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Sutton Foster to star in Once Upon A Mattress on Broadway

The show had a limited run in New York at the start of the year

Once Upon a Mattress with Sutton Foster, © Joan Marcus
Once Upon a Mattress with Sutton Foster, © Joan Marcus

Sutton Foster will star in a new Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress this summer at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway.

Running from 31 July to 30 November, the show will then  Following its Broadway engagement, Foster will headline the production in Los Angeles for a four-week run at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre from 10 December to 5 January.

Once Upon a Mattress, which will feature a new adaptation by Gilmore GirlsBunheads, and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, is directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Lorin Latarro.

It has music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and an original book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The production originated at New York City Center Encores! in January 2024.

The Broadway staging will have scenic design by David Zinn, lighting design by Justin Townsend, costume design by Andrea Hood, sound design Kai Harada, and hair and wig design by J Jared Janas. Orchestrations are by Bruce Coughlin. Mary-Mitchell Campbell will serve as music supervisor and Annbritt duChateau as music director.

Casting for the production will be announced in the coming weeks. At Encores!, the show costarred Michael Urie, Harriet Harris, Cheyenne Jackson, and Nikki Renée Daniels. Of that version, our critic called it “an exuberant, nostalgia-based delight of a time.”