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“Six By Sondheim” is a new HBO documentary that takes a look at the life and art of musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim through six of his iconic songs. Directed by Tony winner James Lapine, the film contains archival footage as well as new musical segments directed by Todd Haynes, Autumn de Wilde and Lapine. In this special extended peek at the film (courtesy of HBO), Darren Criss, Jeremy Jordan and America Ferrera are featured in a brand new performance of Merrily We Roll Along’s “Opening Doors” created especially for the film. “Six By Sondheim” debuts Dec. 9 on HBO.
I thought this might be of interest to visitors, if I get some spare cash after the holidays I’m going to chip in.
If you’re here, it’s probably because you’re a fan of Darren Criss. Or you’re just clicking through random fundraisers. Either way – welcome!
Darren does a lot of charity work with a lot of organizations – LGBT, music and arts education, the list goes on and on – but Musicians on Call is relatively new to his repertoire. It’s a fantastic organization that brings music to hospitalized children that would otherwise not have access to it, and we know how much Darren likes both music and kids.
It’s a no-brainer.
$500 sponsor’s a patient’s room for an entire year. For every $500 we can raise, that’s a whole year of music for someone. That’s insane.
Darren’s fans are great at showing their support, and it would be great to sponsor a few patient rooms in his name. He does so much for everyone, let’s do something for him.
By donating through this page, your money will go directly to the organization – no third parties, no sketchiness. If you can’t donate through this, check http://dcrissbirthdayproject.tumblr.com for other ways to donate.
Fundraising will be open through February 5th, 2014 – Darren’s birthday.
(This is a fan-run fundraiser and is not affiliated with Darren Criss or any related entities.)
Unless you live under a rock in the middle of nowhere, you probably know who Stan Lee is. If you don’t know him by name, you will definitely know one of the many superheroes he’s created: Spiderman, Hulk, Thor and so many others.
Well, he’s back. Back in March 2013, The Hub announced that Lee’s miniseries, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, was to become an animated pilot movie, with the hope to be aired in early 2014. It focuses around himself training seven aliens, into superheroes he can use as inspiration for a new comic.
An incredible all-star cast has been announced: The ‘Mighty 7’ aliens are Strong Arm, the superhero with super strength, voiced by Armie Hammer; Lazer Lord, the laser ball flinging superhero, voiced by Christian Slater; Mayim Bialik playing the super-fast Lady Lightning; the flying Silver Skylark, voiced by Teri Hatcher; Flea as the self-explanatory Roller Man, who launches at high speeds, rolled as a ball; Darren Criss playing Micro, the superhero that can make himself tiny at will and Sean Astin playing Kid Kinergy who’s superpower is telekinesis.
And if that wasn’t enough, additional voices include Jim Belushi, who will be voicing the leader of a covert operations military division, Mr. Cross, who’s assigned to investigate UFO sightings. As well as Belushi, Michael Ironside will be voicing the Xanar, leader of Taegon, the warring aliens who enslave other planets and raid their natural resources.
The whole animated movie trilogy will be based around Lee, who has been approached by Archie Comics to create the next group of superheroes. It isn’t that easy however, so Lee takes a trip to the desert as a hope to clear the writer’s block and even find some information. This is when he discovers the ‘Mighty 7’ and unknowingly gets himself caught up in a military chase. He makes the spontaneous decision to have these aliens enter his Malibu home in order to effectively train them into the superhero potential he can see.
“Mighty 7 is the first reality style comic books series and the first superhero project from Stan Lee Comics. We’re combining fantasy and reality, comedy and adventure for a superhero series unlike anything I’ve created before,” said Lee in his introduction of the cast. “These incredible actors have brought these alien superheroes to life even better than I could have imagined…if that’s even possible!”
As any Darren Criss fan knows, he is tiny, thus making his casting choices one of my favourites. Moreover , add Sean Astin to the mix, who any StarKid would know as Dylan Saunders, on top of the rest of the already great cast, we are going to have a new favourite group of heroes.
If we weren’t excited enough about Stan Lee’s next creation, this casting ensures we all wait for 2014, bouncing impatiently in our seats. In the meantime, you can watch the trailer for Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 on the official website
What’s better than getting to watch Glee star Darren Criss (Blaine)? Answer: Nothing. Absolutely nothing. However, one thing that comes close is the prospect of getting to watch a flashback to his character Blaine’s younger self. In other words, get ready to squeal.
Reports indicate that young Blaine will be appearing in the upcoming Season 5, Episode 6, which is rumored to be a Billy Joel tribute episode. Get ready to see the mini Blaine as he’s living in hiswhite bread bow-tie world.
Glee creator Brad Falchuk tweeted a photo of himself with the actor who will be playing Blaine’s boyhood self, and sure enough, the little guy’s rockin’ a bow tie. “Young Blaine and me…or is it young Blaine and I?” Brad cations the adorable pic.
(But while we love Blaine’s new mini-me, but lets be real: No one can top the original Mini Warbler. No one. If only Glee needed to cast someone a few years younger!That kid would have been perfect.)
Back to the upcoming episode, though. Episode 6, scheduled to air on November 21, is shaping up to be an unbelievably adorable one. After all, not only will we meet proto-Blaine, but we’ll also see a younger version of Sam (Chord Overstreet).
You probably best know actor, singer-songwriter and musician Darren Criss as the impeccably groomed Blaine Anderson on “Glee,” which started airing its fifth season Sept. 26. Off-screen, the 26-year-old is just as serious about high-quality grooming products as his alter ego — so much so that over the summer, he made the leap from consumer to investor and third partner in a Silver Lake-based e-tailer of men’s grooming products called the Motley alongside the site’s founding siblings, Matthew and Madison Ruggieri.
We recently had a chance to catch up with Criss about his personal style and what he brings to the Motley crew.
You’re an unabashed fan of grooming products. What’s the origin of that?
From a mother who always made me wash my face growing up and suddenly, when I was on my own, I was like, “OK, I guess I’ve got to keep this up but I don’t want the same stuff you can buy at the corner store.” It was about upping my game a little bit. Combine that with having to cake my face with makeup every day, which is so not a good thing for your skin, and I started searching out things, learning a lot about products.
And how did you end up finding your way to the Motley?
It was very organic. A friend of mine who knows Matt Ruggieri told me to check out the website. I immediately saw a golden opportunity to be involved with something amazing, so I would have been a fool not to have gotten in contact with them. So I met with Matthew and Madison and said, “Let me know if there is anything I could do to be a part of this.”
What will you be doing?
I think so far I’ve helped with visibility — bringing the [site] to a wider audience. But I’ve kind of been all over the place, [helping with] marketing strategy, product development. We were just over at the lab we have in Chatsworth, going through the chemical compounds of things and working on some more of our own products.
What kind of products?
Without giving too much away, it’s sort of expanding on what we’re doing with [our cologne] Atlas. We’re near the end of the testing process, and we’re really happy with what we have.
Do you have a favorite grooming product, one that’s always in your Dopp kit?
With many of the former Glee Club members now graduates, the hunt is on at William McKinley High School to find talented singers to rebuild the New Directions. It’s not goodbye to the graduates however as beloved characters Rachel and Kurt move to New York to continue their education at the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts (NYADA), struggling to adjust to life after high school. So Glee: Season 4 still features all of your favourite characters, but also introduces great new additions to all the laughs, tears and fun-filled antics in a season that features numerous episodes that will leave you desperate for more.
Like the memorable seasons before it, Glee continues to attract big names, with starring roles from Kate Hudson as a nasty NYADA dance teacher, to Sarah Jessica Parker and Whoopi Goldberg (reprising her role as NYADA Dean Carmen Tibideaux). As well as this, the popular show’s trademark tribute episodes entertain more than ever, with this season featuring episodes dedicated to the music of Britney Spears, Grease and Stevie Wonder.
Glee Season 4 also sees the introduction of latest Glee Project winner Blake Jenner who joins the cast as Ryder Lynn, a football-playing sophomore who Finn encourages to audition for the upcoming school production of Grease.
I have to say, when you sang Teenage Dream in this recent episode that is what Glee does so well.
Well that was a success. That’s a really, really difficult thing to pull off because we shot that live and I had to arrange the piano part and it kind of played everything. And there’s a logistical side of doing something that is quite difficult. It is getting easier and easier as technology gets better. Les Mis, I know is doing it, the whole thing, but they’re also a big budget blockbuster movie that has a bit more time than we do to do things. So it’s good. I was really worried about it and there were a lot of things that of course, in my actor land mode I was watching me like dammit, they didn’t get that thing I did that I worked so hard to do every other take. The use of one take that I was kind of nervous about. Who am I to devalue your experience? That is great if that’s how it hits you. That’s wonderful.
I think it also encapsulates what makes this season very interesting to watch. Moving forward is not an easy thing.
That’s great. I agree with you. That is one of the best things about the show and in the pilot where you have this kind of tragic character, Rachel Berry, who when you meet her, but the gold star next to her name, all these things are wonderful about her. She really had all these bright eyed dreams about everything and then she gets this slushy in her face, because you realize that she’s a loser. That is the great drama. Moving on and realizing that there isn’t a place called home. It makes the show more interesting but it’s also a good thing broadcast to especially our younger audience, of life does move on and it’s not necessarily a terrible thing. It can be a tough thing that is hopefully a good thing if you look at it the right way and you can embrace life in a positive manner. There’s a whole lot of new stakes to the season that just make it, up the ante quite a bit.