From his first filmed appearance in Ghost Town to his extensive involvement in two original Broadway shows (Next To Normal and Catch Me If You Can) to Fox’s upcoming “Grease: Live,” Aaron has a lot to talk about. In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, he sat down to reminisce over these career highlights and milestones, including his curly Enjolras wig and which role of his has yielded a lot of very strong opinions.
Check out an excerpt below before heading to the source for the full piece — not to mention a few new gifs sprinkled throughout:
Aaron Tveit: The word that really comes to mind is “us.” It’s such a collective experience between myself and my cast, and our creators and our showrunners, and our crew — we just really love each other and have so much fun. We all live in Florida to shoot the show, so I think that creates a sense of our own little community because we’re all transplanted. So when I think about “Graceland,” I really think about the entire group of cast and crew.
Do you guys do fun stuff after filming?
AT: Yeah, it’s interesting because we all kind of live there in a place where we don’t live. We all do our own thing, but then we all feel the itch of loneliness at the same time and we’ll all text each other like, “Hey, want to go get dinner this weekend?” So we all feel this at similar times.
Do you have any crazy Florida stories?
AT: You take your life in your own hands driving down the street every day. Having to drive I-95 every day in Florida is like, the most dangerous experience.
Kicking off the new season of Broadway.com’s “Show People” – hosted by Paul Wontorek – is special guest, Aaron Tveit. It’s a very lengthy interview, clocking in at just over 25-minutes, and hitting various subjects along the way — including Les Misérables (if you’ve ever wanted to know the proper way to say Enjolras, look no further), brilliant-but-canceled Catch Me If You Can, Aaron’s upcoming television series “Graceland,” and why he’s not going to join Twitter. He and Paul have a great and easy rapport throughout, making the interview seem almost conversational while still promoting his on-the-rise career.
On August 25th, Catch Me If You Can held a very special lotto that gave fans the chance to “meet and greet” Aaron Tveit after the show. While backstage, they were given a complimentary glass of either champagne or soda as well as a picture with Aaron. Photos from the night have been added to the Gallery, courtesy of the Catch Me Facebook. Congratulations to all those who won.
The Broadway Show League held their last game of the 2011 season, with Catch Me If You Can and Rock Of Ages competing for the championship title on August 25th. The game was close – at 2-5, Rock Of Ages – but was forced to end early due to the rainy weather. (Aaron Tveit Fan likes to think that Catch Me would have won had there been enough time left to catch up!) Pictures from the game have been added to the Gallery. Congratulations to all the teams involved for a great season!
A new feature article on Aaron Tveit can be caught in Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine, written by Matt Cavenaugh, speaking not only of his break out status as a leading Broadway man but of Catch Me If You Can as a whole. There are some new quotes on the project by Aaron, so you might want to check it out. You can either read the online magazine right here (pgs. 98-99), you can check out a typed copy of it in the Press Archive. Additionally, the scans have been added to the Gallery for easy viewing.
The Broadway Show League held their first 2011 championship game on Thursday, August 18th, and Aaron Tveit was there once again. Competing against Rock of Ages, Catch Me If You Can had their first loss of the playoff season. The final score was 14-2, RoA. Because it was Catch Me‘s first loss, the teams will be playing again on the 25th. Best of luck to Aaron and the gang!
On August 11th, Aaron Tveit hit Heckscher Fields for two games of softball. It was the Broadway Show League’s playoffs, games four and five, in which Catch Me If You Can had to compete against Mary Poppins and Rock of Ages (respectively). Although Catch Me hadn’t won many games during the season, they’ve been a vengeful playoff streak, winning every single game — including the two held on Thursday! They beat both teams by one point, 7-6 over Mary Poppins and 4-3 over Rock of Ages. They’ll now be playing in the championship game on August 18th. Good luck to Team Catch Me!
The New York Times has just reported the very disappointing news that Catch Me If You Can will be closing on September 4th. Understudies Jay Johnson and Alex Ellis also confirmed the close on their Twitter accounts.
On the plus side, Broadway World reported that there will be a national tour for the musical, starting at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island in 2012. It’s still not confirmed whether or not Aaron Tveit will be part of the touring cast, but hopefully we’ll hear more information soon.
There aren’t many pictures of Aaron Tveit from the BSL playoffs on August 4th, but what’s available have been added to the Gallery. Catch Me If You Can won their third playoff game, beating Anything In The Picture, 4-2. They’ll now be competing in game four on Thursday, playing both in the morning and afternoon against Mary Poppins and Rock of Ages, respectively. Good luck to Aaron and the gang!
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