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Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 - Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:37 pm

A few more pics.

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endlesslyklaine:
[UHQ] Actor Darren Criss attends the 2nd Annual Voices For The Voiceless Stars For Foster Kids Benefit at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 12, 2016 in New York.
September 13 2016   (Source)




The same snippet of Darren singing Wig in a Box.  He sounds good.  :happy face

@fdilella: Tonight on @NY1 at 11 - my story on the #Stars4fosterkids benefit… Featuring @DarrenCriss! Check it out!

September 13 2016
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Darren's Charitable Work for 2016 - Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:20 pm

Darren sang Wig in a Box (from Hedwig and the Angry Inch) tonight, at Voices for the Voiceless:  Stars for Foster Kids (benefiting the organization You Gotta Believe, a charity whose goal is to find permanent homes for older kids and teens in the foster care system, who are at risk of being homeless once they age out of the foster system).  I'm so glad Darren was able to participate tonight.   Such a wonderful cause, once again organized by the kind-hearted Seth Rudetsky and his husband, James Wesley.


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sethrudetsky Cuteness alert! @darrencriss added to foster care benefit tonight! Www.YouGottaBelieve.org. Plus @meganhilty @lizgoeson StephanieMills, GloriaGaynor, GerryPolci @orfehChitaRivera & MORE!





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LQ | Actor Darren Criss attends the 2nd Annual Voices For The Voiceless Stars For Foster Kids Benefit at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 12 2016 in New York
September 12 2016
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Note:  He didn't really forget the words he sang during his performance.  When he was trying to lead the audience in a sing-along for a short part, he made a mistake.


Some pics:
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performs onstage at the 2nd Annual Voices For The Voiceless: #stars4fosterkids Benefit at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Voices for the Voiceless) http://ift.tt/2crsugS
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performs onstage at the 2nd Annual Voices For The Voiceless: #stars4fosterkids at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Voices for the Voiceless) http://ift.tt/2cAs6RW
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A short clip of Wig in a Box:

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@adoptolderkids: Wow! #TBT to last year’s FABULOUS #Stars4FosterKids Benefit! @MeganHilty & @DarrenCriss onstage for the big finale!




Seth Rudetsky and his husband organized another Stars for Foster Kids (Voices for the Voiceless) fundraiser this year!  Yea!  Such a great cause, with a great need.   I hope Darren has time to make a little appearance.   BroadwayWorld article:  Link

Darren's Chartitable Work for 2015 - Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:23 am

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Voices for the Voiceless:  Stars for Foster Kids, NYC. (Performed through an auction.)  June 29, 2015. 


Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley (husband of Seth) presented a benefit concert called "Voices for the Voiceless:  Stars for Foster Kids" in NYC.  The funds raised went to "You Gotta Believe," a charity whose goal is to find permanent homes for older kids and teens in the foster care system, who are at risk of being homeless once they age out of the foster system.   


Seth decided to auction a serenade by Darren.   Two different parties bid $15,000 each for a total of $30,000.  Darren sang "Teenage Dream" and "Close to You" to a woman and a shy seven-year old girl, in a truly cute performance. 




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[UHQ] Actor Darren Criss performs on stage during Voices For The Voiceless: Stars For Foster Kids at St James Theater on June 29, 2015 in New York City.
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Darren did not know that the woman and little girl were not related, and he later expressed regret that he didn't spend more time with the woman, who kindly tried to make the little girl feel more at ease.   Well, here is a tweet from the step-son of that woman.
  

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MatthewWillner: @DarrenCriss serenading my stepmom and a 7 year old. Everything about this is perfect. #Stars4FosterKids
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endlesslyklaine:
[UHQ at Darren-Criss.fr]   Darren Cruss attends ‘Voices For The Voiceless: Stars For Foster Kids’ Event at St James Theater on June 29, 2015 in New York City.
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Some media coverage:

Variety wrote:
Darren Criss melted hearts in the audience at Broadway’s St. James Theater when he auctioned off a serenade as part of Monday night’s Voices for the Voiceless fundraiser benefitting a Gotham-based org that facilitates adoptions for older children in foster care.

The chance to be on stage while the “Glee” hearthrob, now on Broadway in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” crooned the Carpenters’ classic “Close to You” fetched $30,000 during the live auction from two women in the audience. One of the bidders sent her 7-year-old daughter Ella on to the stage to collect, to Criss’ obvious delight.

“Thank you,” he told Ella after finishing the tune. “That was for me.”

— Tina Fey, Darren Criss, Megan Hilty Shine at Broadway Benefit For Foster Care Org (Variety)

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people.com wrote:
"Glee star Darren Criss even auctioned off a serenade for $30,000. He sent hearts a flutter when he sang “Close to You” to a woman and a 7-year-old girl."
— Star-Studded Fundraiser for Older Foster Kids (People.com)

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Broadway Style Guide wrote:
Turns out, Darren Criss can be bought at a price. The cost: $30,000.

The star was one of the “items” auctioned off at the St. James Theatre on Monday, June 29 at the Voices for the Voiceless concert, and after an intense bidding war, two lucky (and loaded) audience members paid $15,000 each for the chance to be serenaded by the star. The proceeds went to You Gotta Believe, a nonprofit dedicated to finding permanent homes for foster children over the age of 10.

The winners? A 7-year-old girl and a middle-aged woman — a veritable cross-section of Criss’s largely female fanbase. He sang “Close to You,” and as a bonus, he played the piano and performed the song that catapulted him to household name status on Glee, “Teenage Dream.”

“This is a little inappropriate!” Criss said from the stage, editorializing the lyrics for his young subject. “Maybe in 20 years!”

The next day at Drift Studios, he’s still thinking about the performance. When I casually suggest that I should pay up for our sit-down interview, he almost violently dismisses the idea. “No, you shouldn’t!” he says, seemingly embarrassed by the thought.

He’s feeling “genuinely bummed out” because he doesn’t think he split the time evenly between the two winners. “I thought the other woman was the girl’s mother or something!” he confesses. “So if she’s reading this, I’m really, really sorry. I wish I had given you more attention and hung out afterward.”

That’s just the kind of star Criss is — humble, honest, and genuinely interested in the people who support him. He’s approachable and surprisingly soft-spoken in person, though he does talk passionately about his work. He takes a lot of care with his fans, many of whom have flown from all over the world to see him headline Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre. His 12-week run ends July 19.

-Broadway Style Guide



Some short videos at the benefit concert.   Between the adorably shy little girl, the kind woman, and Darren being his charming, adorkable self, the videos are bound to make you smile. 



birdsturnhimon:
Heres the video I got of Darren singing “They Long to be Close to You” and then the usher caught me… whoops.
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This is my favorite part, where Darren is being sweet to the little girl, realizing she is too shy to dance, so he decides to do enough dancing for the both of them.  :happy face






darrenkey:
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: this little girl refusing to dance with him
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This short video shows how adorable this little girl is. 



PerezHilton:  When Darren Criss serenaded this young girl at the #VoicesForTheVoiceless event, I cried!!! AND he sang her one of my favorite songs from The Carpenters! Truly an outstanding evening to benefit You Gotta Believe! Tremendous kudos Seth Rudetsky!!!

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