It’s been years since viewers said farewell to “Glee”, but one of the stars of the still-beloved musical series is back to put a fresh spin on an old classic.
Darren Criss, who played Blaine Anderson on the hit show, has debuted a new video in which he accompanies himself on acoustic guitar for a stripped-down cover version of “I Dreamed a Dream” from iconic Broadway hit “Les Miserables”.
As Entertainment Weekly reports, the video is to help announce the third Elsie Fest, a concert that honours “stars and songs from the stage and screen,” to be held Oct. 8 of this year in New York City’s Central Park. While the 2017 lineup has yet to be revealed, ticketing info is available on the Elsie Fest website.
This isn’t Criss’ only musical project in recent months. Earlier this year, Criss and his new band, Computer Games (which includes his brother Chuck), released their first EP, “Lost Boys Life”, featuring four tracks with a distinctly ’80s-style retro sound.
“The music has quite coincidentally ended up hearkening back to the sounds of the popular dance records of the time when we were young children, so late ’80s, early ’90s,” Criss told EW of the EP. “That’s a nice coincidence, considering that the music is nostalgic thematically, and all the songs that we have are about growing up and, because we grew up in the era, it’s sort of appropriate.“