Matthew Lopez


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by Matthew López

Full-length Drama

by Matthew López

It’s 1959 and the new musical West Side Story is a smash hit on Broadway. In their tiny family apartment in the San Juan Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, the young Candelaria siblings dream of glamorous careers in show business. When the opportunity arises for this talented Puerto Rican family to audition for roles in the film version of West Side Story itself, all their dreams seem poised to come true – until a neighborhood-wide eviction abruptly threatens everything they have worked for.

Production Notes

More information about SOMEWHERE will be available soon.


Matthew López

Matthew López (he/him) is an American playwright and screenwriter. His play The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry, 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 Honors, Drama League Award, and GLAAD Media Award. He is the first Latine writer to win the Tony Award for Best Play. In New York, Matthew’s work has been seen off-Broadway...[FULL BIO]

Matthew López, author of ZOEY'S PERFECT WEDDING and SOMEWHERE on Writing another of his plays, Reverberation

In Conversation with Elizabeth Williamson of Hartford Stage

Elizabeth: Let’s start with the quotes you use to preface the play. Why these two?

“Great cities…differ from towns and suburbs in basic ways, and one of them is that cities are, by definition, full of strangers.”
Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 1961

“It’s a lonely city…I’m lonely. Aren’t you lonely too?…Maybe we can comfort each other for a night.”
James Baldwin, Another Country, 1960 

Matthew: I landed on those after the...[MORE]