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Darren Criss And Evan Rachel Wood Talk Elsie Fest; Broadway At The Beach

Steve Schonberg | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

It's been a year since Glee and Broadway alum Darren Criss launched Elsie Fest, a unique one-day event intended to take the theater experience outdoors, and connect theatergoers with the hugely successful culture of music festivals; a Coachella of Broadway.

Watch A Star-Studded Performance Of 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' At DNC

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics

A slew of celebrities gathered on stage at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday to sing “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” A group of sta...

Darren Criss' Most Ambitious Project Yet Is A Hit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.03.2015 | Arts

For impassioned, young theatergoers who live for the cast albums of "Les Misérables," "Hamilton" and other hit musicals, Elsie Fest was, undoubtedly,...

Saying Goodbye to Gigi and Realizing the Limits of Social Media

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.18.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What makes a show fail? Many in the industry have pondered that question. If we knew the answer, shows wouldn't fail. Even veteran producers with a string of hits sometimes stumble. For there is really no magic key.

The Theater Community Parties Post-Tonys: The Carlyle

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.08.2016 | New York
Cara Joy David

After the telecast (discussed in my post here), Broadway is all about the after-parties. There is the official Tony Gala at the Plaza. Then each show or each lead producer usually hosts their own party.

Darren Criss Shares His Ultimate Rules for Skin Care: Are You Guilty Of The Two Biggest Grooming Mistakes? | Posted 06.01.2016 | Style

If there's one thing you can learn from having to pile on a ton of makeup night after night, it's that we've all got to learn to be comfortable in our own skin.

Another Op'ning: The Blue Carpet at Finding Neverland

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.15.2015 | New York
Cara Joy David

There is nothing like the electricity present on a Broadway opening night. Those in attendance at film premieres often say the audience feels charged. In the theater, the actors have a chance to pick up on that. That energy impacts them on the stage.

Equality in Television

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

When you point a finger at someone you are pointing one right back at yourself. Staying silent means that you're agreeing and accepting that these homophobic practices and this lack of progress is valid.

Darren Criss Is Broadway's Next 'Hedwig'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Glee" star Darren Criss is Broadway-bound in a very, very big way. Starting April 29, the 28-year-old actor will don platform heels and a sky-hig...

Watch A Full Performance From The Final Season Of 'Glee'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.01.2015 | Entertainment

"Glee" begins its sixth and final season on Jan. 9, and in preparation for its farewell, the show released the first full performance featuring Darren...

Mickey Boardman on Art Basel, Miami and Paper magazine cover girl Kim Kardashian

Tara Solomon | Posted 02.09.2015 | Miami
Tara Solomon

We love Art Basel for many reasons, including the tidal wave of glamour that washes over Miami. And there was glamour in spades during the 13th annual Art Basel Miami Beach, where art, design, fashion, music, and celebrity blended into a deliciously decadent cocktail.

'Glee' Hunk To Host 'The Definitive Farewell Party' For 2014 In Miami

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Glee" hunk Darren Criss and Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth are just two of the bold-faced names who will take to the stage Dec. 2, as p...

Lea Michele Wins Friday Night Fashion With A Near-Sheer Dress

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Celebrity

Lea Michele and Darren Criss took their "Glee" show on the road and to the red carpet of the Jonsson Cancer Center's 19th Annual Taste For A Cure bene...

New Directions

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 05.31.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

Now that Glee aired its one hundredth episode, reflecting on the show that has been a champion for this band of underdogs, I have a renewed connection...

Six by Sondheim - The Artist and Teacher

Eden Lane | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Eden Lane

We see how an examination of the arts, and one artist in particular, has lessons for every kind of life. Stephen Sondheim, and other artists like him, do not merely entertain; they are teachers.

Kathy Griffin and Glee Cast Roast Jane Lynch at TrevorLive! Gala (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

On Sunday, December 8, What's Trending hosted the red carpet for The Trevor Project's "Trevor Live" gala - the 15th annual, star-studded event that ...

WATCH: 'Glee' Hunk Hits NYC Gay Bar For Impromptu Performance

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Darren Criss surprised revelers at a popular New York gay piano bar when he popped in for an impromptu performance. The hunky "Glee" star played p...

'Wake Up America': A Playlist for Saturday's EMA Awards

David Wild | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a set of songs with suitably Green-ish hue -- starting with one by Miley Cyrus because I believe saving the world is even more fun than twerking.

'Glee' Cast Thanks Fans, Pays Respects

Posted 10.11.2013 | TV

The "Glee" cast took to Twitter to pay tribute to their late co-star Cory Monteith. Many of the "Glee" cast members tweeted before the episode air...

Darren Criss Discusses Sexuality, Talks About Wild Encounter With Male Fan

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gleeks gone wild! At least that's what "Glee" super crush Darren Criss experienced when an overzealous male "Glee" fan licked his face. In an i...

And The 2013 Teen Choice Awards Hosts Are...

Posted 07.31.2013 | Teen

The 2013 Teen Choice Awards air on on Sunday, Aug. 11, and now that we finally know who the nominees are, it's time for the big host reveal. Drumro...

He Only Plays Gay on TV

San Francisco magazine | Posted 09.21.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

Glee's Darren Criss expands his repertoire. The key to a smooth interview with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, says Darren Criss, is to talk as little as possible.

What Kristen Wiig Knows About Dating Younger Men

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.18.2013 | Women

There is no doubt that Kristen Wiig is a great comedian: She entertained us for years on "Saturday Night Live," her film "Bridesmaids" was an instant ...

Darren Criss' Touching Tribute To Cory Monteith

Posted 07.16.2013 | Celebrity

Arguably, few have been more affected by the loss of Cory Monteith than his "Glee" family. Many are still coming to terms with the death of the 31-...

Madonna Slept Here, And Other Famous U Of M Alums

Kaitlyn DelBene | University of Michigan Heritage Project | Posted 06.26.2013 | Detroit

This original post is part of the University of Michigan Heritage Project, an immersive, digital experience into the university's past. Famous alu...