When I woke up this morning I thought today would be a fine day. It’s a bit gray here in NYC and there’s a breeze in the air that suggests summer is quickly escaping. So you can imagine my unexpected glee when I stumbled across Darren Criss’ tweet debuting his rendition of “One Fine Day.”I had no idea today would be this fine.
Criss launched onto the scene when he first appeared in the second season of the hit musical show Glee back in 2010. After two successful stints on Broadway, it was clear that the triple threat had roots that ran deep into musical theater. So deep in fact, that Criss produced a day-long, musical theater festival entitled Elsiefest back in 2015. The festival is reaching it’s fourth anniversary, and to promote the theatrical extravaganza Criss released his rendition of “One Fine Day.” In the release statement, Criss mentions that Carole King’s songs were bonafide hits in their own right but since her life story has been playing out on Broadway in the show Beautiful, her songs are now forever intertwined with the Great White Way.
The rendition of the song delivered to us in that smooth and plucky sound that Criss is known for. He, of course, looks dreamy in the sun soaked music video and proves why a day long, musical theater festival is needed. Speaking of which, some of the acts for this years festival include heavy hitters such as Sutton Foster, Alex Newell, Jodi Benson and Grant Gustin. I can attest to the fun that is had at these festivals so trust when I say that this lineup makes for a great one!
Elsiefest is on October 7th in Central Park here in NYC. To get your tickets, click here!
Click below to see Darren Criss singing “One Fine Day”!