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taylor.bragg: if only you guys knew what happened right before this photo was taken @darrencriss @tay_bragg: @DarrenCriss aka pretty much the nicest person I’ve ever met. thanks for being so cool this weekend
An article in OC Register about The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl.
"Concert Version of 'The Little Mermaid' will pack them in at the Hollywood Bowl"
"Darren Criss knew people adored the animated Disney musical 'The Little Mermaid,' but the announcement recently of a special live version at the Hollywood Bowl – with Criss as Prince Eric, the human love interest of the mermaid Ariel – really drove home that point, he says.
'Of all the things I’ve ever done, whether it was a show on Broadway or a tour, I have never in my short career had my email, phone and all my connective tissue to the outside world be so saturated and blown up as the day that thing got announced,' says the 29-year-old singer and actor known by many for his role as Blaine Anderson on 'Glee.'
'People love – LOVE – "The Little Mermaid." Big, bold letters, underlined.'
[…] Criss expressed similar sentiment for a movie that meant and still means so much to him he apologized several times for not being able to express himself as well as he wanted.
'I grow inarticulate in trying to make clear how big of a (bleepin’) deal that movie is to guys like me,' Criss says. 'I remember trying to write a bio for the program for this and it was hard for me to encapsulate how significant that movie is to my life without sounding hyperbolic or too cheeseball.'
How big a fan is Criss of 'Little Mermaid' and the Disney musicals? At college in Michigan he used to play Disney songs during brunch at a local cafe, and one day – well, let’s let him tell it.
'So of course I’m playing "Part Of Your World" (from "Little Mermaid") and Alan Menken just walks in,' Criss says. 'And part of me was just, "Oh, sorry, man, I’m so sorry," because you know I’m playing it in my own style.'
Menken apparently didn’t mind: 'He gave me a hundred dollar bill,' Criss says.
'Not only did it change the cultural landscape, but for my generation it’s basically our "Frozen,’'' he says. 'The one mutual friend we all have is the Little Mermaid.'" OC Register
Looks like Darren is doing his best to stay in shape for Hedwig)?
alliecohen: Love having @darrencriss in class– he always brings his “A” game– this is #post @barrysbootcamp #abs day!
Have some Darren from 2010 and Darren in 2016. He looks good in both pics. I like his hair more in the 2016 (but love his Harry Potter look in the 2010 pic ).
See the Cast of ‘Glee’ on Their First Red Carpet Vs. Now! It’s hard to believe that Glee’s been off the air for an entire year! And even harder to believe that it first premiered seven years ago! Most of the cast walked their very first red carpet around the time the show debuted in 2009, but other’s were in the spotlight before the series started.
Darren and Mia are at the BottleRock Napa Valley Festival 2016 (in California). They have a huge line up of music artists, new and legends of the past. bottlerocknapavalley
Cute pic of Darren and Mia.
mypatronusisklaine: MiaVonGlitz: In da houseee tonight. #bottlerock
**** Aw, I laughed at this video of Darren being his fun-loving, music-loving self. It even made my husband laugh. Wish I could embed the instagram video from Darren. But here's the link to his instagram: darrencriss instagram video #1
And another cute video from Darren's instagram, of him singing and playing piano, somewhere near the Bottlerock festival. darrencriss instagram video #2
**** And Darren, being the polite person that he is, thanking the cafe.
And a Warbler (season 2-the originals) reunion at the festival! Yea!
And Darren sharing the fun at the festival with fans via social media.
darrencriss: I felt it all over. Stevie Wonder is one of the greatest living artists ever. Period. What a joy to behold @bottlerocknapa
And Darren supporting Chad of A Great Big World, with this gorgeous song and video. Did you know that Chad shared with the world that he has MS? I wonder if this song is related to this song. No way to know, but it's a beautiful song. (Edit: The message posted with the youtube video indicates it is related to Chad's refusal to just give up, MS or not.)
Another "thank you" from Darren, this time to Da Man. I love how considerate he is.
darrencriss: Still catching back up on sleep from a great Jakarta/Bali trip. I have @daman_magazine to thank for the good times and a warped sleep cycle! #daman#daman9th shoutout to @mitchellmccormack and @ronaldliem for finally making it happen after all these years. Mia and I had a great time.
Nice to see Telly and Adam Shankman's support, and that Heather Morris is following Darren.
Kenyan Boys Choir, Demi Lovato and Darren Criss - Skyscraper at WEDAY 2013
ronaldliem: At @daman_magazine anniversary party with our special guest @darrencriss and our event partner @irwanmussry . Thank you Darren for joining us all the way from LA and to Irwan who had been a friend and supporter to #damanmagazine from day one
Some pics with others attending who met Darren and their nice comments:
[b]ciscabecker:[/b] Tonight I got to lock eyes and chat with Darren Criss, aka Blaine Anderson! I was trying so hard to keep my inner Gleek from bursting out and going all fan-girl batshit crazy on him. Of course I failed miserably. #blaineanderson#gleek#DaMan9th
Ron: “Hey Darren, oh my God sorry I’m shaking right now. I’m a fan. But let me begin the interview first before I ask you to sign for me,” Darren: “Ow, thank you! It’s fine!” For a split second I can’t believe this is actually happening. I’m interviewing Darren Criss! Glee star, Broadway actor, singer, composer, Emmy Awards winner! | Source
And I remember photographer Mitchell McCormack for the Da Man Photoshoot long ago.
dramaprincess: Today’s lunch buddies! @ronaldliem @mitchellmccormack @darrencriss - what a treat to spend time with you guys today! See you soon at the @daman_magazine #anniversary#party ! #daman9th co-hosted by @intimestore and @tudorwatch
From friday night - April 28, 2016 | "Darren Criss! Such a nice guy." Source
A nice pic of Darren with Tom Hiddleston.
Tom Hiddleston and Darren at the Bloomberg & Vanity Fair cocktail reception - April 30, 2016 | Source
Darren went to see Dear Evan Hansen with Jenna. Darren's U of Michigan friends, Pasek and Paul wrote the music.
Jennaushkowitz: Thanks @darrencriss for making me your date tonight to this superb new musical with the most incredibly talented cast and crew… the most gorgeous music from @benjpasek and @justinpaulmusic and a remarkable performance by @bensplatt who left everything he had on the floor of that stage. I love theatre. ❤️