jaypaul news

33 1/3 world premiere at Dobama Theatre in 2019

February 6, 2019

33 1/3 will receive its world premiere production at the Dobama Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio in June/July 2019.  33 1/3 will be directed by Matthew Wright, and musically directed by Matthew Dolan.  Design team and cast TBA soon.  More information at www.dobama.org


33 1/3 is given Playwrights Guild of Canada Award

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.



33 1/3 on short list

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.


33 1/3 at Canadian Musical Theatre Project

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.





Full reading of 33 1/3

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.



33 1/3 selections in concert

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.


First read-through of 33 1/3, a new coming-of-age musical, set in the 1970s.

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.


“Oracle” is named one of ten highlights from the 2011 Summerworks Festival!

June 19, 2013

Torontoist.com raves about “Oracle” at the Summerworks Festival. Click below to read the full article:



shaw festival announces extension of maria severa!

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!


maria severa original cast recording now available!

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.


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