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'Idol' stars Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken reunite for Broadway Christmas show

"American Idol" stars Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken

"American Idol" stars Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are together again. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images; Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Friendly "American Idol" rivals Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken will take the stage together in "Ruben & Clay's First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show" aka "Ruben & Clay's Christmas Show."

The Shubert Organization announced Thursday, that Studdard, 40, and Aiken, 39 -- who finished first and second, respectively, on the singing competition in 2003 before launching their successful music careers -- begin previews at Broadway's Imperial Theatre on Dec. 7, with opening night on Dec. 11.

The limited-run holiday revue ends Dec. 30. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Aiken's charitable National Inclusion Project, for children with disabilities. Said Aiken in a statement, "There are really only two things that could get me back on stage after taking a break for over five years: my buddy Ruben and Christmas!"

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