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Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken Open Their Reunion Christmas Concert on Broadway

Meghan McCain, Keala Settle, and more were on hand to take in the show on opening night.

Ruben Studdard and Clay AIken on stage at the Imperial Theatre.
Ruben Studdard and Clay AIken onstage at the Imperial Theatre.
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Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken celebrated the opening night of their Broadway Christmas concert, Ruben & Clay's First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show (or, Ruben and Clay's Christmas Show) on Tuesday, December 11, at the Imperial Theatre.

Joining the American Idol duo are Farah Alvin, Ken Arpino, Julian Diaz-Granados, La'Nette Wallace, and Khaila Wilcoxon. The creative team includes Ken Arpino and Jesse Joyce (writers), Jonathan Tessero (director), Lisa Shriver (musical staging), Ben Cohn (musical director), Rob Bissinger (scenic design), Paul Miller (lighting design), James Brown III (costume design), Bruce Landon Yauger (sound design), and Jason Lee Courson (projection design).

Studdard and Aiken reunite onstage for the first time since the second season American Idol finale in 2003, which named Studdard winner and Aiken runner-up. Ticket proceeds benefit the National Inclusion Project, the leading voice for the inclusion of children with disabilities. The concert features Christmas songs, hilarious scenes and sketches, and a live band. Performances run through December 30.