The uproariously funny Gutenberg! The Musical! reunites Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells back on Broadway, 11 years after audiences first fell in love with them in their breakout Tony-nominated roles in The Book of Mormon. Alex Timbers, the Tony-winning director of shows like Moulin Rouge!, Beetlejuice and Oh, Hello On Broadway, will direct this beloved duo in the Broadway premiere of this cult classic musical.
TWO MEN. ONE DREAM. NO CHANCE. IN THIS TWO-MAN MUSICAL SPOOF, A PAIR OF ASPIRING PLAYWRIGHTS PERFORM A BACKERS’ AUDITION FOR THEIR NEW PROJECT – A BIG, SPLASHY MUSICAL ABOUT PRINTING PRESS INVENTOR JOHANNES GUTENBERG. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the parts in their crass historical epic, with the hope that one of the producers in attendance will give them a Broadway contract – fulfilling their wildest dreams…
Anthony King and Scott Brown originally developed Gutenberg! The Musical! at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2003, where it ran for over a year and subsequently became UCB’s first off-Broadway commercial transfer. Following a sold-out engagement in London in 2006, Gutenberg! The Musical! had another 6-month off-Broadway run, again garnering rave reviews.