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Spotlight on ‘Sex Tips’ playwright Matt Murphy


The first U.S. licensed production of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man opens at Lab Theater in Fort Myers with a half-price preview on Thursday, October 23. It is the creative product of New York playwright Matt Murphy, who will be in town for Friday night’s official opening.

Off-Broadway’s longest-running comedy, Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is now an internationally-recognized brand with productions opening all over the world, a North American tour, and an open-ended production at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

Matt’s other Broadway and Off-Broadway producing credits include the Tony Award-Winning musical Memphis, Thurgood starring Laurence Fishburne, Impressionism starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons, Altar Boyz, and the critically-acclaimed musical Side Show. Matt also conceived of and produced the original musical Virtually Me!, which was praised by educators and profiled by Fox News for encouraging students to work together to stop cyber-bullying.

Matt’s hit family musical, The Berenstain Bears LIVE!, has been touring throughout the United States and Canada since 2008.

In addition to his work as a playwright and producer, Matt founded and is president of Marquee Merchandise, which creates and manages merchandising and concessions for Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring shows. Marquee Merchandise is also the proud owner and operator of, an online shopping center for all things Broadway.

October 20, 2019.



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