Sapperstein & Murway
Judith started her theater career in 1981 at the Keswick Theater (A 1,300 seat proscenium stage theater). While at the Keswick she acted in several shows, Produced, Directed, and was even called upon by the theater’s Music Director to co-write a musical called “By George”, which told the story of the life of George Gershwin. This show was extremely successful in that it was SRO for two nights and nearly filled the theater for the balance of the performances.
Gary Murway has been a professional musician since 1964. He started out in New York and grew to working at such places as “Tavern on the Green”, “Hotel Pierre”, “The Plaza Hotel”, and “The Waldorf”. He’s worked with National Band Leaders such as “Myer and Emery Davis”, “Peter Duchin”, and “Lester Lanin”, to name a few. Gary also had the opportunity to work as back-up musician for “The Drifters”, The Times”, ” The Dovells”, “The Crystals”, “The Shirelles”, “Leslie Uggams”, and “Tom Sullivan”. Over the years, Gary’s performed for thousands of people all across the country in lots of venues including nightclubs and television. He’s even performed at Steel Pier and the Franklin Institute. Additionally, he’s worked as recording side man on guitar and bass for major studios such as Columbia, Associated, Electric Lady Land, Belle, Ultrasonic, and Sigma Sound.
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Judith and Gary met in 1980 and started their own recording studio where they wrote and recorded audio commercials and even developed, co-produced, directed, and wrote all the music for an audio exercise program for a client located in Bucks County, PA. It was at this time that they began writing music together.
In 2007, J&G UNLIMITED, was born. Judith and Gary decided to pool their well-earned talents and experience and begin to formulate their catalog of Musicals and Plays. Their inspiration to write new works is on-going and, therefore, their catalog is continually growing. Their works have been performed in theaters throughout the country and recently gone international.
They formed J&G UNLIMITED so they could build a unique “Licensing House” with its own recording/video studio, enhanced by their own printing facility for in-house script and demo CD production. J&G’s focus is on providing great scripts, detailed customer support, and materials that make it so much easier to perform a J&G show, including their “Press Play” system which contains all the sound effects and/or music for each show at no additional charge.
Judith Sapperstein and Gary Murway with Jed Bernstein at his Farewell Dinner at The Bucks County Playhouse before he left to become the Executive Director of Lincoln Center.
It always amazes me to see what Gary is able to accomplish with the audio work we do. His “ear” is so well honed and refined … It’s just stunning to watch and a joy to listen to the final results of our labors! I think the reason why theatres have so much fun producing our works is because we have so much fun creating them!Judith Sapperstein
We’re always wiling to work out customization’s and special requests with Directors, to suit their creative vision and the needs or restrictions of the venue!Judith Sapperstein & Gary Murway
I call Judie, Ethel, because she once played Mama Rose in Gypsy. She often comes to me saying “I had a Dream” but it’s not a reference to Gypsy. She’s just watched a whole story unwind in her head while she slept. We have a huge file drawer full of our combined and enhanced ideas just waiting for us to have some time to work on them.Gary Murway