Monday, June 17, 2024

Amy Sherman-Palladino Next Project After “Mrs. Maisel”: Bringing Sutton Foster to Broadway Encores in Carol Burnett Role


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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