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Today, 03:32

Short interview with Siriusxm

The music man recently stopped in on The Hoda Show to talk about his latest passion project, which has him strutting on the Great White Way – in heels. He is currently playingslaying the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. Neil Patrick Harris won a Tony for the role of Hedwig last year, but it’s safe to say Criss is filling the big (or rather, pointy) shoes in 2014’s Best Musical Revival winner.

Here are 3 (of many) reasons why we dig Darren.

1. Criss is a Hedwig and the Angry Inch expert (a Hexpert?). 

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch was a show that was done downtown in the late 1990s, and it was this very avant-garde, weird thing,” Criss said. “The Broadway community would really go out on a limb and see this weird rock show…It’s about as rock ‘n roll as it gets.”

2. Criss picked up the violin at age 5 – but never forced his passion for music.

“I think the reason why I loved music so much growing up was because my parents didn’t make me do it,” Criss said. “Music was always a passion for me. I never felt like it was forced.”

3. He’s all about the bro love – and credits his brother with his Hedwig obsession.

“[My brother] Chuck was the guy who turned me onto Hedwig in the first place,” Criss said. “Seeing him opening night was really emotional. I lost it when I saw my brother. I even get teary-eyed thinking about it.”

D’awwww. Listen to more of the interview below!



The London Perambulator

This may be a special interest section, but any London folk can attend a screening of this documentary by John Rogers about Nick Papadimitriou being screened on 14th July at Curzon cinema. There is a Q&A session afterwards with John & Nick.

London Perambulator/Q&A

Director: John Rogers
2009 45 mins
Three leading London cultural figures, Will Self, Ian Sinclair and Russell Brand, discuss the work of Nick Papadimitriou, writer and self-styled ‘Deep Topographer’ – a man who had dedicated his life to mapping and archiving.
“[Nick] is a kind of freelance historian… writing, without any particular hope of publication, great tracts that were like strange rhapsodies and poems of the city” – Iain Sinclair

Director Q&A

Join us for this special screening of The London Perambulator where we will be joined by director John Rogers and topographer Nick Papadimitriou in a post screening discussion.

For anyone thats interested.


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