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Ben Affleck Takes Violet to See 'Harry Potter' Play in London

Ben Affleck and his 10-year-old daughter Violet pose for a photo backstage with the cast of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child over the weekend in London, England.

The 44-year-old actor wasn’t the only star in the audience at that performance. He was joined by his Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie, as well as Darren Criss.

The play has been a sold out smash hit and tickets are nearly impossible to come by. Seats are going for thousands of dollars on the secondary market and according to reports, the theater is denying admission to people who they know bought the tickets through a scalper.

Darren Criss Gets Ready For 'Hedwig & The Angry Inch' National Tour in New Promo Vid

Darren Criss heads out to the movies with some friends in Los Angeles on Friday night (August 12).

The 29-year-old actor, who wore a cool University of Michigan cap, was seen out on a date night with longtime girlfriend Mia Swier earlier in the week.

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Soon, Darren will head out on the national tour for Hedwig and the Angry Inch and opened up about it in a new vid, along with the director and creator.

“I’ve always been a fan of the show. This is just a massive dream come true for me,” Darren shared.

Get ticket info at HedwigBroadway.com.

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Darren Criss & Girlfriend Mia Swier Have a Date Night

Darren Criss and his girlfriend Mia Swier hold hands as they head out of The Nice Guy on Monday night (August 8) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 29-year-old actor is getting ready to put on the second year of his outdoor music festival Elsie Fest this September.

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The fest is set to be bigger and better than last year, with the addition of bands and composers in addition to Broadway acts. Darren is even set to take the stage although he’s not sure what he’ll be doing!

“It is the last thing I think about, and I probably won’t figure it out until the week of. Until then, I’m running around on the phone with clipboards and emails and so much logistic stuff, that’s the last piece,” he told Playbill.

Elsie Fest takes place September 5th on Coney Island.

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Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, & More Broadway Stars Sing 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' at DNC 2016 (Video)

Tons of familiar Broadway faces took the stage for a performance at the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night (July 27) in Philadelphia, Penn.

The star-studded line-up included Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Darren Criss, Debra Messing, Kristen Bell, Tyne Daly, and Rosie Perez as they took turns singing parts of “What the World Needs Now Is Love” by Jackie DeShannon.

“Just finished singing w/my beautiful friend @idinamenzel – and a slew of others from the broadway community-at the #dnc ! We sang ‘what the world needs now’ and – SPOILER ALERT- its LOVE!!! This arena is on fire w/kindness and I’m honored to be here. I love my country. #lovetrumpshate,” Kristen later wrote on Instagram.

Watch the performance below!


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'Scream Queens' Cast Celebrates Together at Fox Comic-Con Party!

Lea Michele, Billie Lourd, and Keke Palmer step out looking glam at the Fox Fanfare Party held during 2016 Comic-Con on Friday night (July 22) at the Andaz Hotel in San Diego, Calif.

The ladies were joined at the event by their Scream Queens co-stars Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Taylor Lautner, and John Stamos.

Also in attendance was Lea‘s former Glee co-star Darren Criss.

Make sure to see photos of the cast at their panel earlier in the day.

FYI: Lea is wearing a DVF dress and Loeffler Randall shoes. Billie is wearing head-to-toe Gucci. Keke is wearing Messika Paris jewelry.

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Sara Bareilles & Rebel Wilson Sing 'Little Mermaid' Songs in Rehearsal for Live Show! (Video)

Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson are joined by their cast members from the Hollywood Bowl’s production of The Little Mermaid during their rehearsal on Thursday (June 2) in Los Angeles.

The ladies, along with Darren Criss, John Stamos, Norm Lewis, and Joshua Colley, practiced alongside the live orchestra. They will perform songs from the movie and Broadway show while the film plays in the background!

“I mean. What a day. See you tomorrow, under the sea,” Sara captioned the photo. She also shared some videos on her Snapchat account and you can see her sing a snippet of “Part of Your World” alongside Darren below!

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Darren Criss Starring in 'Hedwig & the Angry Inch' Broadway Tour!

Darren Criss just signed on to star in the title role in the Hedwig and the Angry Inch Broadway tour!

The 29-year-old actor will launch the tour in his hometown of San Francisco before heading to Los Angeles.

“When I found out that the tour would be kicking off in my hometown of San Francisco — the city where I was introduced to Hedwig and the Angry Inch — I could think of no better excuse to get back into the heels of a character I loved and missed so very much,” Darren told EW. “And since Los Angeles has become a second home for me, I relished the idea of seeing what kind of fun Hedwig would bring to the heart of Hollywood. Getting to share this fantastic Broadway production with the two great Californian cities of my own life story will hopefully be as much of a joy for me as it will be for audiences who will experience Hedwig’s life story on the West Coast!”

Darren will star in Hedwig in San Francisco from October 4-30, and move to Los Angeles from November 1-27, before touring the rest of North America.

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