Gutenberg! The Musical! (Broadway)
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Gutenberg! The Musical! (Broadway)
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Gutenberg! The Musical! (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

91%
(3549 Ratings)
Positive
94%
Mixed
3%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Hilarious

About the Show

Aspiring writers Bud and Doug act out their entire new musical alone for a group of producers.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (650)

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52 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Adorable, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see Josh amd Andrew have a blast on stage. Tremendously funny show!

Don't see it if If you are looking for a serious comedy or a more traditional musical, this isn’t for you.

64 Reviews | 13 Followers
99
Quirky, Hilarious, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you love musical comedies and want to see a love letter to musicals

Don't see it if you don’t like silly and goofy humor, running jokes, or references to other shows

142 Reviews | 22 Followers
98
Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want a fun, innovative, hilarious show with 2 amazing actors on stage! Had a fantastic time

Don't see it if You want something serious or are looking for a big stage show . This is a well done but silly show

144 Reviews | 38 Followers
95
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You love musical theatre and want a really good laugh.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate silly and you don't care about musical theatre. Read more

130 Reviews | 41 Followers
95
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if The show is actor-centered and I loved that! Funny, simple, creative solutions. If you loved the Book of Mormon you will love Gutenberg!

Don't see it if I had a wonderful time... I am sure you will enjoy it too!

140 Reviews | 18 Followers
95
Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see a master class in comedy: two performers (and small on-stage band) doing every character and always nailing every bit!

Don't see it if You are expecting a very high-brow show-within-a show or hate the fourth wall being broken.

96 Reviews | 11 Followers
95
Great acting, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are looking for something truly hilarious and creative. I was either laughing or grinning from ear to ear the whole show.

Don't see it if You are looking for something more serious or that is more provoking. It’s quirky, hysterical, and a great time!

122 Reviews | 34 Followers
95
Must see, Clever, Phenomenal directing, Comedic perfection, Hysterical

See it if you want to experience the palpable comedic energy of Gad & Rannells that infects the audience to hysterics.

Don't see it if you don't like two hander comedies or laughing so hard you might pee yourself. You want extensive staging and an ensemble. Read more

Critic Reviews (24)

The New York Times
October 12th, 2023

"In the two-man, 20-character skit of a show that opened Thursday evening on Broadway, the jokes are abundant, interchangeable and lightweight: comedy as packing peanuts."
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Time Out New York
October 12th, 2023

"Affection is the key that opens the show’s comedy: As ridiculous as Doug and Bud may be, you feel for these guys and even root for them. As stupid as their historical musical may be, you can’t deny that they’ve got heart."
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New York Theatre Guide
October 13th, 2023

“The show is a roughly 2-hour sketch – one that’s clever and filled with laughs but too long and overstuffed to ward off diminishing returns. Still, the production provides a prime showcase for the talents of Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 12th, 2023

"Like the art it’s satirizing, it’s a genre that can sometimes feel a little dippy and indulgent, but at its best it’s both outrageously funny and strangely, sweetly sublime...Rannells and Gad are wonderfully matched and, it appears, having a real blast with each other. Their comic timing is wetsuit tight, their chemistry indisputable, their energy manic but precise and, crucially, unflagging."
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The Wall Street Journal
October 12th, 2023

"Even at a fairly pacey two hours the fun eventually turns to wheel-spinning, since the central gag—the ludicrous mismatch between content and form—is established from the start and then merely elaborated."
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Variety
October 12th, 2023

"The real fun, however — and there is much of it — lies in simply watching Gad and Rannells run riot, riff with each other, play with the audience, and just have a grand old time once again playing sweet, deluded dreamers...In the end, it’s not 'Gutenberg' the show but rather this odd coupling of comedic pals, both on stage and off, that delights. Hats off to them."
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The Observer
October 12th, 2023

" 'Gutenberg!' is not designed to be anyone’s gateway musical or inspire a career in that impossible, flop-filled field, but it’s firmly imprinted on my heart, sans serif."
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The Washington Post
October 12th, 2023

"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 in a Broadway theater. That is, of course, until you secure the services of the cutest couple on Broadway."
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