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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tidbits 10/18

  • Card Chronicle is linking back to CDD after we included them in our Tidbits post on Tuesday. Their sports article on Tuesday had a random Clay mention.
    Lastly and most bestly, I'm really not one to brag about accomplishments on here, but when you get some love from a Clay Aiken fan site I think you're allowed to do a little chest-thumping.
  • News of Clay joining Spamalot is stating to settle down... more mentions today:
    • E!'s Daily 10 mentioned Clay joining Spamalot... he was #5 on their list.
    • -
      According to MTV News, Clay Aiken is joining the cast of Monty Python's Spamalot on Broadway. The American Idol runner-up will play one of the lead roles, "Sir Robin," which was previously taken on by David Hyde Pierce. Aiken will take over the role on January 18th and stay with it until May 4th. The production was spawned by Python member Eric Idle and directed by the esteemed Mike Nichols. Clay Aiken told the Associate Press, "Let's not lie, the chance to work with legendary creative minds like Mike Nichols and Eric Idle is, on its own, a reason to jump at this opportunity."
    • Louisville Courier-Journal -
      Aiken joins 'Spamalot'

      Clay Aiken's fans -- aka "Claymates" -- will have plenty to laugh about when the 28-year-old singer joins the Broadway cast of "Monty Python's Spamalot" in January.

      "Clay Aiken is amazing beyond that glorious voice," director Mike Nichols told The Associated Press. "Turns out he is an excellent comic actor and a master of character."
    • Sky Valley Journal -
      Set to display his acting knack on stage, Idol alum Clay Aiken has been selected to be the latest cast member of Broadway comedy musical "Monty Python's Spamalot." Confirmation of his involvement was announced yesterday, October 16, 2007 by director Mike Nichols and author Eric Idle.
    • San Jose Mercury News -
      Even theater critics have guilty pleasures. Why else would Karen write about "American Idol" runner up Clay Aiken. Read on and find out:
      • San Jose Mercury News blog -
        Clay Aiken has joined the quest for the Holy Grail.

        The “American Idoler” will make his Broadway debut in the Tony-winning hit musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” on Jan. 18.

        Aiken will star as Sir Robin, the comically cowardly role originated by David Hyde Pierce of “Frasier” fame. “Lovingly ripped off from” the classic Python movie, the musical riffs on beloved bits of shtick including the Knights who say Ni! and the taunting French soldiers, who, um, suffer from flatulence in our general direction.
    • Ocean County Observer -
      Aiken to star as Sir Robin in "Spamalot"

      NEW YORK (AP) — From "American Idol" to Eric Idle's "Spamalot."

      Clay Aiken will join the Broadway cast of "Monty Python's Spamalot" on Jan. 18, playing one of the leads, Sir Robin, in the Tony Award-winning musical directed by Mike Nichols.
    • Cincinnati Enquirer -
      Aiken: From 'Idol' to 'Spamalot'

      Clay Aiken will join the Broadway cast of "Monty Python's Spamalot" on Jan. 18, playing Sir Robin in the Tony Award-winning musical directed by Mike Nichols.
    • Detroit Free Press -
      Clay Aiken will join the Broadway cast of "Monty Python's Spamalot" on Jan. 18, playing one of the leads, Sir Robin, in the Tony Award-winning musical directed by Mike Nichols.
    • Carroll County Times - "Clay Aiken will join the cast of Broadway musical "Spamalot" Jan. 18. The "American Idol" favorite will be on stage through May 4."
    • Lifetime TV -
      Clay Aiken has joined the growing list of “American Idol’ alumni to appear in a Broadway musical. He has been cast as Sir Robin in the Tony-winning “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” and he is scheduled to be part of the show from January 18 to May 4, 2008. The Broadway production of “Spamalot” is playing at the Shubert Theatre in New York.
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune - Article about the American Idol spin off "The Next Great American Band":
    A full episode of "The Next Great American Band" (7 p.m. today, KMSP, Ch. 9), a temporary fix for "American Idol" fans, wasn't available for review, but the clips I saw suggest that most of the competitors are pretty good. If that's true, it's a big mistake. Nothing is more gratifying in the first few weeks of a reality contest than watching would-be entertainers stink up the joint, especially with a no-nonsense judge on hand like Sheila E. More William Hung, less Clay Aiken!
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  • Carolina On My Mind - Clay ready to make Broadway debut -
    Be prepared to travel far in search of your particular Holy Grail. To make the most progress, you must follow through on whatever tweaks your passion. Chivalry will arouse tender feelings.

    Clay Aiken's prophetic horoscope in his hometown newspaper, the News&Observer, Monday should have tipped his fandom that the search for the Holy Grail would soon lead to Broadway.

    In a journal entry entitled "Blogalot," the singer Tuesday announced to his fan club that he has signed on to play Sir Robin in the Broadway hit "Spamalot" from Jan. 18 - May 4, 2008.

    In the blog's P.S., Clay suggested that "Spamalot" tickets would make excellent Christmas presents:

    Ladies, you can give them to your husband, and he’ll think they are a GREAT gift! He doesn’t have to know they are really for you!!!


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