Once Upon a Mattress Revival

Opened: December 19, 1996
Closing: June 01, 1997

Once Upon a Mattress - 1996 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt & Marcia Seligson to be Honored at the 2023 FNAM Benefit by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2023

The Foundation for New American Musicals will present the 2023 FNAM Benefit honoring Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt & Marcia Seligson.

Broadway Buying Guide: August 28, 2023 by Team BWW - Aug 28, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, August 28, 2023.

Westport Country Playhouse to Present Mandy Patinkin In Concert For One Night Only Next Month by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2023

Broadway's master song man, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theater concert, “Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Being Alive,” to Westport Country Playhouse for one performance only on Thursday, September 28, at 8 p.m.

New York City Center Will Extend Encores! Runs to 2 Weeks by Nicole Rosky - Aug 22, 2023

NEW YORK CITY CENTER announced that the 2024 Encores! series will feature special two-week runs of all three productions for the first time in the series’ history, celebrating 30 years of the Tony-honored series.

Public Theater of San Antonio Pauses Season; Launches Fundraising Campaign by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 20, 2023

San Antonio Public Theater is the latest in a series of non-profit theater companies to resort to shortened seasons and cost-cutting measures as post-pandemic audiences struggle to return to the theater.

Mandy Patinkin Announces West End Concerts, for Eight Performances Only by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 18, 2023

The Dodgers and Staci Levine are delighted to produce Broadway’s master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, in Mandy Patinkin Live in Concert at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue in London’s West End for strictly eight performances only from Tuesday 7 November 2023. 

Jane Krakowski To Host A TECTONIC CABARET On October 2, 2023 by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2023

Tony Award-winner Jane Krakowski is set to host Tectonic Theater Project's (Moisés Kaufman, Founding Artistic Director; Matt Joslyn, Executive Director) annual benefit, A Tectonic Cabaret, Monday, October 2, 2023 with a cocktail hour at 6:30 PM and performances at 7:30 PM at Sony Hall (235 W 46th Street).

Ana Villafañe and More Join Matt Doyle in SINATRA THE MUSICAL at Birmingham Rep; Full Cast Revealed! by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2023

The complete cast of over 20 actors who will be performing in Sinatra The Musical -  the major new musical based on the life and career of the legendary artist and cultural icon which premieres at Birmingham Rep in September 2023 - has been announced. Learn more about the cast and the musical here!

THE SONGS OF NINA OSSO To Arrive At 54 Below in August by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2023

Get ready for an incredible night of theater as up-and-coming composer Nina Osso presents 'The Songs of Nina Osso' at 54 Below. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the wit, heart, and soon-to-be classics of Nina Osso's work.

Matt Doyle Will Star as Frank Sinatra in World Premiere of SINATRA THE MUSICAL by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2023

The Tony Award-winning Matt Doyle will take on the iconic role of  Frank Sinatra in the highly anticipated World Premiere of Sinatra The Musical, based on the life and career of the legendary artist and cultural icon. 

HOCUS POCUS LIVE Comes to the Warner in September by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2023

Summer Orlando, New England’s premier theater drag entertainer and illusionist, will present her full-length production of HOCUS POCUS LIVE at the Warner Theatre’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre! The performance will take place Saturday, September 30 at 8 pm and feature Summer Orlando, Barbra Joan Streetsand, and Paige Machnicz.

Recipients Announced For The 21st Anniversary of The 5th Avenue Theatre Awards by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 25, 2023

The 5th Avenue Theatre has recognized the dedication of High School Musical Theater educators and students with The 2022/23 5th Avenue Theatre Awards Project. Now in its 21st year, this program honors the accomplishments of Washington State students and the communities that foster their talents.

Jeannette Bayardelle, Phillip Attmore & More Set for LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS - THE SOPHIE TUCKER STORY Readings by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2023

Private readings by invitation only will be held in New York City for Last Of The Red Hot Mamas – The Sophie Tucker Story on Thursday, June 22.

Interview: Winners of the SUTTON FOSTER AWARDS Speak On Their Experiences And The Upcoming Jimmy Awards�® by Stefani Chudnow - Jun 14, 2023

This month, two Michigan high school students, Jillian Armstrong and Mark Bonney, will compete in the Jimmy Awards®. Read our interview with them here!

Lili Cooper, Christine Ebersole, Julia Murney, and More Will Lead NINE: IN CONCERT by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2023

Transport Group has announced the cast for Nine: In Concert, this month at Kaufman Music Center. Learn more about the show and who is starring!

Review Roundup: LOVE + SCIENCE Premieres at New York City Center by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 5, 2023

Read the reviews for Love + Science at New York City Center.

Redhouse And Arc Of Onondaga Celebrating 10 Years Of Partnership With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2023

Redhouse Arts Center and Arc of Onondaga are celebrating 10 years of partnership with the upcoming performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Redhouse.

Wake Up With BWW 6/1: Drama Desk Awards, SWEENEY TODD Tour, and More! by - Jun 1, 2023

Top stories: Drama Desk Awards winners, Sweeney Todd is heading on tour in 2025, and more!

Sutton Foster-Led ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, PAL JOEY with Ephraim Sykes and Jennifer Holliday Set for New York City Center's 2023/24 Season by Nicole Rosky - May 31, 2023

New York City Center has announced programming for the 2023 – 2024 Season, 80 Years at the Center of the Arts, which will include productions of Pal Joey, Titanic, Once Upon a Mattress, Jelly's Last Jam, and more!

2023 CAPA Marquee Award Winners Revealed by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 30, 2023

 The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts announced the winners in all 13 categories of the 2023 CAPA Marquee Awards presented by American Electric Power Foundation at its annual student showcase, held May 25 at the Ohio Theatre.

THE SEARCH FOR CHOCOLATE Opens Next Month at Studio/Stage by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2023

As a stressed-out young girl, Pamela seeks solace in chocolate. It's delicious. It gives you an endorphin rush. It makes you happy. Done to excess, it expands not only your horizons, but your waistline.

Video: Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Plays Carol Burnett in MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Finale; Watch Her Perform 'Shy' From ONCE UPON A MATTRESS by Michael Major - May 26, 2023

Watch a video of Leslie Kritzer playing Carol Burnett in the finale of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. See her perform 'Shy' from Once Upon a Mattress now! Leslie Kritzer has been seen on Broadway in Beetlejuice, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, and more.

CINDERELLA to be Presented by 5-Star Theatricals This Summer by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2023

5-STAR THEATRICALS has announced the second show of its 2023-2024 season, the nine-time Tony nominated, revised 2013 Broadway version of the impossibly magical musical, CINDERELLA.

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, POTUS, and More Set For Season 45 at Stage West by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2023

Stage West is excited to announce the lineup for its 45th season!   The new season will feature six shows, one of which will be a co-production. Four will be presented in the Evelyn Wheeler Swenson Theatre (“The Evie”), with two in the Jerry Russell Theatre.. It’s a unique mix of 1 musical and 5 plays, which range from an intriguing drama to a delight-inducing comedy-mystery to a much-loved classic. 

Cast Set for THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Presented by Kokandy Productions by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2023

Kokandy Productions has announced the cast for The SpongeBob Musical, playing June 22 – August 20, 2023 at The Chopin Theatre.

High School Musical Theatre Takes Its Place on the PPAC Stage at the First Annual Ocean State Star Awards Showcase, June 4 by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2023

On Sunday, June 4, 2023, high school musical theatre productions and students from Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts will be honored and celebrated at the first annual Ocean State Star Awards Showcase, held on stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, RI. The awards ceremony will include live student performances.

Barrington Stage Company Adds Second Date for Mandy Patinkin Concert by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 1, 2023

Having fully sold out the initial date of Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE within 24 hours, Barrington Stage Company and Mandy Patinkin have added another performance on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 8:00 PM.

CHICAGO THE MUSICAL - IN CONCERT Brings All That Jazz To Virginia Arts Festival, May 6 by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2023

For the Virginia Arts Festival's 26th Anniversary Season, the Festival presents Chicago The Musical - In Concert with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Music Director & Conductor Rob Fisher - on Saturday, May 6 at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, VA.

Jonathan Burke, Matt Walker & More to Star in LOVE + SCIENCE at New York City Center by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2023

Love + Science, a new play by scientist and writer David J. Glass, announced the cast and creative team for its premiere at New York City Center Stage II.

Interview: Carol Burnett at 90 - Looking Back on Broadway, THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW & More by Michael Major - Apr 25, 2023

We sat down with Carol Burnett to look back on all the laughs she has given us throughout the years, starting with her Broadway debut in Once Upon a Mattress in 1959. Burnett discusses her 'big break,' reveals why she likes doing television more than Broadway, and how Bernadette Peters was the first person she asked to be on The Carol Burnett Show.

Video: Watch 10 of Carol Burnett's Best Musical Moments by Michael Major - Apr 23, 2023

From her Broadway debut in 'Once Upon a Mattress,' to her iconic role as Miss Hannigan in 'Annie,' to her acclaimed sketch comedy series 'The Carol Burnett Show,' Burnett has provided audiences with many magnificent musical moments throughout her career. Watch videos of our favorite musical moments from Carol Burnett now!

Santino Fontana Will Lead NINE: IN CONCERT This Summer by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2023

Transport Group will present Nine: In Concert as the next installment in its Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series on Monday, June 26, 2023, at 8pm in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67 Street. Learn more about the show and how to attend here!

Mandy Patinkin to Bring BEING ALIVE to Barrington Stage Company for One Night Only by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2023

Broadway’s master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theatre concert Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE, to Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Stage for one performance only on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 8:00 PM.

Algonquin Reveals Cast and Creative Team For HELLO DOLLY by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2023

Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its spring musical, Hello Dolly! The show will run at Algonquin Arts Theatre from May 6 through May 21.

Friday 5(+1): Shelby Anderson and Mike Wargo from THE DATE by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 13, 2023

Playhouse 615 hosts a workshop production of Zach Leon’s musical The Date this weekend, April 14-16. Located at 11920 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet, Playhouse 615 is the latest theatrical endeavor by Joel Meriwether and Ann Street Kavanaugh. Leon’s The Date stars Shelby Anderson and Mike Wargo. A staged reading of Leon’s Buke’s Island was presented in March at Café Coco.

Photos: Inside Carol Burnett's NBC Special With Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters & More by Michael Major - Apr 13, 2023

New photos from inside the event taping in Los Angeles feature Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster and Darren Criss filming musical numbers, plus special guests like Cher, Julie Andrews, Allison Janney, Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bob Mackie, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and more.

New Dates Set for CENTER OF THE YOUNIVERSE Starring Tituss Burgess & Jane Krakowski by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2023

Audible Inc. has announced new performance dates for Center of the YOUniverse, a new show starring six-time Emmy Award nominee Tituss Burgess and Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski. See how to purchase tickets!

Mandy Patinkin to Bring BEING ALIVE Tour to Pittsburgh CLO in May by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 10, 2023

Pittsburgh CLO will present Broadway’s master song man, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, in his newest theatre concert Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE, at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Interview: Fred Barton of THE ELENA BENNETT AND FRED BARTON SONG SALON at Pangea by Michael Walters - Apr 8, 2023

Fred Barton and Elena Bennett bring their Song Salon back to Pangea!

Beck Center For The Arts Presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2023

Beck Center for the Arts, one of the oldest continuously running Youth Theater programs in the nation has announced the delightful Youth Theater musical production, Once Upon A Mattress.

Center Stage Program Recognition Recipients Announced by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2023

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced the 2022-23 Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program recognition recipients.

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Announces Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program Recognition Recipients by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2023

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced the 2022-23 Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program recognition recipients.

PAPERBOY World Premiere Musical to Begin Performances This Week by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2023

Manhattan School of Music’s Musical Theatre Division will present the World Premiere of Paperboy, a new musical based on the award-winning novel by Vince Vawter.

Tickets Are Now on Sale for the CAPA Marquee Awards by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2023

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 CAPA Marquee Awards presented by American Electric Power Foundation. The Marquee Awards, modeled after the Tony® Awards, is the culmination of CAPA’s year-long educational program designed to celebrate, support, and advocate for high school musical theatre education throughout central Ohio.

Rhodes Theatre Guild Presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2023

Rhodes Theatre Guild is closing out its seventh season with an energized take on an iconic musical from Mary Rodgers. This zany modern twist on the tale from Hans Christian Andersen, is directed by Randy Redd and choreographed by Rhodes alumna Cameron Crawford ‘19.

Tituss Burgess & Jane Krakowski to Star in CENTER OF THE YOUNIVERSE at the Minetta Lane Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2023

Six-time Emmy Award nominee Tituss Burgess and Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski will perform live together in a new show, Center of the YOUniverse. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!

CAROL BURNETT: A CELEBRATION to Screen in Nationwide Theaters by Michael Major - Mar 15, 2023

Special guests include Carl Reiner, who called Burnett “the most talented human being in the world,” Tim Conway, in his last interview, Vicki Lawrence,  Betty White, Dick Van Dyke, Tina Fey, Tony Orlando, Joan Collins, Cloris Leachman, Phyllis Diller, Jim Nabors, Barbara Eden and a few surprises! Watch the trailer video now!

Richmond County Orchestra to Present MUSICAL MIRACLES for 75th Israel Anniversary by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 11, 2023

Celebrate the 25th season of the Richmond County Orchestra and the 75th Anniversary of Israel with Musical Miracles, a full-orchestral production on Sunday March 26, 3 p.m. at JCC of Staten Island.

Manhattan School of Music Musical Theatre To Present World Premiere Of PAPERBOY by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2023

Manhattan School of Music's Musical Theatre Division will present the World Premiere of Paperboy, a new musical based on the award-winning novel by Vince Vawter.

SINATRA THE MUSICAL Will Premiere This Year At Birmingham Rep Theatre, Directed by Kathleen Marshall by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2023

Sinatra The Musical, a brand new musical based on the life and career of the legendary artist and cultural icon Frank Sinatra, will make its world premiere this year at Birmingham Rep! Learn more about the show and how to purchase tickets here!


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 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.
Best Revival of a Musical for Dodger Theatricals and Best Revival of a Musical for Joop Van den Ende.



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