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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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Adelphi Theatre


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Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NS, United Kingdom
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022
The stage directors receiving the fellowships, assistantships and residencies of the 2022 Drama League Directors Project: NJ Agwuna, Jean Carlo Yunén Aróstegui, Jennifer Chang, Andrew Coopman, Justin Emeka, Nadia Guevara, Emily Hartford, Susanna Jaramillo, Ibi Owolabi, Logan Gabrielle Schulman, Noam Shapiro, Jessica Natalie Smith, and Kendra Ware.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022
Nominations have been announced for the eighth annual Bobby G Awards by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). Find out who's on the list!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022
Skylight Music Theatre announced the full cast for the Wisconsin premiere of Dennis DeYoung’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, running May 20 through June 12, 2022. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present one of the greatest and most celebrated musicals of all time, A CHORUS LINE, conceived and originally directed & choreographed by Michael Bennett, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, musical direction by Ricky Pope and directed and choreographed by Luis Villabon.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
The 2022 Tommy Tune Awards from Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) held virtually once again this year, premiered at 7 p.m. tonight on the musical theatre company’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022
High school students, teachers, parents, friends, arts advocates, celebrities and city officials celebrated as winners and scholarship recipients were announced at the 11th Annual Broadway Dallas High School Musical Theatre Awards.
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2022
Broadway Method Academy, in association with the Shubert Theatre of New Haven and Sacred Heart University's Theater Arts Department has announced the nominees for the fifth annual Stephen Sondheim Awards.
by Marina Kennedy - May 21, 2022
Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing 'The Pin-Up Girls' co-creator and director, James Hindman about the upcoming show at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch.
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2022
Chicago's favorite evening of big voices for a big cause, returns with the 7th annual Belting for Life. For one night only on May 16 at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
Meet the complete cast for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, as rehearsals began in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022
Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of “The Scream: A Musical Comedy Fantasy,” on Monday, June 13, at 7 p.m. The live performance will be captured on film for on-demand streaming, from Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 19. Script in Hand playreadings offer intimate storytelling as professional actors bring the words to life without sets or costumes.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 16, 2022
The Straz Center presents this Tony Awards® inspired showcase to honor Tampa Bay area high school theater productions, programs, and students. This event features performances from the 2021-2022 Outstanding Musicals and Best Performer Finalists, celebrating artistic excellence in theater and musical theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022
Laguna Playhouse will present one of the greatest and most celebrated musicals of all time, A CHORUS LINE, conceived and originally directed & choreographed by Michael Bennett, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, musical direction by Ricky Pope and directed and choreographed by Luis Villabon. 
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
The beloved novel From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg is becoming a new family musical for the theatrical stage. Adam Ben-David (Music), Jessica Penzias (Book), and Christyn Budzyna (Lyrics) will receive a 29-hour reading in New York City on May 16, 2022, at the JCC Manhattan.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
Pittsburgh CLO and Dolores Kara have announced the nominees for the 31st Annual Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022
The beloved novel From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg is becoming a new family musical for the theatrical stage. Adam Ben-David (Music), Jessica Penzias (Book), and Christyn Budzyna (Lyrics) will receive a 29-hour reading in New York City on May 16, 2022, at the JCC Manhattan.
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 5, 2022
Club Cumming (Alan Cumming, Darren Dryden and Benjamin Maisani) will present “Cast Offs” with Ben Rimalower and Daniel Nolen – the new variety and game show from Broadwayworld/Broadway Podcast Network's 'Next Year, Some Year' and 'Broken Records' co-hosts – in a new time slot every Monday evening at 8:00 PM. “Cast Offs” is proudly presented free of charge with no cover or minimum. Club Cumming is located at 505 East 6th Street in New York.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
PREMIERES NYC has announced the expansion of its bi-annual commissioning series INNER VOICES with the New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind, Paradise Found) and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant). 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their April line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will close out its 2021–22 season with an eclectic variety of music, theater, dance, film, humor and even a puppetry workshop.
by Kathleen Anwar - Mar 23, 2022
Theo Ubique brings to life the classic The Princess and the Pea with a modern (and saucy!) twist.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to cut loose for the New London Barn Playhouse's 90th Summer Season! Returning to the beloved Barn Playhouse after a two-year hiatus, we are back in person for a hit season that you won't want to miss.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022
Following the sold-out success of COVID SUX: The Musical at Cumston Hall, Chris Henry, and Mark Falconer have written a new sequel to their previous original musical comedy about the pandemic featuring parodies of hit Broadway songs from shows like Hamilton, Les Miserables, Tick Tick Boom, West Side Story, Chicago, and Annie.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2022
With music and lyrics by Genesis drummer and singer Phil Collins, Tarzan is based on the 1999 Disney film and staged by Laughing Horse Productions at the Koorliny Arts Centre. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced the recipients for the 20th Anniversary of The 5th Avenue Theatre Awards: Honoring High School Musicals, the highly anticipated award show sponsored by Wells Fargo, that streamed LIVE online at 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 26, 2022.
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022
Carol Burnett will play a character named “Marion.” In addition to Burnett, as previously announced, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, will appear reprising their Breaking Bad roles of “Walter White” and “Jesse Pinkman,” respectively, as the show draws to its conclusion.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
Just in time for Pride weekend, Broadway Records announced the release of Randy Rainbow's newest single, 'Gay!' Listen here!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022
Transport Group has announced that Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration will be the next installment in its Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 8pm in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67 Street.
by Gil Kaan - Jun 16, 2022
Ovation Award-nominated director Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx will succeed Director of Cultural Arts Jon Imparato (set to retire June 30) as the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center’s new Artistic Director.  Besides overseeing the Center’s two live performance venues — the 200-seat Renberg Theatre and the 50-seat black box Davidson/Valentini Theatre, Jonathan’s other priorities are to engage communities through arts programming, bring emerging L.A. artists to the Center’s various locations, and to offer workshops and classes for free or at low cost. Jonathan opened up some from his final days at A Noise Within to address a few of my queries.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022
Musicals at Richter (MAR), Connecticut's longest-running outdoor theater, will celebrate its 38th season with the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Feb 28, 2022
This past month, I had the opportunity to speak with Tim Dolan, the owner of Broadway Up Close, a company of storytellers who share stories to help visitors get a closer look at the world of Broadway. There are three different components that make up Broadway Up Close - Tours, gifts, and workshops. The tours are given both in-person and virtually, going over a range of different topics related to Broadway.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 28, 2022
With her new show about the roles she should have played, Mary Lahti creates a touchingly hilarious (or hilariously touching) story of the pitfalls of being an actor.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2022
The first-ever New York revival of Neil Simon's classic comedy about marriage, Plaza Suite, under the direction of Tony Award® winner John Benjamin Hickey, officially begins previews tonight, February 25. Learn more about the cast bringing the show back to the stage!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2022
Broadway choreographer Liza Gennaro will lead a talk and signing for her new book Making Broadway Dance at The Players, a historic membership club in a Gramercy Park South Gothic Revival mansion, on March 2, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2022
Bergen County Players will present the uplifting, toe-tapping, joyous classic rock musical GODSPELL, opening on March 19. Under the direction of Lynne Lupfer, this musical sensation continues to touch audiences around the world with its vibrant rock score and messages of kindness, tolerance and love. 
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2022
This March Curtain Call Theatre in Braintree, MA presents Duncan Macmillan's critically acclaimed play Every Brilliant Thing. Every Brilliant Thing is a life-affirming story about the strength inside all of us and how to delight in the everyday.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2022
This March Curtain Call Theatre in Braintree, MA presents Duncan Macmillan's critically acclaimed play Every Brilliant Thing. Every Brilliant Thing is a life-affirming story about the strength inside all of us and how to delight in the everyday.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the nominations for the 2022 Tommy Tune Awards today. The Tommy Tune Awards will be held virtually on May 27 at 7 p.m. via the Theatre Under The Stars Facebook page and YouTube channel.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 7, 2022
Theatre Under The Stars announced the nominations for the  2022 Tommy Tune Awards today. View the complete list of nominees!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022
Seth Rudetsky's Broadway features Broadway's biggest stars singing their greatest hits, and sharing behind the scenes stories- prompted by Rudetsky's questions- in a warm, funny, and unscripted format. Tonight, Monday, April 4 at 8pm, Rudetsky will welcome Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell to the stage of The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street)!
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 4, 2022
Who doesn't want to have a Standing Room Only birthday party? Well, that's what happened when Ari Axelrod brought his Award-winning cabaret play to The Green Room 42.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2022
The song is Produced, Orchestrated, Mixed, Mastered By Michael J Moritz Jr, with Vocal Arrangement by Jesse Kissel. Piano is by Michael J Moritz Jr, with Guitar from Jakob Reinhardt, Adam DeAscentis on Bass, Tom Jorgensen on Drums, and Ryan Saranich on Sax. Jacob Reinhardt serves as Engineer.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2022
Detour Company Theatre is bringing double the fun to Scottsdale with its production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and “Once Upon a Mattress” June 10–12 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, Arizona. 
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2022
The Novato Theater Company announces A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath as the last play of their 2021 - 22 season. It previews on Thursday, May 19 (7:30pm), and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm until June 12, 2022. To serve their deaf patrons, Novato Theater Company is offering one performance with sign language interpreters on Sunday, June 5.
by Maggie Yates - Apr 25, 2022
The main character is a musical theater writer named Jonathan who's trying to get his foot in the door in the New York theater scene. He's turning 30, his friends are moving up in their careers, and he's learning to manage expectations and reality in his life's endeavors.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2022
After opening to rave reviews and a sold out run at New Jersey Rep. WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU!, by award-winning playwright and actor, James Hindman (Popcorn Falls), is moving to The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival from May 9 - 14.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022
Playwright/Author Moses T. Alexander Greene today announced that his award-winning play Pooled: A Gospel Musical Drama will make its regional premiere this summer at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022
TheaterWorks Hartford will present the East Coast premiere of Zoey’s Perfect Wedding by Tony-winner Matthew López, the first Latiné playwright to win the Tony Award for best play. Directed by Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, the production marks López’s return to TheaterWorks Hartford following 2018's The Legend of Georgia McBride.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022
Broadway Dallas has announced the 2022 nominees for the 11th Annual Broadway Dallas High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA). The awards ceremony will take place live at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Friday, May 20, 2022.

Once Upon a Mattress Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Once Upon a Mattress have their been?
Once Upon a Mattress has had 8 productions including Broadway which opened in 1959, Off-Broadway which opened in 1959, Broadway which opened in 1959, West End which opened in 1960, Broadway which opened in 1996, Broadway which opened in 1996, Regional (US) which opened in 2004 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2015.

What productions of Once Upon a Mattress have their been?
Once Upon a Mattress has had 8 productions including Broadway which opened in 1959, Off-Broadway which opened in 1959, Broadway which opened in 1959, West End which opened in 1960, Broadway which opened in 1996, Broadway which opened in 1996, Regional (US) which opened in 2004 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2015.

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

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