Alex Newell, Sutton Foster and more to headline Darren Criss’ Elsie Fest

It’s that time again. The first names on the star line-up for the 4th annual Elsie Fest have been announced, and they certainly measure up against previous years.

Headlining the event will be Broadway royalty Sutton Foster (Bunheads, Anything Goes), Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Carousel) and Alex Newell (Glee, Once on this Island), alongside Darren Criss (Glee, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) – who co-founded the event – of course.

Also performing are Rufus Wainwright, Grant Gustin and Jodi Benson, and they will be joined by the cast of musicals Be More Chill, The Prom and Anna and the Apocalypse.

If you hadn’t guessed, we get pretty jazzed about Elsie Fest here at OTTT, and this line-up certainly hits the spot. Sadly, over here in Blighty we have to make do with dodgy YouTube clips of the festival, but they’re better than nothing!

For those who can actually attend, tickets go on pre-sale 10am Wednesday 5th September (general sale 10am Friday 7th September), and the festival takes place on Sunday 7th October.

Previous years have featured performers such as Cynthia Erivo, Lea Michele, Keala Settle, Leslie Odom Jr., Alan Cumming, Lea Salonga and so many more.