Aaron Tveit fans have been going bonkers since news broke that the Graceland hunk would take the stage at 54 Below for four dates in May. Since that announcement, Tveit has added two more performances (May 9 and 10), and sold out all six nights of his NYC concerts. Broadway.com caught up with Tveit to get the scoop on this exciting show, and what lucky ticketholders can expect from the evening of song.
“I hope people can just come in, and have a great time listening to some great music,” Tveit said. “I have an awesome band and they are going to rock out. The theme is forming. It’s basically just songs I’ve always loved to sing, songs I’ve never gotten a chance to sing and songs that meant something to me.”
When pressed for some actual song titles, Tveit conceded, “I will definitely sing “I’m Alive” [from Next to Normal], “Goodbye” [from Catch Me If You Can] and some other stuff I’ve done. But hopefully, there will be some surprises too that people might not expect.”
Tveit’s show is already one of the most popular and in-demand acts to ever grace the small stage at 54 Below, selling out in mere minutes. The news of what a hot ticket he’d become took the Les Miz film star by surprise.
“I’m really, really excited to hear [about] the response,” the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner said. And those who scored these tickets are sure to be excited to get a more personal experience with the stage and screen star. “It’s a smaller concert venue, [and so] it definitely is a much more back-and-forth experience with the house. I’ll be speaking to them and sharing some stuff, so it will be more of an intimate night than being on a Broadway stage.”
And although Tveit has yet to take the stage at 54 Below, he is already looking ahead to future gigs. “Hopefully this won't be the last shows I do,” Tveit said. “I would love to do them many times at different places.”
Tveit plays 54 Below May 3, 9-11, 17 and 18, and if you can’t wait until then to hear “I’m Alive,” check out the Broadway.com video of him rocking out in the recording studio.