Award-Nominated Gutenberg! The Musical! Closes May 6 in NYC

News   Award-Nominated Gutenberg! The Musical! Closes May 6 in NYC
 
Gutenberg! The Musical! will play its final Off-Broadway performance May 6, but a regional life is expected for the show, which employs two actors and a pianist to poke musical comedy in the eye.
David Turner in Gutenberg! The Musical!.
David Turner in Gutenberg! The Musical!. Photo by Joan Marcus

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.

Original cast members Jeremy Shamos and Christopher Fitzgerald will reunite to perform an excerpt from the production at the Lortel Awards ceremony on May 7.

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.

For more information visit www.gutenbergthemusical.com.

Original <i>Gutenberg!</i> stars Christopher Fitzgerald and Jeremy Shamos
Original Gutenberg! stars Christopher Fitzgerald and Jeremy Shamos Photo by Joan Marcus
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