PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Book of Mormon and Jasper in Deadland Actor Matt Doyle Shares His Soul Music Playlist
14 May 2014
Matt Doyle, who was last seen on Broadway in The Book of Mormon and recently starred in the title role of Off-Broadway's Jasper in Deadland, will make his solo 54 Below debut May 22. In anticipation of the concert, he shares his favorite soul music as part of this week's Playbill Playlist.
Doyle, who has also been seen on Broadway in War Horse, Spring Awakening and Bye Bye Birdie, will offer concerts May 22 at 7 PM and May 24 at 8:30 PM.
According to 54 Below, "Matt is excited to bring an energetic night of his original music, as well as crowd-pleasing pop classics, to 54 Below. Accompanied and arranged by Will Van Dyke, the light-hearted set will feature many songs Matt has always wanted to sing, but never had the chance to."
In anticipation of the solo concerts, Doyle shares one of his favorite musical genres, soul music, with Playbill.com.
Doyle co-wrote the EPs "Daylight" and "Constant" with composer Van Dyke, who will accompany him at 54 Below. The two have played sold-out shows in New York City at venues such as Feinstein's, Joe's Pub and (le) Poisson Rouge.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.