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DEH was #1 on their list (I don't know if you mention that show because you have watched the video after my message).

And, yes, a few more awards for Darren in ACS would be nice. But I'm already glad with the Emmy.
2018 Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe at Sundance Film Festival (January 22 & 23, 2018)




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Singer-actor-performer Darren Criss, who has had a multi-faceted career spanning television, film, music and stage, and who is currently starring in the FX series ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace,’ appeared at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café on Monday, January 22nd. Criss performed songs from his recent EP, Homework (which debuted at #1 on Billboard Heatseekers album chart), and shared the story of his songwriting career. | Source







BroadwayWorld wrote:
Photo Coverage: 2018 Sundance ASCAP Music Café 1/22-1/25

Jan. 26, 2018

Singer-actor-performer Darren Criss, who has had a multi-faceted career spanning television, film, music and stage, and who is currently starring in the FX series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” appeared at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café on Monday, January 22nd. Criss performed songs from his recent EP, Homework (which debuted at #1 on Billboard Heatseekers album chart), and shared the story of his songwriting career.

Criss’s performance was just one highlight of Day Four of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a key program of the Sundance Film Festival, and which continues to present exciting live performances to filmmakers and festival-goers. . .

. . . Day Five also included return second performances by the multi-talented Darren Criss, who performed songs from his recent #1 chart-topping EP Homework, and Shawn James, a folk-blues troubadour from Chicago with a tour de force voice.

FULL ARTICLE | BROADWAYWORLD.COM


Source:  https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Photo-Coverage-2018-Sundance-ASCAP-Music-Caf-122-125-20180126




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Some ratings info:
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This sounds great!
The Futon Critic wrote:
[01/23/18 - 09:32 AM]

"The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" Premieres to 5.5 Million Total Viewers


FX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 17.

[via press release from FX]

Ratings Advisory

"The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" Premieres to 5.5 Million Total Viewers

Among The Highest-Rated Cable Series Premieres Of The Past Two Years

FX's Most-Watched Drama / Limited Series Premiere Since Legion

LOS ANGELES, January 23, 2018 -The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premiered to 5.5 million Total Viewers, making it one of cable's highest-rated series premieres of the past two years. The premiere night ratings will only increase as video-on-demand ratings become available later this week, adding to the 5.5 million Total Viewers who watched the premiere telecast and three encores in Live+3 and on digital platforms.

On a Live+3 basis, the premiere telecast (Wednesday, January 17, 10PM-11:14PM) alone totaled 3.6 million Total Viewers, ranking it #3 among the 71 cable series premieres since January 2017, and #8 among the 158 cable series that have premiered since 2016.

Among Adults 18-49 in Live+3, the premiere totaled 1.5 million viewers, making it the #4 ranked cable series premiere since January 2017, as well as #2 in Adults 18-34 and #4 in Adults 25-54. The premiere ranks #7 among all cable series premieres since 2016 in Adults 18-49.

For the night, the premiere ranked #1 in basic cable in Live+3 in Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (1.5 million) is FX's most-watched drama/limited series premiere since Legion (1.8 million) among Adults 18-49 in Live+3.


Source:  http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2018/01/23/the-assassination-of-gianni-versace-american-crime-story-premieres-to-55-million-total-viewers-208215/20180123fx01/







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ACSFX: Don’t miss FX’s critically-acclaimed series. An all-new episode of #ACSVersace arrives TOMORROW at 10p on FX.

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ACSFX: Skilled liar. Dangerous personality. #ACSVersace

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Darren Criss On the ‘Mind Blowing’ Story Of Gianni Versace’s Murderer | Source








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Darren's Calendar:

January 22 & 23                2018 Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe



@Lin wrote:
2018 Sundance ASCAP Music Café
Can you imagine the movies without music? Neither can we, and that’s why ASCAP is proud to continue the legacy of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café. For 20 years running, we've hosted intimate performances by our favorite songwriters and artists, right in the heart of the Sundance Film Festival. Come visit us to find your new favorite music or the perfect collaborator for your next project. Brought to you by your friends at ASCAP - home to more than 640,000 of the world's greatest songwriters, composers and music publishers.


Source:  https://www.ascap.com/news-events/events/2018/sundance/sundance-landing





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DarrenCriss: Adventuring to @sundancefest this week to play some tunes. Stop by @ASCAP’s #ASCAPMusicCafe on 1/22 @ 3:30PM and 1/23 @ 2PM.








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ASCAP: Today we’re kicking off the 20th Anniversary of taking over #Sundance with amazing musical performances at the #ASCAPMusicCafe!

For more info & set times visit > ascap.com/sundance








ASCAP wrote:
Sundance ASCAP Music Café Presents 20th Anniversary Lineup with Performances by Michael Franti, Brett Dennen, Mr Hudson, Ruelle, Ethan Gruska, Striking Matches and More at 2018 Sundance Film Festival

January 8, 2018

The Sundance ASCAP Music Café will be located at Rich Haines Galleries (751 Main Street, Park City, UT) and is open to all Festival credential holders (21 and older). Performances begin each day at 2:00pm. Featured performers at the 2018 Sundance ASCAP Music Café include: Madison Cunningham, Dark Rooms, Darren Criss, Jordan Davis, Brett Dennen, Ben Dickey & Charlie Sexton (from the film Blaze), Elliot Root, Michael Franti, Ethan Gruska, Mr Hudson, Anthony Ramos, Ruelle, Striking Matches, The Score and NewSong Competition winner Crys Matthews. A special “CMA Songwriters Series” lineup on January 25 and 26 will include new Big Loud Records artist Jillian Jacqueline and award-winning songwriters, Steven Lee Olsen and Tenille Townes


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Darren Criss

Performing 1/22 @ 3:30 & 1/23 @ 2:00


Darren Criss is a multi-faceted artist with an illustrious career spanning television, film, music and stage. His sophomore effort Homework EP was self-released in December 2017 and debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers album chart. SiriusXM described it as ”this nice hybrid of early Elton John and Ben Folds.” Criss was nominated for an Emmy for his original work “This Time,” performed by Lea Michele in the series finale of Glee. Criss can next be seen on screen as Andrew Cunanan in the FX series The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

“…nice hybrid of early Elton John and Ben Folds” - Larry Flick (SiriusXM)


Source:  https://www.ascap.com/press/2018/01/01-08-sundance-music-cafe
Darren's Calendar:

January 22 & 23                2018 Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe



Lin wrote:
2018 Sundance ASCAP Music Café
Can you imagine the movies without music? Neither can we, and that’s why ASCAP is proud to continue the legacy of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café. For 20 years running, we've hosted intimate performances by our favorite songwriters and artists, right in the heart of the Sundance Film Festival. Come visit us to find your new favorite music or the perfect collaborator for your next project. Brought to you by your friends at ASCAP - home to more than 640,000 of the world's greatest songwriters, composers and music publishers.


Source:  https://www.ascap.com/news-events/events/2018/sundance/sundance-landing





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ASCAP: Today we’re kicking off the 20th Anniversary of taking over #Sundance with amazing musical performances at the #ASCAPMusicCafe!

For more info & set times visit > ascap.com/sundance






ASCAP wrote:
Sundance ASCAP Music Café Presents 20th Anniversary Lineup with Performances by Michael Franti, Brett Dennen, Mr Hudson, Ruelle, Ethan Gruska, Striking Matches and More at 2018 Sundance Film Festival

January 8, 2018

The Sundance ASCAP Music Café will be located at Rich Haines Galleries (751 Main Street, Park City, UT) and is open to all Festival credential holders (21 and older). Performances begin each day at 2:00pm. Featured performers at the 2018 Sundance ASCAP Music Café include: Madison Cunningham, Dark Rooms, Darren Criss, Jordan Davis, Brett Dennen, Ben Dickey & Charlie Sexton (from the film Blaze), Elliot Root, Michael Franti, Ethan Gruska, Mr Hudson, Anthony Ramos, Ruelle, Striking Matches, The Score and NewSong Competition winner Crys Matthews. A special “CMA Songwriters Series” lineup on January 25 and 26 will include new Big Loud Records artist Jillian Jacqueline and award-winning songwriters, Steven Lee Olsen and Tenille Townes
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Darren Criss

Performing 1/22 @ 3:30 & 1/23 @ 2:00


Darren Criss is a multi-faceted artist with an illustrious career spanning television, film, music and stage. His sophomore effort Homework EP was self-released in December 2017 and debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers album chart. SiriusXM described it as ”this nice hybrid of early Elton John and Ben Folds.” Criss was nominated for an Emmy for his original work “This Time,” performed by Lea Michele in the series finale of Glee. Criss can next be seen on screen as Andrew Cunanan in the FX series The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

“…nice hybrid of early Elton John and Ben Folds” - Larry Flick (SiriusXM)



Source:  https://www.ascap.com/press/2018/01/01-08-sundance-music-cafe






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Wonderful message, Darren.  Beautifully said.  heart
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Via Darren’s newsletter (January 17th, 2018)

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Darren Criss: Today’s the day. I’m very proud of all the hard work our cast & crew put into this, and I’m excited to share it with the world. I’d like to remind viewers that these were very real crimes that destroyed very real people.
My heart goes out - as it did every day going in to work- to the victims and their loved ones, who, 20 years later, still must cope with the tragedies that our series depicts.
My hope is that our show can bring some kind of justice to those whose stories have, until now, lived mostly in the shadows. And my prayer is that with all the darkness we explore, we can create some kind of light- by igniting discussion and encouraging much larger questions about ourselves and the society we live in.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premieres tonight at 10pm ET on FX.

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#ACSVersace is #1 Worldwide trend on Twitter (January 17th, 2018)






Cute pic!
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edgarramirez25: To celebrate is our option! #theassassinationofgianniversace #acsversace

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Celebrating at Marie's Crisis.  :happy face

Via Maneesh K. Goyal’s Instagram Story (January 17th, 2018)

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Drink up, Darren.  You earned it! heart
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Via Priyanka Chopra’s Instagram Story (January 17th, 2018)






A lot of love and support and well wishes for Darren.  heart heart heart 



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maneeshkgoyal: On his big night, celebrating our wedding singer @darrencriss who happens to also be a superstar assassin with his big premiere tonight in #americancrimestory#proud







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maureen_orth: Can’t wait for tonight! #acsversace begins 10 pm FX and @darrencriss will emerge a huge star! Whole cast is outstanding. They all read my book so carefully. #darrencriss






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eglantinazingg: Listos para la premiere de “The assassination of GianniVersace” feat #GlennClose and @jwanyosef #ACSVersace #Versace #fxnetwork #eglntinazingg #nyc
*Ready for the premiere of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” feat #GlennClose and @jwanyosef






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vanityfair: Andrew Cunanan would have relished being portrayed by @DarrenCriss, but Criss is empathetic enough to understand that, for all its juicy details, @americancrimestoryfx is an epic story of real-life suffering: “My heart is really sensitive to the people who experienced something so horrible that I’m trying to breathe life into.” The #ACSVersace star and #Glee alum opens up at the link in bio. Photograph by @aspictures.






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calebfoote: MUST SEE TV! Tonight at 10pm on Fox, Eddie and D Criss are absolute powerhouses @americancrimestoryfx #versace

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nicolaseftaxias: Today is the premiere of ACS VERSACE #acsversace Good luck @darrencriss and your team on the show ! Was great to meet and work with you ! You are an amazing actor and friend ! Good luck #nofilter we don’t need it !! Xoxo





He's with Buzzfeed :happy face
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wyckoffwilliams: Award-winning actor, singer, songwriter DARREN CRISS @darrencriss proved to be a #baller and #gentleman when he joined #BuzzFeed three days ago to talk his new #FX series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”. He flattered us all with his deep eyes and winning smile! #darrencriss @americancrimestoryfx #assassinationofgianniversace #gianniversace#crimestory #glee #rickymartin #penelopecruz #donatellaversace #actor #singer #songwriter #homework #music #acsversace #versace #legend





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jonothonmitchell: Met @darrencriss last year and he was one of the nicest people ever. So happy to see his performance on #AmericanCrimeStory #Versace tonight. People calling it one of the performances of the decade. Come back to ATL anytime, Darren. I’ll take you to the Clermont!






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coryazy: I’m truly unsure of which show I’m more excited to watch. #ACSVersace #AllStars3







She is with MTV TRL
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tracymeltzer: do yourself a favor and watch the incredibly talented + wonderful @darrencriss in @americancrimestoryfx tonight. SO GOOD!  heart #darrencriss #acsversace #versace #mtv #trl







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Darren Criss Army wrote:ACS Versace Premiere Schedule


We apologize if anything is missing or incorrect, but this is what we’ve got compiled for the #ACSVersace premiere schedule. 

(Sorry, still no info for UK/Australia. Check if iTunes/Amazon are available in places without an air date.)

Thanks @ricky_martin for much of the info! 

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And Darren Criss Army previously had stated:

Premiere date and viewing info for ACS Versace in Mexico/Latinoamerica on Canal FX_LA  (@Canalfx_la )

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and in addition:
United Kingdom

(no date) On BBC Two 

France
(no date) On Canal +








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Discussion of Darren's Album - Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:31 pm

Oh wow!   This is wonderful!  Way to go, Darren!

applause :bravo  





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Darren’s Homework Ep is #1 on Billboards Heatseekers Albums (December 30th, 2017) | Source

Link:  https://www.billboard.com/charts/heatseekers-albums







This is such a sweet, heartfelt message from Ricky.  I had no idea the songs on the Homework EP were recorded in homes.   Truly a labor of love. As a fan, I'm so glad I was able to contribute in a small way to Darren--as an independent artist-- being able to record and release his music on this EP  while, as Ricky said, Darren remained true to who he is as a music artist.  heart heart heart
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rockerrick: Holla! (Emo alert) @darrencriss is a truly prolific songwriter and lyricist. Recorded at his own home and the homes of others, this album showcases his sincerity as an artist and storyteller. Thanks to @ryanlerman for producing this EP and highlighting the honesty in Darren’s performance. Big thanks to the fans who allowed us to independently record and release this music, while staying true to Darren’s artistry. #homeworkep







Note:  This is the second time he was able to  chart on Billboard's Top Heatseekers Albums chart.    I believe he charted at 17 for his Human EP.   Source:  https://www.billboard.com/music/darren-criss/chart-history/heatseekers-albums/song/660631












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julie_james: Before we ring in the new year, my xtra special co-host @DarrenCriss & I break down our fav theatre moments of 2017, PLUS an in-studio live performance from Darren’s new EP #Homework! Premiering 8 ET @sxmOnBroadway!




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Jeremy wrote:No, Matt Bomer isn't part of the cast. 

Anyway, now I watch AHS, I'd like to see him in one of the upcoming seasons... But I know you don't feel the same way about it Topics tagged under 1 on Darren Criss Fan Community 3295213406


Thanks for your answer, Jeremy.  I'm happy whenever Darren is happy about being cast in a project.  :happy face  Being connected to more Ryan Murphy projects is good for many reasons, including bringing more visibility for Darren, and getting experience working with such a talented show-runner and director as Ryan is, as well as working with talented cast members.   (Although you know me, I definitely would have a hard time watching him on a show in the horror genre like AHS.  Me-->  too scary scared wha?  I don't have an emoji for screaming in fear.  :amused As it is, my kind husband is going to preview the first few episodes of Versace before I watch, since those are the episodes that Ryan said would contain the most violence.   :big grin )



Lin wrote:He's probably killing some time between scenes. The ACS and AHS sets are right next to each other and I think he's friends with the guy in the middle (he also just went to San Diego this week to see him in a play).


Oh yeah, good point Lin, about Darren being friends with Caleb Foote.

Lin wrote:... not really. First on the call sheet is the lead, but of course we knew he was "a" lead and I don't know how the order is determined if there is more than one. I probably would have guessed Edgar would be first just because he plays the more known figure. So I don't know if it "means" anything in this case. Could be that Darren has the larger role, but for all I know it could be some random factor like who was officially hired first or who speaks first in the first episode... I'm just making these up, I really have no idea. I just thought it was nice to see him listed as #1. Topics tagged under 1 on Darren Criss Fan Community 3129030996



Thanks for your detailed answer, Lin.  I agree, I was expecting Edgar to be the lead, since as you said, Versace is a legend.  I guess we will find out in a few months how central is Darren's character.  But it definitely seems like a positive sign that Darren is listed as number 1 on the Call sheet.  :happy face

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He's probably killing some time between scenes. The ACS and AHS sets are right next to each other and I think he's friends with the guy in the middle (he also just went to San Diego this week to see him in a play).
[mention]Poppy[/mention] wrote:Hey Lin, can you explain to me the significance of being the first on a call sheet for a TV show?    Thank you!

... not really. First on the call sheet is the lead, but of course we knew he was "a" lead and I don't know how the order is determined if there is more than one. I probably would have guessed Edgar would be first just because he plays the more known figure. So I don't know if it "means" anything in this case. Could be that Darren has the larger role, but for all I know it could be some random factor like who was officially hired first or who speaks first in the first episode... I'm just making these up, I really have no idea. I just thought it was nice to see him listed as {#}1{/#}. :cry
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Hey Lin, can you explain to me the significance of being the first on a call sheet for a TV show?    Thank you!





And thank you for posting both YouTube videos.  They are much better quality, and it's great that there is a video for those outside the U.S.!   I like how in this promo video, as Cunanan walks through the pool, it appears as if a trail of blood is left in his wake.  And there is the menacing music as Cunanan approaches the dozing Versace.  Darren is so good in terms of how expressive is his body language.  Just the way Cunanan walks up the pool steps to Versace, expresses the movements of a stalking predator approaching his unsuspecting prey, and then Versaces eyes shoot open at the end.   wha? 



Yes, I agree, these teasers are so effective!  I agree, I especially like the one with the body/suit bag.   You have had great instincts in the past, Lin!    And it seems you have done your research about the timing of the first trailer for Season 1 of American Crime Story and the timing of Versace promo videos released in sync with AHS episodes.  Cross fingers we get a trailer video soon!


How cool that AHS is dealing (in their own way) with the issue of Trump, Jeremy!




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This headling cracks me up. :amused 

Vulture wrote:
Darren Criss and His Murder Speedo Are Here to Tell You That ACS: Versace Arrives in January

November 1, 2017

Ryan Murphy knows how to cut together a 30-second promo, we’ll give him that. FX has released a brief teaser featuring Darren Criss in a Speedo to remind you that The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premieres on January 17. The series stars Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace, Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace, Ricky Martin as Antonio D’Amico, and Darren Criss as the murderer Andrew Cunanan, who will apparently be wet, well-muscled, and wearing a Speedo. Okay, Ryan, we get it.








Sorta related to Versace:

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calebfoote Except getting murdered in a Cult, summer camp was great ma! Darren hopped sets to catch Pus Bucket’s final moment #ripPusBucket #ahscult #Evansfavorite #koolaid  https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba9gjWpn3Sg/?taken-by=calebfoote 







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acsversace-news:
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The Wrap wrote:
Speedo-Clad Darren Criss Teases Ryan Murphy's 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' (Video)

November 1, 2017

A Speedo-clad Darren Criss takes a dive into a luxurious pool in the new teaser for FX’s upcoming miniseries “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

Criss plays Andrew Cunanan, the young stud and spree killer who murdered the famed fashion designer Gianni Versace outside his Miami Beach home in 1997.

Ryan Murphy’s new series also stars Edgar Ramirez as Versace, Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace and Ricky Martin as Antonio D’Amico.

“Versace” is the second installment of FX’s award-winning limited series, “American Crime Story.” The first season, “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” won 9 Emmy Awards as well as collecting Golden Globe, BAFTA, AFI, PGA, WGA and TCA awards.

Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Tom Rob Smith and Dan Minahan are executive producers.

Mystery writer Tom Rob Smith wrote the series and Murphy directed the premiere episode.

The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.




ShowBizJunkies wrote:
'The Assasination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story' Premiere Date Set

November 1, 2017

FX has confirmed a premiere date for the new season of American Crime Story. Season two titled The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story will air its first episode on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT. The series is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, Dan Minahan and Tom Rob Smith.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace stars Darren Criss (Glee, American Horror Story), Edgar Ramirez (Point Break, The Girl on the Train), Penelope Cruz (The Queen of Spain, To Rome With Love) and Ricky Martin (Dancing with the Stars). Criss plays serial killer Andrew Cunanan, Ramirez stars as Gianni Versace, Cruz is Donatella Versace, and Martin plays Antonio D’Amico.










Playbill wrote:
American Crime Story: Versace, Starring Darren Criss, Sets Premiere Date

November 1, 2017

The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the second installment of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story series, will premiere on FX January 17, 2018, at 10 PM ET.

The limited series features Darren Criss (Glee, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) as serial murderer Andrew Cunanan, as well as Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford. The latter plays Elizabeth Cote, a friend of Cunanan who asked him to surrender in a taped plea.







BroadwayWorld wrote:
FX Sets Premiere Date for AMERICAN CRIME STORY: VERSACE, Starring Darren Criss

Nov. 1, 2017

FX has set January 17, 2018 (10 pm/ET) as the premiere date for the second season of its anthology series AMERICAN CRIME STORY: VERSACE. The second installment will star Broadway alum Darren Criss (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH) as serial killer Andrew Cunanan and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford as his friend, Elizabeth Cote. Ricky Martin, Edgar Ramirez, and Penelope Cruz round out the cast.









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Amazing seeing him as {#}1{/#} on the call sheet :cry  applause

StarKids - Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:38 pm

Aw, this is nice.

Darren is the #1 Top 10 Celebrity Harry Potter Fans

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Top 10 Celebrity Harry Potter Fans
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General News You Want to Talk About - Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:45 pm

I'm pasting in this message from Indivisible about 2 Immigration Bills which the Republicans are quietly pushing to a vote TODAY in the House of Representatives.

** URGENT!! TIME SENSITIVE **
** HOUSE WILL VOTE ON THURSDAY 6/29 **
** CALL YOUR REPS: HOUSE TO VOTE ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BILLS **


Following in the Senate’s footsteps, the House is now bypassing legislative procedure norms to push partisan bills through Congress faster. The bill was recently introduced on 6/22 with no time for amendments.

‘The House will vote THIS THURSDAY on two bills aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration, putting one of President Donald Trump’s signature issues in the spotlight before Congress adjourns for its Fourth of July recess.


#1. H.R. 3003 - NO SANCTUARY FOR CRIMINALS ACT, which would withhold federal law enforcement grants from cities & states that have declared themselves sanctuaries for unauthorized immigrants by not assisting the federal government in enforcing immigration law. As an example, ICE detainers would now be legally honored versus the current policy of only honoring a judicial warrant. Sanctuary jurisdictions would be exposed to lawsuits filed by the victims of crimes committed by unauthorized immigrants after the jurisdiction released them from custody.


#2. H.R. 3004 - KATE’S LAW, which has been a part of Trump’s immigration policy platform since his campaign. Kate’s Law would allow for enhancement of criminal sentences for unauthorized immigrants who repeatedly re-enter the U.S. Punishments would be progressively harsher for unauthorized immigrants who have been convicted of misdemeanors or felonies, based on the severity of their offense.


How to Find Your House Rep

1. Go to one of these links:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
or
https://www.contactingcongress.org/

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

2. Reisistbot app: Use your texting service and type the number '50409' Type 'Resist' in the text line. The app will ask you a series of questions to determine your members of Congress. It will then prompt you for your message, which will be faxed. Very easy and user friendly!

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SCRIPT:
Hi, my name is xxx, a constituent in zip code xxx.

I’m urging House member xxx to vote NO on the 2 immigration House bills, HR 3003 No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and HR 3004 Kate’s Law.

These are related to Trump administrations’ crackdown on illegal immigration.


HR 3003 is taking aim at Sanctuary cities themselves, overriding their local detention policies and barring them from receiving Homeland Security and Justice Dept. grants, if they don’t comply.


HR3004 makes it more difficult for defendants to challenge wrongful prior removals and makes no exceptions for asylum seekers.

The US is a nation of immigrants and studies show immigrants are far less likely to commit crimes than those born in the US.

Together these bills would increase prison population as well as the fear level within our communities. Please urge the Congress member xxx to vote NO and much gratitude for the support!
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Darren is not the only funny brother.  "My last name's Jones . . . "   Chuck and Darren are fun to watch together.  :amused

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  “They’re actually related, so that’s real.”



dusty, DaisiesAndLilies, Lilikoiluv, Lin, Jeremy:

Does this mean that Darren and Chuck's Lost Boys Life EP is at Number 1 on the Alternative Albums on iTunes?!!
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Lost Boys Life EP is at #1 on the iTunes alternative charts!
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oh my gooober!!!! :bravo :very happy clapping hands celebration dance!



Jeremy, this calls for the dancing banana!!! Yea!


Soooooo, sooooo happy for Darren and Chuck!!!! celebrate bow to you



This is an interesting excerpt of the Teen Vogue IG, where Darren talks about each of the 3 songs:

 

Darren and Chuck promoting Computer Games’ Lost Boys Life EP on Teen Vogue’s IG Live 3/7/17 via  @Katie_Karvinen_
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Teaser:  If you buy the EP (either the CD that comes with the shirt, or on itunes), you get an extra bonus!!!   You get another version of "Lost Boys Life."  You get Darren playing on the piano "Lost Boys Life."






Hypable wrote:
Update: Listen to Computer Games' EP, Lost boys Life, now!

Darren Criss and his brother Chuck Criss are now a band! Check out Computer Games’ debut EP, Lost Boys Life and listen now!

Update (March 8):
Listen to Darren and Chuck Criss’ new EP: Lost Boys Life. Their band, Computer Games, will perform their first live show tonight in NYC, but you don’t have to wait to hear the new jams!

During a Teen Vogue Instagram live session yesterday the brothers revealed the track listing and described that their process organically lent itself to the 80s dance-vibe of “Every Single Night.” As for the title of another track, “We Like It,” the Criss brothers describe it as an anthem for not explaining why you enjoy the things you do. You just… like it!

Check out Lost Boys Life on Spotify or download the entire EP on iTunes! Tracks include, “We Like It,” “Every Single Night,” “Lost Boys Life,” and “Lost Boys Life (voice memo).”

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Link to Hypbable article:  http://www.hypable.com/darren-criss-new-music-band-chuck-criss/



haha.  So cute.



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Entertainment Weekly wrote:
Darren Criss and brother Chuck talk their groovy new music project, Computer Games

March 8, 2017

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Darren and Chuck Criss are embracing ’80s and ’90s nostalgia with their new music project: The brothers released their first EP under the name Computer Games Wednesday.

Darren, who got his big break on Glee and can soon be seen on both American Crime Story and The Flash-Supergirl musical crossover episode, and Chuck, a member of band Freelance Whales, officially joined forces for the first time on the Lost Boys Life EP. The result? Four tracks that sound like a funky blast to the past in the spirit of some of the grooviest ’80s superstars like Lionel Richie, Miami Sound Machine, and Peter Gabriel.

Ahead of the EP’s release, EW caught up with the Criss brothers to talk band names, nostalgia, and sibling rivalries (or lack thereof). Read the interview and watch the lyric video for “Every Single Night” below.



ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So why call yourselves Computer Games?


DARREN CRISS: Chuck and I grew up playing computer games. We weren’t allowed to play video games, so for some reason, computer games were a loophole. Plus, I like the way that it sounds because it’s sort of an all-prevailing concept, where if people are listening to the music, they are playing computer games, just like we’re playing computer games the same way we played Oregon Trail or Sim City 2000 as kids. That’s the same creativity we’re applying to making music on ProTools or Ableton or Logic. Those are our games now, and the music that we make is literally computer games. So there’s that, but also, it happens that the music that we have is nostalgic and reminiscent of our adolescence.

CHUCK CRISS: It just sounds fun, and the way we interact on our phones, everything is a game now with your computer in certain ways, whether it’s dating or just keeping up with your aunt on Facebook.


I’m glad you hit on the nostalgia thing, because “Every Single Night” sounds to me like it could be a Lionel Richie song.

DARREN:
 That wasn’t the intention, but it certainly came out that way. The music has quite coincidentally ended up hearkening back to the sounds of the popular dance records of the time when we were young children, so late ’80s, early ’90s. That’s a nice coincidence, considering that the music is nostalgic thematically, and all the songs that we have are about growing up and, because we grew up in the era, it’s sort of appropriate.

What were your favorite computer games growing up, and what are they now?

CHUCK:
I loved Sim City 2000. I used to make cities and print them out, and I thought it was so fun. A lot of times I would just use cheat codes to make a dream city. The actual game is kind of grueling. You have to like, raise taxes and it’s…

DARREN:
A lot of responsibility.

CHUCK: A lot of responsibility. But I just loved making these big cityscapes and designing neighborhoods and dream parks and all that stuff. It was a really good place to let your imagination go wild.


DARREN: I was a big LucasArts fan. As a big Star Wars fan, that was like, Rebel Assault, Dark Forces, all Star Wars-themed games. And then now my favorite games would probably be like…. What are computer games now?


CHUCK:
They’re just called video games.

DARREN:
What games do you play on your phone even? I was really into Cut the Rope. I like strategy games.


Why did now feel like the best time for you to guys to do this together?

DARREN: It’s really overdue. I feel like if I’d waited any longer, it would’ve driven me mad.

CHUCK:
It’s something that we wanted to do for a long time because we wrote music together when we were teenagers. And it’s actually better now because we’re more experienced songwriters, more confident musicians. There’s some Picasso quote about keeping a child’s brain to create, and I feel like I can get into that headspace with Darren ’cause it’s like we’re just back in the basement writing songs.


DARREN: But we get to do it from an adult perspective. So we’re basically chasing our adolescence, but we wouldn’t have been able to make this music when we were young people. After Glee was over, there was a space that opened up, and I’d been planning to put out music for a long time, and it’s sort of a joke for people that have been following me that I’ve just never put anything out. And that has a lot to do with the fact that I was never happy with stuff, and it just never felt right. I was at a point where I was like, “OK, what do I have that I do feel cool about putting out?” This whole project is honoring our teenage selves and kind of fulfilling a promise that we made to ourselves forever ago. It’s a fresh start across the board. I look forward to the idea that if you didn’t know StarKid, if you didn’t know Glee, if you didn’t know Freelance Whales or any of us, that you can approach this music with full objectivity.


What are the benefits and drawbacks of working with your sibling?


DARREN: The only setback I would say is having there be more than one person. I’ve worked by myself for the most part with music. You don’t have to coordinate with anybody, you’re fine to do [red carpets and photoshoots alone]. But the irony of that is, yeah, you are alone. It’s all on you, and that can be a lot. So I don’t necessarily enjoy that. But what’s great about being with Chuck is that this is something we are both proud of. We share this endeavor. So when you’re walking the red carpet, it’s like, Chuck’s there. It’s fun. We’re a year and a half apart so we’ve always been really close. There’s no red tape to cut through when we’re collaborating on stuff, we can disagree without any bulls—, which is nice.

CHUCK: You know how sometimes you’re nicer to strangers than your own family? It’s almost like we get to cheat a little bit in the songwriting process ’cause we know each other so well, so there isn’t this level of compromising just for the sake of being nice because you just met this person and you have to write a song with them.

DARREN: 
Chuck and I are in the same headspace musically, artistically, everything, because we grew up on the same stuff. It streamlines the artistic process and any arguments — which I can’t even call it that — are few and far between. It’s like, “What do you think of this?” “I don’t like it.” “OK, cool.” I want us to both like it. 


Lost Boys Life is now streaming.


Link to EW article:   [url= http://ew.com/music/2017/03/08/chuck-darren-criss-computer-games-interview/?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter] http://ew.com/music/2017/03/08/chuck-darren-criss-computer-games-interview/?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter[/url]



Guys, please click on the links to the online articles (Hypable, Refinery 29, EW.com) to give them some numbers.  Thanks!

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Something else I just remembered that may or may not mean anything. On Ricky's management website, it lists for Darren among actor/singer/etc
"PRODUCER - development of original TV series' for network and cable television"
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DARREN CRISS IS A RENAISSANCE MAN. WE HAVE HELPED HIM TO build as a:



  • SINGER - self-released EP, signing a major record deal (Columbia), national sold out tour, gigs at some of the world's premiere concert venues (Carnegie Hall, Wembley Arena, Kennedy Center, Staples Center), setting up and managing sessions with songwriters and producers, formulating recording and marketing budgets
  • SONGWRITER - song placement in the series finale of GLEE leading to an Emmy nomination, {#}1{/#} position on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart
  • HOST - national TV hosting gig (Teen Choice Awards, WeDay)
  • ENTREPRENEUR - founder partner of NYC's first outdoor music festival for showtunes, ElsieFest, founding partner of the award winning Men's grooming company TheMotley.com, founding partner of the internet musical theater production company Starkid Productions
  • PRODUCER - development of original TV series' for network and cable television
  • ACTOR - ongoing role consultation and scouting, general meeting introductions, premiere party organization and sponsorship, contract negotiation, press relations


I don't know how long that has been listed there, and it would seem really random if he was somehow involved in developing a show about synchronised swimming, but I have no idea what else it could be referring to. Does it even refer to anything concrete or is it just an empty line to add some more flavour to an already diverse resume? But that would be extremly random.  :talking
Of course, even if it does refer to something concrete, it doesn't really have to mean anything. For example, I believe Jennifer Morrison (currently Emma on OUAT) had a producer credit on the first season of Glee basically just for bringing the initial script to Ryan's attention.

Any idea what it's about, am I missing something obvious here? It's just weird because everything else on the list is stuff everyone knows about.
There were several different threads on the BroadwayWorld.com message board, where Darren's performance was discussed.


First, there was the thread entitled "Darren Criss in Hedwig."

Here are a few comments that I haven't posted here yet from the thread of "Darren Criss in Hedwig" (from the BroadwayWorld.com message board).  Please note that there were some commentators on the BroadwayWorld.com message board who have a bias against Darren for various reasons (for no good reason other than the person posting likes to be a hater/person posting is a bitter Glee fan/person posting feels Darren is just a teen idol on a TV show/person posting resents Darren because he/she feels Darren has little theater experience/Darren followed John Cameron Mitchell--and many Hedhead fans idolized JCM deeply).  Additionally, please note that the BroadwayWorld.com message board in general can be quite critical/negative/biting.  However, for that reason, it's quite telling to read positive aspects of comments from some of those posting there.  In short, many folks on the BroadwayWorld.com Message boards generally are a tough crowd to please.  But for that reason, if folks begrudgingly let some praise of Darren slip out, you can be sure that praise is earned.

broadwaygeek3 wrote:
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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ChiTheaterFan wrote:
I walked by the Belasco on my way home from Hamilton Saturday. (So way after the show got out.). I have never seen so many people at a stage door. It was insanity. Even when Daniel Radcliffe was in How to Succeed there were not that many people--and I thought that was a zoo. 
 
I did not think Darren's audience would overlap that much with the Hedwig audience but I was 100% wrong. There were so many young 20-something women when I saw the matinee on Saturday. The crowd was wild and full of energy--a great audience. As for Darren, he surpassed my expectations. I'm thrilled I made the decision to see this with him (especially after my dad was the lucky recipient of the car wash!) I expected him to be a good singer but too young and not enough angst. So wrong. I thought he was really incredible in this role and his age didn't bother me. As a side note, I felt bad for the numerous people after the matinee hanging out by the stage door. There were no barricades and no security so given the bedlam that evening I assume he did not come out. I don't think they'd be able to do it without a barricade. 


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ethan231h wrote:
I thought Darren was amazing as Hedwig,

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Posted July 20, 2015






Carlos Alberto wrote:
Wowza! And I thought it was crazy the 2x's I went! I thought Criss was great in the role, he put his own personal spin on the character but I think every actor who takes on the role wants to bring something new to the table and put their own personal stamp on it. It keeps it fresh and interesting for those who go repeatedly to catch each new Hedwig.

I really hope that whatever Criss does next on B'way that it's an original show and not a revival. He's amazingly talented and he still has great things ahead of him.

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This person gave Darren a mixed review, but given that he/she admitted a grudge against Darren for some reason, I was impressed with some of the positive comments in his/her post.
dfrillsnedit wrote:
I ended up deciding to put my grudges against Darren to the side, and saw the show the night of the Supreme Court news. And I have to say, I was really happy I made the decision. Darren really surprised me, especially vocally. Though I wouldn't say that overall he was a "great Hedwig" but definitely a "good one" for sure. 

My biggest issue with Darren's performance was his comic timing. Maybe it's because my past Hedwig's were MCH and JCM, both whom I thought got the comedy aspect of the role like complete bosses (along with the rest of the role, obviously), but Darren's comedic efforts felt very rushed. It seemed pretty obvious that he was suffering from the fear that he'd forget his lines, and thus raced through them at rapid speed, and in the process missed a few of the punchlines. He did though do an incredible job when it came to the dramatic aspects of the role, and was easily the angriest Hedwig I had seen. Also his overall performance when taking on Tommy was brilliant. He skyrocketed to my favorite Tommy that I've seen thus far, and brought new energy into that section of the show. 

I also have to say that, next to JCM, Darren seemed the feel the most comfortable when taking on the "Punk Rock" energy of the role, probably due to his age. I really enjoyed whenever he would go into the more "hard" production numbers, like "Angry Inch" and "Exquisite Corpose". He definitely shined during those. Sadly, I think he was (like most have said) at his weakest during the slower songs, especially "Origin of Love". Was never truly terrible, but he didn't shine as much there as he did in the more upbeat/angsty numbers. 

Overall, Darren was vocally a beast, and tried his hardest. Nothing to write home to mom about, but wasn't as bad as I expected, nor as bad as what he seemed to be doing during his first few performances. Now I'm beyond excited for Taye, who I know will take a while to get comfortable in the role, but I have hopes of bringing new energy into the show - and if Alan rumors are true, my #1 dream Hedwig will be crossed off the list. 


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Posted July 21, 2015






cascade wrote:
I've seen 3 of the Hedwigs so far, JCM and Darren both multiple times. I found that Darren's performance varied more than JCM's. Maybe it was just the times I went, but I felt that JCM more or less maintained the same emotional tenor over his performances (which was perfectly fine because he was completely brilliant, and he did throw in a lot of improv bits). Darren vaciliated more in his moods as Hedwig and sometimes played it angrier and sometimes more light. He was pretty quick with coming up with lines off the cuff in response to the audience . . .

Agreed that Darren's weakest spot was the comedic timing, though it did improve as the show went on, it just can't compare to JCM's perfect dry delivery. His singing was my favorite of the Hedwigs I've seen or listened to, however, and he made some unique emotional choices. For instance when he spoke the bridge in Angry Inch he wasn't just angry but truly anguished. His Exquisite Corpse was also particularly intense. My favorite number of his though ended up being Wig in a Box, his youth worked in his favor for that one.

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Posted July 21, 2015




Cascade further clarifies his/her opinion:
cascade wrote:
"Also, I don’t feel that the fact that Darren altered how he played Hedwig (angry versus less angry) depending on the night, reflects badly on Darren. Theater does change from night to night; this is something often intentionally chosen by the actors on the stage."

 I didn't mean it in a negative way at all. I actually found it really interesting. If it was the same exact performance every night I wouldn't have wanted to see it with him multiple times. I found him fantastic to watch.

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Posted July 22, 2015
Playbill wrote:The biggest goose bumps on Broadway can be had at the Belasco Theatre where Darren Criss is currently stopping the show eight times a week with Stephen Trask’s flaming anthem, “The Origin of Love” in Trask and John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig And The Angry Inch. Is there anything better than a ballad by a hard rock band? Somehow the roughness of the sound makes the sweet songs so much more tender. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that “The Origin of Love” is a summation of the central theme of Hedwig, we are all broken souls searching for our other half. This “ancient truth” is conveyed painfully and unforgettably.

— “The Origin of Love” from Hedwig and the Angry Inch is #1 on Playbill.com’s “The Essential LGBTQ Love Songs” list (Source)
June 13, 2015

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“This Time” by Darren Criss is nominated for an Emmy | Source

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Congratulations from the Glee group.  :happy face


withanaccent wrote:Today marks only two weeks until the finale of the show, and there’s another big milestone to be noted. Tonight will feature a song written by Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson). Criss has two songs being featured in these final few episodes. “Well he’s so talented,” says Co-Executive Producer and Writer on the show, Michael Hitchcock when asked how this came about. “He’s so prolific and he’s so good, and honestly he talked to Ryan Murphy and said ‘Hey I’d love you to consider these’ and Ryan listened to them and just loved them, and one of them was kind of written for everyone and they adopted it to be just for one person. But it turned out beautiful and I was there when they shot it and I burst into tears, it was really great.”

— Michael Hitchcock on Darren Criss (withanaccent)



withanaccent wrote:
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“It’s about time,” adds Glee‘s piano virtuoso, Brad Ellis. “He’s a wonderful writer. You know, everyone knows him as Blaine, as the actor, and he does a tremendous job with that, but he’s something even rarer than a leading man, than a wonderful actor. He’s a really good, careful, intelligent songwriter. And Broadway-esque musicals, musical film, musical television – there’s a shortage of those people that are that smart in the way that they write. So you know, I want all the stardom for him, Broadway stardom and all of that, but I also want to make sure he keeps writing all the time.”

Ellis goes on to say, “The very last thing I was on set for was the filming of the piano playing his song and it hadn’t even been written down, and the woman (Bonnie) who was playing the hands of Lea [Michele], of Rachel, [Darren] was calling out the chords as she was playing it. She sort of listened to the track once and was matching the track, and that was kind of miraculous the composer is like shouting music theory at Bonnie who is getting it right and playing while they film it.”
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Note:   Many others congratulated Darren.  Of course, St. Ignatius and his U of Michigan and StarKid pals showed their support.  (Of course!)  Broadway-related folks who congratulated Darren include:  Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Stephen Trask, Matt Duncan from Tits of Clay, Bobby Devlin of Hedwig and the Angry Inch/the Belasco Theater, Andy Mientus, and Benj Pasek.  Congrats from the media include Rae Votta (of course!), Billboard, Caitlin Brody (senior editor at [b]@ew [/b]), and The Broadway Box. 
 



yahoo wrote:
"Glee: For its final season, the former Fox powerhouse generated a single nomination in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category. But there’s a silver lining in that dark cloud: The nomination was the first for cast member Darren Criss, who wrote the touching “This Time” number that, as he told Entertainment Weekly, was intended to serve as a swan song to the show. Mission accomplished."

— Emmy Nominations: 13 Fun Facts You May Have Missed - Yahoo (via bandwagonjumping)

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TBT to an interview of Darren about composing "This Time."







Gold Derby Livestream wrote:
"I wrote it like a scene. I very much imagined it, in my delusions of grandeur, that I was basically writing out, you know, I had it plotted out where she would shoot it. I wasn’t going to tell this to the director or any of the writers, you know, but in my own way I just wanted to formulate it so that it had its own shot set up. And as a result, when I heard the whole thing, I was like ‘Oh, this is going to work great, but this is way too long for television. I’m going to have to cut this.’ And I looked at it and I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t look at anything, because there was a version that was verse, chorus, and then out, and all the meat is in the second verse. So, I was like we can’t get rid of that. And I was like am I just getting up my own ass? Am I just being an overly protective writer? That’s a very typical tragedy: we get so attached to things. And so I didn’t want that to be the case. I wanted to be open to the idea of cutting things. So, after we shot it, I think they saw what was really hitting Lea and what was hitting us in the room. I really humbly, you know, just on bended knee, asked our directors and producers, ‘if you can find anywhere in your heart to keep things, because again, this is no vanity here, I just think if you cut certain parts (I like had it highlighted), if you cut certain parts, just cut the whole thing. You know, there’s no point. This song has no value anymore if you just decide to chop it up for time. I’d rather it not be in there at all if you need to cut the second verse or this.’ Ryan kept a significant chunk of it and the stuff that we cut is more extraneous stuff that’s more musical than it is lyrical content. To me, that whole thing was lyrical and that’s why it hits us or hits the episode in the way it does."
— Darren Criss, Golden Derby Emmy Livestream  (via lovetheblazer)

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