Darren Criss Debuts at The Darby

by Amy Michelle Smith Photographed by Darren Criss (wearing Calvin Klein), (Exclusive)
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

When starring in the Broadway blockbuster How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, it’s only appropriate that one celebrates their rise to the top with a chic and star-studded soiree. It’s even more appropriate, when said event is hosted by Calvin Klein Collection, The Peggy Siegel Foundation, and a slew of high profile peers from B’way and beyond. Suffice it to say then, that Glee star and newly minted B’way showman Darren Criss has in fact arrived, as Scott Sartiano opened the doors of his ultra-hip club The Darby last night to celebrate the actors debut.

Co-hosted by Alan Cummings, Parker Posey, Lily Rabe, Andrew Rannels and Jordan Roth, the event celebrated Criss’s triumphant debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, having replaced Harry Potter himself at the end of last year. Decked head-to-toe, of course, in Calvin Klein Collection, the honoree gifted his guests with a 5-song performance, including cheeky hits like Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”, accompanied by the musical stylings of Cole Ramstad & The Chinatown Allstars.  Susan Sarandon, Mickey Boardman, Amy Astley, Chris Benz and Poppy de Villeneuve were all on hand to wine, dine and dance the night away in honor of the newest addition to the Great White Way.


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