Here’s a synopsis of the musical: The beginning of senior year means the end of Danny and Sandy’s summer romance – until Sandy unexpectedly transfers to Danny’s high school. Can Danny maintain his bad-boy image as the coolest member of the T-Birds, once he and Sandy start going together, and can Sandy remain a good girl after she joins the Pink Ladies? With their friends Rizzo and Kenickie pulling them in different directions, it’s up to Danny and Sandy to stay hopelessly devoted as they make their way from Rydell High to a new frontier.
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Aaron spun off from the show tunes theme for a little bit and performed his cover of Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
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Darren Criss has some exciting news – he is launching Elsie Fest, a one-day outdoor music festival celebrating showtunes!
The 28-year-old former Glee actor, who just finished a run on Broadway in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will be joined on stage at the festival by Aaron Tveit, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, Hamilton‘s Leslie Odom Jr., Broadway legend Lea Salonga, Chicago-based musical theater company StarKid, and more!
“I was at Coachella and thought ‘let’s do this for show tunes,’” Darren said in a statement. “Theater has been going through a wonderful shift in the past few years, from the type of work that’s being produced to the way it’s being consumed by the public. It’s more than showtunes on Broadway — it’s songs from film, TV and YouTube. Since the rules were already changing, I figured, why not shake up people’s ideas of where to watch the performers they love. Enter Elsie.”
Elsie Fest will take place on Sunday, September 27 at JBL Live at Pier 97 in New York City. Tickets go on sale TOMORROW (August 21) at 9am EST on Ticketmaster.
The show received a star-studded crowd that night. Allison Williams, Lucy Liu, Raven Symone, Peter Dinklage, Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann, Jon Bon Jovi with his wife and daughter, and Orange Is the New Black stars Laverne Cox, Samira Wiley, Danielle Brooks, and Selenis Leyva were all in attendance. Broadway stars like Patina Miller, Aaron Tveit, and Steven Pasquale also showed their support.
Hamilton was created by and stars Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show has been getting universal rave reviews and has been called a history-making show for the American theatre canon. Make sure to get your tickets now before you can’t get them at all!
FYI: Lin-Manuel is wearing John Varvatos. SJP is wearing an Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. Matthew is wearing Ralph Lauren Black Label. Allison is wearing an Oscar de la Renta blouse and pants with Irene Neuwirth earrings. Lucy is wearing a Monique Lhuillier jacket and dress. Patina is wearing a Balmain top and pants. Jonathan is wearing a Suit Supply suit, Kent & Curwen shirt, a DSquared2 tie, a The Tie Bar pocket square, and Vince shoes. Leslie is wearing a David Hart suit, Burberry polo, and Vince shoes. Samira is wearing a Natori dress, Chelsea Paris heels, and Kara Ross clutch. Laverne is wearing an Opening Ceremony dress and clutch.
In “Bon Voyage,” plans take a turn for the worse when Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) attempts to pull Amber (guest star Brit Morgan) from Florida, and in an effort to aid Briggs (Daniel Sunjata), Paige (Serinda Swan) sets up a bust to pull the plug on the Sarkissian organization. However, things are not always as they seem.
In case you missed it, check out our recent interview with Aaron!
Graceland airs Thursday, August 6 @ 10/9c on USA Network.
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The 31-year-old actor stars on the USA Network drama as FBI agent Mike Warren, who was nearly killed after flat-lining for a good six minutes last year.
Not only did the experience change his outlook on life and work, but it’s been causing him to pop a few more pain meds than recommended.
How soon will this catch up to him? And where does this leave Mike with the rest of the house? JustJared.com caught up with Aaron about what we can expect coming up.
Graceland airs TONIGHT, July 9 @ 10PM on USA Network.
JustJared.com: So let’s talk about Mike’s big changes. He’s a new guy. He has facial hair, yes, but he also has a totally new demeanor.
Aaron Tveit: Jeff [Eastin, the creator] is always open to our input. He called me and kind of let me know what they were thinking for the season, and how I feel about it and if there’s anything I wanted to add. It’s a very open dialogue. So for this, the thing he pitched was the idea of this near-death experience. When that happens what it does to people. He did a bunch of research about real life-and-death experiences, and how people can really be changed by these things that they see. Whether or not it’s in their mind, their whole personality can change. And that’s where we started from. And also coming off of last year, Mike was kind of on a Shakespearean-eqsue ambition trip. I think we kind of wanted to see how this experience affected how he looked at himself previously.
So I think he comes out of this – and even though he’s dealing with all these visions and getting hooked on these meds – he recognizes that the way he was going about things wasn’t the best way, especially leading the people around him. So I think he is in the process of being a changed agent. And the thing we talked about that I thought was really interesting were these new qualities that he’s exhibiting, ultimately giving the people around him some room and not jamming things down their throats. That actually makes a great leader in the FBI and that’s something Mike doesn’t even know yet. So that was out general conversation about where it was all going to go, which I was very excited about.
In case you missed it, Aaron just landed the role of Danny Zuko in Fox’s upcoming live-action production of Grease!
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Graceland‘s Aaron Tveit has just signed on to play the iconic role of Danny Zuko in Fox’s Grease: Live!
“I’m thrilled and honored to be joining this incredibly talented team of actors in re-imagining this classic and beloved musical,” the 31-year-old actor and Broadway star told EW. “Playing Danny Zuko is a dream role and I can’t wait to be a part of all the fun that comes along with performing live on television.”
In addition, Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) has been cast to play Kenickie in the live television event.
If you didn’t know, the role of Danny Zuko was originally played by John Travolta in the 1978 movie.