Clay Aiken – Broadway Bound!

What an Exciting Thursday for the fans of Clay Aiken

I don’t think we have had this much fun for a couple of years!!

The internet was buzzing when Meghan McCain announced about The Ruben and Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show.  The View got the headline and so many sites picked up the story and wrote about it.

I loved seeing all the tweets and I loved the articles.

Congrats to the Public Relations team for an exciting and fun announcement!

Before the official announcement, Meghan McCain posted a fun tweet.  Of course, Clay just had to answer her.

Meghan McCain‏Verified account @MeghanMcCain Tune into @TheView today – we will be sharing a very special announcement about my bestie @clayaiken….! 1f385-1f3fb.png1f384.png2744.png26c4.png1f385-1f3fb.png1f384.png2744.png26c4.png right… @RubenStuddard?!?
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Clay Aiken Retweeted Meghan McCain

He’s pregnant? He’s going back in the closet?!? What is it!?! I can’t wait to hear!!

To see Meghan’s announcement at The View, visit  Ruben And Clay on Facebook.  Yes…they have their own Facebook page.  While there, why not like and follow the site.  As of midnight, October 18th, the site has two fun videos. One is Meghan’s announcement and the other is Clay and his pumpkins.

You can also see two videos at the rubenandclay Instagram page (yes, they have a page here too!)

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Thursday also brought many website who shared the news about Clay and Ruben….so many that I can’t quote them all.

One of the first sites to post an article was Broadway World:

Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken Ring in the Holidays on Broadway

Ruben and Clay Aiken join forces for a monumental, one-of-a-kind Holiday spectacular Broadway show. Meghan McCain took to “The View” today to make the exclusive announcement of the limited run show which had the audience and viewers thrilled and feeling the holiday spirit!

A family affair, the spectacular will see Ruben and Clay journey through a fusion of holiday music and entertainment featuring lighthearted comedy, astounding versatility and, as always, Ruben and Clay’s magnetic stage presence. “American Idol’s” fan favorite odd couple will give fans the reunion they have been asking for when the duo takes to the stage for this limited engagement holiday event.

The extravaganza marks the first time Ruben and Clay have performed together on a national stage since their dramatic finale in 2003. In true holiday spirit, the duo also aims to give back with tickets benefiting the National Inclusion Project, the leading voice for the inclusion of children with disabilities. Featuring everyone’s favorite Christmas songs, performed by two of America’s most beloved music icons, sprinkled with hilarious scenes and sketches and a live band, there is something for the entire family…

You can read the rest of the article at Broadway World

People also picked up the story!

American Idol Rivals Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard Will Reunite for Christmas Show on Broadway

by Dave Quinn

Once, they divided America. But this holiday season, they unite us all.

Fifteen years after going head-to-head in the season 2 finale of American Idol, champ Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken will share a stage again in a new holiday-themed Broadway show.

The pair will co-headline Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carole Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Showa three-week limited engagement holiday spectacular that promises classic holiday tunes as well as comedic scenes and sketches.

“Christmas is about family, friends and fun,” Studdard, 40, said in a statement about the show — dubbed Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show for short. “Clay and I can’t wait to bring all those things together on Broadway this December!”…

You can read the entire article at PEOPLE

I really enjoyed reading the article from USA Today:

Former ‘Idol’ rivals Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard reunite for Broadway holiday show

by Susan Haas

Santa has something special in store for early-“American Idol” fans….

…”When Ruben and I first started talking about doing a project together, Christmas was a natural fit,” Aiken told Broadway.com. “It’s been 15 years since we met on ‘American Idol,’ and coming back together again to celebrate the holidays feels like the best and biggest gift we could both ask Santa for this year!”

In keeping with the season’s spirit of giving, part of the show’s proceeds will go to the National Inclusion Project, an organization Aiken helped found that is devoted to the inclusion of children with disabilities in community and education programs.

You can read the entire article at USA TODAY

There is no way I can post each article.  There are articles by:

Playbill,

The New York Times,

Broadway.com,

Just Jared,

EW.com

Yes…this is just some of the articles!

I know there is a lot of writing today, but I wanted you all to be able to catch up on all the information.  I am sure we will get more information from Clay and his team, but I am sure that it will calm down a bit.

I flying to Los Angeles tomorrow to attend Politicon.  As always, I will post when I can and try to keep you up to date on what is going on.  It will be fun to see “Mr. Politicon – Clay Aiken” discussing some serious information!

If you find more information about Clay and his Christmas show, please post the info in a comment. There is so much, I am sure I will miss something!

Will you be in New York to see Clay and Ruben at the Imperial Theatre?  

I think tickets to the show would make a great holiday present!

 

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