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Chad Beguelin

Skillful Mix of High Art and Low Clowning Helped Make Aladdin the Surprise Hit of This Season

Jim Hill | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
Jim Hill

There's a line from As You Like It carved into the ceiling of the New Amsterdam Room. It reads, "I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad.'' I imagine that a good many people are going to be made merry once they get the chance to experience this new musical comedy.

Aisle View: Brass Lamp Turns Gold

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Aladdin and Rocky have opened on Broadway back-to-back; the critics have seen them back-to-back; and, more crucially, early audiences who generate all-important word-of-mouth will see them back to back. While the subject matter seems to place the shows in different categories, they both appeal to the mass audience who grew up with the two films as cultural landmarks.

Aisle View: In Search of a Safe (Sag) Harbor

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Chad Beguelin's warm and funny Harbor is about a gay couple living in a perfectly-designed Greek revival bungalow in Sag Harbor that looks like a wedding cake.

Nights On Earth: Conversations with Vince Mendoza and Elf's Matthew Sklar

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Vince Mendoza, the idea of his latest record was partly to embrace the various musicians that he's met over the years and to invite his old friends to participate in his music.

The Wedding Singer, Musical Theatre West

James Scarborough | Posted 09.11.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

If there were a malady known as Terminal Cuteness, then that would be the diagnosis for The Wedding Singer, written by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy.