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Once Upon A Mattress Starring Sutton Foster to Open on Broadway

On the heels of its record-breaking, sold-out run at New York City Center’s Encores! earlier this year, Once Upon A Mattress will open on Broadway this summer at the Hudson Theatre. Fresh off her turn as Mrs. Lovett in the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd, Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, The Music Man) will lead the Broadway cast of Once Upon A Mattress, reprising her acclaimed performance as Winnifred the Woebegone.

The beloved musical returns to Broadway in a new adaptation by Emmy Award winner Amy Sherman-Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Gilmore Girls), directed by Tony Award nominee and Drama League Award winner Lear deBessonet (Into The Woods). Previews begin Wednesday, July 31, 2024, with an opening night set for Monday, August 12, 2024, for the limited engagement through November 30, 2024.

Following its Broadway engagement, Foster will headline the production in Los Angeles for a four-week engagement at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre from December 10, 2024 – January 5, 2025.

Sutton Foster will star in Once Upon A Mattress on Broadway this summer.

An uproarious update of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea,” Once Upon A Mattress sets an unapologetic free spirit loose in a repressed kingdom, reveling in Winnifred’s ability to charm and transform with willpower, honesty, and a little bit of help from her friends.  Full of gloriously catchy melodies like “Shy” and “In a Little While,” the musical first premiered in 1959, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer.

The Broadway production will feature Choreography by Drama Desk Award nominee Lorin Latarro (The Who’s TOMMY), Scenic Design by Tony Award winner David Zinn (Fun Home, SpongeBob SquarePants), Lighting Design by Tony Award winner Justin Townsend (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Costume Design by Andrea Hood (Into the Woods), Sound Design by Tony Award winner Kai Harada (Days of Wine and RosesMerrily We Roll Along), and Hair and Wig Design by J. Jared Janas (Sweeney Todd, &Juliet). General Management is by Wagner Johnson Productions. Casting is by The Telsey Office (Bernard Telsey, CSA; Craig Burns, CSA). Orchestrations are by Tony Award winner Bruce Coughlin (The Light in the Piazza), and Drama Desk Award winner Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Company) will serve as Music Supervisor, Annbritt duChateau as Music Director, and Cody Renard Richard as Production Stage Manager.

A special fan pre-sale will begin on Tuesday, May 28, at 10 a.m. EST – sign up on the show’s website for early access to tickets. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, May 29 at 10 a.m. EST.

Further casting and creative team will be announced at a later date. The cast at City Center included Nikki Renée Daniels, J. Harrison Ghee, Cheyenne Jackson, Francis Jue, David Patrick Kelly, Harriet Sansom Harris, and Michael Urie.