Lea Michele, Alan Cumming and Ingrid Michaelson Lead Elsie Fest Lineup

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Lea Michele, Alan Cumming and Ingrid Michaelson

Darren Criss' third annual show tunes concert will take place Oct. 8 at Central Park SummerStage in New York City.

Lea Michele, Alan Cumming, Ingrid Michaelson and Norm Lewis lead the lineup of this year's Elsie Fest, the outdoor concert created by Darren Criss that features a setlist comprising show tunes.

Criss himself will perform during the third annual show, taking place Oct. 8 at Central Park SummerStage in New York City and hosted by Z100’s Elvis Duran. Famed West Village piano bar Marie’s Crisis will again be onsite, and additional performers and guests from the stage and screen will be announced at a later date.

"Being a ‘musical theater fan’ has never been just about loving musical theater," says Criss in a statement. "It’s about loving the things in pop culture that inspire it; from the actors, recording artists and personalities, to the songs — which not only include Broadway and Great American songbook classics, but hits from film, TV, radio and the Internet. Elsie Fest brings all of that together in one place. It’s a pop culture cabaret."

Elsie Fest is co-founded and executive produced by Criss, talent manager Ricky Rollins, Jordan Roth and Dr. Sidney J. Stern. It is a Bowery Presents production, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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