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Thompson, Jay

Jay Thompson co-wrote the book for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and wrote the book, music and lyrics for the opera THE BIBLE SALESMAN, as well as the one-act musical THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE WORLD. He also wrote POCKETFUL OF WRY, a musical revue. In addition to composing words and music for the song "Jimmy" which was sung by Julie Andrews in the film Thoroughly Modern Millie, Thompson has created special material for Carol Channing, Dorothy Loudon, Imogene Coca and other funny ladies. As a director, he worked on ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, BORN YESTERDAY, POCKETFUL OF WRY, ANNIE, FORUM, SWEET CHARITY, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, LAUGHING MATTER and THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE WORLD.

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    Spotlight Promotion: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

    Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESS from Oct. 1, 2009 Oct. 1, 2010 and your opening night royalty is on us!

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    In 1960 ONCE UPON A MATTRESS closed on Broadway after 244 performances, not including its off-Broadway run.
    In 1959 ONCE UPON A MATTRESS opens off-Broadway at the Phoenix Theatre before moving to Broadway for 460 performances at four different theaters. Based on the story of "The Princess and the Pea,"" it is nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1960, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer."