Once Upon a Mattress Revival 2015

Run Time:
Two hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 5+
Opened: December 13, 2015
Closing: January 03, 2016

Once Upon a Mattress - 2015 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Playhouse Theatre
137 W. 48th St. New York, NY

This revival of the raucous musical fairy tale Once Upon A Mattress will star the formidable Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Xanadu, Hairspray) and the iconic John "Lypsinka" Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford). During a kingdom-wide search to find a princess fit for the hapless Prince Dauntless, in swims the less-than-regal Princess Winnifred the Woebegone (Hoffman). Unrefined and undeniably charming, Winnifred is like no princess Dauntless has ever seen and his heart is captured. The truly terrible Queen Aggravain (Lypsinka) goes on a mission to come between her son and his soulmate in this retelling of the classic story of "The Princess and the Pea." This is a Happily-Ever-After unlike any other!

Once Upon a Mattress - 2015 - Off-Broadway Cast

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STAGE TUBE: Jackie Hoffman and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Cast Welcome New Baby into the Kingdom
by Sally Henry Fuller - January 2, 2016

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' 'Prince Dauntless,' Jason Williams, is a new papa! His daughter Mara Eleanor Williams was born on December 28, and fellow cast member Jackie Hoffman welcomed her into the kingdom in style. Check out the video below!

PODCAST: Chatting and Kvetching With ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' Jackie Hoffman and John Epperson
by Michael Dale - December 23, 2015

The stars of Transport Group's wacky new production talk about the origins of the classic musical and on bringing their own styles to the show.


What are the songs in Once Upon a Mattress and what's the order?
Many Moons Ago
An Opening for a Princess
In a Little While
The Minstrel, the Jester and I
The Swamps of Home
Spanish Panic
Song of Love
Happily Ever After
Man to Man Talk
Very Soft Shoes
Yesterday I Loved You
Under a Spell

Once Upon a Mattress History

Other Productions of Once Upon a Mattress

1959   Broadway Broadway Transfer
1959   Off-Broadway Original Off-Broadway Production
1960   West End London Production
West End
1996   Broadway Broadway Revival
2004   Regional (US) 42nd Street Moon Concert
Regional (US)
2015   Off-Broadway Transport Group Off-Broadway Revival
2024   Broadway Broadway Revival Production

Once Upon a Mattress - 2015 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2016 Best Musical Revival Once Upon a Mattress
2016 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Jackie Hoffman