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loveistherythm: A lot of people I know have been passing on recently. It’s making me think about all the things I’ve wanted to do before I die. Meeting this guy & saying thank you to him was one of those things back when I was 16. Crazy thats it’s been 9 years, but I still gotta support him. His music still speaks my soul language. & his way with words somehow articulates exactly how I feel. I want to express my gratitude for this beautiful soul that shines so brightly. His sincerity inspired me to shine my own light & if I didn’t have him as role model (back before I was engulfed & surrounded by my culture basically 24/7 & all of these strong role models that I see now), I’d probably be a little less bright. So thank you, Darren. It means a lot that u saw me as a good person. I see you. Kaqinalin @darrencriss #my16yearoldselfDIED#gratitude#darrencriss#inspiration#rolemodel#goalsaccomplished#goodshow#homeworkep#homeworkepshow#theglobe#darrencrissAttheglobe
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!
Homework EP Release Party/Concert at the Globe Theatre (December 15, 2017, Los Angeles).
Nice messages from fans.
sanazmehryar If you’ve known me for a while, you know how much I adore and appreciate @darrencriss as a human and artist. I was so fortunate to see him again Friday night at his Homework EP release. Thank you for being you and remembering me from past shows
tomsandoval1: Congratulations to @darrencriss for his awesome performance this past Friday! U killed it with #Harrypotterthemusical check out his New EP on iTunes #homeworkep also check out @nicholaspetricholas band @walkthemoonband album on iTunes #whatifnothing
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jenndesq: @darrencriss (at Globe Theatre)
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Darren Criss performing at the #HomeworkEP Release Party at the Globe Theatre 12/15/17 Getty Images
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!
Homework EP 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 Homework EP. 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 Homework that 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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Darren performing Midnight Radio at the Homework EP Release Party 12/15/17 [source]
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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