Clay Aiken is heading for the Maine coast this summer. The American Idol season 2 runner up is set to star in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, ME.
Check out the press release below:
The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce that multi-platinum recording artist, American Idol and Broadway star Clay Aiken will portray Joseph in the upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved family musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on stage July 31 through August 25.
Clay Aiken became a household name while appearing on the second season of American Idol, turning millions of viewers into instant fans. Following American Idol, his debut album Measure of a Man skyrocketed to multi-platinum status. Mr. Aiken has launched ten national concert tours, authored a New York Times best-selling memoir, Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life, and released several albums including, Merry Christmas with Love, A Thousand Different Ways and On My Way Here, all of which debuted in the top five on the Billboard chart. Mr. Aiken starred in a televised Christmas special, A Clay Aiken Christmas and a live concert special in 2010 on PBS Tried & True Live! He has appeared on many popular television shows including Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva, Scrubs, 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live. A frequent talk show guest, particularly on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he recently competed in the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice. Mr. Aiken garnered broad critical acclaim for his Broadway debut as Sir Robin in the Tony Award winning production of Spamalot in 2008 and 2009.
In addition to his entertainment ventures, Mr. Aiken supports a number of charities. He was made a UNICEF Ambassador in 2004 and has traveled the world to promote education for children affected by natural disasters or political unrest. He founded the National Inclusion Project, a nationally recognized project to bridge the gap between children with disabilities and the world around them. Clay also lends his support to the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and spoke on behalf of anti-bullying legislation in front of a Congressional Committee in 2010.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat brings the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors to vibrant life in a delightful musical parable. The musical is set to cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso, to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll that includes the popular songs “Go, Go, Go Joseph” and “Any Dream Will Do.” The Ogunquit Playhouse production will be directed and choreographed by Ogunquit Playhouse Associate Producer Jayme McDaniel.
Single ticket prices range from $39 to $78 per show. For tickets call the Box Office at 207-646-5511 or online at OgunquitPlayhouse.org.
Following Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is Ballroom with a Twist, back by popular demand for one week only, August 27 to August 31. West Side Story, on stage from September 4 to September 28, soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful and timely as ever. Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story returns by popular demand to close the season from October 2 to October 20!