Friday, February 22, 2013….a great day to be a Clay Aiken Fan!!
Friday started off with a wonderful blog by Clay. His recognition of the Clayboard was written with respect sprinkled with love. It was also fun to read a bit about the backstage adventures of the Idols 10 years ago. If you haven’t read the blog yet, get yourself over to the Official Fan Club and read it. AND…if you are not a member of the OFC, why not? It is an easy way to show your support for Clay and being able to read his blogs and participate in the video blogs is worth the small membership price!
The news about Clay’s upcoming starring role in The Drowsy Chaperone hit the Broadway news sites today. There were three great article about The North Carolina Theater and Clay.
“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken, who was seen on Broadway in Monty Python’s Spamalot, will play Man in Chair in North Carolina Theatre’s upcoming production of the award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone, which runs May 7-12 in the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (formerly Progress Energy Center).
Aiken will be joined by Tony winner Beth Leavel, who will reprise the role of The Drowsy Chaperone that she created on Broadway.
It has always been a dream of ours to have Clay Aiken back on the NCT stage someday. Clay is a remarkable talent and a fine theatre actor – we are beyond thrilled that The Drowsy Chaperone has created this opportunity,” added NC Theatre artistic director Casey Hushion. “We are grateful that Clay has been a longtime supporter and a true friend to NCT and we cannot wait to watch him shine in this incredibly unique role.”
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Clay Aiken and Tony Winner Beth Leavel to HeadlineThe Drowsy Chaperone in North Carolina
By Marc Snetiker
Brace yourselves, Claymates: Clay Aiken is returning to the stage! The former American Idol favorite will join Tony winner Beth Leavel(reprising her award-winning role) in The Drowsy Chaperone at the North Carolina Theatre.
Aiken, who last appeared on Broadway in Spamalot, will play Man in Chair in the forthcoming production, running May 7 through 12 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
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Clay Aiken to Join Beth Leavel in DROWSY CHAPERONE in North Carolina
American Idol star, Clay Aiken, will be returning to the stage as “Man in Chair” in North Carolina Theatre’s production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE along with Tony-Award winner, Beth Leavel, who will be reprising her role as “The Chaperone.” The show is set to run May 7-12 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
A Raleigh native, Mr. Aiken first came to national attention on the second season of American Idol in 2003, Since then, Clay Aiken has released five well-received albums, selling over 6 million units as of 2011 and penned a New York Times best-selling memoir. In 2008, Clay Aiken began his critically lauded stint as the inept yet endearing “Sir Robin” in the Broadway musical Monty Python’s SPAMALOT. SPAMALOT Director Mike Nichols later referred to Aiken “an excellent comic actor and a master of character.” A longtime friend and supporter of NCT, this will be Mr. Aiken’s return to our stage having performed here in his youth.
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When Clay returns to Broadway in the future, what role would you love to see him play?
It's so good to read these well written articles about Clay's upcoming role in the "Drowsy Chaperone".
I am so happy for all that get to see him perform in this show with the NCT. Sorry I won't be there –
but have every hope of being at my 3rd Gala in Oct. It was such a sweet, thoughtful Blog he wrote
today about the OFC and the CB 10th Anniversary! His goodness shines! And it keeps getting
brighter all of the time. <3
Great articles about the show. Glad to see some buzz. If Clay was back on Broadway I’d like to see him as The Baker in Into the Woods. I’ve always loved the Music Man too. I think Clay could do well as Harold Hill. I know David Foster was rumored to be writing a musical about Betty Boop. Maybe he could write a part for Clay in there. 🙂
I think he would be good as the NUTTY PROFESSOR, he was a scream as brother Maynard in Spamalot.
I commented on BroadwayWorld. Thanks, musicfan, for reminding us how important it is that we comment on wonderful writeups about Clay.
I'm happy to see all the press Clay is getting for his newest project. I hope it leads to another role on Broadway.
Oh my word! I'm so excited to see Clay's name out and about! He will be fantastic in whatever roll he would play on Broadway. His talent goes far beyond singing in my opinion. Loved the blog and loved the way you phrased it "written with respect and sprinkled with love" That's just the way he is. Just another thing to love about him and I agree the benefits of getting to be a member of the OFC is so worth the nominal membership fees.
Everyday is a good day to be a Clay Aiken fan. Thanks CANN for posting these articles about Clay's upcoming appearance in Chaperone. Wish I could attend. I'd love to see Clay in Book of Mormon. When I checked the NCT site, I noticed that Spamalot was just there in Feb. Too bad Clay didn't have the opportunity to appear in that play again.
I so wish I was going to see Clay in this play, I know our guy is going to shine like the stars…..
I watched the whole "Drowsy Chaperone" on YouTube. Clay was just made to play that part. I so wish I could go see it. He will be awesome in it. Hope someone will get some clack from it.