Ellen Hopkins, a New York Times bestselling young adult novelist, will be releasing another book later this year. Perfect, a companion piece to Impulse (2007) about three teens with a same somber wish, will be released on September 13th — and it’ll feature a familiar voice on the audiobook! The publishing company (Simon & Schuster Audio) posted a picture of Aaron Tveit during a recording session earlier, with the caption that he would be “[one] of the narrators.”
On Monday, June 27th, Aaron Tveit will present at the 3rd Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, to take place at 7:30 pm. The event, which will feature performances by 50 students, is a national celebration honoring the talents and achievements of high school level dramatic artistry, including singing, dancing, and acting. Other presents at the event include Tommy Tune, Harvey Fierstein, Nikki M. James, and host Gregory Jbara.
Last night, June 19th, Aaron Tveit attended the opening night for the new play, Side Effects. Joely Richardson and Cotter Smith star in this two-person production, which previewed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and will run at the MCC Theater until July 3rd. Other celebrities in attendance included Vanessa Redgrave, Lucy Simon, Molly Ranson, and others.
Pictures from the Broadway Show League’s June 16th game have been added to the gallery. Team Catch Me played against Billy Elliot, the latter of which won by 11 points. No matter — it looks like everyone had a good time anyway, including Aaron Tveit, who slid into a base. More pictures will be added if/when they come up.
The official YouTube account for Catch Me If You Can uploaded the above video today, featuring Aaron Tveit and the show’s dancers in a new TV slot for the musical. The song playing is “Rumour Has It,” courtesy of the hugely popular Brit songstress, Adele. It’s very similar to the other commercial for Catch Me, but fans may want to check it out anyhow.
If you’re in the New York area, you might want to check out 92YTribeca on June 28th, as Catch Me If You Can will be making an appearance at the event. Cast members Aaron Tveit and Kerry Butler are scheduled to perform, and they’ll be joined by composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman for a noon discussion. Adam Feldman – a theater critic – will moderate the panel. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, visit their official site here.
Those who attended the performance of Catch Me If You Can last night, June 14th, got an extra special surprise when the company hang around a while after. The reason? Norbert Leo Butz – dismayed that he had left off an important set of “thank yous” from his Tony acceptance speech on Sunday – had words left to say. He called these four minutes a reacceptance of his Tonys, thanking those part of the Catch Me team, and taking extra time out to specifically thank Aaron Tveit. It’s a really beautiful speech, heartfelt in only the way NLB can be, and worth a watch. Congrats again to Norbert for the big win!
Earlier this evening, Aaron Tveit hit the stage at the Beacon Theatre to perform at the 65th Annual Tony Awards. He sang “Live In Living Color” to serve as an introduction into Norbert Leo Butz’s performance of “Don’t Break The Rules.” Check out the entire Catch Me If You Can medley above.
A full list of the presenters and performers for the 65th Annual Tony Awards – airing on CBS this Sunday, June 12th – has finally been released. Catch Me If You Can, nominated for Best Musical, will get to shine in the spotlight. Although it’s still unknown what song, the official website is listing both Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron Tveit as performing. Can we expect “Stuck Together (Strange But True),” perhaps? Check out the full list of scheduled performances below:
• Anything Goes featuring Sutton Foster
• Catch Me If You Can with Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron Tveit
• How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying featuring Daniel Radcliffe and John Laroquette
• Sister Act featuring Patina Miller
• The Book of Mormon featuring Andrew Rannells
• The Scottsboro Boys featuring Joshua Henry.
Additionally, casts from some of Broadway’s hottest tickets will take the stage this year – including:
• The 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Memphis
• Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark featuring Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano
• John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown
• The cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert featuring Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon, Will Swenson
• Special appearances by Paul Shaffer and the legendary Martha Wash.