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Darren Criss Apologizes For The 'Severity' Of His Caitlyn Jenner Remark During A Recent Hedwig Performance!

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UPDATE 2:26 PM EST: To add some clarity to the matter, let's talk about context. The context of the line during the show is of Hedwig describing her perfume line she has — that the perfume is for everyone. The 'whatever you are' piece, she actually points to someone in the audience. That is where the confusion is and it is hard to decipher based off that tweet.
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On Friday, Darren Criss formally apologized to Caitlyn Jenner on Facebook after he joked about the reality star's transition during a performance this week of Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

[ Related: Taye Diggs Revealed In Full Hedwig Makeup! ]

One attendee noted on Twitter:

"Tonight, Darren Criss, as HEDWIG said, 'man, woman, moman, wan, Bruce Jenner, whatever you are' and it was very distasteful."

Though his comments were made while playing the character Hedwig — the 28-year-old's since been accused of being transphobic.

This backlash has since inspired the Glee actor to comment on the remark.

He shared:

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

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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!

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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!

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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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Fresh Off Of Bruce Jenner's Reveal, Kendall Jenner Sees Transgender Musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch With Some Famous Friends!

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We love that she's trying to soak up some trans* culture!

Bruce Jenner has been the story of the year since he came out as transgender on Friday, and his daughter Kendall is showing her continued support through her taste in theater.

That's because the 19-year-old model was spotted at Hedwig and the Angry Inch in New York on Saturday… but she wasn't alone.

We're hearing that Kendall attended the transgendered-themed musical with her bestie Cara Delevingne and her girlfriend St. Vincent!

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