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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. The Inheritance is the most honored new play in West End history, winning an unprecedented five “Best Play” awards, including Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award, the London Critics Circle Award, the WhatsOnStage Award, and the Southbank Sky Arts Award. It opened on Broadway in 2019, winning the Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award, and the GLAAD Media Award for Best Play, and most recently the 2021 Tony Award for Best Play. 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 on Broadway in 2022 under the direction of Casey Nicholaw. Matthew is currently writing a film about Tennessee Williams for Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino and is adapting his play The Legend of Georgia McBride with Ryan Murphy and Jim Parsons for Netflix. He recently signed a three-year TV development deal with Amazon Studios. In 2019, he received the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.