Darren Criss just created an event that Broadway fans are going to love him for – get ready for Elsie Fest!
The 28-year-old actor is launching the outdoor music festival to make a “Coachella for showtunes” and he will be joined in the Big Apple by some of Broadway’s best talent for the event.
“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 are on sale now on Ticketmaster.