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Kristin Chenoweth Is Crowned Prom Queen at Broadway's 'The Prom' Opening!

Kristin Chenoweth wears a “Prom Queen” sash while walking the red carpet at the opening night performance of the new Broadway musical The Prom on Thursday night (November 15) at the Longacre Theatre in New York City.

The Tony-winning actress was joined at the event by fellow Tony winner Sutton Foster, as well as Danny Burstein, Victor Garber, Lilli Cooper, Lesli Margherita, and American Idol‘s Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard.

Kristin raved about the show on Instagram after the performance.

“Go see the Broadway musical @theprommusical NOW! It’s perfect. #bestnewmusical,” she wrote.

We highly recommend the show. You’ll have such a fun time!

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American Idol's Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken to Reunite on Broadway!

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are headed to Broadway!

The pair will hit the stage for Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show, which will feature Christmas songs and comedy sketches. The Broadway run will begin on December 7 at the Imperial Theatre and end on December 30. A portion of the proceeds for the show will go to the National Inclusion Project.

“Christmas is about family, friends and fun. Clay and I can’t wait to bring all those things together on Broadway this December!” Ruben said (via Deadline).

Clay added, “There are really only two things that could get me back in stage after taking a break for over five years: my buddy, Ruben, and Christmas! It’s been 15 years since he beat me on Idol, and it’s taken an entire decade and a half for me to lick my wounds. But the holidays are about togetherness, so now that he is older and I am wiser, I can think of no better way to celebrate 15 years of friendship than by spending this holiday season together on Broadway.”

The pair competed on the American Idol finale back in 2003, and Ruben ended up winning.

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Laverne Cox & Tituss Burgess Buddy Up at 'Once On This Island' Broadway Opening Night!

Laverne Cox is all smiles while posing alongside Tituss Burgess on the red carpet of the Once On This Island: Broadway Opening Night Celebration held at Circle in the Square Theatre on Sunday (December 3) in New York City.

The 45-year-old Orange Is The New Black star and the 38-year-old Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star were also joined by Jenna Ushkowitz, Jordan Fisher, Clay Aiken, Kathryn Gallagher, Krysta Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Phylicia Rashad and the stars of the musical Alex Newell, Kenita R. Miller, Merle Dandridge, Hailey Kilgore, Lea Salonga and Quentin Earl Darrington.

Once On This Island is written by the Tony Award-winning team Lynn Ahrens (Book and Lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (Music), and is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie, Asaka, Papa Ge, and Agwe, on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.


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Clay Aiken Apologizes for Defending Donald Trump

Clay Aiken is issuing an public apology after defending Donald Trump amid reactions to his recent press conference placing blame on “alt-right” and “alt-left” and defending neo-Nazis at the Charlottesville protests.

“Remember all those times I defended @realDonaldTrump and believed he was not actually racist? Well… I am a f*****g dumbass. #imsorry,” Clay posted on Twitter.

Later, he clarified, “TBC… I’ve always thought he would be a dumpster fire as a president, and I was right about that. I just didn’t think he was racist. #wrong.”

“Bitch, please! If you think I have EVER been a “Trump supporter” you’re as crazy as he is. #payattention….My party is the Democrats. I didn’t vote for the idiot. Never ever implied that I did or would. Was VERY vocal about not voting for him,” he added, indicating he voted for Hillary Clinton.

Clay appeared on Trump‘s reality show Celebrity Apprentice years ago.

VIDEO: Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard Reunite for First TV Performance Together in 13 Years!

Clay Aiken was the runner-up to Ruben Studdard on the second season of American Idol and the longtime friends just reunited for their first television performance in 13 years!

The guys sang the holiday classic “This Christmas” during an appearance on The View on Thursday morning (December 15) in New York City.

Clay and Ruben said that they speak to each other on FaceTime at least once a week and they didn’t rule out the possibility of getting into the studio together again one day.

Watch the full performance video below!


Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard Perform “This Christmas” on ‘The View’

Megan Hilty & Colin Donnell Couple Up At Cirque du Soleil's 'Paramour' Opening Night!

Megan Hilty hits the red carpet with her husband Brian Gallagher while attending Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour On Broadway Opening Night Celebration held at the Lyric Theatre on Wednesday (May 25) in New York City.

The happy couple were joined at the event by Chicago Med‘s Colin Donnell and his wife Patti Murin, David Burtka, Clay Aiken, Brooke Shields, Christopher J. Hanke, Ivanka Trump and Gretchen Mol.

Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour will be open to the public starting Friday (May 27) – Buy tickets here!

FYI: Megan is wearing an alice + olivia dress. Brooke is wearing a J. Mendel dress.

20+ pictures inside of Megan Hilty and others at the opening night of ParamourMore Here! »

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