The Culturalist had a "Hedwig showdown." John Shevlin tweeted in regard to that.
Review by gleekto (a fan of Darren), who also saw NPH in the role. Her review is quite detailed, and I am posting an excerpt (but I urge you to read her entire interesting review).
A Dream or a Song that Hits You So Hard: My Hedwig Experience
I went to Hedwig last Wednesday and Thursday June 24 and 25, and I am still reeling in the emotions.
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4. I came into this show looking forward to Origin of Love, Wig In a Box, Wicked Little Town, Midnight Radio - And while Midnight Radio is still the heart of it all for me, the hard rock songs - Sugar Daddy, and especially Angry Inch, and Exquisite Corpse - knocked me out. I wrote this already but I did not like Angry Inch at all when I first saw Hedwig and it turned out to have the most emotionally gutting moment of the show with Darren. It’s been going through my head for days and while context is different, I can totally connect with that anger. He is unreal on those hard songs.
5. Darren’s acting is so layered and complicated in the whole thing and most of all he is epic at vulnerability - The moments for me - As Hedwig wakes up from her botched sex change operation - Her face - you feel the drugged shock, terror, anger. The moment took my breath away both nights. Another - Hedwig’s facial shift the 2 or 3 times she mentions her father - if you’re not close, you may not even see it but Hedwig goes from sweet, sassy Hedwig to pools of anger and hurt and then back again.
I know many reviewers have said this - but there really is a magnetic sweetness to Darren’s Hedwig. Somehow she is so compelling and sweet, you want to please her and love her and can easily forget how truly terrible she is being at various moments - particularly to Yitzhak. Such a brilliantly complex portrayal.
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The show is brilliant. My heart is cracked wide open. The brightest star.
(June 24 and June 25, 2015 shows)
A nice tweet:
Note: I scrolled down the twitter page of @trustthelogan for the period of season 6 of Glee and I did not see any indication that this person followed Glee or Darren.
I thought I would note how Darren made certain comments during his performance on June 26, 2015
, acknowledging the Supreme Court decision
about the constitutional right to marriage equality across our country (Obergefell v. Hodges)
June 26, 2015(via gleekto)
A couple of nice comments about this Friday night performance on June 26,
that was posted on HedwigOnBway's Facebook page:
-From Bob Hettinger: "Tonight's show was magical! Thank you's to the cast for an experience that I will not soon forget!"
-From Mark Camera-Eckman: "Darren - amazing Hedwig tonight on such a glorious night! Thank you!"
Source: HedwigOnBway Facebook
A nice tweet:
June 27, 2015 - 8pm show
Note: Stephanie Dunbar is a Glee fan, and works in the TV industry.
Nice comment (with photo) from someone who enjoyed NPH in the role (but I cannot post the photo):
Saw Darren Criss in Hedwig and the Angry Inch tonight!! Fantastic!!! Different than the Neil Patrick Harris version, but just as entertaining! Such a huge talent!
Barry Thomas Patterson with Greg Raynes at Belasco Theatre.
June 27, 2015 Another nice comment on someone's instagram with photo (but I cannot post the photo): @actingjen I'm beyond happy that I got to watch @hedwigonbway! The show is wonderful and @darrencriss did a fabulous job as Hedwig. Plus any performer that talks to the first few rows genuinely thanking them for being there and participating in the show deserves great praise. #hedwigandtheangryinch #hedwigonbway #hedwigonbroadway #broadway #theater June 27, 2015-