Playbill.com: Aaron Tveit on “Graceland,” Coming Back to Broadway, and Tveiter Tots

September 2, 2014 • Category: Articles & Interviews, General News, Graceland, Stage Work 0

Off the heels of a street naming ceremony, Playbill.com has released a new interview with Aaron Tveit in which they talk about the honor. And with two episodes of “Graceland” left in season two, it’s no surprise they delve a little bit into the USA Network show — including transitioning from stage to small screen and whether or not there are plans for Aaron’s character, Mike Warren, to sing.

Speaking of singing, Aaron also talks about hopeful plans in the future, like performing in classic revivals and wanting to perform with more orchestras around the nation. In the meantime, he’ll get some of his concert fix this Saturday, as he’ll be performing with the Pasadena Pops in Michael Feinstein’s “New York! New York!” show.

Check out an excerpt of the article below before heading to the source for more:

After starring in two brand-new musicals, Tveit, who said he’s a fan of the classic musical catalog of Carousel, West Side Story, and South Pacific, among others, said he would like to perform in a revival. He also is “dying to do a play,” listing David Mamet and Martin McDonagh as two of his favorite playwrights.

“New musicals are really hard, to be completely honest,” he said. “Everyone’s taking a big chance and it’s a lot of hard work — which is also so exciting to get to be a part of something. But doing a revival, you’re working on a [known] property. You have to figure out a new way to do it or a fun way to do it. Those musicals are revived and are classics for a reason.”

SOURCE: PLAYBILL.COM

“The Radio In My Head: Live at 54 Below” Album Cover Revealed

August 22, 2013 • Category: Gallery, General News, In Concert, Stage Work 0

Broadway Records has just released – via Facebook and Twitter – the official cover for Aaron Tveit’s upcoming album, The Radio In My Head: Live at 54 Below. The image used is from his limited stint at the New York supper club, 54 Below, where Aaron held six sold out concerts back in May. If you haven’t yet done so, be sure to pre-order The Radio In My Head. It will be released September 10th. You can also check out the track listing below:

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“Aaron Tveit Charts His Musical Path To Stardom”

May 21, 2013 • Category: General News, Graceland, In Concert 1

ETonline has just posted a new interview featuring Aaron Tveit talking about his 54 Below experience and his upcoming USA Network series, “Graceland.” We get a little more insight into his song selection process – he admits having “probably… 30 to 40 songs” on his set list at one point – and his show-stopping cover of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Check out an excerpt below before heading to the source for the whole interview.

ETonline: “Graceland” is arguably your most high profile gig to date. How conscious are you of the fact that fans are going to want to start seeing those heretofore unseen sides of you?
Tveit:
I am aware, but it’s really no different from my standpoint. I’ve been a little more self-protective in public over the last few months because, on the heels of Les Mis, I’ve been getting recognized more in public. But New York City is still a very anonymous city. People just go about their business. I feel like I’ve been dealing with that building over the years because of the Broadway community, so I’m treating it in the same way — I’ve always tried to keep my personal life private. I didn’t get into this business for notoriety or fame. I don’t go to places to be seen and that’s not going to change. Yes, this show will have a broader scope, but I don’t think it’s going to change that much. You just have to be aware of it, and if you want to keep certain things private, there are choices you can make to do that.

SOURCE: ETONLINE

The “Graceland” Cast Visits Aaron at 54 Below

May 20, 2013 • Category: Gallery, General News, In Concert, Public Appearances 2

How sweet it is! On May 17th, the cast of “Graceland” stopped by 54 Below to give their co-star, Aaron Tveit, a little love and support. Vanessa Ferlito, Serinda Swan, Daniel Sunjata, Brandon Jay McLaren, and Manny Montana were all in attendance — and, according to reports, seemed to really get into his live performance (like holding lighters in the air during Aaron’s cover of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”). Pictures from the evening have been added to the gallery, with guest appearances by Jeremy Woodard and Cameron Adams.

2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

May 5, 2013 • Category: General News, In Concert, Stage Work 1


HQ images courtesy of Miss Amanda Seyfried.

Earlier this evening, May 5th, Aaron Tveit attended the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards (BACA). Held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, he was there to present an award alongside Stephanie J. Block. Check out some pictures from the event in the gallery (plus a couple of tweets). You can also watch the entire show below, complete with a hilarious drinking game skit courtesy of Stephanie and Aaron.

Aaron’s 54 Below Concert to be Recorded and Released as Album

April 16, 2013 • Category: General News, In Concert, Stage Work 7

For the many fans who won’t be able to attend a 54 Below concert in May, here’s some exciting news that will soften the blow: one of his shows will be recorded and released! Entitled The Radio In My Head: Live at 54 Below, it will be Aaron Tveit’s first solo album. You can already pre-order the album on Amazon, with an expected release date of September 10th; it will also be available digitally four days earlier, on Sept. 6th.

Van Dean, co-fonder of Broadway Records, stated, “We are thrilled and honored to be working with Aaron on his debut album. We know his engagement at 54 Below will be nothing short of stellar and we are pleased to have this opportunity to preserve his performance for his fans.” Dean will executive produce alongside Kenny Howard (of The Broadway Consortium) and Ken Mahoney, with Michael J. Moritz, Jr. heading the production.

This release will join professionally recorded albums from the likes of Patti LuPone and Aaron’s Catch Me If You Can co-star Norbert Leo Butz, who each have live albums from their 54 Below stints. Judging by the instant sell out response from the concerts, Aaron’s The Radio In My Head will surely be a hot seller — place your pre-order today!

Aaron Opens Up on His 54 Below Shows

April 3, 2013 • Category: General News, In Concert, Stage Work 1

Aaron Tveit seems to be the talk of the town. Within five minutes, his six 54 Below concerts sold out — a record time (and demand) for the venue! When talking to Broadway.com, he spilled some info on the upcoming shows, including a couple of songs he’s planning on singing, how he feels about the tremendous response, and promising words on future performances:

“I hope people can just come in, and have a great time listening to some great music,” Tveit said. “I have an awesome band and they are going to rock out. The theme is forming. It’s basically just songs I’ve always loved to sing, songs I’ve never gotten a chance to sing, and songs that meant something to me.”

When pressed for some actual song titles, Tveit conceded, “I will definitely sing ‘I’m Alive,’ ‘Goodbye,’ and some other stuff I’ve done. But hopefully, there will be some surprises too that people might not expect.”

Tveit’s show is already one of the most popular and in-demand acts to ever grace the small stage at 54 Below, selling out in mere minutes. The news of what a hot ticket he’d become took the Les Miz film star by surprise.

“I’m really, really excited to hear [about] the response,” the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner said. And those who scored these tickets are sure to be excited to get a more personal experience with the stage and screen star. “It’s a smaller concert venue, [and so] it definitely is a much more back-and-forth experience with the house. I’ll be speaking to them and sharing some stuff, so it will be more of an intimate night than being on a Broadway stage.”

And although Tveit has yet to take the stage at 54 Below, he is already looking ahead to future gigs. “Hopefully this wont be the last shows I do,” Tveit said. “I would love to do them many times at different places.”

Save the Dates: 54 Below to Host Several Concerts for Aaron Tveit

March 28, 2013 • Category: ATN Exclusive, General News, In Concert, Stage Work 26

I’m very excited to announce the following news that fans have been eagerly waiting for: in May, Aaron Tveit will be performing several concerts at the beloved nightclub, 54 Below! Read on for details:

When looking for an extraordinary New York experience, look no further than 54 Below. The elegant venue provides world class dining and hosts an array of Broadway talent – from Patti LuPone to Norbert Leo Butz – in an intimate setting: no table is more than 24 feet away from the stage.

Starting early May, Aaron Tveit will take the 54 Below stage for the first time. As part of several one-man shows, he’ll perform popular standards, personal favorites, and songs from his previous Broadway productions.

Each of the concerts held on May 3rd, May 11th, May 17th, and May 18th will begin at 11 PM. Despite the late show times, 54 Below is open to all ages, so young fans are encouraged to attend provided they demonstrate maturity inside the club.

Subscribers to 54 Below’s mailing list will be able to obtain pre-sale tickets starting April 2nd; a general public sale begins April 5th. To purchase tickets, visit TicketWeb.com or call (866) 468-7619. For further information – including directions and dinner reservations – head over to 54 Below’s official site.

Paul Wontorek’s “Show People” Showcases Aaron Tveit

January 4, 2013 • Category: Catch Me If You Can, General News, Graceland, Les Misérables 2

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.

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.