Gutenberg! The Musical!
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The New York Musical Theatre Festival presents Gutenberg! The Musical!, featuring book, lyrics and music by Anthony King and Scott Brown. Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1450, so Bud Davenport and Doug Simon wrote a musical about him and they're bringing it to Broadway. They don't have a cast, a budget, or a producer . . . but they have a dream! And it makes perfect entertainment for the entire family - even if some of them are illiterate. Gutenberg! The Musical! is Bud and Doug's backers' audition: a tuneful, tasteless triumph, celebrating the monstrous success of their idiocy. Shown in development at NYMF 2005, and following a limited West End run at the Jermyn Street Theatre, NYMF 2006 presents the first American production of the epic two-act extravaganza. Press quotes: "Go, go, go! It's the best musical in the history of the world, ever," - The Guardian "Contains more wit and intelligence than three decades of megashows," - Five Stars! The Times (London) "Pure anarchic virtuosity," - Critics' Choice, The Daily Telegraph "Charming ... keeps its tongue firmly in its musical cheek as it deconstructs and spoofs this most overblown of genres ... this two-actors-and-one-piano method is delightful," - Critics' Choice, Evening Standard "Nonstop laughs ... there's no denying the astonishing skill of the American co-creators Anthony King and Scott Brown ... exactly the brand of wit one has all but given up on with musicals of late," - International Herald Tribune Schedule Friday, September 22 @ 8:00 PM Monday, September 25 @ 4:30 PM Wednesday, September 27 @ 8:00 PM Thursday, September 28 @ 8:00 PM Saturday, September 30 @ 1:00 PM Saturday, September 30 @ 4:30 PM
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