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Ruben and Clay's Christmas Show


Enjoy this light-hearted musical that tells the story of two former American Idol contestants, Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, who come together to bring you a night filled with great songs and hilarious acts perfect for the family.

Why Watch Ruben and Clay's Christmas Show

After 15 long years of staying out of the spotlight, the fans of American Idol have finally gotten what they have been craving for - a reunion of two of the most popular contestants from the 2003 season - Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken. They have teamed up to give a performance of a lifetime in the ultimate Christmas Musical coming to the Imperial Theatre this holiday season. The musical is directed by the renowned Jonathan Tessero along with musical staging and musical direction by Lisa Shriver and Ben Cohn respectively. The cast also consists of talented singers and actors such as Farah Alvin, Ken Arpino, Julian Diaz-Granados, La’Nette Wallace, and Khaila Wilcoxon.

The Story

This musical is about two former contestants in American Idol, Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard who have come together after 15 years to bring you a merry evening during the festive season. Between them, the two of them have over 24 studio albums and are renowned practitioners of their vocation. They present to you a night filled with a variety of acts ranging from songs and renditions of popular carols to hilarious comedy sketches. The musical cleverly and effortlessly combines a range of cheery themes with unmatched singing to deliver a truly magical performance.

The play will run for a limited time from 11th December till the 30th of December; book your tickets today to this much-awaited show!

Critics Reviews

"American Idol fans, rejoice. Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are sharing the stage once more, but this time on Broadway."
– The New York Times

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

Sun 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Mon & Thu 7:00 PM
Fri 8:00 PM
Sat 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

2 hours, 30 minutes including one intermission

Leading Roles
Clay Aiken as himself
Ruben Studdard as himself

Directed by
Jonathan Tessero

Written by
Ken Arpino

Additional Information

Family-friendly show - children must be accompanied by an adult.

Available Facilities
Hearing assistance system
Wheelchair accessible

The Imperial Theatre has a seating capacity of 1417.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

Your e-tickets can be exchanged for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the theater.

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