Could it actually have been a year already? It’s hard to believe that it was exactly a year ago that Clay Aiken ended his first run on Broadway. May 4. 2008 will be a day that will be talked about for a long time.
For most of Broadway, it was a typical Sunday. Many shows had an afternoon matinee but there was no special holiday and so the shows were lightly attended that afternoon……except for Spamalot. It was Clay Aiken’s last show.
The Shubert was sold out and the crowd was excited and full of energy and love. They were not afraid to show their admiration for Clay and the other actors in the stage. The entire cast was “on” and showed their respect for Clay as they allowed more time for the Sir Robin “high-jinx” and the applause of the audience.
After the show was over, the crowd filled Shubert Alley. Most felt that there was no way that Clay could come into the Alley. It was just too crowded and would not be safe.
Clay blew kisses to the crowd, signed “Thank You” and signaled the number 6 to remind his fans of the drop-date of his new album. Clay didn’t stay long, but he certainly won the hearts of the fans that afternoon. What a spectacular way to end his successful run in Spamalot.
The video is below is fun to see and hear. The crowd was so supportive.
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