Claymates, book your tickets to Maine! Broadway and American Idol alum Clay Aiken is set to play the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ogunquit Playhouse. The production begins performances July 31 and will play a limited engagement through August 25 in Ogunquit, Maine. No additional casting has been announced.
Based on Bible stories about Joseph and his coat of many colors, the musical features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Joseph opened in the West End in 1973 before opening on Broadway in 1982. Notable Josephs include Paul Jones (West End), Bill Hutton (Broadway), Jason Donovan (London Palladium), Michael Damian (1993 Broadway revival) and Donny Osmond (1999 video adaptation).
Aiken made his Broadway debut as Sir Robin in Spamalot. He recently played Man in Chair in the North Carolina Theatre production of The Drowsy Chaperone opposite Beth Leavel. He has released several albums, including Measure of a Man, Merry Christmas with Love, A Thousand Different Ways and On My Way Here. He is the author of the bestselling memoir Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life. His TV credits include Drop Dead Diva, Scrubs, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live and The Celebrity Apprentice.