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The Wedding Singer

Music by Matthew Sklar

Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy

5 Tony® Award Nominations including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book




Past Productions

Broadway 2006
UK Tour 2017
US National Tours 2007, 2009-2010
Madrid 2007
UK Tour 2008
Tokyo 2008
Korea 2009

Over one thousand licensed productions worldwide


Press

“The score, written by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, traverses the full range of '80s styles, from power pop ballads to rap, to head-banging rock–but some work up a toe—tapping drive of their own, such as “Pop” and “Saturday Night in the City”...it's all delivered in the show with a heavy dose of good humor.” — Lynn Jacobson, Variety


“'The Wedding Singer' is among the most ingenious and amusing musical adaptations of a Hollywood film ever to reach Broadway.” — Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal


“As they said in the '80's, this show is awesome... as colorful, sweet, and tasty as a jar of Ronald Reagan's jellybeans.” — Jess Cagel, WCBS-TV


“Composer Matthew Sklar and lyricist Chad Beguelin in this, their Broadway debut, have put together a truly clever and often hilarious score.” — Barbara Mehlman, NYTheaterGuide.com


“Beguelin's lyrics, combined with Matthew Sklar's music, provide a light and catchy score that's derivative of the sounds of the period but perfectly in tune with the plot and characters... The authors are all making very impressive Broadway debuts... “The Wedding Singer” is absolutely the funniest and most impishly romantic new musical of the Broadway season. I can't wait to see it again.” — Michael Dale, Broadwayworld.com

“The songs are a tuneful mix of dance beats and gentle ballads, the most effective of these being Robbie and Julia's “If I Told You.”” — David Rooney, Variety


“All the ingredients, particularly a promising score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, seem to be in place.” — Michael Kuchwara, AP


“A series of knockout comic numbers and a handful of exuberant supporting players provide the foundation for a good deal of thick frosting.” — David Cote, Time Out NY


“Director John Rando brings a clever touch of irony to this energetic musical comedy. Rob Ashford's splendid choreography adds dimension to the shrewdly written songs.” — The New Yorker


“A lot of laughs and a good time! A cheerful, crowd-pleasing new musical with an easy going story, a zesty stack of songs, lively dancing, and bright performances. Composer Matthew Sklar provides an enjoyable score with neat lyrics by Beguelin.” — Michael Sommers, The Star Ledger


“There were flashes, too, of absolute brilliance with some of the musical numbers, in particular, “All About the Green,” a play on money and so of the time, and the electrifying “Move That Thang.”” — Katharine Capocci, British Theatre Guide