Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway Tickets
About Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway
Gutenberg? The man who invented the printing press? Yes, this is (sort of) a musical about him, and, no, we’re not joking: it’s really, really funny. And with Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells back on Broadway, how could it not be?
Gutenberg! The Musical!, on Broadway at the James Earl Jones Theatre, is about two best buds — so with friends Gad and Rannells co-starring, the show has life imitating art! Theatre royalty, Grammy Award winners, Tony Award nominees, and Hollywood darlings, Gad and Rannells reunite following their star-making turns in The Book of Mormon.
Now, they play Bud and Doug, two composers looking to put on a show about a very important year, 1448: when Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. Sounds dry? Think again: Gad and Rannells create an unforgettable show-within-a-show that’s sure to be hilarious and hot… off the press.
Gutenberg! The Musical! highlights
Gutenberg! The Musical! is on Broadway for a limited run only. Learn more about the show below, and get tickets through Goldstar to catch two comedic geniuses at work.
- The musical comedy has roots in improv. Scott Brown and Anthony King developed the show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, where it ran for over a year. The creators starred in that 2005 production, and Tony Award nominees Christopher Fitzgerald and Jeremy Shamos later took over the two lead roles in a 2006 Off-Broadway run.
- Tony Award winner Alex Timbers directs. Musical theatre icon Alex Timbers directed the 2006 production of Gutenberg! The Musical!, and now — after winning a Tony for Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Special Tony Award for David Byrne's American Utopia — he stages this Broadway production.
- The show’s writers also created the Beetlejuice musical. Scott Brown and Anthony King wrote the book to that spooky show, and King has also written for TV shows such as Search Party and Broad City. Brown wrote on the HBO show Sharp Objects.
Recommended for 12+. Children under 4 not admitted.