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.
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:
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.
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.
Earlier today (June 24th), Aaron Tveit and his “Graceland” co-star Daniel Sunjata attended NBC’s Summer Press Day in New York. Several photos from the event have been added to the gallery — and hopefully there will soon be some interviews from today to share as well. The NBCU press day was just in time for the new season of “Graceland,” which starts tomorrow (June 25th) on USA Network.
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.'”
Aaron Tveit has been announced as a performer at Vineyard Theatre’s 2015 Gala to take place on Monday, March 30th at the Edison Ballroom in New York. This year, the annual fundraising event will honor Margo Lion, a seasoned producer whose productions have won a total of 20 Tony Awards, 4 Olivier Awards, and 1 Pulitzer Prize. Aaron will join Betty Buckley, Holly Hunter, Kate Mulgrew, Kathleen Chalfant, Matthew Morrison, Tony Kushner, Tonya Pinkins, and host John Waters at the gala. Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening) is to direct the evening’s performance.
“We have long admired what Margo [Lion] has accomplished in the theatre; from Jelly’s Last Jam to Angels in America to Hairspray,” said Sarah Stern, the artistic director at Vineyard. “She has been responsible for bringing some of the most groundbreaking plays and musicals of the past three decades to the stage, and we are delighted to be celebrating her in what promises to be a very fun evening, featuring renowned artists and collaborators from the extraordinary works she has produced.”
The Gala event serves as a fundraiser for Vineyard and will include a cocktail hour, auction, and dinner along with live entertainment. Individual tickets range from $1000-2500. For more information – including where/how to book tickets – please visit Vineyard Theatre’s official site.
Back in August, Aaron Tveit and an array of other talented stars recorded a concert at the legendary New York nightclub, the Rainbow Room, as part of Michael Feinstein’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza. The hour-long concert will air on December 31st at 11PM on your local PBS station, helping you to ring in the new year and welcome 2015.
Michael Feinstein is a two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy nominated entertainer. (Aaron also performed with him at the Pasadena Pops’ “New York! New York!” concert back in September.) Other celebrities you can catch at the New Year’s Eve at the Rainbow Room include Darren Criss, Leslie Odom, Kelli O’Hara, Marilyn Maye, Julia Goodwin, and two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole. “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry wrote and directed this event.
Broadway.com’s Paul Wontorek might be New York-based, but he recently spoke to Aaron Tveit about Assassins in London, England. Together, they did a small-scale “Show People” with a cheery Christmas backdrop, where they talked about all things Assassins – including some peculiar John Wilkes Booth-inspired facial hair – and Aaron’s London experience(s). As always, they have a fantastic and comfortable rapport, so the interview is certainly worth a watch.
The Hollywood Reporter has published a great, new article on Aaron Tveit talking about Assassins and taking on the role of John Wilkes Booth. In the piece, he speaks of how he never dreamed of playing this particular role, but that the Menier Chocolate Factory’s offer made him rethink his days of singing the Balladeer’s parts. “I’ve played a lot of younger men, kind of kids, onstage,” he says, “so I was excited at the chance to actually play more of a man.”
The New York native’s recent relocation to London for the Menier production is also brought up, in which Aaron recalls the spirit of live theater throughout London — even inside pubs. But don’t worry: that doesn’t mean his heart has left NYC. “London’s a great place to be for a while,” he clarifies, “but I always say one of the best things about leaving New York is you get to come back.”
Check out an excerpt of the article below before heading to the source for the full piece:
[Aaron Tveit’s] only relationship to the show was through the cast album. He’s relished researching the era during this process, saying history was his favorite subject in school and he’s always been fascinated by the Civil War. But looking at the time period from the Confederate side is new territory for him.
“You start to kind of empathize with Booth in a way, and then you have to step back and say, ‘Wait a minute,'” says Tveit. “Yes, he was fighting against these things, but he did a stupid, terrible thing. The lure of the piece and the production is that it makes you think about the other side of history.”
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