Thursday, September 18, 2008


Clay Aiken
Back to Spamalot

WOW, it's almost time for the orchestra to tune up, the audience to settle in, and the curtain to go up!! Clay's BACK. Ad from the NY Paper:


I think they missed him. I think the revenues went down after he left, I think the crowd at the stage door diminished to a few stragglers. The stage door crowds were huge. I was there in April and again in May and every performance I attended the crowd surged into the alley to wait for Clay to make a brief appearance. Some of my favorite stage door pictures:




Check out the crowd in the one above and the one below. HUGE.


And, who can forget closing night, when Clay came out on the roof to wave goodbye. Little did we know the goodbye was an "until I see you again" goodbye. Little did we know at that time how spectacular his album. "On My Way Here" was going to be and that little Parker would be joining the family.

I loved my two trips to NY to see Spamalot. Although I'd been to NYC on business in the past, I didn't like going ther. But, on vacation - visiting the theatre district, seeing Times Square, getting run over by crowds of people all talking on cell phones - well, that was a great adventure and I'll be back for this run. May even spend New Years eve in Times Square....now there's an idea. (tm The Lady of the Lake)

Clay, Break a leg!!!

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13 comments:

redca40 said...

I love your pics of Clay Aiken outside of Spamalot! I'm looking forward to all the reports from NYC!

musicfan said...

Get to read this. I love the excitement that Clay is bringing to Broadway. Shubert Alley will not be the same after Friday night!!

Carolina Clay said...

Marhaven,

WORD -- break a leg, Clay Aiken! I look forward to a repeat of the good times you described in this special "Spamalot" entry. I hope the New Year's Eve trip materializes for you.

Have a super weekend!

Caro

Anonymous said...

I am so ready for Spam Clack! To all of the wonderful Clay Aiken photographers, please take a million pictures and post them for the starving masses who can't get to Spam this time, or didn't get to go last time either.

Ashes said...

Marhaven, your blog gave me a real lift today. It is so exciting just to read of you all heading to see Clay Aiken shine on the Spamalot stage. He'll be thrilled to hear the roar of the crowd again.

Yeah Clay- Break a leg!!

katy said...

Clay returning to Spamalot makes my heart pitter patter. So happy to see him back on stage.

sbleu9 said...

Clay Aiken has so many talents that many doors are open to him, but at this time starring on Broadway is perfect!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the Aiken family is happy to be back in NY and Clay Aiken will be warmly welcomed by the producers, cast, and crew of Spamalot.

Anonymous said...

He's ga-ga-gorgeous! Dang! Clay Aiken is all growed up. Can't wait to see him in Spamalot later this month. Great blog!!

Shyeyewitness said...

I have to wait 8 weeks to see him, but hopefully there will be pictures and I know there will be excitement!!

jbc4clay said...

I think they missed him, too!
I love the pics. He sure did draw the crowds!

gerra said...

I love all the pictures from the stage door. I can't wait to see more. Yea! for Clay Aiken returning to Spamalot!

Anonymous said...

It's so wonderful to have Clay back in the spotlight again, I missed him!