Darren Criss Helmed Elsie Fest, Announces First Line Up; Alan Cumming & Lea Michele Among Performers

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Tony Award winning actor and singer Alan Cumming (Cabaret, CBS’s The Good Wife), two-time Golden Globe nominated actress and singer Lea Michele (Scream Queens, Glee, Spring Awakening) and Emmy nominated songwriter, musician and actor Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) to headline the third annual Elsie Fest with special guest performances by platinum selling recording artist Ingrid Michaelson (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Alter Egos EP) and Broadway veteran Norm Lewis (Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera). Z100’s Elvis Duran to host the one-day outdoor music festival celebrating stars and songs from the stage and screen on Sunday, October 8 at Central Park SummerStage in New York City. Additional performers and guests to be announced.

Touted as “...undoubtedly the pinnacle event of the season…” by The Huffington Post, tickets to Elsie Fest are available via pre–sale code from ElsieFest.com today at 10am EST. General on-sale to the public will be available on Friday, August 4 at 11am EST on TicketFly.com. Doors open at 5pm; performances begin at 6pm. Exclusive meet and greet packages available for concert goers, as well as festival merchandise and singalongs from the famed West Village piano bar Marie’s Crisis.

 

Elsie Fest is executive produced by Darren Criss, Ricky Rollins, Jordan Roth and Dr. Sidney J. Stern. Elsie Fest is a The Bowery Presents production.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

 

ABOUT ELSIE FEST

Elsie Fest was co-founded by Darren Criss, talent manager Ricky Rollins and Broadway producer and Jujamcyn Theaters President Jordan Roth in 2015. The one-day outdoor music festival celebrates the stars and songs from the stage and screen, giving festival goers a unique experience to their favorite musicals.

Past performers include Evan Rachel Wood, Tituss Burgess, Aaron Tveit, Leslie Odom Jr., Pasek and Paul, Lea Salonga, Cynthia Erivo, Megan Hilty, Jason Robert Brown, and Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin. For more information about Elsie Fest, please visit www.elsiefest.com. Join the conversation by following Elsie Fest on Instagram and Twitter (@ElsieFest), and on Facebook (facebook.com/elsiefest)

 

Victor Legrá