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Fuller, Dean

B.A. music and drama, Yale University. Alumnus Tamiment Playhouse, last of the Borscht Belt boot camps for revue writers, lyricists and composers. He co-wrote the book for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, contributed music (with lyrics by Marshall Barer) to revues ONCE OVER LIGHTLY (Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Sono Osato), NEW FACES OF 1956 (Tiger Haynes, Inga Swenson, Maggie Smith) and ZIEGFELD FOLLIES (Beatrice Lillie).  Musical director and arranger for Tallulah Bankhead's only nightclub appearances (Sands Hotel, Las Vegas). Composer, National Repertory Theatre (Eva LeGallienne, Denholm Elliott, Farley Granger, Sylvia Sydney). Co-author/composer of the Off-Broadway musical SMITH. Author of three novels: Passage, A Death in Paris and Death of a Critic.

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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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    The birthday of Dean Fuller, book writer for the musical ONCE UPON A MATTRESS.
    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."