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'Dear Evan Hansen' Cast Receives Celeb Support at Broadway Opening!

'Dear Evan Hansen' Cast Receives Celeb Support at Broadway Opening!

Zendaya and Darren Criss are showing their support for this season’s hottest new musical, Dear Evan Hansen!

The show opened in New York City on Sunday (December 4) at the Music Box Theater – and lots of celebs caught the performance, including Sutton Foster with husband Ted Griffin, Aaron Tveit, Tina Fey with husband Jeff Raymond, Zachary Quinto, and Waitress composer Sara Bareilles with collaborator Jessie Nelson.

The cast – including Ben Platt, the star of the show, Rachel Bay Jones, Michael Park, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Kristolyn Lloyd, Will Roland, Mike Faist, as well as writers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, director Michael Greif, and music supervisor Alex Lacamoire – were seen hanging out at the after party at the Pierre Hotel!

The New York Times reports that the show is a “gorgeous heartbreaker of a musical,” and Variety says, “lyrics go beyond the spoken thought and reach for the unspoken feelings hiding behind the words.” More Here »

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Darren Criss Is Not A Fan of Opening Nights

Darren Criss Is Not A Fan of Opening Nights

Darren Criss spends a free morning with his longtime girlfriend Mia Swier over the weekend in Los Angeles.

The former Glee actor current Hedwig and the Angry Inch star, and Mia, met up with some friends for a bite to eat before he headed back to the theatre for the show.

During a recent interview, Darren dished about the absolutely worst night to go and see a play — opening night!

“Opening nights are a pain in the ass,” he shared. “That’s when everybody goes because they think that’s the time to go.”:

Darren added, “It’s actually the worst time to go because when you’re on tour, we have to figure out that theater. You’re basically watching our second rehearsal there.”

FYI: Darren is wearing an H&M tanktop.

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Darren Criss Goes Shirtless for 'Hedwig' Opening Night in Hollywood!

Darren Criss Goes Shirtless for 'Hedwig' Opening Night in Hollywood!

Darren Criss puts his hot body on display while shirtless for the curtain call at the opening night performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Pantages Theatre on Wednesday (November 2) in Hollywood.

The 29-year-old former Glee star is playing the title role in the musical and he wears just a pair of tiny black shorts for the final numbers in the show.

Darren is starring with Lena Hall, who won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway production of the musical. They are both giving amazing performances in the show, so catch it now through November 27!

Also pictured inside: Choreographer Spencer Liff, who did the musical staging for the show, walking the pink carpet.

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Demi Lovato & Becky G Kick Off Global Citizen Festival 2016 in NYC

Demi Lovato & Becky G Kick Off Global Citizen Festival 2016 in NYC

Demi Lovato rocks a cool red dress while arriving at the step and repeat for the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday (September 24) in New York City.

The 24-year-old singer joined Gotham‘s Camren Bicondova, Darren Criss and singers Yandel and Becky G at the festival, which aims to end extreme poverty by 2030.

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Becky and Yandel have come together for a new version of “Somos Uno”, that will raise Awareness for Deborra-Lee Furness‘ charity, Hopeland, which concentrates on the crisis around vulnerable and abandoned children.

“As a woman, I feel such solidarity with this year’s Global Citizen Festival theme and Hopeland’s mission. I’m excited to hit the stage with Yandel and shine a light on these important issues,” Becky shared.

15+ pics inside of Demi Lovato and Becky G

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Max Adler & Wife Jennifer Step Out For 'Sully' Premiere in NYC

Max Adler & Wife Jennifer Step Out For 'Sully' Premiere in NYC

Max Adler suits up for the premiere of Sully held at Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday night (September 6) in New York City.

The 30-year-old Glee and Switched at Birth actor brought his stunning wife Jennifer to the premiere of his new flick. Darren Criss also stepped out for the event to support Max.

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Max plays Jimmy Stefanik in the film, based on the story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers.

Sully hits theaters on Friday, September 9th.

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Darren Criss Rocks Out with Megan Hilty, the 'Stranger Things' Cast, & More at Elsie Music Festival!

Darren Criss Rocks Out with Megan Hilty, the 'Stranger Things' Cast, & More at Elsie Music Festival!

Darren Criss and Megan Hilty pose for pics backstage at The Great Elsie Music Festival on Monday (September 5) in Coney Island, New York City.

Elsie Fest is a one-day outdoor music festival that includes celebrities from the screen and stage performing some of their favorite hit songs.

Darren and Megan were joined on stage by Tituss Burgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Kinky BootsTodrick Hall, Stranger ThingsGaten Matarazzo & Caleb McLaughlin, as well as many other stars.

Check out an Instagram pic below of Darren on stage with Gaten and Caleb!

Performed at #elsiefest with @gatenm123 @darrencriss my sister @caitlynrosemclaughlin and Gaten's sister @sabrinaclaire

A photo posted by Caleb McLaughlin (@therealcalebmclaughlin) on

15+ pictures inside of the stars performing at Coney Island…More Here »

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Darren Criss Hits The Movies After 'Hedwig' Promo Video Premieres

Darren Criss Hits The Movies After 'Hedwig' Promo Video Premieres

Darren Criss rocks a University of Michigan ball cap while heading out to the movies in Los Angeles on Friday night (August 12).

Just a few nights before, the 29-year-old actor was seen on a date night with longtime girlfriend Mia Swier.

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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 Heads to The Nice Guy With Girlfriend Mia Swier

Darren Criss Heads to The Nice Guy With Girlfriend Mia Swier

Darren Criss and his longtime love Mia Swier look happy to be together as they leave The Nice Guy on Monday evening (August 8) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 29-year-old actor is in the middle of getting ready for 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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