Stage stars Belinda Allyn and Matt Doyle join an NJSO string quartet for an at-home performance of “Tonight” from West Side Story on March 2 at 7 pm. The performance is part of a collaborative series presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Paper Mill Playhouse.
The performance video debuts March 2 at 7 p.m. and will be available on demand on the NJSO’s YouTube and social media channels, as well as at njsymphony.org/papermill.
The NJSO Chamber Players quartet features violinists Minji Kwon and Héctor Falcón, violist David Blinn and cellist Ted Ackerman.
The April 13 series finale will feature “Being Alive” from Company performed by Tally Sessions and an NJSO chamber ensemble.
The series’ first two performances with the NJSO Chamber Players feature Rema Webb performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel and Jacob Keith Watson performing “Out There” from Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Both are available on demand at njsymphony.org/papermill.
This four-part collaboration is part of NJSO Virtual 20–21, the Orchestra’s digital season. For more information, visit njsymphony.org/virtual
About the Vocalists
Belinda Allyn recently appeared in Paper Mill Playhouse’s upcoming streaming production of Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein. She previously appeared as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Maria in West Side Story, as well as in Benny & Joon. Other credits include Once Upon a One More Time (pre-Broadway, shut down by Covid), Allegiance (Broadway), understudy Imelda in Here Lies Love (Seattle Rep), Maria in West Side Story (Riverside Theatre), and Mrs. Claus in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (NYC). Graduate of Oklahoma City University.
Matt Doyle plays Jamie in the new Broadway revival of Company. He recently starred in the world premiere of the Huey Lewis musical The Heart of Rock & Roll at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego. Matt’s Broadway credits include The Book of Mormon (Elder Price), War Horse (Billy Narracott), Spring Awakening (Hanschen), and Bye Bye Birdie (Hugo Peabody). National tour credits include Spring Awakening (Melchior). Off Broadway credits include Sweeney Todd, A Clockwork Orange, Brooklynite, and Jasper in Deadland. Regional credits include West Side Story at Paper Mill Playhouse, Jasper in Deadland at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, and Giant at Dallas Theater Center. Film and television credits include The Code (CBS), a recurring role on Gossip Girl (Jonathan), and Private Romeo (Glenn). Matt has performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops and continues to perform his sold-out solo show throughout New York City in addition to performing with symphonies across the country. Recordings include Bare (Peter). His album, Uncontrolled, is available on iTunes.