The daffy musical about clueless musical comedy writers selling their wares in a sweaty backers' audition was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, the Lucille Lortel for Outstanding Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical. By the closing date at the Actors' Playhouse in Greenwich Village, the musical comedy will have played 159 performances and 14 previews Off-Broadway.
June 3 was originally announced as the scheduled close.
Its authors, Scott Brown and Anthony King, were nominated for the 2007 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical; and its director, Alex Timbers, was nominated for the 2007 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical.
International productions and a cast album are likely for the future, producer Trevor Brown previously told Playbill.com.
Gutenberg! The Musical! opened as a six-week run at 59E59 Theaters in November 2006, before transferring to The Actors' Playhouse in January 2007.
Directed by Obie Award winner Alex Timbers, the show currently features Darren Goldstein as Doug Simon and Helen Hayes Award nominee David Turner as Bud Davenport.
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