i was wondering if darren was part of this

Alec is so dead. We all are.

I have no words. I’m just shook. The cat eyes are wonderful and I can’t wait to see them shine in the show. This whole look is just so fucking good. Every part of it. At first I was sceptical about this goatee but damn, it does things to me now. And photo was unlocked in less than 20 minutes???

The fact, that I’d die for Magnus Bane is one thing, but the fact, that I’d die for Harry Shum Jr. as well is another one. I bet he wasn’t expecting it to be unlocked so fast and it just shows how much we love and appreciate something/someone he pours in his whole heart and soul. Harry is incredible as Magnus. Harry is Magnus. I want to give him every single damn award for his acting. Step Up, Glee, Mom’s Night Out, Crouching Tiger, White Frog, Single by 30… - all of this never gave him as amazing chance to show off as Shadowhunters. I’m close to tears just thinking about it. He should be more appreciated. If there’re people, who somehow judge his acting skills but never saw him as Magnus, I want them to hear me clearly: Harry Shum Jr. is an amazing, taletned actor who truly becomes his character while shooting. There’s no Harry left, when he plays Magnus. Not his voice, not his body language, not even his looks. Just pure Magnus Bane. That’s what good acting means. He deserves all the love; it’s sad that he gets hate too.

But anyways. I love it. I love Magnus. I love Harry. I’m dead and tomorrow I’m gonna see Alec’s poster from afterlife and then come back again on 2nd January.

dev_mo @darrencriss once said that he hoped “Coolest Girl” from A Very Potter Sequel would become the new “Part Of Your World” of auditions. This was the moment I told him I’ve sung it at multiple auditions, he was filled with such genuine joy, told me to “shut the fuck up!!” (excitedly, I promise) and gave me a huge hug. What a genuinely kind, wonderful human.

November 25, 2016

anonymous asked:

Beardie dearest went to see Oh hello on broadway with D last night 😑 i wonder if their fellow partner and roomie joined them

Part 2 oh sorry! darren wasnt seeing oh hello he was at the stage door of the front page

Anon, I have seen no account that she was present, so yet to be verified, but looks like no she was not there (but again, not 100%). But she was with Ben earlier, as you can clearly hear her laughter in his IG story.

Darren is out for blood, literally, but while he’s on the hunt, he gets more than bargained for in the form of a beautiful human named Chris. When their relationship grows and Chris’ life is in jeopardy, will Darren risk it all and reveal the truth? If he does, can he deal with the consequences of his admission?

Read I Can Smell Your Scent for Miles here for on AO3!

EEEP ! I had the opportunity to join in this year’s cc big bang!! it was my first bang ever and i had a great experience! ;v; thank you for letting me be part of it, and thank you to my wonderful partner somethingdarrenish for having such a cool idea! I’m honored to have been able to create a visual for your sweet sweet words~!! ^0^

I’ve only just started reading it, but i can already tell it’s gonna be a ride! The way she writes Chris and Darren’s personality is so refreshing! They really come to life, and i can’t wait to see where else this story takes them! 

There’s even a super neat playlist  she made to go with it!!!! * H *

So. Last night happened. And I have literally no words for how life changing it was for me. It’s the only way I can describe seeing Darren own that stage playing Hedwig.

Let me start by telling you that no one can be fully prepared to see what goes on in that theatre, no one. My mouth hung open for at least the first 10 minutes of the show until I realized I was just gaping like an idiot. Darren was born to be on stage, on Broadway. He owned the stage from the second he entered it and the very last second he walked out of it. Hedwig is funny, sassy, witty, sad, feisty and another number of adjectives I can’t remember the name of right now. She made me laugh to tears, she made me cry, she left me breathless at times. 

And before the show I was wondering if I would see Darren behind the make-up and the wigs and the costumes, and part of me thought I would, because come on, how can one person completely disappear like that inside a character? But Darren does. You don’t see Darren at all, you don’t see Blaine, you only see Hedwig. Darren really gives 200% of himself into the character of Hedwig and you end up wondering if she didn’t magically materialize on that stage straight from the movie. Of course she’s different than JCM’s Hedwig in the movie (don’t have a point of comparison for the show) but the very essence of her is there.

I am so fucking happy that Hedwig was my first Broadway show ever, so fucking happy that I flew all the way from Europe to experience what I did last night, and what I’m going to experience again this week (5 more shows!) The joy Darren brings me whenever I see him can’t be described. I cried at different points during the show last night because I was just so proud of him. My eyes kept welling up because DARREN IS PLAYING ONE OF HIS DREAM ROLE and my god is he fucking outstanding doing it.

I have pics and videos from the stage door that I’ll post later because right now I need to get ready to meet some friends at the theater and see my second show at 3pm, front row, baby! :) 

My senior year of high school, we did a show that I truly do believe is one of the greatest musicals ever written and created, it’s one of the best books ever written, and it is a truly moving piece. And I was so lucky to have been able to be this part because it was my first kind of like lead role ever in a musical in high school. I got to play Tevye in our production of Fiddler on the Roof and to pick a song from this is very difficult because there’s so many wonderful, iconic numbers from it. But just to be a traditionalist, because I’m sure my dad will get a kick out of it, I have to play the great Topol’s version of ‘If I Were a Rich Man.’
—  Darren Criss, Sirius XM Broadway Takeover

Darren @ the Nourse Part 2

I’m typing on my way home in the car and the last post posted before I finished.

Anyway, he did the cute shoulder shimmy dance move that Tevye does. It was wonderful.

They talked about going to Michigan. He said he applied to more than 15 colleges, and called college applications a racket. His freshman year roommates name is Nate Anderson. He was in a suite with 2 rooms sharing a bathroom. But 3 of the 4 men left. So by the end of second semester he had his own bathroom and 2 whole rooms. Then he performed a song I didn’t recognize. I thought he said “New Town”.

He mentioned that Blaine had a different last name that he didn’t really like. Then the producers sent him an email. “How about Anderson”. Because of his freshman roommate and because he had written a character named Lance Anderson in high school, he replied “that’s perfect”!

Then they brought up 2 guys who sang in the Music Man barbershop quartet. They performed with 3 parts. Seth was supposed song the fourth part but I don’t think he sang at all. The harmony was gorgeous.

So, before high school, I was part of a wonderful theater company called 42nd Street Moon which I believe is still in existence, but they are a revivalist company in San Francisco that does concert versions of lesser known musicals, lesser produced musicals. Concert versions, for those of you who aren’t familiar, are when you have your binders and it’s very much um, you’re reading the scripts in front of you and it’s half performance. There’s typically kind of a black box type situation. It’s not heavy on props. It’s more about the music and the story. And this is a wonderful little musical that was my professional debut. I was ten years old in a musical called Fanny, which has music and lyrics written by Harold Rome. It has so many songs in it that have huge nostalgia value for me because it was my first gig, really. It was my first paycheck for doing something professional in the theater. And there was one song in particular that always stayed with me because anytime we would come home from vacation and you say ‘hi, home,’ you know, we’re back at the home. There’s a song called 'Welcome Home’ which is a song about the items of your house, the door, the wall, the gate, the chairs, welcoming you back in and it has such a warm place in my heart anytime I hear it. This song’s called 'Welcome Home.’
—  Darren Criss, Sirius XM Broadway Takeover