Bay Area Reporter wrote:
From 'slip of a girly man' to rock star
San Francisco native Darren Criss was another performer to earn high praise during his Broadway run as the cross-dressing rocker on a bedraggled concert tour of self-flagellation, caustic revelations, and songs that both steamroll through the auditorium and pull an audience into a haunting ballad.
Hedwig, with the young dynamo Criss as its star at the Golden Gate Theatre, is launching a national tour in which he will recreate his role only during its San Francisco and Los Angeles runs. The same is true of Lena Hall, another SF native, who won a Tony Award in the role of Hedwig's woebegone husband, assistant, and thwarted performer. The two didn't get to perform together in New York, but it's an electric combination that makes the current show an even more special event.
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Criss is too boyishly young to easily suggest a well-worn Hedwig, but his fearsome commitment to the role makes that increasingly irrelevant. In a series of outlandish wigs suggesting the different stages of Hedwig’s wobbly career, the diminutive Criss creates a character writ large as he belts, croons, struts, dances, and leaps about the stage. The humor both sardonic and of rim-shot variety flows easily, and he has the voice to convincingly sell all the various flavors of the Mitchell-Trask score.
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Even though my face is ridiculous, I can’t help but be in love with this picture. Darren Criss was amazing and I am so glad I was able to see this show. Thank you for meeting your fans after and being a genuinely great person #hedwig #hedwigandtheangryinch #darrencriss #hedwigonbway http://ift.tt/2ekQDvb
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