Darren Criss will be a headliner at the Third Annual Elsie Fest, a one-day outdoor music festival he cofounded.
Darren Criss will be a headliner at the third annual Elsie Fest, a one-day outdoor music festival he cofounded.
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Alan Cumming (Cabaret), Lea Michele (Spring Awakening), and Darren Criss (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) will be the headliners of the third annual Elsie Fest, a one-day outdoor music festival cofounded and executive produced by Criss that will take place at Central Park SummerStage on Sunday, October 8.

Hosted by Z100 D.J. Elvis Duran, the event will also feature special guest performances by Ingrid Michaelson (The Great Comet) and Norm Lewis (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street). Additional performers and guests will be announced later.

Established in 2015 by Criss, talent manager Ricky Rollins, and Broadway producer and Jujamcyn Theaters president Jordan Roth, Elsie Fest is described as a celebration of "the stars and songs from the stage and screen, giving festivalgoers a unique experience to their favorite musicals."