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Posted on Tue, Jan 3, 2012 : 12:31 p.m.

U-M's Darren Criss poised to start 3-week run tonight in Broadway's 'How to Succeed … '

By Jenn McKee

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The New York Times has a feature on "Glee" star and University of Michigan theater and drama graduate Darren Criss, who is stepping into the lead role formerly filled by "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" tonight.

Criss got a three-week release from "Glee" to star in the musical, after which, beginning Jan. 24, Nick Jonas will assume the role until July. The article notes that Criss wore a U-M T-shirt to rehearsal, and touches on his time at U-M, including his prominent role in the creation of the viral hit "A Very Potter Musical" (and consequently, the theater production company StarKid).

According to the article, tickets for Criss' "How to Succeed" performances are selling very well, thanks to "Glee" and StarKid fans.

Here's a short video of Darren Criss on WhoSay, showing off the theater in which he'll perform.

Darren Criss on WhoSay

Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.