Once Upon a Mattress (Broadway, Neil Simon Theatre, 1959) | Playbill

Once Upon a Mattress



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.

Once Upon a Mattress played 216 performances Off-Broadway at the Phoenix Theatre, followed by 244 performances on Broadway at the Alvin, Winter Garden, Cort and St. James Theatres.
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Theatre World Awards
1960 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1960 Best Actress in a Musical Nominee
1960 Musical Nominee

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