Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Clay Aiken Headed Back to Broadway in Spamalot




Clay Aiken will return to the scene of his triumphant Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Monty Python's SPAMALOT this Fall. Clay's debut on Broadway earlier this year was met with wild enthusiasm from both his legion of fans and the New York press. He will reprise the role of 'Sir Robin ' at the Shubert Theatre from September 19 2008 - January 4 2009.

When he made his Broadway debut in SPAMALOT at the beginning of this year, Newsday said "Aiken is a charmer" and the Associated Press said that "Clay Aiken deftly handles supremely silly."

Clay Aiken became a music superstar following his success on the "American Idol" television series, and has sold more than six million albums; co-authored a best-selling book; and, played six sold-out concert tours.
---Broadway World

Aiken will reprise the role of Sir Robin, which he played earlier this year in an engagement that ran Jan 18th to May 4.

His previous run in "Spamalot" had a noticeable effect on box office. Weekly sales for the tuner surged the week Aiken joined the cast and took a steep tumble the frame after he departed.

---Variety

Clay Aiken will return to the Broadway company of Spamalot this fall as Sir Robin, a role he played for three and a half months earlier this year.

"Since leaving Spamalot in May, jokes have just not been funny," Aiken said in a statement. "Food has lost its taste. The grass is no longer green—the sky no longer blue. And babies WON'T stop crying!! I'm so excited about coming back to the funniest show in the world!" The "babies" reference presumably refers to Aiken's newest real-life role, as father to newborn son Parker Foster Aiken, born on August 8.

---broadway.com

Aiken released his fourth album, On My Way Here, on May 6th, just after leaving Spamalot. The CD debuted at #4, continuing Aiken's streak of all four of his albums having debuted in the Top 4.


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21 comments:

  1. Chexxxy,

    Thank you for the excellent collection of media announcements RE Clay's return to "Spamalot." One month to go!

    Have a great week!

    Caro

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  2. I loved reading the announcements of Clay's triumphant return to B'way.
    Clay made Sir Robin his own and
    he is doing it all again!!!
    They know talent - and ticket sales.

    WTG CLAY!!
    BREAK A LEG!!

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  3. OK had to say -
    nice change to the blog template
    very peaceful. lovely.

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  4. Anonymous12:59 PM

    What a surprize!!! Good move Spamalot. Clay's participation made a real difference in sales.

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  5. Medusa1:03 PM

    I can't wait to see Clay Aiken in Spamalot again!!!

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  6. Gah! Got to see it the first time and if funds allow, I gotta get myself over for the second time.

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  7. I already have my tickets, Clay Aiken is amazing on any stage.

    Thanks for the wonderful Clay news.

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  8. Anonymous1:28 PM

    I'm so proud of Mr. Clay Aiken and his return to Spamalot. It says a lot that he was asked to return.

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  9. Anonymous1:32 PM

    I'm so thrilled that Mr. Clay Aiken is returning to Spamalot. Many of Clay's many fans will be able too see him in this role. Clay is Sir Robin. Broadway loves Clay.

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  10. I won't get to see Clay Aiken in Spamalot, but I will be there in spirit!

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  11. Anonymous1:45 PM

    Spamalot was such a treat. Clay Aiken is such an amazing actor. I'm so happy he'll be able to have his new little family with him. Parker will be two weeks old tomorrow. Congrats Jaymes and Clay. You did good.

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  12. Clay Aiken = a great Broadway experience. Glad to see him back.

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  13. Anonymous1:52 PM

    Clay Aiken is a hunk. If you haven't seen him in Spamalot. you're missing a lot. Congrats to Jaymes, she's a girl and Clay on the birth of their son Parker.

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  14. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Gotta love Clay in Spamalot. Can't wait for reports from stage door. To all those going to see Clay, have a blast.

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  15. Anonymous1:55 PM

    I hope Clay, Jaymes (a female by the way), and Parker....Clay's beautiful baby boy, will have a wonderful time in NYC as Clay returns to Spamalot.

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  16. Dusty1:58 PM

    Clay Aiken seems like such a perfect casting for Sir Robin. I'm really going to do my best to see him over the holidays.

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  17. Anonymous2:02 PM

    Seeing Clay Aiken in Spamalot earlier this year was such a fantastic experience! I can't remember the last time I laughed as hard as I did while sitting in that theatre! So glad that more people will get the oppourtunity to see him in this great show!

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  18. Anonymous2:05 PM

    Great news! Clay Aiken was terrific in this part. You should have seen his fans in the alley every night, huge crowds.

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  19. Musicfan2:59 PM

    I am looking forward to seeing Clay Aiken in the role of SIr Robin. I will be able to see it in October.

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  20. ceecee4:29 PM

    Jaymes is very attractive and she could very well be the poster child for the saying "50 is the new 30". Lucky baby indeed!

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  21. Anonymous6:56 PM

    Loved Clay in Spamalot and am so happy for him, Jaymes and Parker.

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