Matthew Rauch understudied for all four male characters in The New Group's 2005-2006 off-Broadway revival of "Hurlyburly". Considering the length of the revival, substantially over 3 hours of nonstop banter he had an astounding amount of dialogue to memorize. The play featured Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey, Elizabeth Berkley, Bobby Cannivale, Josh Hamilton, Wallace Shawn and Halley Wegryn Gross.
Matthew Rauch will portray Mr. Perry in The New Group's revival of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brody" fall 2006. Cynthia Nixon will tackle the title role. The casting includes Emily Bicks, Ritchie Coster, Lisa Emery, Betsy Hogg, Zoe Kazan, Caroline Lagerfelt, Caity Quinn, John Pankow, Sarah Steele and Halley Wegryn Gross.