AOL BUILD Presents “Grease: Live”

The cast of “Grease: Live” stopped by the AOL studios in New York this afternoon, on January 18th. Aaron Tveit was joined by costars Julianne Hough, Carlos PenaVega, and Vanessa Hudgens to talk to AOL BUILD about their ambitious live staging of “Grease” on Fox. It’s a very insightful interview, with the cast clearly good friends as they praise one another and excitedly talk about their updated version of a beloved musical. Check out the video interview below, or head to AOL Build’s website to watch in HD.

“The TODAY Show” (January 2016)

This morning (January 18th), Aaron Tveit appeared on “The TODAY Show” in New York City. As promotion for the upcoming live broadcast of “Grease,” he praises the concept of musicals airing on television, pointing out the expense of going to Broadway these days. And, during a round of Greased Lightning, he reveals the cause of his first trip to the principal’s office. (Click the image above to be taken to the video interview.)

TV Guide: ’50s Shades

January 15, 2016 • Category: Articles & Interviews, Grease: Live, Television News 0

A new article on “Grease: Live” has appeared in TV Guide, focusing on what we can expect from the upcoming live event on Fox. The new adaptation will be shot on three different sets within the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, CA — including an outdoor spade for the year-end carnival (an iconic scene in the movie-musical especially). Jetting from set to set on golf carts, the cast will also be equipped with social media tools (including GoPro cameras) to further connect to the audience live. Julianne Hough, playing Sandy, muses, “What world do we live in?!”

“Waxing Slick” with OUT Magazine

Aaron Tveit is featured in OUT Magazine, on a one-page spread that focuses primarily on Grease. In the article, he talks about Danny Zuko in particular — and how he plans on making the role his own, despite the public’s close association to John Travolta’s take. There’s also a brief mention of his upcoming CBS television series, “BrainDead.” With a description being a “mix of ‘The West Wing’ and Invasion Of The Body Snatchers,” it’s easy to look forward to the new show! Check out the full article in the image above.

Farfetch Talks Fashion With Aaron

October 6, 2015 • Category: Articles & Interviews, Gallery, General News 0

Despite being a self-proclaimed “t-shirt and jeans kinda guy,” Aaron Tveit knows his fashion. Acknowledging that he admires classics and style staples like a leather jacket, he admits that he does occasionally enjoy dressing out of his comfort zone — an aspect he also applies to his wide-ranging role choices.

One previously out of the box sartorial selection he’s picked up from Brits during his time overseas? “Colorful socks,” he says. “How it worked with their trainers and pants and lots of other very small details. I’ve tried to take that from them.”

Enjoy a new photo shoot from Farfetch, and a brief interview in which Aaron talks about some of his go-to style choices and advice, including which two celebrities he admires in vastly different ways. You can read an excerpt below, then head to the source for the full editorial.

Having arrived at the shoot dressed in a beaten white tee, denim shorts, and classic Nike sneakers, Aaron is nonetheless more than game for dressing up in this season’s most fashion-forward coats. “I’m a t-shirt and jeans kinda guy. But I do like the opportunity to dress outside of my comfort zone.” And as he did, we managed to persuade him to share some of his own style secrets…

GO HELL FOR LEATHER

Aaron’s co-stars in “Grease: Live” are Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens, but there’s another reason he’s excited for the role: the amazing Fifties costumes. “I have a leather jacket that I bought in 2007 and still wear,” he enthuses. “That was my first big designer purchase.”

SOURCE: FARFETCH

“Graceland” S3 Press Master Post

June 25, 2015 • Category: Articles & Interviews, General News, Graceland 0

The third season of “Graceland” premiers on USA Network tonight! In recent days, there have been tons of press pieces on the upcoming season, both on actors and the show itself; so much so, in fact, that it would be overwhelming to update the site with each individual article and/or interview. Because of that, I’ve compiled a “master post” with some choice press pieces, for your reading pleasure.

Please click below for a list of article and interviews. If you see any I’ve missed that should be on this list (including for actors other than Aaron himself), please don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

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AOL BUILD Presents “Graceland”

Sitting with AOL BUILD, Aaron Tveit and Daniel Sunjata of “Graceland” spoke about the upcoming season – airing tonight on USA Network – and the process of filming television shows in general. At 40 minutes, it’s a lengthy (video) interview, full of interesting tidbits about the creative and technical sides of TV — not unlike something you would hear from “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” You can view tons of photos from the event in the gallery, and check out the video interview below:

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“Graceland” is Going Back to Basics

June 25, 2015 • Category: Articles & Interviews, Graceland 0

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Aaron Tveit and “Graceland” co-star Daniel Sunjata detailed that the third season of their USA Network series will return to what attracted fans in the first season: the relationship between the core group living at Graceland.

They detail what to expect in the third season – which premieres tonight on USA – including Charlie’s pregnancy storyline and even the overall tone. Check out an excerpt below before heading to the source for the full interview.

There is the big question about [Aaron’s] character. Does that make production any different? Have they gone to any extra lengths to keep that under wraps?

Aaron Tveit: They found a very creative way to tell the story and so I don’t really want to give too much away as far as that. There’s care to be had to not let certain things get out.

Is it hard having this huge elephant in the room when you’ve been promoting the show?

Daniel Sunjata: It’s difficult because you don’t want to get fired for accidentally giving a spoiler, but it also allows us to live in the realm of ambiguity when we talk about the show.

Tveit: I think we’re doing what we can; and you also have to accept that what you can’t control, you can’t control. The thing about this year too is we’re hopefully going back to more of what the show was in it’s first season, which is about the relationships between these people in the house instead of everything getting so spread out away from that. I think that, without people knowing what necessarily is coming next, they can know that hopefully the thing that they were able to relate to and got them hooked in the first place is what we’ll be going back to.

SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“The TODAY Show” (June 2015)

Aaron Tveit and Daniel Sunjata appeared on “The TODAY Show” this morning, in preparation for tonight’s season three premiere of “Graceland” on USA Network. They talk about the S2 cliffhanger (including Daniel jogging through the hospital with a broken foot) and, because “Graceland” has recently been added to Netflix’s catalogue, binge-watching television shows (Aaron mentioned he’ll be catching up on “Mad Men” and “House of Cards” soon). To view the video, please click on the image above.

Men’s Fitness Asks Aaron About “Graceland,” Grooming, and Golf

June 24, 2015 • Category: Articles & Interviews, Graceland 0

Recently, Aaron Tveit spoke to Mike Simone at Men’s Fitness about “Graceland” and – unsurprisingly, considering the publication’s purpose – his fitness regime, including some opinions on the increasingly popular craze, CrossFit. He also details how he initially got into golf, which was introduced to him by his father. And for the men who are fans of Tveit, he doles out some advice on growing out facial hair and proper maintenance.

You can check out the video interview by clicking on the image above. The quote provided below – from the interview – is the best “game-changing advice” Aaron has received in life:

I think [from] my dad, when I got I job where I was about to leave school and start working; and it happened very fast. He told me not to be afraid to succeed. I think that mean, ‘Don’t back away from the opportunities you’re getting or are going to get.'”

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