Riverdale After Dark: Matthew Doers Interview

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On a special bonus episode of our Riverdale podcast, we interview Matthew Doers, composer/lyricist of four songs from the show’s recent “Archie The Musical” episode. Find out how the songs he wrote with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa back in 2002 finally saw the light of day on The CW series, the story behind the original “Archie The Musical”, as well the songs that saw air: “Monday, Senior Year”, “Friday Valentine”, “This Is Love” and “Finale (Our Song)” – as well as a song you might not know has already appeared on the series.


The theme music for Riverdale After Dark is by Jeff Solomon.

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Matthew Doers Bio:

Matthew recently made his transition from NYC’s underground rock and roll scene to the stages of NYC theater with the Public Theater’s, NEW WORK NOW! showcasing a concert of his most recent musical, “Taking Step Three13”, adapted from Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” at Joe’s Pub. There, he was recognized as “an exciting new voice in musical theater”. From there TST13 was transferred to an open concert run as well as a recent sold-out showcase at ARSNOVA. He was awarded the 2015 residency at Goodspeed Opera’s “Johnny Mercer Writers Colony”.

His other writing credits include additional lyrics for the London premiere of a new musical based on “American Psycho.” With music and lyrics by Tony award winner Duncan Sheik and book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

He also scored for the New York premiere of the play “Love Minus.” He wrote the music and lyrics for fringe hit “Poking Kitty Purple.” And music and lyrics for “Celebrate Good Times–Rockin’ Macbeth.”

More credits include the theme song as well as featured music and lyrics, for HERE network’s television variety show “She’s Living For This!” starring drag artist Sherry Vine. He was also featured in Mexico City’s “9th Annual International Cabaret Festival” as music director and accompanist to performance artist Joey Arias.

Matthew performs and writes, with a commitment to bring exciting, vibrant musical theater to new a young new audience.

4 thoughts on “Riverdale After Dark: Matthew Doers Interview

  1. Matt Doers is one of my best friends and I am appreciative for learning the original concept and insights of the music and lyrics written long ago. I am very very happy for him. You guys, talked about Matt and American Psycho. There is no credit for writing. That’s not cool if the show doing that. Anyhow, thanks all of you for a great interview with Matt Doers. I learned much more listening to this podcast. Lol…

  2. Glad to see Matt’s talent is celebrated! I’ve been fortunate to see him play live but mostly have seen his exquisite composing and producing process. Most people don’t understand a song can take so long to blossom. The fact a successful TV show married pieces from his repertoire it’s just proof of his high skills.

    I’ve read the episodes reviews on social media/fan sites and I’m thrilled by the fact most loved it and the remaining hated it, there were no dull comments about it, which means it’s was truly a bold story. There was a discussion about it and in showbiz we all know there’s nothing worst than dull.

    Congrats Matt! can’t wait to see more of your work in the future, hopefully a #BROADWAYDALE extravaganza?! Fingers crossed xo

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