Amy Sherman-Palladino has her first new assignment after co-writing, producing, and directing “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to acclaim for five years on Amazon.
The Emmy winner will now direct Tony winner Sutton Foster at Broadway’s Encores next spring in a revival of “Once Upon a Mattress.”
This was the musical that first starred Carol Burnett decades ago. Later it was revived with Sarah Jessica Parker.
Encores is celebrating its 30th anniversary at City Center. This is where many Broadway hits have been launched — from the current long running version of “Chicago” to the recent “Into the Woods.”
“Mattress” will be performed concert style.
Encores is also resurrecting the hoary musical, “Titanic” (I never understood the appeal of this one) and “Jelly’s Last Jam.”
But this combo of Amy and Sutton is solid gold. It will sell out before I finish typing. Of course, this may explain Sutton’s appearance in “Mrs. Maisel” this last season playing a version of Marjorie Lord in a fictionalized “Danny Thomas Show.” Foster’s never been more fetching. These two could have many collaborations ahead.