Actor-singer Darren Criss, star of the upcoming American Crime Story: Versace and Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, has announced the roll-out of a new five-track EP titled Homework. Now available for pre-sale, its release will be celebrated with a December 15 concert at The Globe Theatre in Los Angeles.
The EP includes one track from the Broadway musical Les Misérables, “I Dreamed A Dream.”
Criss, who also replaced Daniel Radcliffe in the recent Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, wrote to fans, “I liked the name [Homework] for a couple of reasons. For starters, I made it mostly at home. Whether writing or recording it at my own place or at friends’, it’s about as homegrown as you can get. It was produced mostly with real live instruments, getting back to what really started my life as a songwriter in the first place—guitars & pianos and words & music. The main idea behind this was to embrace me just being me as much as possible in the hopes of it reaching you in some kind of positive way.”
Here is the track listing:
1. “Foolish Thing”
2. “I Dreamed A Dream”
3. “Going Nowhere”
4. “I Don't Mind”
5. “The Day That The Dance Is Over”
From now until December 15 at midnight, Criss will be signing all physical copies of the CD ordered through an exclusive CD and merch bundle pre-sale available here. The EP will be released December 15 on all digital music platforms.
Pre-sale tickets for the release-day concert at The Globe are now on sale. Fans can use the code “homework” to order tickets here.
Criss adds, “Homework always took me way too long to do. It’s true what they say—an artist’s work is never done. It never feels ‘done’ until it’s out there for someone else to experience. And so here I am, ‘finishing’ it by releasing it into the world, and encouraging it to live its own life with you. You who have waited very patiently and supported me tirelessly through the years—my family & friends from school growing up in San Francisco, my friends from college in Ann Arbor, the fans that kicked off my career and the new ones that are interested into diving a little deeper into my backstory. This one’s for you. So here, I did some homework.”
The Globe is located at 740 South Broadway, Los Angeles.