Tony Winner Sutton Foster To Star In ONCE UPON A MATTRESS On Broadway This Summer


Sutton Foster | Photo: Jenny Anderson

Alex Mecklosky
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May 17, 2024 9:00 AM

They have an opening for a princess! 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. Tony Award winner Sutton Foster will lead the Broadway cast, 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, directed by Tony Award nominee and Drama League Award winner Lear deBessonet. Previews begin Wednesday, July 31st, 2024, with an Opening Night set for Monday, August 12th, 2024, for the limited engagement through November 30th, 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 10th, 2024 – January 5th, 2025.

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 , Scenic Design by Tony Award winner David Zinn, Lighting Design by Tony Award winner Justin Townsend, Costume Design by Andrea Hood, Sound Design by Tony Award winner Kai Harada, and Hair and Wig Design by J. Jared Janas. General Management is by Wagner Johnson Productions. Casting is by The Telsey Office. Orchestrations are by Tony Award winner Bruce Coughlin, and Drama Desk Award winner Mary-Mitchell Campbell will serve as Music Supervisor, Annbritt duChateau as Music Director, and Cody Renard Richard as Production Stage Manager.

Further casting and creative team will be announced at a later date.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!