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21default Broadway Evolved (August 7, 2018) on Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:43 pm

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Broadway Evolved (August 7, 2018)

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broadwayevolved: DAY 2✔️
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Our #journeytoBE continued with motivational classes, feedback, and advice from our inspiring faculty. We’re loving our ΒΕ family!






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Darren will be performing at WE Day UN on September 26 at Barclays Center in NYC

Source:  https://www.we.org/we-day/we-day-events/we-day-un/










wemovement JUST IN: our first lineup announcement of the #WEday season!  Scroll through the Star-studded lineup, and check out the full list at we.org/we-day-un











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todaytix TodayTix is turning 5! To celebrate 5 years of broadening access to theater, we wanted to give back. So: we’re producing a concert to benefit @DGFound’s New Voices program, hosted by @darrencriss and featuring some of our fave stars, like @_matthew.morrison_, @arianadebose, @markballas, and more. Get a ticket at https://www.todaytix.com/x/nyc/shows/12764-todaytix-live so you can help us foster the next generation of artists while celebrating the talent of today.

Go here for tickets:  https://www.todaytix.com/x/nyc/shows/12764-todaytix-live









Darren is hosting and Matthew Morrison will be performing at Today Tix's Dramatists Guild Foundation Benefit Concert.  I wonder if this is the project that Benjamin Rauhala will be working with Darren.
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Darren Criss, Matthew Morrison, Ethan Slater, and More Will Lead TodayTix's Dramatists Guild Foundation Benefit Concert

Sept 12, 2018

TodayTix will celebrate its five-year anniversary with a concert to benefit Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) New Voices program, on September 24th at 7:30pm at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The evening will bring together the elements that have helped bring TodayTix to its five-year anniversary -- the artists, the performances and the audiences. Hosted by Darren Criss ("The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"), the concert will feature stripped down musical sessions, in an intimate setting, by Mark Ballas (currently starring in "Kinky Boots" on Broadway, "Dancing with the Stars") with his wife and other half of music duo Alexander Jean, BC Jean, Erich Bergen ("Madam Secretary"), Ariana DeBose (Tony Nominee, "The Donna Summer Musical"), Kathryn Gallagher (Lifetime's "You," "Spring Awakening"), Lesli Margherita (Olivier Award winner), Matthew Morrison (Tony and Emmy Nominee) and Ethan Slater (Tony Nominee, "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical"). Benjamin Rauhala will serve as Music Director.

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The concert will kick off at 7:30pm EST at National Sawdust, a dynamic home for artists and new music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tickets are available now exclusively on the TodayTix app and website. General Admission tickets are $55 for standing room or $149 for VIP Lounge tickets, which includes access to the reserved VIP Lounge, a pre-concert cocktail reception and autographed commemorative poster from the show's cast.

Profits from ticket sales will directly benefit DGF's New Voices program. In alignment with TodayTix's mission to make theater more accessible, the New Voices program brings trained teaching artists into classrooms, where they lead students in the collaborative creation of their own plays. This empowers students to discover the power of their own voices, helping theater to thrive for years to come.


To learn more about TodayTix, visit www.todaytix.com or download TodayTix for iOS or Android.
Source:  https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Darren-Criss-Matthew-Morrison-Ethan-Slater-and-More-Will-Lead-TodayTixs-Dramatists-Guild-Foundation-Benefit-Concert-20180912











Today Tix Live promo on Today Tix’ Instagram Story, Sept 12, 2018

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TodayTix hosts a benefit concert for the Dramatists Guild Foundation (Brooklyn, September 24, 2018)




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Erich Bergen, Darren Criss, Ethan Slater, Renee Morrison,  BC Jean Ballas, Matthew Morrison, Mark Ballas & Krysta Rodriguez at the TodayTix Live benefit, 24 Sep 2018


“Talented mofos. #todaytixlive"
~ Erich via IG

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Elsie Fest promo, One Fine Day, and intro to Matt Morrison - TodayTix DGF Benefit - National Sawdust - September 24, 2018










Darren performing One Fine Day at TodayTix Live, Sept 24, 2018 via TodayTix IG Story



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TodayTix hosts a benefit concert for the Dramatists Guild Foundation (Brooklyn, September 24, 2018)


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I can't reblog videos from tumblr on this forum.  I have to repost the code on the forum.  I'm having trouble with the code for this video.  To see Jennesq's video of Darren talking about the DGF's "New Voices" program, please go here:   jenndesq , or here Darren Criss Army.



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Ariana DeBose, Mark Ballas, Darren Criss, Lesli Margherita and Ethan Slater attend Today Tix Live 5-Year Anniversary celebration to benefit Dramatists Guild Foundation at National Sawdust on September 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photos by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images)












Darren Criss attends Today Tix Live 5-Year Anniversary celebration to benefit Dramatists Guild Foundation at National Sawdust on September 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photos by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images)













Matthew Morrison, Krysta Rodriguez and Darren Criss attend Today Tix Live 5-Year Anniversary celebration to benefit Dramatists Guild Foundation at National Sawdust on September 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photos by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images)









EDIT:   I added this video.  :happy face


dgfound We agree with @darrencriss, children are geniuses! Thanks for the amazing shoutout at TodayTix Live and thank you @todaytix for your incredibly generous support of the next generation of playwrights!

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25default WE Day UN (September 2018) on Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:24 am

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WE Day UN (September 2018).

His tone is really beautiful.  It's so nice that he continues to be invited and continue to participate in WE Day.  :happy face



 

Darren singing “I Dreamed A Dream” at rehearsal for WE Day.


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26default WE Day UN (NYC, September 26, 2018). on Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:45 am

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WE Day UN (NYC, September 26, 2018).



He sounds fantastic.  His tone is lovely, and he has really grown in terms of control.  The really tough part where he has to jump up several notes on "as they turn your dreams to . . .  sha aa aa aa ame," was so well executed and sounded beautiful.  And also was impressed how he finished so strong at the end   ("so different now than what it seeeeemeed, now life has killed the dream I dreeeeeeeeamed").  So pretty to listen to.


Darren Criss - ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ (Acoustic) - Live WE Day UN

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Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=U4yyZQKM3Xg









This has a different sound than the previous video, a more full sound.


darrencwiss  pretty freaking magical seeing this dude perform in a huge arena with over 12,000 people. and thanks for the hug @DarrenCriss

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This is a gorgeous pic.  Love the background of all the lights shining in the darkness.  :happy face

@barclayscenter THIS MOMENT @DarrenCriss x @WEMovement #WEday

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Another lovely photo.


WEMovement Darren Criss performing ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ on the #WEday stage was EVERYTHING!

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wemovement WOW @darrencriss. Pure magic on the #WEday stage. Camera :@ryanbolton










Cameron Kasky, John Barnitt, Darren Criss and Marc Kielburger attend WE Day UN 2018 at Barclays Center on September 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for WE Day)










Darren at #WEDayUN via WE Movement’s Instagram Story










Darren with Maxwell from Z100 at WE Day.

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Darren Criss performs onstage during WE Day UN 2018 at Barclays Center on September 26, 2018 in New York City. (Getty Images)







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Darren Criss attends WE Day UN 2018 at Barclays Center on September 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photos by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for WE Day)










Darren Criss at WE Day UN, New York, USA - 26 Sep 2018



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Darren Criss performs onstage during WE Day UN at Barclays Center on September 26, 2018 in New York City.

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27default WE Day UN (NYC, September 26, 2018). on Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:45 am

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WE Day UN (NYC, September 26, 2018).


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Sing-A-Long with Darren Criss on Rehearsal Day at WE Day New York

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Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=585&v=bUxlOLbAlt4




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GLAAD Spirit Day (Los Angeles, October 17, 2018)





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Darren Criss attends Justin Tranter And GLAAD Present ‘BEYOND’ Spirit Day Concert at The Sayers Club on October 17, 2018 in Hollywood, California. 
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Darren’s surprise performance with Justin Tranter at Glaad’s Spirit Day fundraiser.


Via Marc Malkin, Senior Events & Lifestyle Editor at Variety


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GLAAD Spirit Day (Los Angeles, October 17, 2018)










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glaad: The stars were out last night to stand against bullying at @tranterjustin’s #SpiritDay kick off concert. Thank you to everyone who is supporting LGBTQ youth today and every day!










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Darren Criss sings ‘Issues’ with Justin Tranter at the GLAAD #SpiritDay Concert, October 17, 2018

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YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=39&v=49-P1ribfeA



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Craig Zadan Tribute/Charitable event for Theatre Education (November 11, 2018)


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The Hollywood Reporter wrote:
Tears, Teens, Tony Winners and Slew of Standing Ovations at Craig Zadan Tribute

November 12, 2018

Speaking of timing, Darren Criss guided audience eyeballs from the screen above to the stage below where he said that Zadan never missed a beat when something happened in his life, “big or small.” Within seconds of landing an Emmy nomination (and eventual win) for his role on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Criss said he received a text from Zadan that he read aloud. “Wow, so proud. I love you and I’ve always believed in you.”

Criss then performed the Frank Sinatra classic "I Believe in You," which he knew well from his earlier collaboration with the Storyline duo on their first Broadway show, the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Source:  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporter/craig-zadan-honored-at-star-studded-tribute-1160387








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Over $200,000 Raised For Theatre Education at Gala Honoring Late Producer Craig Zadan

November 12, 2018

Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, and more were on hand to share performances and personal rememberances.

The Educational Theatre Foundation honored late producer Craig Zadan and his producing partner Neil Meron at their annual Thespians Go Hollywood gala in Los Angeles last night, which raised more than $200,000 in Zadan’s memory for the theatre education non-profit.

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On hand to share anecdotes and musical performances were Kristin Chenoweth singing “‘Till There Was You”; Sean Hayes, who sang “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” with Chenoweth; Harry Connick, Jr., singing “When I Get My Name in Lights”; Darren Criss, singing “I Believe in You”; Megan Hilty, singing “Don’t Forget Me/Let Me Be Your Star”; Jennifer Hudson, singing “I Know Where I’ve Been”; Audra McDonald, singing “Climb Ev'ry Mountain”; Bernadette Peters, singing “With So Little to Be Sure Of”; and Amber Riley singing “Home”; along with Robert Greenblatt, Kenny Leon, Marc Shaiman, Debra Messing, John Stamos, and Nia Vardalos.
Source:  http://www.playbill.com/article/over-200-000-raised-for-theatre-education-at-gala-honoring-late-producer-craig-zadan










Darren performing at the Craig Zadan tribute event, 11 Nov 2018.


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The Constellation Gala Benefiting Northwell Health Foundation (November 15, 2018)


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darrencriss Just wanted to give a huge thank you to Northwell / Lenox Hill Hospital for having me at their Constellation Gala, and commend them for all the incredible work they’re doing in New York City to advance medical research and better the health for all. Was a pleasure to sing for you amongst @metmuseum’s hallowed halls. #supportnorthwell









Darren performing a medley at the Constellation Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to benefit the Northwell Health Foundation tonight.


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Darren & Nick Cipriano at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Constellation Gala benefiting Northwell Health Foundation, 15 Nov 2018



“NYC might have been a traffic mess last night, but it was worth it to come out and support @northwellhealth and our #constellationgala, raising $4.2 million for our Manhattan locations.
Also, shoutout to @darrencriss for providing an incredible musical performance and for being such a awesome guy to hang out with. Let’s grab another drink next time you’re in the city man!”

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Darren with organizers & guests of the Constellation Gala benefit for Northwell Health held at The Met, 15 Nov 2018.


“Welp, we did it! Despite a snow storm and NYC gridlock our guests braved the weather to attend an event that they helped to raise $4.2 million dollars for Northwell Health. Thursday night was truly inspiring and I couldn’t be more proud ”

~ Allie Sheehan, event organizer, via IG


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32default Ricky Martin Foundation supports Puerto Rico on Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:49 pm

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Ricky Martin Foundation supports Puerto Rico

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This is nice.  :happy face


@DarrenCriss It has been well over a year since Hurricane Maria brought tragedy to Puerto Rico, but the devastation still echoes on. I’m #ALLIN4PR and support my pal @ricky_martin & his foundation in their continued effort to bring support to Puerto Rico this holiday. http://charitystars.com/Ricky


darrencriss As the season of gift giving starts casting its spell, I hope we can remember those who have lost so much- it has been well over a year since Hurricane Maria brought tragedy to Puerto Rico, but the devastation still echoes on in the lives of countless victims who struggle to start anew. I’m still #ALLIN4PR and support my pal @ricky_martin and his foundation in their continued effort to bring support to Puerto Rico this holiday season. You can too, with TWO days left to purchase this cool special edition T-Shirt, with all proceeds directly supporting the RM Foundation’s ongoing efforts towards social transformation and empowering the people of Puerto Rico from within.



Link:  https://www.charitystars.com/product/ricky-martin-s-allin4pr-shirt


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Celebrity Autographed Balsam Hill Ornaments | eBay



Celebrity Autographed Balsam Hill Ornaments / EBAY


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34default Operation Smile on Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:10 am

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If you want to bid on Darren's holiday ornament to benefit Operation Smile, bids are expected for1 day and a few hours.   Better hurry!   Link to bid:   https://www.ebay.com/itm/Balsam-Hill-Ornament-Signed-by-Darren-Criss-for-Operation-Smile/323572014675?_trkparms=%26rpp_cid%3D5a0c69f1375f996cf10a5d0b%26rpp_icid%3D5a0c683ea6f3050396acee2f


 


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Balsam Hill Ornament Signed by Darren Criss for Operation Smile

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Operation Smile (Balsam Hill Ornament, December 9, 2018)

The bidding for Darren's ornament ended today at $800.  Glad that he raised money for this worthwhile charity!  celebrate thumbs up


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36default What Comes Next Project. on Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:51 am

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Via Darren Criss Army:

I haven't had a chance  yet to watch this video. 

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Young Changemaker Live Panel with Darren Criss & Franchesca Ramsey | Clorox
LIVE TODAY, December 11, 2018 at 4:15 PM ET
Starting soon!!

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37default What Comes Next Project. on Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:35 am

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Award winning actor Darren Criss helps launch the Clorox What Comes Next Project on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in New York. (Andrew Kelly/AP Images for Clorox)










HQ | Award winning actor Darren Criss helps launch the Clorox What Comes Next Project on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in New York. (Andrew Kelly/AP Images for Clorox)









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After Glee and an Emmy Win, Darren Criss Shares 'What Comes Next'

December 14, 2018



It was Criss’ charisma that led Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy to the actor for this year’s breakout role as Andrew Cunanan, the narcissistic serial killer whose ’90s murder spree included the killing of Gianni Versace. “I just knew he had the ability to go dark,” Murphy told the New York Times.

Over nine episodes of the FX crime anthology American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Criss’ performance was revelatory. “We’re exploring such a complex and complicated character, which really gets to utilize all the things that actors wake up for in the morning,” he told Parade. “Your canvas is huge, and your palette is so vast—you’re not playing with primary colors, you’re playing with hues of every imaginable color on the wheel, and that’s the kind of thing that all actors dream of doing.”

We caught up with the 31-year-old, who is gathering accolades and nominations aplenty this awards season, to talk finding common ground with a serial killer, the phenomenon that was Glee, and launching an initiative with Clorox that’s supporting young community leaders through $75,000 in grants, called “The What Comes Next Project.”

Thanks to a transfixing performance in American Crime Story, you’re now an Emmy winner! And recently nominated for both a Golden Globe and a SAG award. Would you consider this role to be your best to date?

I’ve been lucky enough that every time I’ve had a job, I feel like it’s the greatest job that I’ve ever had. They’re all just unique to themselves because they appeal to different people. But his one has an unfair advantage. It has a mix of things that I’m sort of not in control of. One, it’s an amazing story. It checks a lot of really perfect boxes for an audience. It has all the classic makings of things that have interested us for hundreds, if not thousands of years—it’s very Greek, it’s Shakespeare, it’s sex, it’s glamour, it’s murder, it’s drama. It’s all the things that titillate our darkest, perverse hearts and appetites, you know?

But it also talks about very real social issues and touches upon very important questions that I believe have significance to audiences now. So we’re not exploiting a story for the sake of spectacle—there’s substance there, there’s something that is worth discussion, and that’s really important to me.

And the supporting cast and team.

That’s not even mentioning the people involved! The writers, the people behind camera, obviously the stellar cast, the world curated by Ryan Murphy—all these sort of titans of industry throwing in their best work to create it.

And then there’s the fact that Ryan Murphy has the profile and cache that people will actually watch the show. When you’re dealing with him, you’re dealing with an A-team that is ensuring that the work you’re doing will be seen, and that’s a nice thing to know. Just to be a part of a project that kind of checks all of those boxes is such a luxury and such a privilege. There’s a lot of reasons to be thankful. So I guess in that regard, it really was one of the most fortuitous roles of my life.

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After Glee, a phenomenon for many people, what changed?

I think it’s less to do with the fact that it was known around the world, and more to do with the fact that the people interested in it are very enthusiastic. Had I been on an equally successful cop drama that was a little more adult, I wonder if the engagement may have been different, even though the exposure might have been the same? So you never really know. I was lucky enough to be part of a teen phenomenon that harnesses a raw unbridled power that comes once in a blue moon.

Riding that wave was a wild ride. And sure, that sort of changed things, but [American Crime Story] has been such a stride for me. This show appeals to a lot of people completely different than [the Glee] demographic. And I finally get to connect with a lot of people that I felt very distanced from for a long time. I think that this show has given me a new lease on life on their radars—a lot of people who wouldn’t have known me from Adam are now familiar with my work, and I can’t even describe that feeling.

Outside of your Broadway, television and film career, you’re also helping launch the “What Comes Next Project” with Clorox. Why were you attracted to this initiative?

Well, I will say that any kind of brand alignment for actors or people with a public position, is something that I’ve always been very wary of. But Clorox presented this idea, and it was sort of a no-brainer. They’re highlighting young people who are working as leaders in their communities to create some kind of positive change through the power of cleaning. I think it’s the artist in me that is always looking for the things behind what we see on the surface. You think of Clorox, and you think cleaning products, but I really admire the idea that they were chasing the more profound value beyond the immediate utility of what the company is known for.

In talking with some of these young leaders, how were you inspired by what they’re bringing to their communities?

These are all people who are using cleaning to really start anew, help people create a new canvas for success and for fulfillment. They’re embracing this notion that a simple thing can go quite a long way. Things that a lot of us who have these basic human resources at our disposal kind of take for granted—just how much having a pair of clean clothes can affect your day to day life, how a clean working space or living space really affects the way we view ourselves and what we bring to society. And that’s something I was very moved by. I’ve always been a proponent of leadership, and in light of the holidays, it’s a nice healthy dose of inspiration in the spirit of giving back.
Source:  https://parade.com/724620/meganoneill/after-glee-and-an-emmy-win-darren-criss-shares-what-comes-next/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter





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38default What Comes Next on Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:25 am

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What Comes Next For Darren Criss?

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39default Re: Darren's Charitable Work for 2018 on Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:04 pm

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Darren picked Planned Parenthood for this company to donate $1,000.  Great choice, Darren!  :happy face




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