA  or http://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/jb5y3f

L.A. Presale thru 9/9. Click "more info" next to date





I believe General Sales opens tomorrow September 9, at 10 am.  








Darren's Calendar:



August 23            PRE-SALE--Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Hollywood Pantages (L.A.)!  Pre-Sale Tickets   
      
                     



September 9        TICKET SALE--Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Hollywood Pantages (L.A.) begins at 10am!  Tickets

                                                 


September 15      Darren will perform an acoustic song from Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Montalbán Theatre in Los Angeles.  Tickets




October 2-30 
     Hedwig & the Angry Inch. SF:   Tickets




November 1-27   Hedwig & the Angry Inch.  L.A.:    Tickets



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I believe General Sales for Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Hollywood Pantages (Los Angeles) begins TODAY September 9! 






Hedwigbroadway.com
September 09 2016






Darren's Calendar:






September 9        TICKET SALE--Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Hollywood Pantages (L.A.)!  Tickets

                                                 


September 15      Darren will perform an acoustic song from Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Montalbán Theatre in Los Angeles.  Tickets




October 2-30 
     Hedwig & the Angry Inch. SF:   Tickets




November 1-27   Hedwig & the Angry Inch.  L.A.:    Tickets






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September 13 2016







chaskinaor: Sunday night’s booze cruise adventure with @darrencriss included discussions about: gender fluidity in @hedwigonbway, why Hedwig is the most badass, unique character ever, and why he chose not to play Yitzhak opposite Lena Hall on the upcoming tour. #darrencriss #hedwig #imonaboat #broadway
September 14 2016



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From dailydarrennews:


@shnsf:.@HedwigOnBway In Conversation is a complimentary event for SHN Members only! Seating is limited. Limit 2 per member account. #HedwigSHN. SHN Members RSVP: 9/27 @HedwigOnBway In Convo w/ @DarrenCriss @LenaRockerHall @stephentrask: bit.ly/SHNMember
September 14 2016




Darren's Calendar:

                     


September 15      Darren will perform an acoustic song from Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Montalbán Theatre in Los Angeles.  Tickets  




September 27     
Special event for SHN Members, a conversation with Darren, Lena Hall and Stephen Trask at the Orpheum Theatre.  7-8 pm.  Log into SHN Account




October 2-30 
     Hedwig & the Angry Inch. SF:   Tickets




November 1-27   Hedwig & the Angry Inch.  L.A.:    Tickets

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Darren will be performing tonight at the showing of the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Montalbán Theatre in Los Angeles.  :happy face



From dailydarrennews:



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Also:  For the October 4 performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre, $10 from each ticket sale will be donated to Frameline (its twitter page reads:  "Changing the world through the power of queer cinema.  We host the world's longest-running & largest LGBTQ film festival every June in SF and the East Bay").   Use Promo Code "Frameline1" for the October 4 show.  Via @DarrenArmy

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From @DarrenArmy

@edgeoflonely Periscope of Darren singing The Long Grift.  (I cannot post the periscope video.)

https://www.periscope.tv/edgeoflonely/1YpKkeEvavmJj

Sounds lovely.  Forgot a few words.



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From dailydarrennews:


Videos from Darren's performance of The Long Grift at the Montalbán Theatre in Los Angeles.



jedicriss:
Darren Criss performing “The Long Grift” at the Rooftop Cinema Club
September 16 2016   (Source)




A nice close up:

ehhmuhhhhh:

snippet of ‘Long Grift’ tonight by Darren criss heart

September 16 2016   (Source)
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Another good video:

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9.15.16 - Montalban Theater, Rooftop Cinemas Screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch

September 16 2016   (Source)
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jedicriss:
Darren all over Hollywood Blvd like a motherfuckin boss. (If you peek down the street, he’s in EVERY single pole for a full city block)
September 16 2016   (Source)






From @DarrenArmy
Here is a way to win a couple of tickets to opening night in (San Francisco), October 5!

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Some pics from Darren's performance at the Montalbán Theatre in Los Angeles.

From dailydarrennews:


Darren performing at Hedwig rooftop screening in LA on September 15th, 2016 | source
September 16 2016



This pic is fuzzy, but I like the black and white, and the pose he was in.

@withanaccent   @DarrenCriss performing The Long Grift before screening of #Hedwig. On stage @Pantages in Nov & San Fran in Oct




With some people from Entertainment Tonight. 



Denny Directo ‏This guy is a damn delight. Thanks @DarrenCriss! Go see him in Hedwig and the Angry Inch in SF/LA!

Ash Crossan ‏Thank you for your time and general awesomeness, @DarrenCriss!
September 16 2016




Note:  Denny Directo had seen Darren in Hedwig on Broadway.  (See tweet below.)

Denny Directo works at Entertainment Tonight | July 11, 2015 - 7pm show
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@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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From dailydarrennews:





Photo credit: Mark Berry for Rooftop Cinema Club

BroadwayWest wrote:
Darren Criss Holds Acoustic Performance at Rooftop Cinema Club Screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch

 Last Thursday, Rooftop Cinema Club in partnership with the Hollywood Pantages Theatre welcomed actor, musician and Emmy-nominated composer, Darren Criss (Elsie Fest, “American Horror Story”) to the Rooftop atop the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood for a special performance.

Criss who is scheduled to launch the highly anticipated National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, reprising his critically-acclaimed performance at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 2-30, 2016) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27, 2016) serenaded the SOLD OUT crowd with an acoustic performance from the musical phenomenon.
September 19 2016







Hedwig advertising in Los Angeles | source
September 19 2016





darrencriss: Thanks @rooftopfilmclub for bein my sugar daddy last night! Seeya at the Pantages #rooftopcinemaclub (link in bio)






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Tweets from SHNSF (from @DarrenArmy):





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From dailydarrennews:

Interview with ETonline.com

ETonline.com wrote:EXCLUSIVE: Darren Criss Says the biggest Challenge of Playing 'Hedwig' Is Not Being Able to Drink



Darren Criss may play a rock star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, but he's definitely not partying like one.

ET caught up with the 29-year-old actor at a special screening of the hit musical's 2001 movie adaptation starring John Cameron Mitchell at the Rooftop Cinema Club in Hollywood, where he dished on the hardest part of playing Hedwig on stage.

"Honestly, not being able to drink!" Criss laughed. "And by the way, you can! But that's a horrible idea."

"It's not so much for looking good -- It's more so you don't, like, puke on stage," he explained. "I'll just be here and have a little seltzer water. It's fine. There are worse problems than that."

For Criss, giving up booze for a chance to reprise the role he played on Broadway is completely worth it.

"It was a show and a score and a character that I was so taken with as a teenager that, you know,being able to pass on the effect that it had on me to newer people -- it is a real torch-passing moment," he said. "People always ask what your dream role is, and I say, 'I'm good.' This is like Hamlet. I'm serious. It is at that level."

The former Glee star will be kicking off the upcoming national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, playing the titular character for the first two stops in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and he couldn't be more excited.

"I was never not going to do it again. I heard it was going to San Francisco, where I'm from, so the idea of somebody else doing it, I was like, 'No, no, no, no,'" he confessed. "It's gotta be me! It's sort of like a homecoming for me."

As for what's next, Criss is keeping future projects under wraps.

"Hopefully 2017 will be a really interesting year, where I'll just drop something and you'll be like, 'When did he do that?'" he teased. "The answer was, 'Right around now.'"

Fans can catch Criss at his performances of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, and at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles in November.

ETonline.com
September 20, 2016


The written article is edited a bit strangely.  When Darren talked about it not so much for looking good, but it's more so he doesn't puke on stage, he was talking about being on a strict diet (not about drinking alchohol).

However, there was a part in the written article that seemed to have been cut out of the video interview, where he talks about how much the show, the score, and the character meant to him as a teen, and how to be able to pass on that effect to other people is "a real torch-passing moment." 

One difference between the video and the article (at least in terms of what I heard Darren say in the video) is that in the video, I believe Darren said:


Darren wrote:Hopefully 2017 will be a really interesting year, where I'll just drop some things, and you'll be like, 'When did he do that?'  And the answer was, 'Right around now.'


I think he said, "some things," (as in plural), not "something."  But could be just my wishful thinking.  :amused   Top of my wish list of "some things" that I wish Darren would do, of course would be to release his own EP or album!    I would also love for him to be a guest star on a TV show (or a regular cast member on a TV show with a short season), or to be in another film!  :fingers crossed


And uh, yeah, Darren.  Not being able to drink is the hardest thing about playing Hedwig.  So . . . not the cuts and bruises on your feet and legs while on stage, not getting in shape so that your cardio-vacular is in tip-top shape for this show where you sing 90% of the songs, all the while executing some challenging choreography?   So . . . not being able to sing emotional ballads, just as well as energetic rock songs?  Not having to play multiple characters in a way that helps the audience distinguish their unique personalities, ages, psychological backgrounds?  Not being just as effective in delivering comedy, as intensely emotional dramatic scenes, all the while demonstrating your skills at impromptu, while responding to what the audience throws at you?



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@Poppy wrote:
One difference between the video and the article (at least in terms of what I heard Darren say in the video) is that in the video, I believe Darren said:


Darren wrote:Hopefully 2017 will be a really interesting year, where I'll just drop some things, and you'll be like, 'When did he do that?'  And the answer was, 'Right around now.'


I think he said, "some things," (as in plural), not "something."  But could be just my wishful thinking.  :amused   Top of my wish list of "some things" that I wish Darren would do, of course would be to release his own EP or album!    I would also love for him to be a guest star on a TV show (or a regular cast member on a TV show with a short season), or to be in another film!  :fingers crossed


And uh, yeah, Darren.  Not being able to drink is the hardest thing about playing Hedwig.  So . . . not the cuts and bruises on your feet and legs while on stage, not getting in shape so that your cardio-vacular is in tip-top shape for this show where you sing 90% of the songs, all the while executing some challenging choreography?   So . . . not being able to sing emotional ballads, just as well as energetic rock songs?  Not having to play multiple characters in a way that helps the audience distinguish their unique personalities, ages, psychological backgrounds?  Not being just as effective in delivering comedy, as intensely emotional dramatic scenes, all the way demonstrating your skills at impromptu, while responding to what the audience throws at you?
I noticed those differences between the video and written article too Poppy.  It's a pity they edited out his comment about what playing Hedwig has meant to him.

I've been trying to keep my hopes and theorizing regarding his comment about 2017, but Darren never lets things lip like that unless things are pretty much a done deal, so I'm excited! 
And YES! to everything you mentioned above, Poppy! No EP for me though, I desperately need want him to release a full album! I'll also continue to hope that he'll have the opportunity to workshop a new dramatic play that makes it way to Broadway. I'll also take a new comedy or musical too, but I think he would so relish the challenge of a dramatic play role. *crosses fingers for any and all of these to happen*

Have I mentioned that I'm trying to keep my excitement, hopes, and theorizing in check?  :cheeky :laughing


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