Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway Show Recently Closed

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Gutenberg! The Musical Summary

  • Show Status: Recently Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • Gutenberg! The Musical is 135 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: September 15, 2023
  • Show Opened : October 12, 2023
  • Show Closed: January 28, 2024

A pair of aspiring playwrights, perform a backer’s audition for their new project: a musical about the inventor of the printing press, Johannes Gutenberg.

Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway Background

Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad Star In Gutenberg! The Musical

Tony Award-nominated actors Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad return to Broadway in Gutenberg! The Musical

The original Book of Mormon costars will headline Gutenberg! The Musical, a two-hander slated for a 20-week limited engagement at the James Earl Jones Theatre in Fall 2023.

What’s Gutenberg! The Musical Like?

Bud and Doug, are a pair of aspiring playwrights, who perform a financial backer’s audition for their new project: a musical about printing press inventor Johannes Gutenberg.

The duo sing all the songs and play all the parts in the show with the hope that the producers will give them a Broadway contract. The inept show-within-a-show parodies many musical theater conventions and borrows heavily from other shows.

Johann Gutenberg Invents The Printing Press

The show is play-within-a-play and is set in 1436. It's about Johann Gutenberg a wine presser in the medieval German town of Schlimer who unwittingly invents the printing press.

Is Gutenberg! The Musical Good for Kids?

This show is appropriate for children over the age of 14

Theatre Information

James Earl Jones Theatre

138 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,102
Entrance: 48th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
Theatre Information

James Earl Jones Theatre Seating Chart

Gutenberg! The Musical Marquee

Gutenberg! The Musical Marquee

Cast Members

Bud Davenport
Andrew Rannells
Doug Simon
Josh Gad


Ambassador Theatre Group Productions

Patrick Catullo

Bad Robot Live

Seth A. Goldstein

Isaac Robert Hurwitz

Kristin Caskey

Mike Isaacson

Production Credits

Alex Timbers

Creative Team

Scott Brown
Anthony King