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Once Upon a Mattress - 1959 - Off-Broadway

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 Winifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that it may not have been the pea at all that caused the Princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of beguiling songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are, you will never look at fairy tales in quite the same way again.

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020
It is said that Jule Styne published over 1,500 songs in his lifetime, a staggering number that spans decades and includes some of the biggest hits in the history of popular song. His lyricists were such names as Frank Loesser ('I Don't Want To Walk Without You'), Sammy Cahn ('It's Magic'), Betty Comden & Adolph Green ('Just in Time'), and more.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
On this day in 1959, Carol Burnett made her Broadway debut as Princess Winnifred as the original production of Once Upon A Mattress celebrated its opening night.
by Cristina Martinez - Nov 25, 2020
al día como hoy en 1959 el, entonces conocido como, Alvin Theatre (hoy el Neil Simon Theatre), subía el telón por primera vez para escenificar ONCE UPON A MATRESS.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2020
This week's Theater Stories features the Cort Theatre! Learn about the box office record-breaking production of Fences, it's longest-running show The Magic Show with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and much more!
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2021
Pat Collins, a Broadway lighting designer who won a 1986 Tony Award for her work on I'm Not Rappaport, has passed away. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2021
Jackie Hoffman's concert, as part of the Seth Concert Series, premiered yesterday at 3pm and re-aired last night at 8pm. Check out a clip from the concert, featuring Jackie singing 'Get to the Point'!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, March 20-21, 2021.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 18, 2021
Tune in today, March 18 (2pm ET) as he chats with Broadway funny lady Jackie Hoffman, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, March 21 (3pm and 8pm).
by Team BWW - Mar 18, 2021
Jackie Hoffman is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before her show on Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2021
Nothing can keep you down. No man. No woman. Not even a global pandemic! The creators of  SPANDEX THE MUSICAL, a new original musical inspired by the viral video of the 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobics Championship, are producing a new audio musical from quarantine!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 9, 2021
Watch as Richard Ridge chats with beloved star of stage and screen Jane Krakowski, who hosts FOX's all-new updated musical game show NAME THAT TUNE, airing Wednesday nights on FOX!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
Redhouse Arts Center has named Actor and Director Temar Underwood as its Associate Director of Artistic  Programming. This interim position will allow Redhouse to be able to continue virtual theater programming until such time as it can welcome back live audiences and launch a full Main Stage season again.  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021
La La Love, presented on the mainstage and in association with Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre, WILL be livestreamed on February 11 and available on demand February 12-14, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2021
Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company continues its 34th Season with Becoming Dr. Ruth, the true, lesser known story of Dr Ruth Westheimer, America's most famous sex therapist.
by BWW Staff - Jan 13, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2021
A New Chapter of 'Sex and the City” Executive Produced by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon HBO Max has given a series order to AND JUST LIKE THAT..., a new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series, “Sex and the City.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2021
Broadway wig designer Paul Huntley is taking his final bow. Huntley has worked on hundreds of Broadway projects since coming to New York in 1972. Now, at age 87, he has decided to retire. His final project will be Diana, which had begun previews before the pandemic forced its opening to be delayed.
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2021
Jane is most commonly known for her role as Jenna Maroney on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning '30 Rock'. Krakowski was honored with four Emmy nominations for her work on the show.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2021
Steel Magnolias is the latest offering from Laughing Horse Productions at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
This month's edition of “Word of Mouth” will also feature storytellers Eric Woodall and Eric Rutherford, and is hosted by NPR's Ophira Eisenberg and renowned storyteller, Michaela Murphy, Bucks County Playhouse's Director of Education. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2021
Chester Theatre Company has announces the election of three new members, Alaina M. T. Macaulay, Nnamdi Pole, and Emily Wojcik, to its board of directors. They join existing members Karen Schader (President), Carol Seltzer (Clerk), David Pascucci (Treasurer), Robert Boulrice, Charles Johnson, and Rhonda Steeg.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020
92Y has announced Lyrics & Lyricists Preludes: THE THEME FROM…: SONGS WRITTEN FOR FILM, hosted by Tony- nominated actor Beth Malone, and featuring appearances from Nikki Renée Daniels, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kara Lindsay, Julia Murney, and more!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 24, 2020
Whether you love them or not, holiday films are designed to make you feel good inside - so it makes total sense that, over the years, Broadway stars (our favorite purveyors of joy) have found themselves appearing in them!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2020
If you thought the 'Christmas Shoes' song could not get any more comically heart-wrenching, Tony Award-winner Santino Fontana has the holiday parody for you.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2020
On this day in 1996, Sarah Jessica Parker returned to the Broadway stage as Princess Winnifred in a revival of Once Upon A Mattress!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
Next month, Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony will welcome showstopping Broadway duo Santino and Jessica Fontana to close out the 2020–21 Bank of America POPS Season with a program of beloved songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, May 28–30.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 4, 2021
Looking for a way to pass the time while at home? BroadwayWorld has made a list of musicals and shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch! Whether it's Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or BroadwayHD, we have got you covered with all the must-watch titles! 
by Student Blogger: Liam Joshua Munn - Apr 26, 2021
There is something really exciting about a Brand New Musical Theatre Program in New York City - Welcome to the Manhattan School of Music's New Musical Theatre Degree! I had the pleasure of speaking with Liza Gennaro, the Associate Dean and Director of the Musical Theatre Program at MSM. MSM has produced several quarantine musicals over the last year, including Rupert Holmes's The Mystery of Edwin Drood!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2021
Each year, thousands of high school students across the Kansas City metro wait in anticipation for the revelation of the annual Blue Star Awards nominations.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2021
Broadway Alive presents the Ellen's Stardust Diner Alumni Reunion, an interactive musical theatre benefit show, streaming on Sunday, April 18 at 7 PM EDT.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2021
Ridiculous power-pair Carol and Daryl Pitts have recently graduated from their own self-devised 6-week musical theatre course and are now hitting up Shady Pines Nursing Home to deliver their Weekly Wednesday Wellness Program. Qualifications? None.