Gutenberg! The Musical! Broadway

Gutenberg! The Musical! 2023

Run Time:
1 hour and 45 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission
Ages: 12+
Opened: October 12, 2023
Closing: January 28, 2024

Gutenberg! The Musical! - 2023 - Broadway History , Info & More

The original stars of The Book of Mormon together again, in a hilarious new musical about an unintentionally hilarious new musical!

Need we say more? Okay we will! Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells – who became pretty famous on Broadway and then extremely super famous out in Hollywood – are coming back to their musical theater roots, putting on a show together because they just love each other so damn much. And what did they pick? A hilarious new musical from the guys who wrote Beetlejuice and the guy who directed Beetlejuice and Moulin Rouge. It’s the story of two best pals named Bud and Doug who put on a show together because they just love each other so damn much. It’s art imitating life imitating art! And it’s the funniest thing to come to Broadway since 1448! (Which is the year the printing press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg, who is the subject of the musical that Bud and Doug write, but that’s not important right now.)


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‘Gutenberg! The Musical’ review: Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad wear many hats in two-hander show
6 / 10

Rannells and Gad once again make a terrific pair of unlikely pals and earn many laughs. However, “Gutenberg!” was intended to be what the Polish theater theorist Jerzy Grotowski termed “Poor Theater,” built upon minimal production values and maximized imagination. On Broadway, it feels both overdone (with an elaborate set invoking an empty stage, instead of an actual empty stage, and a band instead of a single piano, losing its original charm) and undercooked (a slight, overextended, and rudimentary comic routine).

‘Gutenberg!’: A ‘bad’ musical done right by Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells
9 / 10

The musical that is “Gutenberg! The Musical” will never be mistaken for “West Side Story,” but that is really not the point. Brown and King have packed the show with numbers that manage to be both entertaining and as clunky as a ’67 station wagon. And composed a piece that might be a bit more fitting in a cabaret than a Broadway theater. That is, of course, until you secure the services of the cutest couple on Broadway.

Video: Audra McDonald Sends Off GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL As The Final Broadway Producer
by A.A. Cristi - January 29, 2024


Gutenberg! The Musical welcomed record-setting Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald as the final guest 'Broadway Producer' as the show wrapped up its Broadway run. See video from her appearance!

Video: Watch Hillary Clinton on Stage in GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 26, 2024


Check out footage of Hillary Clinton joining Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway.

Photos: Hillary Clinton Joins GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 25, 2024


Check out photos of Hillary Clinton joining Gutenberg! The Musical.

Video: Inside Rehearsal For GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL's Stunning Set Reveal Moment
by Stephi Wild - January 25, 2024


Set designer Scott Pask is giving an inside look at rehearsal for Gutenberg! The Musical, specifically the magical moment where the set changes to reveal Bud (Josh Gad) and Doug (Andrew Rannells)'s vision of Schlimmer, the setting of the show within the show. 

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! Plays Final Broadway Performance
by Nicole Rosky - January 28, 2024


Gutenberg! The Musical! will play its final performance at on Broadway after 29 previews and 125 regular performances. 

Exclusive: Scott Pask Unpacks That Awesome, Surprise GUTENBERG! Set
by Nicole Rosky - January 24, 2024


Gutenberg! The Muscial is entering its final week of performances on Broadway, and by this point you probably know all about the production's nightly special guests... but unless you've made it to the James Earl Jones Theatre, you likely haven't seen its surprise final set! We have the exclusive details!

Video: Corbin Bleu Joins GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 19, 2024


Gutenberg! The Musical welcomed Corbin Bleu as a special guest! Watch the video!

Video: How Andrew Rannells Gets Josh Gad to Break Character in GUTENBERG!
by Michael Major - January 18, 2024


Andrew Rannells sat down with Gayle King on CBS Mornings to discuss her recent 'Broadway debut' as the producer in the show. Rannells also opened up about his friendship with his co-star, Josh Gad, revealing that he tries to get him to break character on stage now after they starred in Book of Mormon together. Watch the video!

Video: Anna Wintour and Anne Hathaway Join GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - January 11, 2024


Academy Award-winner Anne Hathaway and Vogue Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour joined the cast of Gutenberg! the Musical! this week in the role of 'Producer.' Watch video footage from the special appearance here!

Video: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Joins GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - January 11, 2024


Iconic puppet character Triumph the Insult Comic Dog joined the cast of Gutenberg! the Musical! this week in the role of 'Producer.' Check out the video here!

Video: THE BOOK OF MORMON Stars Play 'Producer' in GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!
by A.A. Cristi - January 8, 2024


The Broadway multiverse made itself known this week as the current stars of The Book of Mormon on Broadway joined the show's original stars, Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, for a special guest appearance in Gutenberg! The Musical! See the video!

Video: Watch Aaron Tveit Play 'Producer' in GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!
by Blair Ingenthron - January 7, 2024


Watch Aaron Tveit make a special guest appearance in Gutenberg! The Musical on Broadway!

Video: Josh Gad Shares Hysterical Rehearsal Footage from GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!
by Nicole Rosky - January 5, 2024


As Gutenberg! The Musical! enters its final weeks of Broadway performances, Josh Gad has taken to Instagram to share some never before scene footage of how the show came together in the rehearsal room. Watch here!

Photos: Aaron Tveit Makes Special Guest Appearance as 'Producer' in GUTENBERG!
by Lauren Hilton - January 3, 2024


Before making his way over to Fleet Street for a limited run as Sweeney Todd in February, Tony Award-winner Aaron Tveit made a quick detour to 'eat dreams' as the 'Producer' in Gutenberg! The Musical.

Video: Josh Gad Reveals How GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! Has a Different Finale Guest Every Night
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 2, 2024


GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!'s Josh Gad reveals how the show features a different celebrity guest for its finale every night. Find out who has already made surprise appearances and go behind the scenes.

Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 29, 2023


Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda at Gutenberg! The Musical!

Video: TED LASSO's Brendan Hunt Joins GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! as 'Producer'
by Stephi Wild - December 21, 2023


Brendan Hunt, co-creator and star of Ted Lesso, joined the cast of Gutenberg! the Musical! this week in the role of 'Producer.' Check out a video clip here!

Video: Ally Love Joins GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! as 'Producer'
by Stephi Wild - December 18, 2023


Ally Love  joined the cast of Gutenberg! the Musical! this weekend in the role of 'Producer.' Check out a video of her in the show here!

Video: Lance Bass Joins GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! as Special Guest
by A.A. Cristi - December 4, 2023


Tony Award nominees Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells are back onstage at the James Earl Jones Theatre for their eagerly anticipated return to Broadway in Gutenberg! The Musical! written by Tony and Emmy Award nominees Scott Brown and Anthony King, directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers.

Video: 'Weird Al' Yankovic Joins GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! as Special Guest
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 27, 2023


Watch 'Weird Al' Yankovic join Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells as a special guest at Gutenberg! The Musical!

Video: Senator Chuck Schumer Makes Cameo in GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!
by Stephi Wild - November 22, 2023


Senator Chuck Schumer recently paid a visit to Gutenberg! the Musical! and was featured on stage as a guest star in the role of 'Producer'. Check out a video here!

Andrew Rannells Says There's A 'Big Possibility' TAMMY FAYE Is Coming to Broadway 'Very Soon'
by Michael Major - October 31, 2023


Elton John and Jake Shears' Tammy Faye: the Musical might be coming to Broadway 'very soon!' Andrew Rannells, who played Jim Bakker in the 2022 production in the U.K., sat down on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live last night with his Gutenberg! the Musical co-star Josh Gad and discussed the musical's Broadway transfer. Watch the videos now!

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! on Broadway- A Complete Guide
by Sidney Paterra - October 21, 2023


Looking for all the latest info on one of Broadway's hottest shows? BroadwayWorld has the full scoop on everything that you need to know about Gutenberg! The Musical! on Broadway. Check out all the details below!

Video: Stars Walk the Red Carpet for Opening Night of GUTENBERG!
by Red Carpet - October 16, 2023


It was a big night last Thursday at the James Earl Jones Theatre, where Tony Award nominees Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells returned to Broadway in Gutenberg! The Musical!  In this video, check out interviews from the star studded red carpet with Jimmy Fallon, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Nathan Lane, Kerry Butler, Nikki M. James and more!

Have There Been Many Two-Person Broadway Musicals Before GUTENBERG?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - October 22, 2023


This time, the reader question was: Have there been many Broadway musicals starring only two actors, before Gutenberg! The Musical!?

Gutenberg! The Musical! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long has Gutenberg! The Musical! been running on Broadway?
Gutenberg! The Musical! opened at the James Earl Jones Theater (Broadway) on Thursday Oct 12, 2023 and has now been running for 3 months.
How do I get Rush Tickets for Gutenberg! The Musical! on Broadway?

Rush Tickets:

Price: $40
Where: Rush tickets will be available every day when the Jones Theatre box office opens, on a first-come, first-served basis. The box office opens Tuesday through Saturday at 10 AM ET and Sunday at 12 PM ET.
Limit: Two per customer.
Restrictions: Seat locations and the number of tickets available are subject to availability and determined at the discretion of the box office.

Does Gutenberg! The Musical! on Broadway have a daily lottery?

Digital Lottery:

Price: $45
Where:  https://rush.telecharge.com/ 
When:  The digital lottery opens at 12 AM ET, one day before the performance. Winners will be drawn that same morning at 10 AM ET and then later that afternoon at 3 PM ET.
Limit: Two per customer
Information: Tickets are non-transferable and subject to availability.

How do I get Standing Room Only for Gutenberg! The Musical! on Broadway?

Standing Room:

Price: $40
Where: Standing room tickets will be available when shows are sold out at the Jones Theatre box office opens, on a first-come, first-served basis. The box office opens Tuesday through Saturday at 10 AM ET and Sunday at 12 PM ET.
Limit: Two per customer.
Restrictions: Subject to availability.

Gutenberg! The Musical! History

Other Productions of Gutenberg! The Musical!

2006   New York New York Musical Theatre Festival Production
New York
2007   Off-Broadway Original Off-Broadway Production
Off-Broadway
2023   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway

Gutenberg! The Musical! - 2023 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical Gutenberg! The Musical!
2024 Drama League Awards Disinguished Performance Josh Gad
2024 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Andrew Rannells
2024 Drama League Awards Outstanding Direction of a Musical Alex Timbers
2024 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical Gutenberg! The Musical
2024 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Gutenberg! The Musical!

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