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Darren Criss Might Be Checking Into American Horror Story: Hotel! Find Out Who He'll Be Playing!

| Filed under: TV NewsGleeHalloweenDarren CrissRyan MurphyAmerican Horror Story

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It looks like Ryan Murphy's Hotel has vacancy for another star!

It's been reported that Darren Criss is in talks to appear in American Horror Story: Hotel!

The Glee alum is set to check in the upcoming season of FX's horror anthology in the Halloween episode for a recurring role!

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According to reports, the 28-year-old will be playing Justin, a Silver Lake hipster who comes to the hotel with his girlfriend on Halloween to get away from

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Taye Diggs Revealed In Full Hedwig Makeup! Get Your First Look At The New Star!

| Filed under: Broadway BabiesDarren Criss

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We can't tell you how excited we are!

Taye Diggs will be taking over the titular role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch later this year once Darren Criss steps down!

With each passing day, the anticipation builds for the new Hedwig. It only makes it that much more tantalizing that this will be Taye's triumphant return to Broadway after 10 years!

[ Related: Find Out More About Full House: The Musical In Our Revealing Howard Stern Interview! ]

Recently the Private Practice alum talked a bit about his enthusiasm by saying this is the "role of a lifetime."

But now we couldn't be any more fired up as we get our first look at the star in FULL MAKEUP!

Ch-ch-check out the glorious pic (below) for yourself!

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Darren Criss Is Leaving Hedwig And The Angry Inch & Will Be Replaced By The First Non-White Actor To Play The Role In NYC!

| Filed under: Broadway BabiesNeil Patrick HarrisDarren CrissTony AwardsMichael C HallTransgenderLGBT

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That's right guys and gals, he's back!

For the first time in over a decade Taye Diggs will be returning to Broadway as the star in the Tony Award-winning hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch!

On July 19, the current star, Darren Criss, is set to exit the production at which point Diggs will take over headlining. He's officially signed on for a 12-week stint with the show, starring opposite Rebecca Naomi Jones and he'll start July 22, 2015!

[ Related: After Bruce Jenner's Reveal, Kendall Jenner Goes to See Hedwig And The Angry Inch! ]

The show revolves around a German emigrant, Hedwig, who is the victim of a botched sex-change operation, as she embarks on her journey to find love and stardom. The revival play — which originally opened as an off-Broadway production in 1998 — relaunched last year with Neil Patrick Harris as its star and ended up winning four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.

Since it launched, it's gone through quite a few actors playing the lead including:

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Darren Criss' First Night In Hedwig And The Angry Inch Was A Success & He Couldn't Have Been More Delicious!

| Filed under: Broadway BabiesDarren CrissNew York

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SLAY!

Darren Criss had his opening night as the star of the rock musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch on Wednesday in New York, and he was fantastic!

And as you can see in the pic (above) Darren looked like perfection for the beginning of the limited 12-week engagement run, where he plays the frontman, Hedwig, of an East German rock band who assumes a female persona after a botched sex change operation and breaks down a lot of fourth walls in the play in order to share his story!

[ Related: Kendall Jenner Sees Transgender Musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch With Some Famous Friends! ]

Believe it or not though, Mr. Criss was nervous! Following the performance at the Belasco Theatre he tweeted:

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