October 26, 2015
Jay and Paul receive the Playwrights Guild of Canada Stage West Pechet Family Best New Musical Award for their musical 33 1/3 at the Hendry Awards in Toronto on October 25, 2015.
October 8, 2015
33 1/3 was just announced as one of three musicals on the short list for the Playwrights Guild of Canada Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award. The winner will be announced on October 25.
October 8, 2015
33 1/3 begins performances tonight at the Canadian Musical Theatre Project at Sheridan College, running 8-10 October. 33 1/3 is directed by Andrew Kushnir, musically directed by James Smith, and features Tyler Check, Nicola Hadjis, Micah Richardson, Jordan Shore, and Jacques St. Pierre. Pictured here is the cast rehearsing with James Smith at the piano.
September 25, 2014
A full reading of 33 1/3 is presented in a rehearsal hall at the Shaw Festival, featuring Kristi Frank, Billy Lake, Ben Sanders, Travis Seetoo and Jay Turvey with a band featuring Jamie Drake, Charlie Gallant, Alex Grant and Paul Sportelli . The response is overwhelmingly positive.
August 17, 2014
First preview of a handful of songs from 33 1/3 is presented as part of the Sunday concert series at the Shaw Festival to a delighted audience.
September 12, 2013
This September, we had our first read through of 33 1/3, a new coming-of-age musical, set in the 1970s.
June 19, 2013
Torontoist.com raves about “Oracle” at the Summerworks Festival. Click below to read the full article:
September 2, 2011
The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the extension of the world premiere production of Maria Severa by Jay Turvey and Paul Sportelli, directed by Jackie Maxwell. The production has been performing to sold-out houses and standing ovations. Its run will be extended until October 2.
Visit www.shawfest.com for tickets and more details!
May 26, 2011
The original cast recording of Maria Severa is now available on iTunes! Check out the music before seeing the show at Shaw. Click here to buy the CD through the iTunes store. The CD is also available at Bernard’s Retail Shop at the the Shaw Festival Theatre or online at www.shawfest.com.
Maria Severa runs from July 19 to Sept 23 at the Court House Theatre. Click here for tickets and more information.
CD produced by Freddy Gabrsek.
September 21, 2010
Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell proudly announced this morning that Jay Turvey and Paul Sportelli’s new musical Maria Severa will be a part of the Shaw Festival’s 2011 50th Anniversary Season. The musical is based on Portugese folklore about the famed singer who pioneered the style of music we now call “fado.”
Jay and Paul started working on the piece four years ago, and after a number of workshops and a performance as a part of the Shaw’s 2009 reading series, it is finally ready for production.
It will be directed by Jackie Maxwell. Casting will be announced soon!
Check out the announcement (plus the rest of the season) below: