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Matt is a Toronto-based musical theatre book writer, playwright and lyricist. Musical credits include: GROW – book writer (collaboration with Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal) for CMTP, Goodspeed’s 2020 Festival of New Musicals, world premiere at The Grand Theatre. MAGGIE – co-book, co-music and co-lyric (collaboration with acclaimed recording artist Johnny Reid) for CMTP, co-world premiere at Theatre Aquarius and The Charlottetown Festival. GOING UNDER - book writer (collaboration with Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal). Writer of six Ross Petty Pantos – PETER’S FINAL FLIGHT, LIL’ RED ROBIN HOOD, THE WIZARD OF OZ, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, all at Toronto’s Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, as well as two digital productions, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS and ALICE IN WINTERLAND. A CHRISTMAS CAROL was recorded for broadcast by CBC/Family Channel.

Plays: MYTH OF THE OSTRICH, Next Stage Theatre Festival, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. REMEMBER, MAGGY? (collaboration with Carol Anne Murray) Toronto Centre For The Arts, CHRONICLES OF SARNIA, Blyth Festival.

Other: Adaptation - CELL BLOCK TANGO RE:IMAGINED (EveryBody Onstage, Musicals Re:Imagined).

Matt Murray News

Canadian Stage Sets 2024-25 Season Featuring Toronto and Canadian Premieres & More

Canadian Stage has unveiled its 24.25 season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.
Video: Johnny Reid & Matt Murray and Director Mary Francis Moore Discuss MAGGIE

Maggie co-creators Johnny Reid & Matt Murray and Director Mary Francis Moore discuss the inspiration for their title character in the video here!
Video: Watch 'All Because of You' from Goodspeed's American Premiere of MAGGIE

Watch as Johnny Reid performs 'All Because of You' as a preview of the upcoming American premiere of  Maggie: The New Musical at the Goodspeed, East Haddam, CT.
SOUTH PACIFIC, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD & More Set for Goodspeed Musicals 2024 Season

Get a sneak peek at the incredible lineup of shows for the Goodspeed Musicals 2024 season. From beloved classics like SOUTH PACIFIC and THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD to award-winning productions, there's something for everyone to enjoy at Goodspeed Musicals. Don't miss out on this exciting season of theater!
MAGGIE Opens Tonight at Theatre Aquarius

MAGGIE, the highly anticipated new Canadian musical, officially opens tonight at Theatre Aquarius. Due to demand, additional matinee performances are now on sale for Wednesday, April 26 at 11am and Sunday, May 7 at 1:30pm.
Creative Team Announced for World Premiere of the New Musical, MAGGIE

 Theatre Aquarius has announced the creative team for MAGGIE, the new Canadian musical produced in association with originating Come From Away producer Michael Rubinoff and multi-award winning recording artist Johnny Reid. 
Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of MAGGIE A New Musical

Theatre Aquarius and Confederation Centre of the Arts are celebrating Robbie Burns Day by announcing the extraordinary 18-member cast of MAGGIE, a new musical produced in association with Michael Rubinoff and Johnny Reid.
Review: Writers From The Great North Are Eh-Mazing In NORTHERN EXPOSURE at 54 Below

Northern Exposure at 54 Below was an effective example of the best new musical theatre that our northern neighbors have to offer.
See Jennifer Holliday, the Original Broadway Cast of PIPPIN & More Next Month at 54 Below

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See February's lineup and learn how to purchase tickets!
John-Andrew Morrison, Matt Saldivar, And More To Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.
Paul Alexander Nolan, Chilina Kennedy & More to Star in NORTHERN EXPOSURE at 54 Below

54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present “Northern Exposure” on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 7:00PM.
Review: PETER'S FINAL FLIGHT Takes Audiences On A Whimsical Adventure in Ross Petty's Farewell Production

Looking for an escape this winter season? Ross Petty’s final holiday pantomime is whisking audiences away to Neverland on a whimsical, musical adventure that’s got something for everyone, no matter their age.
Wolverhampton Grand Announces New Shows on Sale Including THE BODYGUARD, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, and More

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has announced a brand new season of shows, including a an exclusive new production of THE SECRET LIVES OF HENRY & ALICE, a comedy by Black Country playwright, David Tristram which will be produced in its entirety by the Grand Theatre.
Ross Petty Productions to Present Farewell Holiday Spectacular PETER'S FINAL FLIGHT in December

Ross Petty Productions announces their farewell production at Toronto's historic Elgin Theatre this winter. PETER'S FINAL FLIGHT: The PAN-Tastical Family Musical! will run from December 2, 2022 to January 7, 2023.
The Grand Theatre to Present the World Premiere of GROW

Is the grass always greener on the other side? From April 19 to 30, this age-old question will be theatrically explored as London’s Grand Theatre presents the World Premiere of the Canadian musical comedy GROW. 

EveryBODY on Stage in partnership with Musicals Reimagined has announced the release of Cell Block Tango: Reimagined. This short film which parodies the musical Chicago's infamous Cell Block Tango, focuses on the sustainability of diversity and inclusion in musical theater.
ALICE IN WINTERLAND Pick-Your-Own-Path Adventure Will be Available to Stream

With the latest restrictions based on the surge of the Omicron variant, and the cancellation of every other beloved seasonal offering, audiences want more ALICE IN WINTERLAND.  Ross Petty Productions is delivering the best gift of all with a new extended viewing window, beginning today until midnight new year's eve.
The Dance Me a Song Collective Presents THEATRE MAKING MOVEMENT

Dance Me a Song Collective in partnership with Prime Mover Theatre Company announced today that Tony-Award winning Broadway legend Susan Stroman and her long-time collaborator, dance arranger David Krane will headline Theatre Making Movement – a weeklong symposium of events, workshops, panel discussions, and masterclasses that centre around the idea of integrating dance and movement into the early developmental stages of new musical creation.
New Canadian Musical GROW to Release Music Video for 'Grow'

Musical theatre lovers worldwide are invited to tune in for the debut of a brand new music video for “Grow”, the title song from the highly-anticipated original Canadian musical, premiering as of 9 AM EST December 17, 2020.
Grand Theatre to Present Free, Virtual Un-Opening Night Celebration

On the eve of what would have been the Opening of the Grand's 50th season as a professional theatre company, today the Grand announced some of the talented artists that will be featured as part of its virtual Un-Opening Night Celebration. This one-hour event will be streamed live from 7-8 PM on Thursday, October 22 and is offered at no cost.

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