Once Upon a Mattress on Broadway Tickets
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Once Upon a Mattress on Broadway Tickets

Sutton Foster, Michael Urie, and Harriet Harris star in this limited run at New York City Center.
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Once Upon a Mattress on Broadway Tickets

About Once Upon a Mattress on Broadway

Once Upon a Mattress Music by Mary Rodgers Lyrics by Marshall Barer Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller & Marshall Barer Concert Adaptation by Amy Sherman-Palladino Featuring The Encores! Orchestra Music Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell Directed by Lear deBessonet Starring Sutton Foster In 1959, two as-yet-untested stars made their Broadway debuts: Mary Rodgers, with a gorgeous score that put her on the map, and Carol Burnett, in her first stage role as the brassy, loveable Princess Winifred the Woebegone—or “Fred” to her friends. More than six decades later, musical theater legend Sutton Foster (The Music Man) returns to the City Center stage alongside an all-star creative team to recapture that same infectious energy and joy. Led by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet (Into the Woods, Lionel Bart’s Oliver!) and with a new concert adaptation by Amy Sherman-Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Once Upon a Mattress sets an unapologetic free spirit loose in a repressed kingdom, reveling in Fred’s ability to charm and transform with willpower, honesty, and a little bit of help from her friends. Full of gloriously catchy melodies like “Shy” and “In a Little While,” this uproarious update of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea” promises both classic charms and new delights.

383 Reviews



294 Reviews | 104 Followers
Funny, Great singing, Delightful

See it if Silly golden age show with good performances and a catchy score

Don’t see it if Light and fluffy and a bit bawdy. Not much of a plot



113 Reviews | 71 Followers
You and i will be 1234, In a little while just a little while

See it if You love wit and a glorious ensemble of actors.

Don’t see it if You are looking for a dance-heavy show.

Bruce 6

Bruce 6

767 Reviews | 330 Followers
Encores revival of musical, Fractured fairy tale version of princess & the pea, Perhaps best perf sutton foster's great career

See it if squeezes every laugh possible out of material; Foster's physcl humor as Princess Winnifred's a wonder; M Urie/H Harris/JH Ghee also superb

Don’t see it if silly; old style vaudevillian musical; moon/June lyrics, only 1 memorable song, "Shy"

Lizzy Baked Goods

Lizzy Baked Goods

152 Reviews | 46 Followers
Hilarious, Quirky, Fluffy, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you enjoy well-acted fun fluff. This cast is wearing gem tones and chewing the scenery, and it’s an absolute blast.

Don’t see it if you need sets that Encores! can’t swing, or you prefer musicals with substance.

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Stars on stage

Sutton Foster

Sutton Foster

Once Upon a Mattress on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, Marshall Barer, adapted by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Songs by: Mary Rodgers (music) and Marshall Barer (lyrics)
Director: Lear deBessonet
Choreography: Lorin Latarro
Cast list: Sutton Foster (as Princess Winifred), Michael Urie (as Prince Dauntless), Nikki Renée Daniels (as Lady Larken), J. Harrison Ghee (as Jester through 2/2), DeMarius R. Copes (as Jester as of 2/3), Harriet Harris (as Queen Aggravain), Cheyenne Jackson (as Sir Harry), Francis Jue (as Wizard), David Patrick Kelly (as King Sextimus the Silent)
Design: David Zinn
Costumes: Andrea Hood
Lighting: Amith Chandrashaker
Sound: Kai Harada
Other info: Orchestrations by Hershy Kay, Arthur Beck, Carroll Huxley; hair and wig design by J. Jared Janas; physical comedy and effects by Skylar Fox; music coordination by Kimberlee Wertz; music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell


Hudson Theatre

141 West 44th Street, New York, NY, USA, 10036


ADA seating, elevator access, assisted listening devices, closed captioning devices

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