Darren Criss, who plays out-and-proud
Blaine Anderson on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, is in talks
for his Broadway debut.
to Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood, Criss is negotiating a
three-week stint to succeed Daniel Radcliffe as the corporate
ladder-climbing J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway musical How To
Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
Criss would need to miss an episode and
a half of season three of Glee to make the commitment.
The 24-year-old actor has found stardom
romancing gay student Kurt Hummel (played by Chris Colfer) on Glee.
But Colfer is expected to leave the show next season, and showrunner
Murphy has suggested that Criss might follow.
Before Glee success, Criss
garnered attention starring in the Harry Potter parody A Very
Potter Musical, which he co-wrote while attending the University
of Michigan in 2009. So, following in Radcliffe's footsteps is
becoming a bit of a habit for Criss.
Criss and his castmates completed a
tour of Glee Live earlier this month in Dublin, Ireland. He
can also be seen in Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, which opens on
Live tour ends with gay kisses.)