Just got an e-mail from playbill.com…
“Glee“‘s Darren Criss dons the famous Finch bowtie for one last performance of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Succeeding Criss on Jan. 24 will be Nick Jonas. Also joining Jonas on the 24th is new cast member Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”) playing the annoyingly under-eager beaver of the World Wide Wicket Company, Bud Frump. (Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W 45th St, btwn. 8th & 9th Aves., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)
Okay guys, I love Nick Jonas and everything but I am WAY more excited to see Micheal Urie.
Just realized this Sunday is Darren’s last day on Broadway.
For anyone who has not seen this article…
“Nick is a phenomenal musician, a phenomenal talent; unlike me and Dan, this is not his first time at the rodeo.”
I know Darren was referring to that this was Dan’s first musical not first time on Broadway but this photo shot into my head and I couldn’t stop laughing.
Darren asking Beau to tell him stories.
Tell me stories. Tell me Elizabeth Taylor stories. You know, Tell me anything you’ve got.
Darren’s example of being inarticulate:
What’s been the sort of most amazing moment about this whole experience, when you said, “Wow!”?
I mean, God, I’m so inarticulate about the whole experience because it’s been so overwhelming. It’s everything that all of my Broadway friends said it would be, which is complete and total elation, you know, at the end of the show. The fun thing about doing live theater is that there’s a sort of real-time catharsis and there’s a real sense of immediacy of creating it then, there, and now, and the audience and the people onstage are really experiencing something together. And there’s a rush to that that cannot be defined into words. When you’re doing TV and film it’s very secluded, and it’s inherently sort of compartmentalized into different things.