Elsie Fest 2018 - Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:22 pm

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This looks like a great line-up!  Congrats to Darren and to all the lucky fans who plan to go!  I would love to see Grant and Alex--how wonderful to see them participating in Elsie Fest!  (Note:  I'm having trouble posting the smartURL links.)
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ELSIE FEST 2018 INFO!!!

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rockerrick We’ve got a singing superhero, a viral sensation, A Disney Princess (Ariel!!!), a Christmas zombie musical, an icon, and Broadway’s sweetheart. Oh and some kids from that show Glee. The 4th annual @ElsieFest has arrived.







Aw, Grant and Alex! :happy face
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grantgust I don’t know why I would agree to sing with a group of people that are going to make me feel incompetent, but I can’t wait! I haven’t performed on any kind of stage in far too long. Thank you @darrencriss for asking me to come hang with these amazing performers. Come see us in New York! I’m already nervous.

thealexnewell I’m sooo excited be there or be square!!!












From  @DCriss_News:


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Broadway.com wrote:
Darren Criss Announces 2018 Elsie Fest Lineup Including Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry, Alex Newell, The Prom & Be More Chill

Aug. 29, 2018

Two-time Emmy nominee and Broadway alum Darren Criss has recruited a talent-packed group of stars to take part in the 2018 edition of his outdoor musical celebration Elsie Fest. The annual event is scheduled to take place on October 7 at Central Park SummerStage in New York City. Doors will open at 5:00pm with the festival scheduled to run from 6:00-10:00pm.

The lineup of 2018 Elsie Fest performers will include two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster (Younger, Sweet Charity), three-time Tony nominee Joshua Henry (Carousel) and Criss’ fellow Glee alum Alex Newell (Once On This Island). They’ll be joined Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright and Tony nominee Jodi Benson (Crazy for You, The Little Mermaid).

Cast members from the upcoming Broadway musical comedy The Prom and the off-Broadway musical Be More Chill and will also offer up performances, with a number to be performed from the movie musical Anna and the Apocalypse. Famed West Village piano bar Marie’s Crisis will return to lead festival-wide singalongs.

Created by Criss, Elsie Fest is a one-day outdoor music festival that celebrates stars and songs from the stage and screen, giving festival-goers a unique experience to enjoy their favorite musicals. Additional performers and guests will be announced at a later time.

Source:  https://www.broadway.com/buzz/193153/darren-criss-announces-2018-elsie-fest-lineup-including-sutton-foster-joshua-henry-alex-newell-the-prom-be-more-chill/









Billboard wrote:
Elsie Fest 2018 to Feature Darren Criss, Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry, Rufus Wainwright, Alex Newell & More
8/29/2018

Tickets for Elsie Fest will got on pre-sale on [Wednesday] Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. ET; click here to sign up for the pre-sale code. General public on-sale will be [Friday] Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. ET at the same location.   

Source:  https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8472749/2018-elsie-fest-darren-criss-sutton-foster-joshua-henry?utm_source=twitter&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

Link to buy tickets:  https://www.elsiefest.com/








I just wanted to include this because of how the article referred to Darren.  :happy face   I guess the off-Broadway show Be More Chill is sold out!    Also, it looks like some other folks/friends have signed on as Producers.  Executive Producers include Eleni Gianulis, Dr. Sidney J. Stern, with Associate Producers Jeff Jernigan of Kraft-Engel Management and Corey Lubowich.  And that list of previous performers at Elsie Fest is pretty impressive!
Broadway World wrote:
Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry, Alex Newell, and Darren Criss Will Headline 4th Annual Elsie Fest


Aug 29, 2018

This year's Elsie Fest is underway!

It has been announced that the festival will be led by Two-time Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Sutton Foster (TV Land's Younger, ABC Family's Bunheads, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Violet ), three-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Carousel, Violet, Shuffle Along,The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess), Emmy nominated songwriter, musician and actor Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and actor and Atlantic Records recording artist Alex Newell (Glee, Once on this Island).

The festival will feature special guest performances by Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright (Prima Donna and Hadrian Operas, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall), star of CW's THE FLASH, Grant Gustin and Tony nominated actress and Disney legend Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid, Crazy For You), among others. Cast members from the sold out Off-Broadway hit Be More Chill, highly anticipated upcoming Broadway musical comedy The Prom and Orion Pictures' movie musical Anna and the Apocalypse will also perform. Famed West Village piano bar, Marie's Crisis, returns with their stage to lead festival wide singalongs.

Z100's Elvis Duran will host the one-day outdoor music festival celebrating stars and songs from the stage and screen on Sunday, October 7 at Central Park SummerStage in New York City. Additional performers and guests to be announced.

Tickets to Elsie Fest will go on pre-sale Wednesday, September 5th at 10am EST. Sign up for the pre-sale code now on ElsieFest.com. General public on-sale will be available on Friday, September 7th at 10am EST on ElsieFest.com. Doors open at 5pm; performances begin at 6pm. Exclusive meet and greet packages available for concert goers as well as festival merchandise. Beer, wine and food will be available throughout the festival grounds as curated by Smorgasburg.

Elsie Fest is Executive Produced by Darren Criss, Ricky Rollins, Jordan Roth, Eleni Gianulis and Dr. Sidney J. Stern with Associate Producers Jeff Jernigan of Kraft-Engel Management and Corey Lubowich. Elsie Fest is a The Bowery Presents production.

Elsie Fest is a one-day outdoor music festival that celebrates the stars and songs from the stage and screen, giving festival goers a unique experience to their favorite musicals.

Past performers include Cynthia Erivo, Lea Michele, Evan Rachel Wood, Keala Settle, Ingrid Michaelson, Leslie Odom Jr., Alan Cumming, Aaron Tveit, Tituss Burgess, Megan Hilty, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Jason Robert Brown, A Great Big World, Lea Salonga, Todrick Hall, Auli'i Cravalho, Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Norm Lewis, Julie James, Seth Rudetsky, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Liz Callaway, Lena Hall, Lindsay Mendez, Ari'el Stachel and Etai Benson. For more information about Elsie Fest, please visit www.elsiefest.com. Join the conversation by following Elsie Fest on Instagram and Twitter (@ElsieFest), and on Facebook (facebook.com/elsiefest).


Source:  https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Sutton-Foster-Joshua-Henry-Alex-Newell-and-Darren-Criss-Will-Headline-4th-Annual-Elsie-Fest-20180829





Also:

https://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/joshua-henry-rufus-wainwright-darren-criss-elsie_86256.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=29aug2018



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