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"Darren Criss and Lea Salonga, “A Whole New World” | This barely counts as a cover since it 1) features the song’s most famous singer, Tony-winner Lea Salonga, and 2) seems to be a casual rendition in a piano bar, but it’s pretty cute seeing Darren Criss interact with the original Jasmine and rock out with a crowd. Every moment’s red-letter!"

— 10 Spellbinding Covers Of Oscar-Winning Songs (TheBacklot.com)

Posted 6 months ago.
Tagged with lea salonga, darren criss, marie's crisis, press, afterelton, .

Darren’s 27th Birthday Masterposts:
Press [Part 1] [Part 2]

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Keith Caulfield, Associate Director of charts at Billboard. [Link]

Keith Caulfield, Associate Director of charts at Billboard. [Link]

"For me, having really made my way as a musician before Glee, and not to some huge degree but that was the path I was going down, that was something that I needed to do and I could’ve put an album out, in my mind I’m three years overdue, but I just had too many things that I wanted to do and I didn’t want to half-ass it. So I’d like to finish what I’ve been working on the past few years this year because I think it needs to be done. I hope Lea Michele’s album does so well and it will be a big smash because she’s a superstar. Mine will be a little different, it’s a different process. I’m the nerdy rock musician who wants to make my nerdy rock and roll so I don’t know if it will be the same fanfare, but I’d like to finish it. Or do another stage show or do a movie. Beggars can’t be choosers, man! I’ll take whatever they give me."

— Darren Criss responds to, “What do you have coming up outside the show in 2014?” [x] (via jenndesq)

Posted 7 months ago.
Tagged with darren quotes, darren's album, lea michele, afterelton, .
+ thebacklot:

Darren Criss On Klaine, Premarital Cohabitation and Releasing an Album
What do you have coming up outside the show in 2014?
For me, having really made my way as a musician before Glee, and not to some huge degree but that was the path I was going down, that was something that I needed to do and I could’ve put an album out, in my mind I’m three years overdue, but I just had too many things that I wanted to do and I didn’t want to half-ass it. So I’d like to finish what I’ve been working on the past few years this year because I think it needs to be done.
I hope Lea Michele’s album does so well and it will be a big smash because she’s a superstar. Mine will be a little different, it’s a different process. I’m the nerdy rock musician who wants to make my nerdy rock and roll so I don’t know if it will be the same fanfare, but I’d like to finish it. Or do another stage show or do a movie. Beggars can’t be choosers, man! I’ll take whatever they give me.

thebacklot:

Darren Criss On Klaine, Premarital Cohabitation and Releasing an Album

What do you have coming up outside the show in 2014?

For me, having really made my way as a musician before Glee, and not to some huge degree but that was the path I was going down, that was something that I needed to do and I could’ve put an album out, in my mind I’m three years overdue, but I just had too many things that I wanted to do and I didn’t want to half-ass it. So I’d like to finish what I’ve been working on the past few years this year because I think it needs to be done.

I hope Lea Michele’s album does so well and it will be a big smash because she’s a superstar. Mine will be a little different, it’s a different process. I’m the nerdy rock musician who wants to make my nerdy rock and roll so I don’t know if it will be the same fanfare, but I’d like to finish it. Or do another stage show or do a movie. Beggars can’t be choosers, man! I’ll take whatever they give me.

Posted 7 months ago.
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Posted 8 months ago.
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"Glee dreamboat Darren Criss recently met up with Lea Solanga at Marie’s Crisis, a piano bar in New York’s West Village. Solanga is best known for Broadway turns in Miss Saigon and Les Mis — and for being the golden-throated voice of Disney heroines (Aladdin‘s Princess Jasmine and Mulan). Theater and Disney nerds will love their impromptu performance of “A Whole New World.” Criss looks like he’s having the time of his life."

— Darren Criss and Lea Salonga Hit a Piano Bar for “Whole New World(TheBacklot.com)

Posted 9 months ago.
Tagged with lea salonga, marie's crisis, press, afterelton, .

The Backlot: The Darren Criss “O” face returns for a good cause

Posted 10 months ago.
Tagged with darren criss, facebook, EM Awards, press, afterelton, .
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Blaine Anderson had already emerged as a nutrient-rich source of SQUEEEEEE when Glee revealed it would double down on the gay in season 2 by introducing him as a love interest for Kurt. Once he appeared, it took him only about six nanoseconds and that charming smile to become a revolution. Working his snazzy prep school blazer, he made Katy Perry seem like a smoker’s cough falling down a laundry chute by comparison with his memorable version of “Teenage Dream.” Let’s not blow past the significance of that: a gay teen character singing a Top 40 crush song to another gay teen character reached #1 on iTunes and became a best-selling phenomenon. He makes an impact, this Blaine.

And not only with his singing. The character is beloved because of his refreshing, enduring confidence. He inhabits a previously unexplored (and increasingly real) high school trajectory where coming out isn’t some source of angst and crying and breathy conversations followed by staring out of a rain-soaked window. It’s no big deal. He’s already out and comfortable. Beginning with him at a more advanced level has allowed his storylines to grow more complex and interesting instead of being bogged down in normal coming-out fare. That, in turn, has set the stage for Klaine to become Klaine, the epic, emotional, larger-than-life gay teen romance viewers had been waiting for, with all its twists and turns and breakups and engagements, between two characters out of the closet and out of the background. –SB

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The 50 Greatest Gay TV Characters | TheBacklot.com
Second Place: Blaine Anderson

(via somecoughsyruptoeasethepain)

Posted 10 months ago.
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