Every performer on the hit TV show “Glee” was wildly talented. It was only together that they became, despite their outstanding musical abilities, unbearable.
Maybe that’s because most music is meant to be performed with instruments? Maybe it’s because not every song does best when performed in a 2000s bubblegum pop style? Who’s to say. The point is, that two of the talented cast’s most talented members are coming together to co-headline a tour, and they deserve a second chance to unite. Lea Michele and Darren Criss will begin the “LM/DC Tour” on May 30, traveling to just eight US cities and Ontario. Michele, who is Jewish and often compared to Barbra Streisand, and Criss, who is not Jewish and often compared to a hot, musical Harry Potter, will perform songs from the show as well as their solo albums and Broadway hits.
For old time’s sakes, here is Michele’s absolute star turn on “Glee”:
And here is Criss giving a definitive example of charisma:
Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny