The musical story of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, adapted from the 1959 Broadway hit, and featuring most of the original Broadway cast.

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The musical story of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, adapted from the 1959 Broadway hit, and featuring most of the original Broadway cast.

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The original Broadway production of "Once Upon A Mattress" opened at the Phoenix Theater (Eventually running at a total of five separate theaters!) on May 1, 1959, ran for 244 performances and was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Musical. Carol Burnett, Joe Bova and Jack Gilford reprise their roles. Carol Burnett was nominated for a 1960 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. See more »


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Sung by Elliott Gould
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I love this musical!
17 October 2015 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I actually own all 3 versions of this fantastic musical and all I can say is that each has its high points. Also where the heck is the song "an opening for a princess"??? Is that only from the Broadway production? Carol is perfect as Winnifred - and also as the Queen. My favorite Larkin is naturally Bernadette Peters! One of my favorite songs is "Normandy" - which is missing from the '72 and used incorrectly in the 2005. I love Wally Cox as the jester and of course Jack Gilford was perfect in both the early versions! I have always wished I was old enough to have seen the original Broadway play but I remember the '72 fondly!


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