Lea Michele and Darren Criss have come a long way from their days portraying Rachel Berry and Blaine Anderson, student members of the New Directions glee club at the fictional William McKinley High School on Fox television’s long-running “Glee.”
“We’ve always had so much fun performing together for one-off gigs, so it’s high time we took that show on the road,” the two say in a joint statement.
“We share so much musical history together between ‘Glee,’ Broadway, and our own solo projects, so it will be fun to put it all together for our fans in one big show,” they state.
. @LeaMichele and I are going on tour together!! It’ll be a little bit of everything- Lea’s solo music, MY solo music, & lots of songs we’ve always wanted to do from Glee, Broadway, and beyond.Pre-sale starts Wed 4/11 at 10am ET/9am CT. Sign up at https://t.co/3Xr5NRRT2S pic.twitter.com/sSHKjUArrd
— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) April 9, 2018
The Glee cast recordings have sold over 10 million singles and garnered over 20 top 40 US Billboard Hot 100 hits.
According to the release, Michele last went out on tour in 2017, performing music from her albums “Louder” and “Places.”
She has been nominated for an Emmy, a SAG Award, and multiple Golden Globes.
Criss most recently released a five-track indie EP entitled “Homework,” his first solo project in over seven years.
In 2017, he debuted his indie-pop band Computer Games along with his brother Chuck Criss with their first album, “Lost Boys Life” EP.
Criss most recently played spree-killer Andrew Cunanan on FX’s series “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
He previously performed several seasons as the lead in the Broadway musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”
Tickets for the general public will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 13.
VIP packages will be available through VIP Nation at livemu.sc/LM-DC-VIP.
Details: 412-456-6666 or trustarts.org
Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or [email protected] or via Twitter @MaryPickels.