ATF Exclusive: Aaron Tveit to Play Dimitri in 29-Hour Reading of ‘Anastasia’

June 27, 2012 • Category: ATN Exclusive, General News, Stage Work 2

It has been exclusively confirmed to ATF that Aaron Tveit will take on the role of Dimitri in the upcoming 29-hour reading of Anastasia – A New Musical. Loosely based on the 1997 motion picture from Fox Animation Studios, the musical-drama borrows from the urban legend that Nicholas II’s youngest daughter, Anastasia, survived the execution of her Russian royal family.

Dimitri is a young and handsome conman seeking an Anastasia lookalike for a ten million ruble reward.

The new musical will feature songs from the film, potentially including the Oscar-nominated “Journey to the Past.” Fifteen original songs written for the stage production are being composed by creative team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.

Terrence McNally – whom Aaron worked with on Catch Me If You Can – is writing the libretto.

As previously announced on BroadwayWorld.com, Angela Lansbury will reprise her role as the Dowager Empress Marie from the film. Aaron Lazar is also attached to the reading. There’s no word yet on who will play the title character, but an announcement can be expected soon.

The private reading will take place on July 27th.

Aaron Tveit Cast as Enjolras in ‘Les Miserables’!

December 8, 2011 • Category: ATN Exclusive, Film News, Public Appearances, Rumored Projects 0

In an article reporting on Sacha Baron Cohen’s addition into the upcoming, Top Hooper-directed movie-musical adaptation of Les Miserables, The Daily Mail also had this to say:

Broadway actor Aaron Tveit has just been cast as Enjolras, the heroic student leader who heads the march to the Paris barricades.

ATF can officially confirm that this is not merely a rumor; Aaron has, in fact, been cast as Enjolras! This is such exciting news to break, Aaron having been on my personal dream cast to play this very character in the movie adaptation. Hopefully the role will create a huge Hollywood (and Broadway) splash. Congratulations, Aaron!

Update on Upcoming T.V. Appearances

There are a few television appearances from Aaron Tveit that fans will want to look out for, including the much anticipated episode of “Body of Proof.” To keep it all in one place, here’s a special update on what to look forward to in the upcoming weeks, including a new, previously unannounced guest role:

» “Body Of Proof”

Aaron will be playing a character named Skip in this episode of BOP, entitled “Point of Origin.” After numerous setbacks over the past few months (the episode was originally supposed to air in March, before the show’s hiatus), it will finally be broadcast on October 18th (ABC). You can check out a promo right here, although Aaron isn’t featured very much in it. Expect screen caps shortly after the episode airs on Tuesday.

» “Gossip Girl”

As fans know, Aaron will be returning to the hit CW show as Trip Van Der Bilt in coming weeks. The episode titles and air dates are still unknown, but I can confirm that he’ll be back for a three-episode arc. He is currently wrapping that up, so I’d say to expect the episodes around mid- to late-November. Remember: photos of Aaron on set with Chace Crawford have been added here.

» “The Good Wife”

ATF can also confirm that Aaron will be making an appearance on the Emmy-nominated series, “The Good Wife”! He recently filmed a guest role in the seventh episode of this season, which is slated to air November 6th. Playing a character named Spencer Zschau, he’s on “the side of the law.” Stay tuned for photos and more information on this exciting development.

Aaron Tveit to Make Appearance in Upcoming “Law & Order: SVU”

September 12, 2011 • Category: ATN Exclusive, General News, Law & Order: SVU, Television News 0

As confirmed by his manager, Aaron is slated to appear on “Law & Oder: Special Victims Unit” yet again! He has previously starred in SVU, in 2009, as a peaceful boyfriend who was investigated after his girlfriend was murdered. It is unknown who he’ll be playing in the upcoming episode, entitled “Personal Fouls,” but fans will find out soon enough: it’ll be aired on September 28th. A summary of the episode can be read below:

As Coach Ray Masters is inducted to the Metro Basketball Hall of Fame by former students Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, an ex-player accuses the coach of sexually abusing him as a child. Detective Nick Amaro transfers into the SVU squad and is thrown on to the case. The detectives interview former players but no one admits to abuse, forcing Benson and Fin to dig deeper into Coach Ray’s most successful player, basketball star Prince Miller and his manager/cousin.

As an aside, fans can hopefully expect to see his guest role as Skip in “Body of Proof” this coming fall T.V. season. While the air date is currently unknown, the best guess is September-October.

ATF Exclusive: New Headshot of Aaron Tveit!

September 2, 2011 • Category: ATN Exclusive, Gallery, General News 0

Aaron Tveit Fan is very excited to debut this brand new headshot featuring Aaron! Manager Elin Flack sent it in earlier with hopes that the site would be the first to unveil the new image, and I’m honored to present it now. Although we anticipate that it’ll quickly spread among fans, I would personally really appreciate a link back to ATF (especially as it has been left untagged). Not only is it the courteous thing to do, but it helps the site with hits. Enjoy, and thank you again to Elin!