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Matthew López is an American playwright and screenwriter. His play The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry, premiered at London's Young Vic in 2018, where it was called "the most important American play of the century." It transferred to the West End later that year, and opened on Broadway In 2019. The Inheritance is the most honored American play in a generation, sweeping the "Best Play" awards in both London and New York including the Tony Award, Olivier Award, Drama Desk Award, Evening Standard Award, London Critics Circle Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award, WhatsOnStage Award, and the Southbank Sky Arts Award. He is the first Latino writer to win the Tony Award for Best Play.

In 2023, López received a second Tony Award nomination for co-writing the book of the musical adaptation of the classic film Some Like It Hot, which received the most nominations of any show that season.

In New York, López's work has been seen off-Broadway with The Whipping Man and The Legend of Georgia McBride. Other works include Somewhere, Reverberation, The Sentinels and Zoey's Perfect Wedding.

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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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Matthew Lopez Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2023 - Best Book of a Musical

Matthew Lopez, Some Like It Hot

Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Play

Matthew Lopez, The Inheritance

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Pandora Productions Continues Season With THE INHERITANCE

Pandora Productions will continue the 2023-2024 Season with THE INHERITANCE by Matthew Lopez, a two part, sweeping epic covering decades of LGBTQ+ history.

Music Theatre of CT Presents THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company continues their 37th MainStage Season with the big-hearted, fierce, and music-filled comedy, The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez.

THE INHERITANCE Will Make Australian Premiere at fortyfivedownstairs

The Tony award-winning play by Matthew Lopez will make its Australian premiere beginning next week at fortyfivedownstairs.

Gabby Beans, Samuel Henry Levine & More to Star in JONAH at Roundabout Theatre Company

Roundabout Theatre Company has revealed the complete cast for the world premiere of Jonah by Rachel Bonds, directed by Danya Taymor.

NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME A New Play To Have Private Industry Readings In Nyc On December 7 & 8

'NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME' is a new play that will have private industry readings in NYC on December 7 & 8. Find out more about this exciting production.

Seymour Center Unveils 2024 Season

Seymour Centre has announced its 2024 season, a set of five outstanding, must-see events presented in partnership with some of Sydney’s most ambitious independent theatre companies.  Learn more about the lineup here!

Denver Center Theatre Company Announces Playwrights For The 18th Annual Colorado New Play Summit

The Denver Center Theatre Company has announced playwrights, dates, and details for the 2024 Colorado New Play Summit (CNPS). The 18th annual festival will take place over one weekend on February 24-25, and feature readings of new plays by Terence Anthony, Nina McConigley and Matthew Spangler, Andrew Rosendorf, and Vauhini Vara. The festival will also feature 2022 CNPS World Premieres, Cebollas by Leonard Madrid and Rubicon by Kirsten Potter.

Interview: Elizabeth Carter of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Center Repertory Company Explores How the Drag World Can Teach Us to Live Our Lives with Authenticity

BroadwayWorld chats with the much in-demand director Elizabeth Carter about her production of Matthew Lopez' heart-warming celebration of chosen families 'The Legend of Georgia McBride' running at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek November 4 to 26.

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE to be Presented at Longstreet Theatre in November

USC's Longstreet Theatre presents the Off-Broadway hit 'The Legend of Georgia McBride' from Nov. 10-17. Tickets available at sc.universitytickets.com.

Photos: Taraji P. Henson, Noah Centineo & More Arrive on the Red Carpet for JAJA's AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING

Check out photos from the opening night red carpet of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding, written by Jocelyn Bioh.

Photos: JAJA's AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING Cast Celebrates Opening Night

It's been a big week at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where MTC just celebrated opening night of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding. Check out photos from the after party here!

Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's THE INHERITANCE Part 2

The Inheritance, written by Matthew Lopez, inspired by E.M. Forster’s masterpiece Howards End, “The Inheritance” is an epic examination of survival, healing, class divide and what it means to call a place home. Part 2 - Picking up where PART ONE ended, PART TWO takes its characters on roller-coaster journeys of self-discovery and self-destruction. All lives intersect as they face the decision to heal or to burn. Written by Matthew Lopez, Directed by Joe Bishara, featuring Frank Barnhart, Anthony Baldasare, Niko Carter , Mark P. Schwamberger, Jeff White, Dayton Edward Willison, Euan Baker, Ahmed Ankolkar, Jacob Erney, Bobby Loyd and Josie Merkle. Performances run Sept 21 - 30, 2023 at Abbey Theatre of Dublin, 5600 Post Rd. Dublin, Ohio 43017. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.evolutiontheatre.org/

Andrew Burnap and Danny Wolohan Complete The Cast of SPAIN at Second Stage Theater

The complete cast has been revealed for SPAIN by Jen Silverman and directed by Tyne Rafaeli at Second Stage Theater. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's THE INHERITANCE

The Inheritance, written by Matthew Lopez, inspired by E.M. Forster’s masterpiece Howards End, “The Inheritance” is an epic examination of survival, healing, class divide and what it means to call a place home.

TheatreWorks to Present MRS. CHRISTIE West Coast Premiere

Join TheatreWorks for the West Coast Premiere of 'Mrs. Christie,' a madcap mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Running from October 4th to 29th, this limited run is not to be missed. Get your tickets today and be prepared for an unforgettable experience.

Video: Get a Sneak Peek at New Clip From RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE

Get a first look at an exciting new clip from RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE. Don't miss this sneak peek of the highly anticipated film that everyone is talking about. Watch the video now and get a taste of what's in store.

Broadway Streaming Guide: August 2023 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More

This August, Broadway fans can beat the summer heat new movies, television shows, and albums to stream. From new seasons of Only Murders in the Building and High School Musical: the Musical: the Series to solo albums by Idina Menzel and Reneé Rapp, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Tickets Now On Sale For Florida Repertory Theatre 26th Season

Single tickets for Florida Repertory Theatre's 26th season are now on sale. The 2023-2024 season opens to previews in the ArtStage Studio on September 19, and the nine-show professional season runs through May 19, 2024.

Listen: Andrew Burnap and Dakin Mathews Talk CAMELOT on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS

This week, go behind the scenes with Camelot stars Andrew Burnap and Dakin Mathews. Dakin and Andrew join Ilana Levine for a live podcast event in Bryant Park and share hilarious and revealing details about working on this revamped production by Aaron Sorkin. 

Casting Announced For TheatreWorks' 20th Anniversary NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has set the casting for its 20th Anniversary New Works Festival, a unique program that offers an extraordinary opportunity for audiences to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development.

Matthew Lopez FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Matthew Lopez has written 4 shows including The Whipping Man (Playwright), The Legend of Georgia McBride (Writer), The Inheritance (Author), Some Like It Hot (Bookwriter).

Matthew Lopez has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of the notable nominations include Outstanding Book of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Some Like it Hot." He was also nominated for Best Book of a Musical at the Tony Awards for the same show. In addition, Lopez received a nomination for Best Play at the Tony Awards for "The Inheritance." Other nominations include Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Legend of Georgia McBride" and the John Gassner Playwriting Award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Whipping Man."

Matthew Lopez has won several awards for his work in the Broadway industry. He received the Outstanding Book of a Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for "Some Like it Hot." Additionally, he won the Best Play award at the Tony Awards for "The Inheritance." Lopez also received the John Gassner Playwriting Award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Whipping Man."

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