|Carnegie Hall today announced that Darren Criss, breakout star of the hit television series Glee and Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, will replace Jeremy Jordan in The New York Pops program 42nd on 57th: Broadway Today on Friday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m., under the direction of Steven Reineke. Mr. Jordan is unable to appear due to a scheduling conflict.
Mr. Criss joins previously announced guest artist Betsy Wolfe (Bullets Over Broadway, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) for an evening of modern musical theater hits from major composers like Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, among others.
About The Artist
Actor, musician, and Emmy-nominated composer Darren Criss stars in the upcoming indie comedy Smitten, directed by Academy Award-winner Barry Morrow, and most recently appeared on the Emmy Award-winning FX series American Horror Story: Hotel. He starred on Broadway in the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winner of Best Revival of a Musical, and as J. Pierrepont Finch in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. He is best known for his breakout role as Blaine Anderson on FOX television’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award‐winning series Glee. The San Francisco-native is a co-founder of StarKid Productions, a Chicago-based theatre company whose works have spurred viral hits, multiple Billboard charting cast albums, and sold-out national tours. His additional film, TV and stage credits include Girl Most Likely opposite Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening, The Wind Rises, Web Therapy, ABC’s Backstage with Disney on Broadway, Michael Feinstein’s New Year’s Eve Special on PBS, as well as hosting duties for the NewNowNext Awards and Teen Choice Awards. He received his BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan.
Friday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE NEW YORK POPS
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Darren Criss, Guest Artist
Betsy Wolfe, Guest Artist
42ND ON 57TH: BROADWAY TODAY
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Tickets, priced $40 to $122, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.
For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.
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