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Playwright

Matthew
Lopez

The Inheritance premiered at London’s Young Vic Theatre in early 2018 and transferred to the West End later that year. It opened on Broadway last autumn. The Inheritance is the most honored new play in West End history, winning an unprecedented five “Best Play” awards, including the Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award, the London Critics Circle Award, the WhatsOnStage Award, and the Southbank Sky Arts Awards. His play The Legend of Georgia McBride was presented at Geffen Playhouse in 2017, following a successful run off-Broadway at MCC Theatre. Other plays include The Whipping Man, Somewhere, Reverberation, The Sentinels, and Zoey’s Perfect Wedding. He is currently writing the musical adaptation of the classic film Some Like it Hot with the songwriting team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, which will premiere early next year in Chicago under the direction of Casey Nicholaw. He was a writer on the HBO series The Newsroom and is currently adapting his play The Legend of Georgia McBride for the screen in partnership with Jim Parsons. In 2019, he received the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.