Additional artists have been announced for Darren Criss' third annual Elsie Fest. The music festival, featuring stars of stage and screen, will be held October 8 at Central Park’s Summer Stage.
As previously reported, Criss will headline along with Glee co-star Lea Michele (Spring Awakening) and Tony winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret). Ingrid Michaelson, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan, and Moana's Auli’i Cravalho will also perform.
Newly announced for the annual event are Tony nominee Keala Settle (soon to be seen on screen in The Greatest Showman), cast members of Broadway's Miss Saigon (including Tony nominee Eva Noblezada and Alistair Brammer), and Drama Desk nominee Ari’el Stachel and Etai Benson of The Band’s Visit.
Settle will perform the original song “This Is Me” from the upcoming film, which features an original score by Oscar and Tony Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Stachel and Benson will perform “Haled’s Song About Love” and “Papi Hears the Ocean” from the new musical The Band’s Visit, which begins performances October 7 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
Z100’s Elvis Duran will host the one-day outdoor music festival. Attendees can expect surprise guests and performances.
Elsie Fest is co-founded and executive-produced by Criss, Ricky Rollins, Jordan Roth, and Dr. Sidney J. Stern. Elsie Fest is a Bowery Presents production. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Musical fans can enter to win a pair of tickets to attend the extravaganza. Ten lucky winners will each receive a pair of general admission tickets. Click here to enter now through October 6 at 10 AM ET.