Darren Criss (Getty Images photo)
Northalsted Market Days gets Gleek-ified this year with the announcement that Darren Criss (gay teen Blaine Anderson on “Glee”) will perform at the Boystown event, reportedly the largest two-day street fair in the Midwest.
Criss has strong Chicago ties: StarKid — the theater troupe co-founded by the 24-year-old along with his fellow classmates from the University of Michigan — relocated to Chicago last summer. StarKid’s big claim to fame—a You Tube video titled “A Very Potter Musical” (for which Criss played the title role)—was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s top 10 viral videos for 2009.
Organizers confirmed to RedEye that Criss, who joined the musical comedy-drama last fall, will take the stage Aug. 13, at 4:30 p.m., in between acts Maxine Nightingale and Prince Poppycock.
Northalsted Market Days
Between Belmont & Addison
11 a.m.-10 p.m., Aug. 13-14.
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