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Jay Thompson co-wrote the book for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, and wrote the book, music and lyrics for the opera THE BIBLE SALESMAN and the one-act musical THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE WORLD. He also wrote POCKETFUL OF WRY, a musical revue. He composed words and music for the song "Jimmy" which was sung by ... (read more)
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Jay Thompson co-wrote the book for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, and wrote the book, music and lyrics for the opera THE BIBLE SALESMAN and the one-act musical THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE WORLD. He also wrote POCKETFUL OF WRY, a musical revue. He composed words and music for the song "Jimmy" which was sung by ... (read more)
Theater RED and Carroll University Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESSTheater RED and Carroll University Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2019

Hey Nonny Nonny! Theater RED announces the musical ONCE UPON A MATTRESS produced in collaboration with students, faculty, and alumni of Carroll University. ONCE UPON A MATTRESS tells the story of the brave and strong Princess Winnifred who comes to the rescue of a kingdom in need of a new outlook on love, leadership, and life. This classic fairy tale gets a modern musical reimagining in the Otteson Theatre on Carroll University's campus in November 2019. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performer Workshop To Present Annual SPRING FESTIVAL OF SHOWSCentenary Stage Company's Young Performer Workshop To Present Annual SPRING FESTIVAL OF SHOWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019

Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns to the Little Theatre at 400 Jefferson Street on the campus of Centenary University for the annual Spring Festival of Shows. (more...)

Gallery Players Charm with ONCE UPON A MATTRESSGallery Players Charm with ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Gallery Players' comic and progressive retelling of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA will make you rethink your expectations of fairy tales. Opening today, February 22, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer, is the story of the brave and strong Princess Winnifred who comes to the rescue of a kingdom in need of a new outlook on love, leadership, and life. Filled with hummable tunes, raucous comedy, fabulous dance numbers, and a happily-ever-after, this musical will appeal to audiences both young and old. (more...)

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Comes to Purdue Fort WayneONCE UPON A MATTRESS Comes to Purdue Fort Wayne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019

Once Upon a Mattress comes to Purdue Fort Wayne. The show features music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The production is directed by Craig A. Humphrey, with musical direction by Holly Knott. (more...)

Gallery Players Charm with ONCE UPON A MATTRESSGallery Players Charm with ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Gallery Players' comic and progressive retelling of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA will make you rethink your expectations of fairy tales. Opening on Friday, February 22, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer, is the story of the brave and strong Princess Winnifred who comes to the rescue of a kingdom in need of a new outlook on love, leadership, and life. Filled with hummable tunes, raucous comedy, fabulous dance numbers, and a happily-ever-after, this musical will appeal to audiences both young and old. (more...)

22nd Annual Black Box New Play Festival Announced At The Gallery Players22nd Annual Black Box New Play Festival Announced At The Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The Black Box New Play Festival is the Gallery Players' signature festival of new works by both new and established playwrights. Now in its 22nd year, the festival will premiere 11 new plays over the course of three weekends. The festival opens Thursday, January 10 and runs through January 27, with a new collection of plays presented each week. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM, and Sundays at 3PM. There will be a talk back with the playwrights directly after the Sunday matinees. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, December 19 - Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to Broadway in ONCE UPON A MATTRESSVIDEO: On This Day, December 19 - Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to Broadway in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 19, 2018

On this day in 1996, film and television star, Sarah Jessica Parker made her big Broadway return as Princess Winnifed in a revival of the fractured fairytale Once Upon A Mattress! (more...)

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Comes to The Playground TheatreONCE UPON A MATTRESS Comes to The Playground Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The team behind the critically acclaimed, sold out UK premiere of Stephen Sondheim's The Frogs, adapted by Nathan Lane at Jermyn Street Theatre, are to present a new production of the hit Broadway musical Once Upon A Mattress. (more...)

APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH Opens In December At The Gallery PlayersAPPOINTMENT WITH DEATH Opens In December At The Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2018

This December, Gallery Players is pleased to present APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH by Agatha Christie, an entertaining murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the end. In this adapted version of the 1938 detective novel of the same name, Christie created an entirely new ending. Featuring a group of travelers who find themselves thrown together on a Middle Eastern expedition, the 'Queen of Crime' offers a unique take on the classic murder mystery, where characters' motivations are suspect and relationships may not be what they seem. First performed at the Piccadilly Theatre in London on March 31, 1945, APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH remains fresh and exciting today. (more...)

APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH Opens In December At The Gallery PlayersAPPOINTMENT WITH DEATH Opens In December At The Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

This December, Gallery Players is pleased to present APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH by Agatha Christie, an entertaining murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the end. In this adapted version of the 1938 detective novel of the same name, Christie created an entirely new ending. Featuring a group of travelers who find themselves thrown together on a Middle Eastern expedition, the 'Queen of Crime' offers a unique take on the classic murder mystery, where characters' motivations are suspect and relationships may not be what they seem. First performed at the Piccadilly Theatre in London on March 31, 1945, APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH remains fresh and exciting today. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park Announces Significant Gift To Capital CampaignCincinnati Playhouse In The Park Announces Significant Gift To Capital Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Capital Campaign Co-Chairmen Woody Taft and Rob Reifsnyder announced today that the Rosenthal Family Foundation has made a significant pledge to the Playhouse's capital campaign, a gift that includes naming rights to Shelterhouse Theatre. (more...)

Upcoming London Production Of ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Is Being PostponedUpcoming London Production Of ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Is Being Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The upcoming London production of the hit Broadway musical Once Upon A Mattress is being postponed. (more...)

DMT Presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESSDMT Presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) opens its 2018-19 season to Once Upon a Mattress, with performances running September 13-30, 2018. (more...)

DMT Presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESSDMT Presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) opens its 2018-19 season to Once Upon a Mattress, with performances running September 13-30, 2018. (more...)

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Comes to The Playground TheatreONCE UPON A MATTRESS Comes to The Playground Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

The team behind the critically acclaimed, sold out UK premiere of Stephen Sondheim's The Frogs, adapted by Nathan Lane at Jermyn Street Theatre, are to present a new production of the hit Broadway musical Once Upon A Mattress. (more...)

The Playground Theatre Announces First Anniversary Season - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and MoreThe Playground Theatre Announces First Anniversary Season - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Following a triumphant first year, The Playground Theatre today announces its first full Autumn Season. The programme runs from October to January and features the World premiere of The Paradise Circus by cult American novelist James Purdy, the World premiere of Fanatical the Musical by Matt Board and Reina Hardy, and a Christmas revival of Once Upon a Mattress, Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer's musical comedy based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Princess and The Pea. (more...)

BWW Review:  ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Delivers a Comical Fairy Tale at Theatre TuscaloosaBWW Review: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Delivers a Comical Fairy Tale at Theatre Tuscaloosa
by David Edward Perry - Jul 15, 2018

'Once Upon a Mattress' is a comical retelling of the 1835 fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, 'The Princess and the Pea.' This fun song and dance show is reminiscent to the films like 'The Court Jester' starring Danny Kaye. Overall the production is a fun comedy representation of the real story behind this classic fairy tale. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hershey Area Playhouse Brings Music and Laughs This Summer with ONCE UPON A MATTRESSPhoto Flash: Hershey Area Playhouse Brings Music and Laughs This Summer with ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to present Once Upon a Mattress, a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. It's an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's ONCE UPON A MATTRESSPhoto Coverage: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Jerri Shafer - May 4, 2018

If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. Performances run May 4th thru May 20th, 2018 at Little Theatre Off Broadway, 3981 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio.  For reservations/more info visit:  http://www.ltob.org or call 614-875-3919 (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 8/06/2017Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 8/06/2017
by BWW - Aug 6, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/06/2017 for Seattle (more...)

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