Archived entries for Doug Haverty

Announcing: “Aftershocks” by Doug Haverty Opens at Lyric Theatre on Friday, May 11

THE LYRIC THEATRE FOUNDATION PRESENTS
AFTERSHOCKS BY DOUG HAVERTY
DIRECTED BY JC GAFFORD
OPENING SET FOR FRIDAY, MAY 11

Aftershocks PosterThe Lyric Theatre Foundation concludes its 2012 season with a newly revised version of Aftershocks, written by Doug Haverty, and directed by JC Gafford. There will be two preview performances on Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10, and opening night is set for Friday, May 11 at 8:00. The limited engagement will continue through June 16.

In Aftershocks, two escaped housewives from Ohio are having the time of their lives residing in a Valencia trailer park, and being extras in the movies. Everything is great until someone’s past shows up on their aluminum doorstep. Doug Haverty’s award-winning plays and musicals have been presented around the world. Several of his plays are published, including Could I Have This Dance? (chosen by the American Theatre Critics Association as Best New Play to be produced outside NYC). His musical (co-written with Adryan Russ) iGhost had its world premiere at the Lyric Theatre in the spring of 2011.

The cast of Aftershocks will feature (in alphabetical order) Dorrie Braun, Summer Harlow, and Julia Silverman. The lighting design is by Ryan Schull, costume design is by Hunter Wells, and sound design is by Craig Jessen. The stage manager is Holly Wolfstein, and Dorrie Braun produces for the Lyric Theatre Foundation.

Aftershocks will play two preview performances on Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10, at 8pm. Opening night is set for Friday, May 11 at 8:00, and the engagement will continue through June 16 only. The running schedule is Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00. Aftershocks tickets are on sale now ($20 for general admission), and may be purchased by visiting www.plays411.com/aftershocks, www.Goldstar.com, www.LAStageAlliance.com, or by calling (323) 960-1055.

The Lyric Theatre is located at 520 N. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, 90036. Street parking is available. For more information on Aftershocks, and the Lyric Theatre, visit www.LyricTheatreLA.com.

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04-17-12

Announcing: World Premiere of “iGhost” Opens at Lyric Theatre on Saturday, May 20

THE LYRIC THEATRE ON LA BREA
PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
iGHOST
BY DOUG HAVERTY AND ADRYAN RUSS

PERFORMANCES BEGIN MAY 13; OPENING SET FOR MAY 20

The Lyric Theatre on N. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles concludes its 2011 season of musicals with the world premiere of iGhost, book by Doug Haverty, music by Adryan Russ, and lyrics by Russ and Haverty. Directed by Jules Aaron, performances begin on May 13, and opening night is set for Friday, May 20 at 8:00. The limited run will continue through June 18.

Spirits soar in this contemporary, musicalized spin on the Oscar Wilde classic The Canterville Ghost. In iGhost, a young artist unleashes bluetooth, wireless wizardry into a haunted castle with bombastic, humorous, and surprisingly romantic results. Creators Doug Haverty and Adryan Russ are also the writers of off-Broadway’s Inside Out.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Andrew Appel, Dorrie Braun, Erin Carter, Kayla Dillman, Zachary Ford, Courtney Freed, Matthew Frow, Rebecca Johnson, Tyler Milliron, Bonnie Snyder, R. Scott Thompson, Peter Welkin, and Paul Zegler. Set and lighting design are by J.C. Gafford, costume design is by Angela Eads, and sound design is by Marika Tjelios. Richard Berent serves as musical director, Allison Bibicoff is the choreographer, and the stage manager is Stephanie Boltjes. iGhost is part of the Fourth Annual Festival of New American Musicals.

The world premiere production of iGhost will play two preview performances on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, at 8pm. Opening night is set for Friday, May 20 at 8:00, and the run will continue through June 18 only. The running schedule is Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, with added Sunday performances on June 5 and 12 at 7pm. There will be post-show talkbacks with the cast and creative team following both Sunday evening performances.

Tickets for iGhost are on sale now and may be purchased by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com/event/169940, www.Goldstar.com, www.lastagealliance.com, or by calling (626) 695-8283.

The Lyric Theatre is located at 520 N. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, 90036. Street parking is available. For more information on iGhost, the Lyric Theatre, and the season of musicals, visit www.LyricTheatreLA.com.

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04-28-11

Announcing: World Premiere of “iGhost” Set for Lyric Theatre

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL iGHOST
BY DOUG HAVERTY AND ADRYAN RUSS
SET FOR LYRIC THEATRE ON LA BREA

NEW MUSICAL REPLACES PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED
DEAR WORLD, MAY 20 – JUNE 19

The Lyric Theatre on N. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, Dorrie Braun, Founder and Executive Director, has announced the world premiere of iGhost, a new musical with book by Doug Haverty, music by Adryan Russ, and lyrics by Adryan Russ and Doug Haverty, replacing the previously announced Dear World. iGhost will follow the West Coast premiere of Lust ‘n Rust, The Trailer Park Musical which begins previews on March 25.

Spirits soar in this contemporary, musicalized spin on the Oscar Wilde classic The Canterville Ghost. In iGhost, a young artist unleashes bluetooth, wireless wizardry into a haunted castle with bombastic, humorous, and surprisingly romantic results. Creators Doug Haverty and Adryan Russ are also the writers of off-Broadway’s Inside Out.

Jules Aaron is set to direct, and Richard Berent will serve as musical director. Casting and designer information will be announced later. iGhost will begin previews on May 13, with opening night set for Friday, May 20 at 8:00. The engagement runs through June 19.

For more information on the Lyric Theatre and iGhost, visit www.LyricTheatreLA.com, or call (626) 695-8383. The Lyric is located at 520 N. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, 90036.

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03-16-11