“Graceland” Renewed for Third Season

November 13, 2014 • Category: Graceland, Television News 0

If you’ve been holding your breath for this announcement since September, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief: USA Network has renewed “Graceland” for a third season, ordering another 13 episodes of the Jeff Eastin series. Although there is no current air date, it should hit U.S. TV screens once more in the summer of 2015.

USA Network’s president, Chris McCumber, addressed an elephant in the room in the season three announcement. “This season of ‘Graceland’ took viewers on a wild ride with unexpected character twists, and a heart-stopping cliffhanger that left a lead character’s fate in question,” he said, speaking specifically of Aaron Tveit’s Mike Warren. “Jeff Eastin and the talented ensemble cast deliver on all levels, and season three will undoubtedly continue to keep us on the edge of our seats.”

Creator Jeff Eastin has a long-standing relationship with USA; his other show, “White Collar,” is currently airing its sixth and final season, after running on the network for five years. Speaking on behalf of that relationship, Nancy Cotton, senior VP of programming at Fox Television Studios, said, “FTVS truly values the long and fruitful relationship we have with Jeff and USA. We could not be more excited to bring USA viewers another thrilling season of ‘Graceland.'”

A hearty congrats to the cast, crew, and creatives of “Graceland” on this wonderful news!

‘Assassins’ Rehearsal Photos

November 5, 2014 • Category: Assassins, Gallery, Stage Work 1

Official rehearsal photos from Assassins have been released, showing a sneak peek of the cast from the upcoming Menier Chocolate Factory’s production in action. In all the photos, we see Aaron Tveit – who plays John Wilkes Booth – appropriately wielding a gun. His co-star and fellow lead Catherine Tate is also pictured in the full set of pictures, available courtesy of West End Frame.

Four HQ photos of Aaron have been added to the gallery. Previews for Assassins begin November 21st; tickets are still available at Menier’s website.

“I cannot begin to express my gratitude,” says Aaron

October 22, 2014 • Category: ATN Exclusive, Site News 7

Are Aaron Tveit’s fans the greatest, or what? From around the world, you guys came out by the hundreds to leave beautiful and inspiring birthday messages, proving how much of an impact Aaron has left globally — which is simply amazing!

I want to personally thank everyone who took some time out of their day to leave a message on the site. Like last year, they were forwarded to Aaron; and once again, he has sent ATN a letter to post on the site, expressing his gratitude to you, his faithful fans. Read his note exclusively here on ATN:

Hey everyone!!
Wow. You are all AWESOME
First I have to say thank you to Kristina for organizing this birthday message project once again!
And you guys..
I really don’t even know what to say. I am so moved and touched and humbled reading all of these messages. I usually just have my head down and go about my day and work, but to have a moment to hear from you all, and receive your birthday wishes and all the amazing things you have to say…
Really stops me in my tracks!
To read your letters, see your artwork, watch your videos, read your cards and collages and poems, and to think of the time and effort you all put in to get these in for MY birthday..
What a thing.
I cannot begin to express my gratitude.
Thank you. Thank you!
Aaron

Happy 31st Birthday, Aaron!

October 21, 2014 • Category: ATN Exclusive, General News 386

Happy Birthday, Aaron! For most people, it would be pretty tough to top a year when a street was named in their honor — but, let’s be honest, most people don’t have a Stephen Sondheim production in their pending repertoire. To jump into Assassins after a three-year hiatus from live theater is a marvelous introduction into 31, hopefully acting as an indicator of Things To Come in the next year. Especially after being further wowed by your portrayal of Mike Warren in season two of “Graceland,” I can say with certainty that those seeing you as John Wilkes Booth in the coming months are in for a treat; and even if they can’t make it to a show, your fans – the self-appointed Tveitor Tots – wait with baited breath for more professional endeavors on the distant horizon.

Speaking of your fans, they are a truly amazing bunch. Like last year, they’ve shared stories and posted beautiful birthday messages from around the globe — and hopefully they will serve as a perfect present to you. I hope your day is super fantastic and that you’ll once again enjoy the passionate support from your fans.

Aaron to Make UK Stage Debut as Booth in Menier’s ‘Assassins’

October 2, 2014 • Category: Assassins, General News, Public Appearances, Stage Work 3

As announced by the Daily Mail columnist, Baz Bamigboye, Aaron Tveit will make his UK stage debut in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s revue-style Assassins. Directed by Jamie Lloyd (2014’s Richard III), the revival is to take place at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory starting in November.

Aaron recently spoke to Bamigboye about his return to live theater, stating, “I saw Hedwig And The Angry Inch, and I wanted to leave my seat and join in.” Last year, in May, Aaron performed several sold out cabaret shows at New York’s 54 Below. But Assassins will be the first stage musical Aaron has been in since Catch Me If You Can closed in 2011. “I’ve been dying to do a Sondheim show and dying to work in the UK,” he said to the Daily Mail. “Now I get to do both.”

An official synopsis of Assassins, from the Chocolate Factory website, reads: “Thirteen people have tried to kill the president of the United States. Four have succeeded. These murderers and would-be murderers are generally dismissed as maniacs and misfits who have little in common with each other, and nothing in common with the rest of us. Assassins suggests otherwise…”

Aaron will lead the production as John Wilkes Booth, the man behind President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts, and Catherine Tate are already set to star, with further casting to be announced.

Assassins starts November 21st and runs through March 7th; previews and their fixed prices (£30-38) end on Nov. 29th. You can still purchase tickets at Menier Chocolate Factory’s website, which are currently set from £35-43. Aaron is attached to the full run of the show.

Symphony Space Hosts “Sundance…Sings!” Concert

September 30, 2014 • Category: Gallery, General News, Public Appearances 0

Last night (September 29th), Aaron Tveit joined other artists at the “Sundance…Sings!” concert, hosted by New York’s Symphony Space. The event celebrated composers and lyricists who have spent time at the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, a developmental retreat founded by Robert Redford that aids in the creation of new work; an array of talent helped showcase the music and songs of productions such as Spring Awakening and Grey Gardens.

At the event, Aaron Tveit performed “Poison in My Pocket” from the 2014 Tony Award: Best Musical winner, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. For that performance, he was joined with Catherine Walker (who will soon be playing Phoebe D’Ysquith on the Broadway production of Gentleman’s Guide) and Tony winner Shuler Hensley. As a solo act, Aaron delivered a beautiful rendition of “Love to Me” from The Light in the Piazza. Visit Symphony Space’s website for a full program.

Photos from the evening have been added to the gallery, including Aaron singing his two numbers as well as a backstage shot with the whole ensemble.

“Graceland” Screen Caps: S2E13 — “Faith 7″ + Post-Episode Interview with Aaron

September 13, 2014 • Category: Articles & Interviews, Gallery, General News, Graceland 1

The final episode of “Graceland” season two aired on Wednesday night, leaving audiences on the biggest cliffhanger yet. The breathtaking finale saw the various missions established by the Graceland household fall apart, causing unexpected carnage and chaos. Although a season three hasn’t been officially confirmed, do you have any predictions on where the show will go next? (Please be aware that comments will likely have spoilers — read at your own discretion.)

Additionally, Zap2it recently spoke to Aaron Tveit about his character, Mike Warren, and the arc he faced throughout season two. There’s also some personal predictions and hopes from Aaron about season three that’s worth checking out. An excerpt is provided below, but please visit the source for the full article.

“It’s been so much fun for me to see the student become the teacher, but really this idealist becomes a cynic. To do good undercover work and to get things done you do have to compromise things,” Tveit says of Mike’s character arc this season. “Mike was just doing his job and in my opinion, doing a great job. The fact that other people were personally caught up in his wake — that wasn’t his concern.”

SOURCE: ZAP2IT (SPOILERS)

“Graceland” Screen Caps: S2E12 — “Echoes”

September 12, 2014 • Category: Gallery, Graceland 0

ATN is playing catch-up yet again: I’ve just added over 450 HD screen caps from last week’s episode of “Graceland,” the penultimate ep of season two. Entitled “Echoes,” we saw some past choices of the characters continue to haunt them — from bruises to incriminating evidence. After engaging in a scuffle with Sid, Mike asks Briggs for advice, including what happens if he doesn’t catch the bad guy. “Maybe that’s where atonement comes in,” Briggs suggests, although Mike states simply that he’s “not interested in atonement.” If you haven’t yet watched the finale: any final predictions?

“Graceland” Promo: S2E13 — “Faith 7″

September 4, 2014 • Category: Gallery, Graceland, Television News 0

As the arrests of Sid and the Solanos near, even the best laid plans begin to crumble.

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“Graceland” Screen Caps: S2E11 — “Home”

September 4, 2014 • Category: Gallery, Graceland 0

My apologies in the severe delay over these screen caps, for last week’s episode of “Graceland” (the eleventh in this second season, entitled “Home”). It included some explosive moments, including a messy sauce night and bank robbery that almost went awry thanks to Briggs nearly losing himself. Or, has he lost himself already? Caps have been a little slow this season due to issues with my laptop (long story), but I hope to get caps from last night’s episode – “Echoes” – on the site shortly. Thank you for your patience.

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