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Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad reunite on Broadway in this musical comedy.
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About Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway

Get ready to laugh! The acclaimed musical comedy duo Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells reunite on Broadway in Gutenberg! The Musical! for a limited time. Get Gutenberg! The Musical! tickets on TodayTix.

From the creative team behind Beetlejuice comes a hilarious meta-theatrical show about two friends writing a musical about Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press. This playful musical, nominated for multiple awards off Broadway, is a love letter to the process of creating a show. Gutenberg! The Musical! brings Gad and Rannells together onstage for the first time since The Book of Mormon in 2011. Don’t miss this momentous theatrical reunion!

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Run time

2h (incl. 15m intermission)

Start date

September 15th, 2023

End date

January 28th, 2024

Categories

Age

Recommended for 12+. Children under 4 not admitted.

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3K+ Reviews

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

753 Reviews | 421 Followers
91
Quirky, Hilarious, Intelligent, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if Two veteran Broadway stars make this musical hilarious, refreshing & wonderfull. I loved every moment of these gifted actor reunion m.

Don’t see it if This is a non-traditional musical & might not be for some audience members.

chris_

chris_

295 Reviews | 104 Followers
87
Great acting, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if cute show with plenty of humor and a little heart.

Don’t see it if total fluff

Tatyana G

Tatyana G

291 Reviews | 88 Followers
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Fluffy, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Masterclass of acting, singing, and yes, "dancing". How to make a show about almost anything on a budget. A lot of hats, a box, and a cat

Don’t see it if Satire is not your thing. Jokes about an antisemitism can be hurtful for some.Show is not 90 minutes, but almost 120,with 1 intermission

Scott 7281

Scott 7281

227 Reviews | 76 Followers
88
Great acting, Dizzying, Clever, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if A must for fans of Gad and Rannells. Both are fantastic. The roles seem written especially for them, playing to their comedic strengths.

Don’t see it if It’s a two-hander. The set is purposefully threadbare. Those who don’t like dumb comedies should steer clear.

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Stars on stage

Josh Gad

Josh Gad

Andrew Rannells

Andrew Rannells

Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Scott Brown and Anthony King
Songs by: Scott Brown and Anthony King
Director: Alex Timbers
Cast list: Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad
Design: Scott Pask
Costumes: Emily Rebholz
Lighting: Jeff Croiter
Sound: Cody Spencer & M.L. Dogg

Venue

James Earl Jones Theatre

138 West 48th Street, New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

2 wheelchair spaces

More information about Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway

Gutenberg! The Musical!, written by Scott Brown and Anthony King, is a comedy about two friends, Bud and Doug. The buddies are writing a musical comedy about Johannes Gutenberg, who founded the printing press in 1448. While the pair are overly enthusiastic about the project, they fill their show about Gutenberg with historical inaccuracies and fabricated details.

The show is framed as a backers audition. Bud and Doug are pitching their big musical comedy about Gutenberg to Broadway producers, but they don’t have a cast or an orchestra. Instead, the two portray all the characters, using various props and costumes to comedic effect.

Brown and King developed Gutenberg! The Musical! with the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade in the early 2000s. The musical was presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2005 and 2006 and had subsequent productions at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London and 59E59 Theaters and The Actors’ Playhouse in New York City.

What to watch for

  • Gutenberg! The Musical! marks Gad’s first return to the stage since The Book of Mormon, but Rannells has appeared in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hamilton, Falsettos, and The Boys in the Band since then.
  • Alex Timbers directed the Off-Broadway run of Gutenberg! The Musical! and returns to the Broadway production. Timbers has several Broadway credits, including Here Lies Love, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Beetlejuice, Rocky, and Peter and the Starcatcher, among others.
  • Co-writers Scott Brown and Anthony King played the lead roles in the first workshop productions of Gutenberg! The Musical in New York. The show began as a 45-minute one-act.
  • The Off-Broadway production of Gutenberg! The Musical! was nominated for Best Musical at the Lucille Lortel Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Best Book of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards.
  • The musical has been produced in Utah, Washington, Massachusetts, and abroad in Australia, France, and Spain.

Please Note

This production uses flashing lights and theatrical haze. The use of cameras, cell phones, and other recording devices during the show is strictly prohibited by law, except when used for accessibility services. No weapons permitted on the premesis. No outside food or beverages, electric scooters, e-bikes, or battery-powered transportation devices, except when medically necessary. All items are subject to inspection and must fit on your lap or completely under your seat without blocking any aisles.

Frequently asked questions

What is Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway about?

Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells reunite on stage for the first time since The Book of Mormon. See the comedy stars as a pair of misguided musical theatre composers pitching a musical about the inventor of the printing press — with many, many inaccuracies.

Which theatre is Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway at?

Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway is at New York's James Earl Jones Theatre.

What is the running time of Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway?

Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway runs for 2h (incl. 15m intermission)

What is the age recommendation for Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway?

Recommended for 12+. Children under 4 not admitted.

How do you get tickets for Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway?

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What are the songs in Gutenberg! The Musical!?

Gutenberg! The Musical!'s comedic songs include "I Can't Read," "Haunted German Wood," and "Might As Well (Go To Hell)." The original Off-Broadway production featured 25 musical numbers.

Who wrote Gutenberg! The Musical!?

Anthony King and Scott Brown wrote the book, music, and lyrics for Gutenberg! The Musical! in 2006. Between then and now, the duo collaborated on the book for the Beetlejuice musical.

Who directed Gutenberg! The Musical!?

Alex Timbers directs Gutenberg! The Musical! The Tony winner previously directed the show's 2006 Off-Broadway premiere, and he's also known for staging Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Beetlejuice, and Here Lies Love.

Is Gutenberg! The Musical! appropriate for kids?

Gutenberg! The Musical! is suitable for kids 12 and up.

Is Gutenberg! The Musical! good?

Gutenberg! The Musical! isn't just a show — it's a show within a show led by two Broadway comedy kings. With multiple Off-Broadway award nominations already under its belt, the musical promises to be a hoot on Broadway, too.

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