Staff

The office is home to both our merchandising company and our production company, Matt Murphy Productions, which provides creative, management and financial support to a wide variety of theatrical productions. The staff has been working together consistently for the past several years, taking pride in not only creating new Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, but servicing them as well.


Matt Murphy (Producer) Matt is currently producing the hit Off-Broadway comedy Sex Tips For Straight Women From a Gay Man, as well as one of New York’s longest-running family shows, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical, now in its 5th smash year. Matt recently produced the critically acclaimed musical Side Show on Broadway. Other productions include the Tony Award-Winning musical Memphis on Broadway, Thurgood, starring Laurence Fishburne who was nominated for a Tony Award for his stellar performance, and the new play by Michael Jacobs entitled Impressionism, starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons. Matt’s producing debut in New York was the Off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz, which became one of the longest-running Off-Broadway musicals in history during its remarkable 5-year run at New World Stages. In addition to his work on Broadway and Off-Broadway, Matt produced a successful touring production of an original musical for today’s texting, blogging, and Facebooking generation called Virtually Me!, which was profiled on Fox News and My9 News for its efforts to educate students about the increasingly challenging issue of cyber-bullying. In addition to servicing the productions on and off Broadway, Marquee Merchandise founded and operates The Broadway Store, an online shopping center for all things Broadway, www.broadwaystore.com. As President of Marquee Merchandise, Matt oversees the day-to-day operations of the company while continuing to produce theatre through his production company, Matt Murphy Productions. For more about Matt Murphy Productions, please visit www.mattmurphyproductions.com.

Scott Munson (Accounts Manager) Scott is thrilled to be joining the Matt Murphy Productions team after recently graduating from Baruch College with his MBA in Accounting. He brings with him 13 years of accounting department experience and a love of all things theatre and all things New York. In his spare time he sees as many shows as he can afford, sings with the Stonewall Chorale, and serves on the Finance Committee and Arts Committee at Judson Memorial Church.

Shane Parks (Company Manager) is joining the Sex Tips team after 3 years with Broadway Asia International, where he managed shows in China, the UK, and the US. Originally from Maryland, he is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a Bachelor’s in Music Composition, and New York University, with an MFA in Musical Theater Writing.

Byron F. Abens (Office Manager) joins Matt Murphy Productions after working many years as an Equity stage manager. He has worked on productions Off-Broadway (including Gates of Gold, 59E59; Tales from the Tunnel, Bleecker Street Theatre; and Skippyjon Jones, Lortel Theatre), regionally (Stages St. Louis, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Michigan Opera Theatre amongst others), and across the country touring with Theatreworks USA (including productions of Seussical, Click Clack Moo, and The Lightning Thief). Byron holds a Bachelor of Arts from Baldwin Wallace University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.