Producer Michael Cassel has announced that Broadway and television star Darren Criss will perform Intimate & Live – a one-night only concert – in Sydney on Friday 18 May 2018 at the Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst.
A multi-faceted artist with a career spanning television, film, music and stage, Criss will present a kaleidoscope of pop hits and musical theatre staples, performing on both guitar and piano accompanied by a string quartet.
“Darren Criss is an extraordinary performer and I am excited that Australian audiences will get a taste of his talents at this very special one-off concert in Sydney,” says Producer Michael Cassel.
Best known for playing Blaine Anderson on global TV phenomenon Glee – Criss will be back on Australian TV screens, starring in the award-winning series, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – available to stream and screen on Foxtel from Thursday 24 May. The miniseries premiered to rave reviews in the US in January, with Criss’s performance hailed as “electrifying” and “career-changing”.
On Broadway, Criss replaced Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He later starred as the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch to great acclaim. In 2017, he debuted his new indie-pop band Computer Games along with his brother Chuck Criss, the two releasing their first album, Lost Boys Life. Most recently he released a five-track solo EP, Homework – which peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart.
Criss joined Glee during its second season as a supporting character but soon became a fan favourite, leading the Dalton Academy Warblers – an a cappella singing group that were rivals with New Directions.
Blaine quickly became a love interest to Kurt Hummel (played by Chris Colfer) and transferred to McKinley High, but not before sharing a drunken kiss and an amazing duet with Rachel Berry (played by Lea Michele) to The Human League’s Don’t You Want Me. Criss has recently announced as US concert tour with Lea Michele.
Darren Criss: Intimate & Live
Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
Performance: Friday 18 May 2018 – 8.00pm (sold out)
Image: Darren Criss – photo by Lindsey Byrnes