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ENCORES! Once Upon a Mattress

This event has already taken place.Jan. 24 – 26, 7:30 pm. Jan. 27, 2 pm & 8 pm. Jan. 28, 2 pm & 7 pm. Jan. 30 – Feb. 2, 7:30 pm. Feb. 3, 2 pm & 8 pm. Feb. 4, 2 pm.

NEW YORK CITY CENTER’s beloved Encores! concert series presents Once Upon a Mattress.

Musical theater legend Sutton Foster (The Music Man) returns to the City Center stage as Princess Winnifred the Woebegone alongside Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) as Prince Dauntless in this beloved musical fairytale. Full of gloriously catchy melodies like “Shy” and “In a Little While,” this uproarious update of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea” also features Nikki Renée Daniels (Lady Larken), J. Harrison Ghee (Jester), Tony-winner Harriet Sansom Harris (Queen Aggravain), Cheyenne Jackson (Sir Harry), Francis Jue (Wizard), and David Patrick Kelly (King Sextimus the Silent).

Led by Tony-nominated Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet (Into the Woods, Lionel Bart’s Oliver!) and with a new concert adaptation by Amy Sherman-Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), 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.

Recommended for everyone ages 5 and up.

Special Events

FAMILY FRIENDLY MATINEE | Sat Feb 3 at 2pm: Young audience members and their grown-ups are especially welcome at this performance.

COMMUNITY NIGHT | Fri Jan 26 at 6:30pm: Join us for a pre-show prance celebrating princesses from all walks of life, featuring a special drag performance. Come dressed in your unique royal garments! Space is limited, so please arrive early. Open to ticket buyers for the Fri Jan 26 performance.

ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE | Thu Feb 1 at 7:30pm: To access reserved seating in view of the interpreters for a signed performance, see website to learn more.


131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues
New York, NY 10019 United States