Elsie Fest 2017 - Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:17 am
Aw, I love that Darren kept in mind that the Elsie Fest 2017 band deserved recognition for their role in the success of the show. Well done Darren!
Another view of the crowd:
rockerrick Welp. Somehow we pulled it off again. Thank you to everyone that made the 3rd annual @elsiefest happen, especially the fans!!!! https://instagram.com/p/BaCvDlEn1Mh/
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Sampling of photos from Elsie Fest 2017 by @drumsandbowties. Many more on flickr here.
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Photo Flash: Alan Cumming, Darren Criss, Lea Michele & More Take the Stage at Elsie Fest
On Sunday night, stars including Lea Michele, Alan Cumming and Darren Criss gathered in Central Park’s SummerStage to perform songs from the stage and screen at Elsie Fest - the first outdoor music festival for show tunes. The stars and VIP guests enjoyed the show backstage while sipping on Kim Crawford Wines.
5,000 fans turned out for the 3rd Annual Elsie Fest, the brainchild of Darren Criss, talent manager Ricky Rollins and Broadway producer and Jujamcyn Theaters President Jordan Roth, and were treated to a mini Glee reunion when Ryan Murphy, the show’s creator, took the stage to introduce Lea Michele with fellow Glee alums Darren Criss and Jenna Ushkowitz watching from the wings.
Waitress star Keala Settle brought the house down when she performed “This is Me,” for the first time live, from the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox feature, The Greatest Showman, which features an original score by Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land), including the title track “This Is Me,” sung by Keala.
Performers included Alan Cumming, Jeremy Jordan, Lea Michele, Darren Criss, Moana’s Auli'i Cravahlo, Ingrid MIchaelson, Norm Lewis, Keala Settle and more.
Take a look at the most memorable moments from Elsie Fest!
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See Darren Criss, Lea Michele & More Take the Stage at Elsie Fest
lauraosnes All the #friendpride and fangirling for friends at @darrencriss’ third annual @elsiefest concert today! So much talent & all these rich reunions (including getting to officially introduce my partner in crime!) made my heart sparkle to the max. @nathanjohnsonny @jennyandersonphoto #elsiefest2017 https://instagram.com/p/BaBDvqHhjgO/