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On May 10, I had the unique pleasure of attending Aaron Tveit's first-ever cabaret show at 54 Below in New York City. Tveit, best known for his stage (Next To Normal, Catch Me If You Can) and big screen (Les Miserables) work is set to take over television this summer with Graceland, USA's gritty and gripping new series about federal agents.
It's been a long road to his first lead TV role and that's exactly what Tveit's carefully cultivated cabaret show highlighted as song selection transported audiences back in time; from his first audition to his last, while also highlighting tunes that have altered his personal and professional destiny.
ETonline recently caught up with Tveit to find out how he approached crafting this 54 Below show, why Taylor Swift was a major factor, what excites him about audiences finally moving into Graceland and if he's ready for the fame that comes with being TV's hottest new star.
ETonline: How did »
They are young, good-looking and in the business of hunting bad guys under Southern California’s sunny skies.
USA is very deliberately trying to move a few yards out of its blue-sky comfort zone with its latest original drama. The ensembler toplined by Broadway vet Aaron Tveit and “Rescue Me’s” Daniel Sunjata revolves around a clutch of top law enforcement agents who live in a fancy beach house.
The tone is a little darker than USA’s signature dramas (think “Burn Notice,” “White Collar” and “Suits”), which tend to blend action with a lighter touch of romance or buddy comedy. The characters in “Graceland” are a little less charming than on other USA fare, and most notably, there’s »
- Cynthia Littleton
Based on a true story, it follows an interdisciplinary team of undercover agents battling crime in Southern California while bunking together in a lavish seaside mansion seized from a drug lord (the original was in Manhattan Beach, just south of Lax), nicknamed "Graceland" after its former owner's love of Elvis.
Aaron Tveit ("Les Miserables") stars as newly minted FBI Agent Mike Warren, who is teamed with veteran FBI Agent Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata, "Rescue me"). Rounding out the cast are Vanessa Ferlito as FBI Agent Catherine "Charlie" DeMarco; Brandon Jay McLaren as U.S. Customs Agent Dale Jakes; Serinda Swan as DEA Agent Paige Arkin; and Manny Montana as FBI Agent Joe "Johnny" Tuturro.
There was some initial concern about the ambiguity of the title, but based on his previous experience, »
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Over the past few months, the world has learned something very important: Aaron Tveit is awesome. The actor and singer wasn't particularly well-known before his appearance in "Les Miserables," but that has all changed. In addition to that prominent part, Tveit will play the lead in USA's upcoming summer drama, "Graceland."
If you needed one more reason to be interested, we have it here in a video in which Tveit sings his rendition of Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" at New York's 54 Below.
The result is really quite wonderful.
This is unfortunately not an official video (as evidenced by the erratic camera work and loud laughter) but is instead from the audience footage of YouTube user lalalalauraa4. But that's okay. The vocals are the real draw here. Tveit is a very good singer, »
If you have been waiting eagerly for the premiere of USA's new drama, "Graceland," starring Aaron Tveit and Daniel Sunjata, you are in luck. The network has decided to release the show's pilot episode for a limited time on cable on-demand services.
You really do not want to wait to watch this one.
"Graceland" focuses on the drama surrounding a federal safe-house on a beautiful beach where agents from the FBI, DEA and Us Customs live undercover. Things start to get complicated when Mike Warren (Tveit), a rookie FBI agent, moves in to investigate crimes both inside and outside of his new home. Based on an actual house operated by federal law enforcement, this promises to be one of the highlights of the upcoming summer.
Here are the details:
If It's Summer, It's USA
White Collar and New Reality Series The Choir Will Bow This Fall
New York - April 3, 2013 - Continuing its streak of dominating the summer TV landscape, USA Network announced today a powerful line-up of new originals and fan favorite returning series. The network will launch two new series, including the provocative drama Graceland from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin, starring and Daniel Sunjata ("Rescue Me") Aaron Tveit ("Les Miserables"), and the fun-filled reality »
USA has firmed up its summer schedule setting premiere dates for five returning series, including "Suits" and "Burn Notice," and two new additions: scripted drama "Graceland" and unscripted competition series "Summer Camp."
"Burn Notice" is up first with its Season 7 premiere set for June 6 at 9 p.m. The premiere of new drama "Graceland" follows at 10 p.m. That show hails from "White Collar" creator Jeff Eastin and follows a group of federal law enforcement agents who live together undercover. The cast includes Aaron Tveit, Daniel Sunjata and Vanessa Ferlito.
Season 5 of "Royal Pains" premieres June 12 at 9 p.m., followed by the Season 3 premiere of "Necessary Roughness" at 10 p.m. "Pains" welcomes Ben Shenkman and recurring guest star Callum Blue to its cast, while "Roughness" is adding John Stamos, David Anders and Karissa Lee Staples.
Burn Notice, which will hit its landmark 100th episode this season, returns on Thursday, June 6 at 9/8c. Immediately following is new series Graceland, which stars Daniel Sunjata and Aaron Tveit as part of a group of undercover agents who live together.
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- Robyn Ross
First up, Burn Notice‘s seventh season kicks off Thursday, June 6 at 9/8c, followed by the premiere of Graceland (from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin) at 10/9c. The latter, which stars Rescue Me‘s Daniel Sunjata and Les Miserables‘ Aaron Tveit, revolves around a group of undercover agents from the FBI, DEA and Us Customs working together under one roof.
Royal Pains launches its fifth season on Wednesday, »
- Michael Ausiello
USA Network has announced its summer series premiere dates for "Burn Notice," "Graceland," "Royal Pains," "Necessary Roughness," "Covert Affairs," "Suits" and "Summer Camp." Here's the press release: Continuing its streak of dominating the summer TV landscape, USA Network announced today a powerful line-up of new originals and fan favorite returning series. The network will launch two new series, including the provocative drama Graceland from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin, starring and Daniel Sunjata ("Rescue Me") Aaron Tveit ("Les Miserables"), and the fun-filled reality competition series Summer Camp from the producers of "Big Brother." This summer the seventh season of »
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The sweeping and spectacular musical extravaganza Les MISÉRABLES has been seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries around the globe. Now the motion picture adaptation that grossed more than $340 million worldwide arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on March 22, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Critically acclaimed and star-studded, Les MISÉRABLES is a stunningly realized interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale of broken dreams, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the endurance of the human spirit.
Hugh Jackman, Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway star in this critically acclaimed adaptation of the epic musical phenomenon. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells the story of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean (Jackman), hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe), after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. »
- Michelle McCue
Aaron Tveit has won himself a lot of fans for his performance in "Les Miserables," but he is likely to gain even more when the actor's new series, "Graceland," airs this summer on USA. For those people who might want to catch a glimpse of Tveit now, he appears throughout a promo released to tease the series.
In "Graceland," Tveit co-stars with Daniel Sunjata, Vanessa Ferlito, Manny Montana, Brandon Jay McLaren and Serinda Swan as an undercover FBI agent sent to live in a California beach house filled with officers from multiple federal agencies. The house itself is called Graceland, giving the show its title. Working from there, the various agents work to fight crimes including drug trafficking and smuggling.
Last week, I emptied my notebook from Miami. But now I’m a little further West in Dallas, where I spent yesterday at the legendary Southfork Ranch where the cast of Dallas is busy shooting Season 2.
Note: I’m rushing back to Los Angeles today for the start of the 30th annual PaleyFest in Los Angeles. The first night is a big one with a panel with the cast from The Walking Dead. Go to http://PaleyCenter.Org for more details on the schedule and tickets.
Dallas One of the show’s newer cast members, Emma Bell - who plays Emma Brown, the daughter of Ann (Brenda Strong) and Harris Ryland (Mitch Pileggi) - took time between shooting scenes yesterday to fill me in on where Emma’s »
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For the first time, viewers in the U.S. will be able to stream last night's 85th Annual Academy Awards show in its entirety across multiple platforms including ABC.com, the ABC Player app, and the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service. The show will also be available via ABC On Demand, the network's fast forward-disabled VOD service.
The Oscars, in its entirety, will be available to stream within hours of its broadcast completion, beginning Monday, Feb. 25th at 6:00 a.m. Est through Wednesday, February 27, at midnight Est. Here's what Karin Gilford, Senior Vice President of Digital Media, ABC Entertainment had to say.
"Tonight's show included remarkable performances that will surely have people talking. This is an easy, convenient way for anyone who missed the show to catch up and join the conversation. It's also perfect for anyone who just wants to relive the most magical moments of the night. »
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When I wrote about my favorite Oscar-winning performances of the past decade, I said it’s best not to get too worked up about the Academy Awards. I did add that it is more fun when I agree with them. Of course I didn’t agree with every decision last night. For example, the very good Argo is far from my favorite film of the year, and I felt Tony Kushner’s screenplay for Lincoln deserved it over Chris Terrio. Sure, I wish Skyfall had brought Roger Deakins his long-awaited first Oscar, I’d have loved to see ParaNorman beat Brave, and I don’t think Silver Linings Playbook is the one Jennifer Lawrence will be remembered for. Even so, accepting that no one will ever be happy with all the winners, this newest slate is alright by me.
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- Shane T. Nier
You may have heard that Sunday's Oscars was the worst ceremony in Academy history. I bet you also heard it was the best ceremony in Academy history. Get this: Neither is true! The Oscars were perfectly Oscar-y on Sunday, not dreadful or miraculous almost ever. Except for when host Seth MacFarlane stepped up to the dais. Oh God, guys. I don't watch his cartoon, The Hilariously Funny Family Guy Variety Hour or whatever it's called, but rest assured I won't be tuning in any time soon. We'll get to that in a bit.
Let's start with uplifting award handouts: I mostly applauded the night's winners, including the first honoree, the sexy, angular, tantalizingly clean-shaven Christoph Waltz. No doubt about it, the sinister gent is a talented looker. I have dreams where he stares at me like a cruel headmaster and I fall to the ground in sexual hysteria. »
Best Supporting Actress nominee Adams on the 85th Academy Awards red carpet Amy Adams, a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Paul Thomas Anderson's well-received psychological drama The Master, is seen arriving at the 85th Academy Awards show. Adams' competitors were the following: Jacki Weaver for David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, Anne Hathaway for Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, Sally Field for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, and Helen Hunt for Ben Lewin's The Sessions. Hathaway, as expected, turned out to be the winner. (See below photos of Aaron Tveit and Best Director nominee Benh Zeitlin on the Oscar red carpet.) This was Adams' fourth Oscar nod. Her previous ones, all in the Best Supporting Actress category, were the following: Phil Morrison's comedy-drama Junebug (2005); John Patrick Shanley's drama Doubt (2008), with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman; and David O. Russell's family drama The Fighter (2010), opposite Mark Wahlberg, »
- Anna Robinson
In one of the most unique Oscar races to come down the pike in quite a while, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Argo won the Academy Award for best motion picture of the year during the live ABC telecast of the Oscars from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday night. Actor Jack Nicholson and First Lady Michelle Obama (via satellite) presented producers Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney the statue.
Of the win, director Ben Affleck said backstage, “ I was excited about making the movie. These guys had a script, I really liked it, I called them up, and asked will you put me on the movie? And I wanted to do the movie and I wanted to work with them. That’s what I thought would happen. I wanted to work on some quality. I did the movie, we all worked really hard, I hoped that people would like it. »
- Michelle McCue
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