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Matthew Lopez

 
Bio:
Since its premiere at Luna Stage in Montclair, NJ, The Whipping Man has been produced at The Old Globe in San Diego, CA and at Barrington Stage. Other plays include Tio Pepe (Summer Play Festival 2008), Reverberation, and Zoey's Perfect Wedding. His work has been developed and seen at The McCarter ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Since its premiere at Luna Stage in Montclair, NJ, The Whipping Man has been produced at The Old Globe in San Diego, CA and at Barrington Stage. Other plays include Tio Pepe (Summer Play Festival 2008), Reverberation, and Zoey's Perfect Wedding. His work has been developed and seen at The McCarter ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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Writing
Playwright
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Author
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Matthew Lopez Biography

Since its premiere at Luna Stage in Montclair, NJ, The Whipping Man has been produced at The Old Globe in San Diego, CA and at Barrington Stage. Other plays include Tio Pepe (Summer Play Festival 2008), Reverberation, and Zoey's Perfect Wedding. His work has been developed and seen at The McCarter Theatre, The New Group, Penumbra Theatre Company, Ars Nova and The Lark Play Development Center. He is a member of the Ars Nova Writers' Group, a New York Theatre Workshop Playwrighting Fellow and artist-in-residence at the Old Globe.

Matthew Lopez Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Play Gold Star
Matthew Lopez, The Inheritance
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Matthew Lopez, The Legend of Georgia McBride
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
Matthew Lopez, The Whipping Man

Matthew Lopez News

Review: THE INHERITANCE PART 2 at ZACH Photo Review: THE INHERITANCE PART 2 at ZACH
by Joni Lorraine - Sep 23, 2022

We returned this week for Part 2 of ZACH's production of THE INHERITANCE. As I sat ensconced as comfortably as possible in my seat for Part 2, I felt the warmth of familiarity with the characters I'd come to know from Part 1 and thought to myself how lovely a well written serial piece might go over in the world of live theatre. It's an investment, there are many reasons it wouldn't work, and as the history of theatre has shown us, the rare six hour production had best be epic. This was true of ANGELS IN AMERICA, but it's not always the case with Lopez's THE INHERITANCE.

A JUBILEE WITH Z Comes to 54 Below in October Photo A JUBILEE WITH Z Comes to 54 Below in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Z Infante in A Jubilee with Z on October 12th at 9:30.

Review: THE INHERITANCE PART I on ZACH's Kleberg Stage Photo Review: THE INHERITANCE PART I on ZACH's Kleberg Stage
by Joni Lorraine - Aug 23, 2022

What did our critic think of ZACH'S THE INHERITANCE PART I at ZACH Kleburg Theatre? As a young Puerto Rican growing up in Florida, playwright Matthew Lopez read in a magazine about the acclaimed Merchant Ivory film adapted from E.M. Forster's novel Howards End, and asked his mom to take him to see the film. Since his outlets as a young man were books, theatre and movies, it stands to reason that Howards End and E.M. Forster play such a literally integral role in Lopez's sprawling theatrical adaptation of the novel. His mother later also bought Lopez the book. He fell in love with it, and fell in love with Forster or, more specifically, Forster's queerness.

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Comes to Omaha This Weekend Photo THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Comes to Omaha This Weekend
by Grace Cutler - Aug 18, 2022

he show will run in the Howard Drew Theatre through September 18 with performances Thursdays through Sundays. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $36, with prices varying by performance.

Pandora Productions Opens The 2022-2023 Season With THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE By  Photo Pandora Productions Opens The 2022-2023 Season With THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE By Matthew Lopez
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2022

Pandora Productions, Louisville’s only theatre company dedicated and most trusted to tell the stories of the LGBTQ+ community, opens the 2022-2023 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE by award winning playwright Matthew Lopez.

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Is Set To Open in Two Weeks In Omaha Photo THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Is Set To Open in Two Weeks In Omaha
by Grace Cutler - Aug 5, 2022

The Omaha Community Playhouse will present The  Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez.

Cast Announced for THE INHERITANCE PART 1 at ZACH Theatre Photo Cast Announced for THE INHERITANCE PART 1 at ZACH Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

ZACH Theatre has announced the cast for the regional premiere of The Inheritance Part 1 playing August 10 ‚Äď September 4, 2022. The production will star Peter Frechette as E.M. Forster (‚ÄúMorgan‚ÄĚ).

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the World Premiere of Jessica Dickey's NAN A Photo TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the World Premiere of Jessica Dickey's NAN AND THE LOWER BODY
by Grace Cutler - Jul 16, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the World Premiere of Jessica Dickey’s Nan and the Lower Body, an audience favorite at TheatreWorks’ 2019 New Works Festival.

The Ensemble Company celebrates 60 years of Edward Albee's VIRGINIA WOOL Photo The Ensemble Company celebrates 60 years of Edward Albee's VIRGINIA WOOL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

The Ensemble Company, the theatre company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, continues its 2022 season‚ÄĒtheir fourth--with Edward Albee‚Äôs acclaimed masterwork, Who‚Äôs Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opening September 9th.

TheatreWorks Announces 52nd Season Including Two World Premieres Photo TheatreWorks Announces 52nd Season Including Two World Premieres
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced its 52nd season, featuring six plays and musicals to be presented November 2022 through August 2023. Three of the season's productions will be mounted at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, and three will be staged at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre. Subscriptions are now available; single tickets will be available in the coming months at TheatreWorks.org.

Matthew Lopez Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Krystina Alabado, KC Dela Cruz, Angelica Maria Beliard & M VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Krystina Alabado, KC Dela Cruz, Angelica Maria Beliard & More In Pre-Broadway KISS MY AZTEC! at Hartford Stage
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the East Coast Premiere of the hilarious Kiss My Aztec! An upbeat musical comedy, Kiss My Aztec! features a book by comedy legend John Leguizamo and acclaimed director Tony Taccone; music by Benjamin Velez; lyrics by David Kamp, Leguizamo and Velez; and choreography by Mayte Natalio.

VIDEO: Jon Rua Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Jon Rua Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 10, 2021

Today Richard chats with Broadway favorite Jon Rua, who has kept hard at work over the past year and a half creating incredible dance content for the world to enjoy. You can check out his work on his Youtube channel, or watch his RUA POP UP series, his work with Phish at Madison Square Garden, and Coheed & Cambria's music video. 

VIDEO: MCC LiveLabs Presents FRANKIE & WILL By Talene Monahon VideoVIDEO: MCC LiveLabs Presents FRANKIE & WILL By Talene Monahon
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2020

This week, MCC's LiveLab virtual one act play festival LiveLabs presents a reading of Frankie & Will by Talene Monahon, directed by Jaki Bradley.

VIDEO: Watch Kristin Chenoweth Accept HRC's Ally for Equality Award! VideoVIDEO: Watch Kristin Chenoweth Accept HRC's Ally for Equality Award!
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2020

Earlier this month, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization - honored Broadway veteran Kristin Chenoweth with the Ally for Equality Award at the 19th Annual HRC Greater New York Gala.

BWW TV: Tony Goldwyn Opens Up About His New, Epic Role in THE INHERITANCE VideoBWW TV: Tony Goldwyn Opens Up About His New, Epic Role in THE INHERITANCE
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 23, 2020

Tony Goldwyn is back onstage this season in one of the most poignant roles of his career, which happens to be in one of the most powerful plays that Broadway has seen in many years. The play is The Inheritance, and you can catch it now through March 15 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. 

VIDEO: First Look at THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Milwaukee Rep VideoVIDEO: First Look at THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Milwaukee Rep
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2020

Milwaukee Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse kicks off the New Year with the joyful play The Legend of Georgia McBride from rising star playwright Matthew Lopez (The Inheritance). Kevin Kantor returns to Milwaukee Rep as Casey, after a dazzling debut in the American Premiere of Things I Know To Be True last season. They are joined by 2013/14 EPR Armand Fields (Ms. Black for President, Steppenwolf) as Rexy/Jason, Shavanna Calder (Hairspray, Nat'l tour) as Jo, Courter Simmons (Jersey Boys, Broadway) as Miss Tracy Mills and Associate Artist James Pickering (A Christmas Carol, Milwaukee Rep) as Eddie.

VIDEO: Tony Goldwyn, Kyle Soller, Andrew Burnap Talk THE INHERITANCE on TODAY VideoVIDEO: Tony Goldwyn, Kyle Soller, Andrew Burnap Talk THE INHERITANCE on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2020

On Friday morning, actors Tony Goldwyn, Kyle Soller and Andrew Burnap joined the 3rd hour of TODAY to discuss their critically acclaimed Broadway show, a?oeThe Inheritance,a?? which follows the lives of gay men in Manhattan a generation after the AIDS epidemic.

BWW TV: Highlights From BRIGHT STAR At Florida Studio Theatre VideoBWW TV: Highlights From BRIGHT STAR At Florida Studio Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 26, 2019

Florida Studio Theatre presents Bright Star, the five-time Tony-nominated musical and winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical. Called a?oeShininga?? and a?oeOutstandinga?? by The Observer, Bright Star tells an inspiring story of forbidden love, betrayal, and the power of compassion.

BWW TV: Matthew Lopez and the Company of THE INHERITANCE Celebrate Opening Night! VideoBWW TV: Matthew Lopez and the Company of THE INHERITANCE Celebrate Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Nov 18, 2019

The Barrymore Theatre was the place to be yesterday as the best of Broadway came out to celebrate an epic opening day of The Inheritance- directed by multi Olivier and Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, Netflix's 'The Crown') and designed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Bob Crowley.

BWW TV: Matthew Lopez & Company Explain What THE INHERITANCE is All About! VideoBWW TV: Matthew Lopez & Company Explain What THE INHERITANCE is All About!
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 31, 2019

The acclaimed play, The Inheritance, is currently in previews at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theater, where it will officially open on Sunday, November 17, 2019. 


Matthew Lopez Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Matthew Lopez written?
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).

What awards has Matthew Lopez been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Inheritance Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Legend of Georgia McBride and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Whipping Man .

What awards has Matthew Lopez won?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Inheritanceand John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Whipping Man.