The Glee alums are set to co-headline this fall’s third annual Elsie Fest in New York City. Criss, who is one of the co-creators of Elsie Fest, described the event as “a pop culture cabaret” in a statement announcing its return to Central Park.
“Being a ‘musical theater fan’ has never been just about loving musical theater,” said Criss in a statement according to Playbill. “It’s about loving the things in pop culture that inspire it, from the actors, recording artists and personalities, to the songs— which not only include Broadway and Great American Songbook classics, but hits from film, TV, radio, and the internet. Elsie Fest brings all of that together in one place. It’s a pop culture cabaret.”
As exciting as it is to hear that Michele and Criss are set to reunite on the stage together, it should be noted that these two are no strangers to collaborating.
Glee aside, the actors have come together multiple times over the years since the hit Fox series wrapped things up in 2015.
Back in April, Michele uploaded two YouTube videos of herself and Criss singing duets to her channel. The first video featured the pair singing “Getaway Car,” off her latest album, Places. The second was a stripped down rendition of “Don’t You Want Me,” which also happened to be their first ever duet on Glee.
Criss, who along with his brother make up the band Computer Games, also featured Michele on their track, “Lost Boys Life.”
As fun as it’s been to see these two friends come together over the years, we’re sure seeing them on stage live will prove to be special for anyone attending Elsie Fest.
Other performers who’ve been announced for Elsie Fest 2017 include Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, recording artist Ingrid Michaelson, and Tony nominee Norm Lewis.
Elsie Fest is set to take place on October 8 at New York City’s Central Park SummerStage.
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