Broadway and Vine, pairing the best of Broadway with the best of Wine Country opened its third season with a sold out performance by Darren Criss (GLEE, American Buffalo, Hedwig and the Angry Inch). The Bay Area native performed at Carneros Resort’s Hilltop Vineyard on Friday, July 28th, 2023. Accompanying himself on the piano and guitar, The Golden Globe, SAG, and Emmy winner’s setlist captured his diverse career of original songwriting, Broadway classics, and pop hits; closing with a medley of GLEE favorites including P!NK’s Raise Your Glass and Teenage Dream. During his set, Criss was joined by Amarech Mendez, a mentee of Broadway and Vine’s young artist program. The two sang Bob Dylan’s “To Make You Feel My Love” with Darren on piano. The concert performance featured world class wines from Arietta, Crocker and Starr, Fog Crest, Lloyd Cellars, On Q, Péju, Rubia, Titus Vineyards, and Trinchero, paired with Chef Jeffrey Jake in the picturesque vineyard and resort setting.
Broadway and Vine was founded by Tony Award nominee Jacob Langfelder (Sea Wall / A Life), with a mission to provide mentorship, masterclass and performance opportunities for students and pre-professional performing artists.