Ruben & Clay's Christmas Show begins performances on Broadway

An official opening of Ruben & Clay's Christmas Show is set for December 11, 2018 at Broadway's Imperial Theatre.

Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard

Deck the Halls... and the Imperial Theatre! Ruben & Clay's Christmas Show (aka Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show) begins its limited Holiday engagement on Broadway tonight, ahead of an official opening on December 11, and is set to run through to December 30, 2018.

Synopsis: “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.

Led by Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, performing together for the first time since the pair appeared on “American Idol” in 2003, Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show also features Farah AlvinKen ArpinoJulian Diaz-GranadosLa’Nette Wallace, and Khaila Wilcoxon.

Clay Aiken is the first recording artist to have his first single debut at the top spot on the Billboard charts. Aiken returns to Broadway, after performing in Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Shubert Theatre, playing Sir Robin.

Ruben Studdard makes his Broadway debut in Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show. Previous performing credits include a 2008 tour of Ain’t Misbehavin’ as Fats Waller, as well as a National Tour of Ruben Sings Luther, where he sang the songs of music icon Luther Vandross.

Jonathan Tessero directs the production, with musical staging by Lisa Shriver and music direction from Ben Cohn. The creative team also includes scenic design by Rob Bissinger, lighting design by Paul Miller, costume design by James Brown III, sound design by Bruce Landon Yauger and projection design by Jason Lee Courson.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the National Inclusion Project, an initiative which supports children with disabilities so all children can “laugh, learn and play together”.

Ruben & Clay's Christmas Show Tickets are available now for performances through to December 30, 2018.

(Photo by Mark Hill)