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I went back to the Belasco to stagedoor since I didn’t on Tuesday! Darren is such a sweetheart and really great to his fans. He spends so much time talking to them. I even spoke to him for a second. I have really bad anxiety and it’s hard for me to talk to a regular person so it’s 20x worse when it’s a celebrity but he is so easy to talk too. Told him I saw his first performance and came back. He thanked me for returning. Told him I’ve seen all Hedwigs and he’s doing a great job. He said he wished he’d been able to see Andrew and Michael.
May 15, 2015
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Seeing Darren Criss live on Broadway was one of the best things EVER. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is itself such a unique and meaningful show, and Darren, Rebecca and the whole team just made the experience even more awesome! I waited 2 hours for Darren on stage door and he was the coolest guy ever, signing every single one of people's playbills and posters, one by one with a big smile on his face. This whole night was just such a crazy and unforgettable experience, and I'm so glad I had the chance to live it. Thank you Darren and all the people at the Belasco, you're dealing with a show that's gonna live forever in the heart of whoever sees it. #hedwigonbway #hedwigandtheangryinch #darrencriss #rebeccanaomijones #broadway #darrenishedwig
July 15, 2015
Clumsydude15 I didn't mean to imply he wasn't genuine with his interaction with his fans. He truly was.He engages them and answers questions and makes small talk. He is really very sweet.I put act in quotes because when the person near us starts telling him a story about the last time they met and asks his he remembered he smiles and says oh sure. Really doubt he remembers with as many people he has interacted with.Yet, He makes them feel special.Watching him interact with them has made me a fan of his and I will support his work in the future because of that.I also thought he was very talented.The man moved around a lot...it appears he moves and dances around a lot more than previous Hedwigs and he sounded great doing it.Which is really incredible.I highly recommend seeing this. Rebecca was also wonderful!
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Posted July 1, 2015
On Saturday night room108 and I left the show to go back to the hotel to get ready for our night out . . . When we got back to the times square area we were like “do you want to see what’s up at the stage door?” so we headed over to the Belasco.
When we got there sometime well after 12 Darren was still out there signing for the sizable amount of people who were still there waiting. While we loitered for a bit we encountered a few people who stumbled across him.
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Then there was also an older gay man (maybe late 50s-late 60sish? I’m awful at guessing ages) who came out of the restaurant and asked us how long he’d been out there and if this was normal for him to do this and he was mildly bowled over when we told him that Darren had likely been out for at least an hour and he’s done it for this long every single night for the last three months. He had just been out to dinner with his husband so they moved a bit further down the block for a few minutes but a little later they came back over and the guys husband started talking to us again. He asked us if we’d seen the show before and he said that they’d seen NPH in and thought he was great and were fans of JCM and the movie . . . when they saw Darren not too long ago they were just so in awe of how completely spectacular he was. They even had trouble finding the words for how amazing they thought he was so there was a lot of gesticulation and facial expressions. I don’t know what they knew of him before Hedwig but his performance made them fans of him as a performer and his dedication to taking the time to sign at the stage door for so long every night made them fans of him as a person.
July 20, 2015
“Baby, I’m not alone, cause you’re here with me. And nothing’s ever gonna take us down, cause nothing can keep me from lovin’ you and you know it’s true.”
Truth time: This was the first time I had ever heard this song. I didn’t know anything about Starkid or Darren except for the little I had seen of him on Glee the month before this performance. I completely fell in love with the message of it, and it sparked my curiosity enough that I googled it. I didn’t know what the word fangirl meant. I didn’t understand homosexuality. I was a right-wing, Christian, homophobic bigot. This recording caught the stray tinder in my heart and started the beginning of a fire to learn and grow that has brought me to where I am today. I still have a lot to learn about my own privilege and what it means to be an ally, but I have come a long way.
Thank you, Darren.
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