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Darren Criss Has Created a Coachella for Broadway Fans!

Darren Criss has some exciting news – he is launching Elsie Fest, a one-day outdoor music festival celebrating showtunes!

The 28-year-old former Glee actor, who just finished a run on Broadway in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will be joined on stage at the festival by Aaron Tveit, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, Hamilton‘s Leslie Odom Jr., Broadway legend Lea Salonga, Chicago-based musical theater company StarKid, and more!

“I was at Coachella and thought ‘let’s do this for show tunes,’” Darren said in a statement. “Theater has been going through a wonderful shift in the past few years, from the type of work that’s being produced to the way it’s being consumed by the public. It’s more than showtunes on Broadway — it’s songs from film, TV and YouTube. Since the rules were already changing, I figured, why not shake up people’s ideas of where to watch the performers they love. Enter Elsie.”

Elsie Fest will take place on Sunday, September 27 at JBL Live at Pier 97 in New York City. Tickets go on sale TOMORROW (August 21) at 9am EST on Ticketmaster.

Darren Criss Joins Cast of 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

Darren Criss is reportedly in negotiations to join the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel!

A role on the show would reunite the 28-year-old actor with Ryan Murphy, the creator of his former show Glee.

Darren “is in talks to play Justin, a Silver Lake hipster who heads to the hotel on Halloween with his equally hip girlfriend to escape pesky trick-or-treaters,” according to E! News.

It seems though that Darren‘s character is going to give too many room service demands and Kathy Bates‘ character, who is the head of the hotel, will give him a “Halloween trick they will never forget.”

The part is a recurring role and he will make his first appearance in the Halloween episode.

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Darren Criss & Girlfriend Mia Swier Hit The Pool in Positano

Darren Criss takes a little swim around the pool on Thursday afternoon (July 23) in Positano, Italy.

The 28-year-old former Glee actor was joined by his longtime girlfriend, Mia Swier, for a little relaxation before hitting the Giffoni Film Festival.

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“Check it out! #ArielVonGlitz aka (Let’s see how long this one lasts…) ;)” Mia wrote on Twitter with her new red hair color.

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Darren Criss Picks Up Experience Award At Giffoni Film Festival In Italy

Darren Criss shows off his award ahead of the press conference at the 2015 Giffoni Film Festival on Friday afternoon (July 24) in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy.

The 28-year-old former Glee actor received the Experience Award, just like Dianna Agron, Lea Michele and Naya Rivera received in years prior.

“I can not say much of the film. I started shooting a week ago, but I think it’s a story very nice. It’s very exciting and I especially like the idea of ??going around Italy,” Darren shared of the film. “It’s beautiful landscapes are like candy for the Americans.”

Smitten! is described as “an enchanted fable, a caper with four romances, centering around a young American fashion executive (Criss) who gets kidnapped and taken into the alpine mountains by three bumbling members of the mafia.”

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Joe Jonas & Darren Criss Take Over New York Men's Fashion Week!

Joe Jonas and Darren Criss pose backstage at the Richard Chai Fashion Show held during New York Fashion Week: Men’s S/S 2016 at Skylight Clarkson Sq on Wednesday (July 15) in New York City.

The day before, the 25-year-old entertainer and the 28-year-old Glee star were joined in the front row by Gabrielle Union and her husband Dwyane Wade, Joshua Sasse, Tyson Beckford and Christian Slater at the Todd Snyder Fashion Show.

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That same day, Gabrielle, Dwyane, Tyson and Victor Cruz switched up their looks at the Rag & Bone S/S 2016 Menswear Event held at the Highline Stages.


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Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Kick Off New York Men's Fashion Week with Joe Jonas!

Gabrielle Union and her husband Dwyane Wade strike a pose together while attending the New York Men’s Fashion Week 2016 S/S CFDA Kickoff Party held at the Amazon Imaging Studio on Monday (July 13) in Brooklyn, New York.

The 42-year-old actress and the 33-year-old basketball player were joined at the event by Joe Jonas, Darren Criss, Jesse Metcalfe and his girlfriend Cara Santana, and Victor Cruz.

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“Amazon Men’s Fashion Week Kickoff party… and so it began #aboutlastnight,” Gabrielle captioned with her Instagram post. “Thank you @thomaschristos for styling @sjblife for makeup and @myatesnewyork for hair LOVED!!”

FYI: Gabrielle is wearing a Baja East jumpsuit and coat, Bionda Castana ‘Zoe’ platforms, an Edie Parker clutch, a Xiao Wang bracelet ring, Nora Kogan rings, and a Pamela Love cuff.

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Tiny Fey & Darren Criss Are Voices For The Voiceless!

Tina Fey flashes a smile while posing for photographs at the Voices For The Voiceless: Stars For Foster Kids event held at the St. James Theater on Monday (June 29) in New York City.

The 45-year-old actress was joined by Darren Criss, Jane Krakowski, Lilla Crawford, Tituss Burgess, Rachel Crow, Debra Monk, and Lisa Lampanelli at the event benefiting You Gotta Believe, the only NYC organization specializing in helping older foster youth find forever homes.

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It was recently announced that Tina will headline the Producers Guild of America’s upcoming second annual Produced By: New York conference, according to Variety.

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