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Gettysburg Community Theatre to Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESSGettysburg Community Theatre to Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, opens its second production of their 8th season with the zany musical Once Upon a Mattress. The production will perform at GCT at 7pm on February 26, March 11, 12, 18 and 19, and also at 2pm on February 27, 28, March 6 and 13. (more...)

Ken Howard & JoBeth Williams to Announce SAG Stunt Ensemble Honorees; Nominees AnnouncedKen Howard & JoBeth Williams to Announce SAG Stunt Ensemble Honorees; Nominees Announced
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard and SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams will announce the honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/19/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/19/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2015

Today in 1996, the first Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for188 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. (more...)

BWW Review: Jackie Hoffman Shines In The Star's Spotlight In ONCE UPON A MATTRESSBWW Review: Jackie Hoffman Shines In The Star's Spotlight In ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Michael Dale - Dec 13, 2015

Transport Group's revival may be the best reason to venture down to the Lower East Side since Yonah Schimmel learned how to make a knish. (more...)

BWW Interview: Hilarious Supporting Player Jackie Hoffman Finally Nabs The Lead in ONCE UPON A MATTRESSBWW Interview: Hilarious Supporting Player Jackie Hoffman Finally Nabs The Lead in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Michael Dale - Dec 8, 2015

She's famous for being one of Broadway's funniest supporting players, but now she takes on a classic leading role. (more...)

TWITTER BREAK: Ten Terrific Tweets From ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' Jackie HoffmanTWITTER BREAK: Ten Terrific Tweets From ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' Jackie Hoffman
by Michael Dale - Nov 9, 2015

The outrageous Broadway clown tweets about rehearsing ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, seeing ALLEGIANCE and more. (more...)

VIDEO PROFILE: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' John 'Lypsinka' Epperson's Three Decades of Mouthing OffVIDEO PROFILE: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' John 'Lypsinka' Epperson's Three Decades of Mouthing Off
by Michael Dale - Oct 27, 2015

The actor's glamorous alter-ego is an expression of individuality he was told to keep hidden while growing up. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the First Day Rehearsals for the Jackie Hoffman-Led ONCE UPON A MATTRESSPhoto Coverage: Go Inside the First Day Rehearsals for the Jackie Hoffman-Led ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Walter McBride - Oct 26, 2015

Transport Group will soon present Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray) as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford) as Queen Aggravain. The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jack Cummings III, features Jessica Fontana (Cinderella) as Lady Larken, David Greenspan (The Patsy) as The King,Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as The Minstrel, Cory Lingner(On the Town) as The Jester, Zak Resnick(Piece of My Heart) as Sir Harry, Jay Rogers (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly) as The Wizard, and Jason SweetTooth Williams(Things to Ruin) as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary,Richard Costa, Michael De Souza,Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue,Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,and Doug Shapiro. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's ONCE UPON A MATTRESSFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Walter McBride - Oct 26, 2015

Transport Group will soon present Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray) as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford) as Queen Aggravain. The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jack Cummings III, features Jessica Fontana (Cinderella) as Lady Larken, David Greenspan (The Patsy) as The King, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as The Minstrel, Cory Lingner(On the Town) as The Jester, Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart) as Sir Harry, Jay Rogers (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly) as The Wizard, and Jason SweetTooth Williams(Things to Ruin) as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary,Richard Costa, Michael De Souza, Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue,Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,and Doug Shapiro. The company just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the special day below! (more...)

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Jessica Fontana, David Greenspan, Zak Resnick & More Join Transport Group's ONCE UPON A MATTRESSHunter Ryan Herdlicka, Jessica Fontana, David Greenspan, Zak Resnick & More Join Transport Group's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Transport Group has announced that casting has been completed for its upcoming revival of Once Upon a Mattress, which stars Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray) as Princess Winnifred and John "Lypsinka"Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford) as Queen Aggravain.  The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jack Cummings III, features Jessica Fontana (Cinderella) as Lady Larken, David Greenspan (The Patsy) as The King, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as The Minstrel, Cory Lingner(On the Town) as The Jester, Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart) as Sir Harry, Jay Rogers (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly) as The Wizard, and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Things to Ruin) as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary, Richard Costa, Michael De Souza, Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue, Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,and Doug Shapiro. (more...)

R&H Theatricals to Release Student Versions of OKLAHOMA! and ONCE UPON A MATTRESSR&H Theatricals to Release Student Versions of OKLAHOMA! and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Students will soon be able to take the stage in new, age-friendly versions of the classic musicals OKLAHOMA! and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, by special arrangement with Tony Award winning producer Larry Hirschhorn, will give a private developmental lab presentation of Benny & Joon, a new musical. Based on the 1993 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture starring Aidan Quinn, Johnny Depp, and Mary Stuart Masterson, written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon features a book by Kirsten Guenther (Breaking Through), music by Nolan Gasser (chief musicologist of pandora.com), and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein (Little Women). Under the direction of Transport Group Artistic Director and five-time Drama Desk nominee Jack Cummings III, the cast features Andrew Samonsky as 'Benny' (Queen of the Mist), Hannah Elless as 'Joon' (Bright Star),Colin Hanlon (Submissions Only), Mamie Parris (See Rock City & Other Destinations), Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart), Tally Sessions (House of Blue Leaves), Natalie Toro (A Tale of Two Cities), and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Things to Ruin). John DiPinto will music direct. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS with Jackie Hoffman and John 'Lypsinka' EppersonTickets Go on Sale for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS with Jackie Hoffman and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Transport Group's revival of the classic musical ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, starring Jackie Hoffman as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson as Queen Aggravain, running November 23 - January 3, 2016 at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. (more...)

150 Youth to Appear in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS This Week at Columbia Children's Theatre150 Youth to Appear in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS This Week at Columbia Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

As twisted fairytales go, Once Upon a Mattress may be the most twisted of them all! Join Columbia Children's Theatre's (CCT) YouTheatre as 150 children present the 1959 Broadway smash that made Carol Burnett a star today, July 31st - August 9th. (more...)

150 Youth to Appear in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Next Week at Columbia Children's Theatre150 Youth to Appear in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Next Week at Columbia Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

As twisted fairytales go, Once Upon a Mattress may be the most twisted of them all! Join Columbia Children's Theatre's (CCT) YouTheatre as 150 children present the 1959 Broadway smash that made Carol Burnette a star July 31st - August 9th. (more...)

Musical Theatre Southwest to Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESSMusical Theatre Southwest to Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Musical Theatre Southwest presents Once Upon a Mattress, a delightful, musical rendition of the story of "The Princess and the Pea." Directed by Terry S. Davis, the MTS production will feature a new twist on the musical favorite: the entire score will be performed a cappella. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/11/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/11/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2015

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

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Marymount Manhattan College's Spring Theatre Festival Continues Next WeekMarymount Manhattan College's Spring Theatre Festival Continues Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), a private liberal arts college on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and the college's celebrated musical theatre program, will present a spring theatre festival honoring three generations of musical writers - Richard Rodgers, renowned composer of American popular music and Broadway shows; his daughter, Mary Rodgers, author of Freaky Friday and composer of the Broadway musical comedy, Once Upon a Mattress; and her son, Adam Guettel, composer and lyricist, and Tony winner for his musical The Light in the Piazza. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, THE BLONDE STREAK Premiere Set for Transport Group's 2015 SeasonJackie Hoffman and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, THE BLONDE STREAK Premiere Set for Transport Group's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced that its 2015 season will include the world premiere musical The Blonde Streak by Dan Lipton and David Rossmer, slated to run July 5 - August 16 at Theatre 79, and a revival of the classic musical Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson as Queen Aggravain, running November 29 - January 3, 2016 at Abrons Arts Center. Both musicals will be directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

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