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.
Although we’ve already seen a couple of promotional photos, Fox has just released the first official promo poster for their upcoming televised adaptation of Grease. Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, and Vanessa Hudgens all star in this live production of the beloved musical. Airing on Fox on January 31st, this new version “will reintroduce and reimagine some of the show’s most memorable moments.” If you missed the previously released promo video, you might want to check it out and start practicing your own hand-jiving.
Fox has released a brand new promo video for “Grease: Live,” just one day after the first promotional photos debuted. Although only a thirty-second clip, we get to see the cast having fun as they show off their hand-jiving skills. And, there are even more looks at who will help fill Rydell High, including Carly Rae Jepsen (Frenchy), Keke Palmer (Marty Maraschino), Kether Donohue (Jan), and Carlos PenaVega (Kenickie). Aaron Tveit also appears as Danny, along with Julianne Hough (Sandy) and Vanessa Hudgens (Rizzo). “Grease: Live” airs on Fox January 31st.
The first promotional photos for “Grease: Live” have been released, courtesy of People! In these new promo shots, we get our very first look at Aaron Tveit as Danny Zuko, Julianne Hough as Sandy (before and after her iconic transformation), and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo. (Pick up the latest issue of People to learn some insight about Hough’s take on Sandy.) “Grease: Live” airs on Fox January 31st.
Aaron Tveit fans no longer need to sing the “Graceland” blues: he has been tapped to star in CBS’s upcoming comic-thriller, “BrainDead.” The original series is created by Robert and Michelle King of “The Good Wife,” who also serve as producers and writers on the project.
Filling the role of Gareth, Aaron will showcase some of his comedic chops. Gareth is described as “the legislative director to a top Republican senator whose wit is only trumped by his pragmatism.” He’s also described as “smart, hardworking, and ultimately responsible for helping to save the world.” Mary Elizabeth Winstead has already been cast to play Laurel, the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty and love interest to Gareth.
Of Aaron’s casting, the Kings stated they are “thrilled that Aaron will be joining ‘BrainDead.’ We’re huge fans of his work – he’s spectacular on stage and screen – and think he’ll be a fantastic opponent-slash-love-interest for Mary Elizabeth Winstead.”
Per Variety, “BrainDead” follows a young Hill staffer – Laurel – recently employed in Washington DC to assist her brother, the senate majority whip, at his office. There, she discovers that the government has stopped working — and that alien spawn have been eating the brains of congressmen and other Hill staffers. If that sounds inspired, it’s because the Kings hope the genre crossover will allow them to best address current news and events.
“We wanted to do a show that was a mix of genre-pulp and highbrow politics; ‘The Strain’ crossed with ‘The West Wing,'” the Kings said in a statement for the announcement of the series back in July. “It seemed like the best way to address the news today — not straight, but as the opening act of a horror movie.”
With a straight-to-series order, “BrainDead” will have thirteen one-hour episodes off the bat; it is scheduled to premiere in summer 2016.
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.
The agents struggle in the aftermath of the gang war while Briggs tracks down a loose end in order to bring Ari Adamian to justice.
With animosity brewing between Mike Warren and Paul Briggs, it’s no surprise that Mike wants to find “the wires” to take down a scheming “magician” that is his fellow federal agent. And, it seems as if he’s just discovered a huge, life-threatening aspect – the sarin gas shipment – that links straight back to Briggs. The subject of good versus bad within the Graceland household has been brought up several times this season — which side do you think Briggs is on?
As the feud between the Sarkissians and a local gang escalates to uncharted heights, Briggs’ motives are finally revealed, and Mike’s hunt for the Sarin gas holds hundreds of lives in the balance.
If you found yourself especially enjoying this episode of “Graceland” (S3E09, entitled “Master Of Weak Ties”), you may want to send some love towards Lucy Liu, who directed it with finesse. The opening shot alone was masterful, and the episode had a bit of bite (Johnny’s dabbling in boxing) mixed with tenderness (Charlie’s tough love talk to Madison). Meanwhile, Mike has started to piece some things together: his life, and some kind of plan Briggs is cooking up while remaining aloof about it. What could he – and Gusti – possibly be up to?