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:
- Toronto Star: 2 Musicals in Shaw’s 2011 Season
- Globe and Mail: Shaw’s 50th Season will go big with Shaw
- Playbill.com: My Fair Lady, Heartbreak House, Candida and World-Premiere Musical Will Play Shaw Fest’s 50th Season
- CBC: Shaw Festival reveals 2011 season