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I meant to post this earlier, but just ran out of time.
He sounds good. "I Don't Mind" is such a lovely song, and you can hear the emotion in his voice. I really like his version of that NSYNC song ("It's Gonna Be Me"?) Track: The Coffee House on SiriusXM Artist: Darren Criss
Darren Criss @ The Coffee House on SiriusXM, March 1st 2018
He looks cold; I know it's very cold right now in NY.
SXMCoffeeHouse: coming up at 12pmET we’ve got @DarrenCriss in-studio for an exclusive acoustic session! Hear songs off his new EP #homework and an @NSYNC cover! Ch 14 Photo: @missmaro
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.
#ACSVersace is #1 Worldwide trend on Twitter (January 17th, 2018)
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.
Via Ricky Rollins’ Instagram Story (January 17th, 2018)
calebfoote: MUST SEE TV! Tonight at 10pm on Fox, Eddie and D Criss are absolute powerhouses @americancrimestoryfx #versace
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
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!
haha. I just love the Glee performance of "This is The New Year," and it's so appropriate for right now!
Happy New Year to you too, Jeremy, and to everyone else!
Months of Darren. Thank you na-page. oops. Having trouble with last 4 months.
na-page: Darren Criss | 2017
julie_james: A look back at some of our fav theatre moments of 2017 with @DarrenCriss on this #NewYearsEve @sxmOnBroadway 12p & 10p ET! PLUS hear an exclusive in-studio performance from DC’s new album #Homework… you don’t wanna miss this - Trust
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.
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
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!
I agree, Jeremy. This is so sweet what Darren says, thanking his fans for supporting him. You and your music are always worth the wait, Darren! Always! It's so touching how sweet he is in terms of showing his gratitude that his fans have stood by him.
Thanks for all of your support, really hope you enjoy my humble collection of songs. This wouldn’t have been possible without you all. It would have continued to sit in my head w/ nowhere to go. Thanks for giving it a home!
I love the new EP, so yes Darren, I really am so enjoying your new EP, Homework! I love "Going Nowhere" so much and I love "I Don't Mind." "The Day the Dance is Over" has such lovely lyrics. I know Chuck wrote some lovely lines for his daughter. So touching! The melody for "Foolish Thing" is so fun! I've been so busy lately, so I intend just to focus all my attention to the EP's songs soon and just play the EP over and over when I have a quiet moment.
charlescriss: “I promise you I won’t be gone, on the day that the dance is over I will be your song.” I wrote that line and riff years ago for my daughter Rosemary. Darren and I shaped it into a song that now that takes me to a very special place. Psyched that it’s out in the world today. This whole EP is amazing, and I couldn’t be happier with it. I hope y'all put it on repeat as much as I have. Bravo @darrencriss #homework
Via Chuck Criss Instagram Story (December 15th, 2017)
HomeworkEP Release Party/Concert (December 15, 2017, Los Angeles).
Am so behind in posting.
I watched most of the Livestream, and it was so fun to watch! I'm really appreciative that Darren livestreamed it for all his fans. The crowd seemed more quiet than usual at Darren's concerts. There was a reverent air about them. We all are so happy that Darren has released his music!
I wasn't one of Darren's fans who knew him at the same time AVPM became big. I first learned of him because of Glee, but I did buy his Human EP after I became a fan (during season 3?). haha. My poor husband has memorized the words to many of the songs on that EP because I play it multiple times a day . I am very fond of the songs on Human. So it was very nice to hear him sing "Human," "Don't You," "Jealousy," and "Not Alone," and "Sami." I always loved the inspirational message of "Not Alone." I've been a fan of "The Muse" ever since I heard it (many years ago), so I really enjoyed hearing him sing that song. I think Darren did a great job with the story told in the lyrics of "The Muse." And I love the way it sounds. Of the StarKid songs that I've heard, "To Have a Home" is one of my favorites. I really like the lyrics. "Going Back to Hogwarts" is so clever and fun.
As always, I enjoy Darren's fun banter. "I released some f*cking music!" When he said "stretch-a-roo" (he had a busy week; he must be a bit tired). About "This Time" (Glee), first he noted that the song was nominated for an Emmy--something to be very proud of. The lyrics are beautifully written. And then he joked: "This is an Emmy-losing song." Love his clever, self-deprecating humor. This version of "This Time" is my favorite version from him so far. I can imagine as Lea said, it's incredibly hard to sing this particular song. It must be a challenge to adapt to a male with a much lower register who is has more of a singer-songwriter style. Except for a few moments on the song that he had to stretch a bit, I thought Darren did a great job! He sounds so good.
Loved hearing "Cough Syrup," one of my most favorite songs that Darren did on Glee. His performance of this song at the release concert was amazing.
I really enjoyed his mash-up of "Brotherhood of Man" and "Midnight Radio." I especially loved his performance of Midnight Radio. He sounds so great!
Really am very happy to hear him perform all the songs on the new HomeworkEP. I'm not sure, but I don't think he had a chance to do "I Don't Mind" because of time issues (was a bit surprised how strict the theater was about that). I thought he sounded especially great on "Going Nowhere," (although I think the EP version is more emotional). I thought it was wonderful that he arranged to have all those musicians on stage performing the songs of the new EP. He sounds wonderful on "I Dreamed A Dream"--the more I hear the acoustic version of the song, the more I love his performance of it. He sounds great on all the new songs from Homeworkthat he did at the concert.
Marquee for the Homework EP release party at the Globe Theatre (December 15th, 2017) | Source
Via Darren’s Instagram Story (December 15th, 2017)
Via Nederlander Concerts’ Instagram Story (December 15th, 2017)
Homework EP Release Show Live December 15, 2017
This was fun, to take a song from each of his Broadway shows, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Lovely performance of "Brotherhood of Man." He sounds especially fantastic on "Midnight Radio." So glad for Jenndesq that she was able to attend (and so lucky for us fans!).
jenndesq: Brotherhood Of Man & Midnight Radio - Darren Criss - Globe Theatre
jenndesq: Not Alone - Darren Criss - Globe Theatre
jenndesq: Don’t You - Darren Criss - Globe Theatre
jenndesq: Jealousy - Darren Criss - Globe Theatre
jenndesq: Sami - Darren Criss - Globe Theatre
jenndesq: Human - Darren Criss - Globe Theatre
jenndesq: The Muse - Darren Criss - Globe Theatre
jenndesq: Part Of Your World - Darren Criss - Globe Theatre
jenndesq: One Fine Day - Darren Criss - Globe Theatre
So nice that Rae Votta came. Love how she is such a long-time supporter.
Via Rae Votta’s Instagram Story (December 15th, 2017)
A few pics of Darren during the concert:
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From Darren Criss Army:
Darren performing Midnight Radio at the Homework EP Release Party 12/15/17 [source]
via Darren Criss Army
Darren Criss - mash-up on Homework EP concert 12.15.2017
Brotherhood of Man/Midnight Radio
Darren Criss - Not Alone - Homework EP Release Party 12/15/17
VIP poster from the Homework EP Release Party 12/15/17
#HomeworkEP release party at the Globe Theatre via Ricky Rollins’ Instagram Story (Instagram.com/rockerrick) 12/15/17
Thank you so much, DaisiesAndLilies for posting that Youtube video! I've watched it so many times already (and I've watched the Youtube video that you also posted, of Darren performing David Bowie's Space Odyssey many times too)!
From Darren Criss Army:
High Voltage wrote: "I Don't Mind" By Darren Criss
November 28, 2017 The Who: Darren Criss (Los Angeles, CA) The What: Perhaps you want to know How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying (yeah, don’t we all?) or feel a sense of Glee because someone finally gave the Hedwig and the Angry Inch in you a voice that can be heard in a world that feels like an American Crime Story. Or maybe you’re just really into Darren Criss.
If that’s the case, then you’ll be pleased to know that Criss continues to be an artistic chameleon of the best kind volleying between stage, screen and the recording studio in band (Computer Games) and – in this case – solo form where he opts to expand his musical horizons with an ambitious streak of a more personal kind.
“I have some new music for ya. A new EP called Homework. I’m not out to break the charts, rule the radio, or change the world on this one. It’s just me being me, and making whatever that is totally available to you- you who have waited very patiently and supported me tirelessly through the years. Thank you.” – Darren Criss “I Don’t Mind” is the rock n roller that Criss has proven himself more than capable of being distilled down to the singer-songwriter in him: gentle acoustic chords, clean melodies and the warmth of a string section elevating a love song’s delicacy. And in black & white! Have we mentioned that we LOVE art visualized in black & white? Moving on because “I Don’t Mind” is just one song from that freshly announced upcoming EP Homework(is he having Glee high school flashbacks?) which you can pre-order here. Looks like a neat little Christmas present, don’t you think?
The Where: On December 15th Darren Criss has a date with the legendary Globe Theatre in Los Angeles to, in his words, “…take you through my life in songwriting and performing. Get ready for new songs, old songs, and of course, versions of songs you know but have never heard.” He also says that it’s going to be awesome. We’re inclined to believe him and tickets go on sale on November 29th which you can snag right HERE.
In the meantime, you can keep up with all things Darren Criss via his official website, Facebook page and at @DarrenCriss on Twitter.