Broadway favorite Aaron Tveit just landed his latest film lead in the upcoming comedy They Might Be Kennedys, opposite Glee star Kevin McHale. The duo will play 1980s slackers who try to escape their dead end lives by pretending to be Kennedys in what filmmakers are describing as “Wedding Crashers meets Caddyshack with a healthy dose of Animal House.”
Tveit was originally cast in a featured role in the film, as he discussed recently on the Broadway.com talk show Show People, but has since been moved up to the leading part of Johnny Manicotti. McHale will play Teddy Mulligan, with Neil McDonough also cast in the dual roles of Ted Kennedy and Mr. Handcock. They Might Be Kennedys, set to start filming later this year, is written by Ted Collins and will be directed by John Burgess.
After first appearing on Broadway in Hairspray and Wicked, Tveit won a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for his breakout performance in Next to Normal and went on to headline the Tony-nominated musical Catch Me If You Can. On the big screen, was featured in the blockbuster film adaptation of Les Miserables as Enjolras. More recently, he’s filmed roles in the upcoming indie movies Undrafted and Big Sky and can be seen every week on the USA Network cop drama Graceland.
McHale, who has played wheelchair-bound Artie on Glee since 2009, will also be seen in the upcoming film Boychoir.
They Might Be Kennedys is expected to be released sometime in 2015.
What’s the meanest prank you ever played on your younger brother? (x)
Not sure if many of you know this, but I’ll be in New York City for pretty much the whole month of July for 2 dance intensives and when I get back to SF in August I’ll be at another dance intensive and then classes start up again after that……….. so I’ll be pretty busy to say the least. However, I’ll probably still be lurking tumblr because you can’t really stay away for too long, so you can still send messages/requests and I’ll do my best to get back to you as soon as I can. <3
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- claps with one hand
- winks with two eyes
The Final Battle - movie vocals with 25th anniversary production orchestration
I felt a big weakness of the movie was some orchestration changes made the songs weaker. I spliced together audio from the Dream the Dream cast album recording, and euneirophrenial’s vocals only version of Les Mis http://euneirophrenial.tumblr.com/post/46102446677/here-it-is-pretty-much-everything-ive-shared.
This one was rather difficult given that the energy is much different, resulting in a complete lack of tempo in some sung parts, particularly that of the students. I actually managed to nab a more in tempo version of Hadley’s lines in an alternate delivery of his seen in the “West End Connection” video on Youtube.
I would like to do more if there’s interest (and maybe eventually release a full album with the songs even in the order they’d appear in onstage. No more Act 1 “On My Own…”
Let me know what you think and hope you all enjoy it!
Aaron Tveit photo shoot for Bello Magazine (x)
Aaron Tveit on DA MAN magazine (first 6 pages)
I still think that possibly the most tragic moment in my life to date was finding out that Aaron Tveit’s Enjolras hair was a wig
Am still choosing to pretend that that glorious golden candyfloss hair was real
People’s tags sum up the shock and disappointment pretty well
Aaron on Mike’s power shift in season 2