Prior to his role as "Blaine Anderson" on "Glee," Darren Criss was best-known for playing "Harry Potter" in Team StarKid's A Very Potter Musical and Sequel, for which he contributed to the musical scores. He also conceptualized the story and provided the music and lyrics for Team StarKid's recent musical, Starship, and if he get's his way, we might see it soon on the Great White Way. Criss just told the New York Times that he'd love to bring one of his StarKid shows to Broadway in the next five years.
Criss starts performances tonight in How to Succeed IN BUSINESS alongside Beau Bridges, who is returning to Broadway for the first time in 38 years in his first musical as J. B. Biggley, beginning today for 6 months through Sunday, July 1, 2012. Mr. Bridges will co-star with GLEE star Darren Criss through January 22 and then Nick Jonas (January 24, 2012 - July 1, 2012).
How to Succeed IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING began previews on Saturday, February 26, 2011 and opened Sunday, March 27 at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). Nominated for eight 2011 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, How to Succeed IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford, also starring Rose Hemingway in her Broadway debut as Radcliffe's onstage romantic interest Rosemary Pilkington, Tammy Blanchard as Hedy La Rue, Christopher J. Hanke as Bud Frump, Rob Bartlett as Twimble/Wally Womper, Mary Faber as Smitty, Ellen Harvey as Miss Jones, 2011 Emmy Award winner Michael Park as Bert Bratt, and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper making his Broadway debut as the voice of the narrator, in a cast of 30.
For additional information on StarKid productions, visit: www.teamstarkid.com/